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Meet English Major Victoria Rackley ’21

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado Majors: English & Communication Highlights of your time at Wake: My favorite moments at Wake Forest have been the ones spent building relationships and memories that I’ll always cherish. I’ll never forget drinking coffee with friends in the Tribble courtyard and building muscle by carrying around the… Continue Reading: Meet English Major Victoria Rackley ’21

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Maggie Fox and Alice Graham-Welton awarded 2019-20 D.A. Brown Awards for Excellence in Writing

Each year, English faculty submit the best essays from their lower-level and upper-level literature courses, and a faculty panel awards the writers of the top essay in each category the D.A. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing. The 2019-20 recipients of the D.A. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing are… Continue Reading: Maggie Fox and Alice Graham-Welton awarded 2019-20 D.A. Brown Awards for Excellence in Writing

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Summer Reading List: Black to the Future

As part of the Department of English’s commitment to express our solidarity with Black Lives Matter by doing more to center black life in our curriculum and scholarship, this month we will be sharing reading lists taken from some of our courses on black voices and black lives.  The third list… Continue Reading: Summer Reading List: Black to the Future

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Summer Reading List: Black is Beautiful

As part of the Department of English’s commitment to express our solidarity with Black Lives Matter by doing more to center black life in our curriculum and scholarship, this month we will be sharing reading lists taken from some of our courses on black voices and black lives.  The second list… Continue Reading: Summer Reading List: Black is Beautiful

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Summer Reading List: Black Revolutions

As part of the Department of English’s commitment to express our solidarity with Black Lives Matter by doing more to center black life in our curriculum and scholarship, this month we will be sharing reading lists taken from some of our courses on black voices and black lives.  The first… Continue Reading: Summer Reading List: Black Revolutions

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A message from the chair

June 5, 2020 The Wake Forest University English Department affirms its solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and authoritarianism in Winston-Salem, across the United States, and around the world.   As Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English Erica Still recently wrote to the Wake Forest community, “The… Continue Reading: A message from the chair

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English 175 students create a virtual exhibit for Old Salem’s Hidden Town Project

In spring 2020, students in Professor Meredith Farmer’s “Slave Narratives, Global and Local” English 175 courses worked with Old Salem Museums and Gardens to develop a virtual exhibit about Old Salem’s groundbreaking Hidden Town Project, an initiative to research the repressed history of the enslaved Africans and African Americans who… Continue Reading: English 175 students create a virtual exhibit for Old Salem’s Hidden Town Project

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Spring 2020 English Department Student Awards

Student awards for 2019-2020 were announced in the Spring 2020 newsletter this year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we were not able to hold our annual awards reception to celebrate their achievements, but the department offers our heartfelt congratulations to these exceptional students.    ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS 2019-2020   Bashir… Continue Reading: Spring 2020 English Department Student Awards

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A message about COVID-19

Dear students and friends of the Wake Forest English Department: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our work has moved online for the semester, as have many of the everyday interactions—office hours, events, and casual hallway conversations—that constitute the life of a department. While we wait anxiously for the… Continue Reading: A message about COVID-19

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Meet English Alum Alejandra Ortega, MA ’15

Hometown: Holt, Michigan Degree: Master of the Arts in English Current Employment: PhD student at Purdue University and Editorial Assistant for MFS: Modern Fiction Studies What role has the English major played in your career path? The English major has had an integral role in my career path. I have… Continue Reading: Meet English Alum Alejandra Ortega, MA ’15

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