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Spring 2017 events

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:30 in DuBois/Rabb 119
Josh Lederman, Lecture in Rhetoric & Composition and English
“Writing Pedagogy: Rethinking Argumentation”

Friday, April 28
The Brandeis Novel Symposium: Novel Reality

Thursday, May 4
Reading, Senior Thesis Creative Writers
Harlan Chapel

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At Brandeis, a symposium for black lives

February 2017 updates from Brandeis English faculty

Hoover's BOTTOMLAND selected for All-Iowa Reads

Two new books of poetry by English faculty

Alum Rosemarie Garland (PhD '93) OpEd in NYT.

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The department of English expresses its firm commitment to educating and supporting students regardless of citizenship, visa status, religion, or any other protected category.  We affirm the necessity of the free movement of students, scholars, and artists to a vibrant intellectual life, and we vehemently condemn any state action that fosters discrimination, bigotry, or hostility. 


In addition to being inherently pleasurable and intellectually exciting, majoring or minoring in English helps develop important skills. English students learn how to read carefully and closely, write skillfully and stylishly, and argue analytically and critically. Students study not only poetry and prose, but also films, journalism, television, and the Internet. Graduates of the English department at Brandeis have gone on to become scientists, businesspeople, professors, lawyers, filmmakers, television producers, psychologists, fiction writers, poets, literary agents and social activists.