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Spring 2017 events

Wednesday, March 22 @ 10:30 in DuBois/Rabb 119
Seung Jin Baek, 2016-17 Visiting Scholar
"Judith Butler in Films.”
Frank Wang, 2016-17 Visiting Scholar
“Clarel and Critique of Orientalism.”

Friday, March 31 
Graduate Student Conference

Plenary Speaker
Professor Joseph Litvak, Tufts University

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Job Opening: Adjunct Lecturer in Digital Humanities

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.

Selfies from the Archive #2: Ulka Anjaria

Selfies from the Archive #1: Faith Smith

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Adjunct Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Fall 2017

The Brandeis University English Department invites applications for an adjunct lecturer teaching one course in digital humanities in Fall 2017: ENG 160a: Digital Media and Culture. The course has been scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:20, and it normally covers topics such as the history and cultural impact of digital media, with an emphasis on modes of literature and entertainment. Proposals examining the digital revolution's effect on such concepts as narrative, politics, aesthetics, identity, knowledge, and humanism are welcome. 

A Ph.D. in a relevant humanities discipline and evidence of excellence in teaching are required.

Applications may be submitted to Lisa Pannella, Academic Administrator for the Department of Please include the following: a letter of interest outlining teaching experience, a course description and syllabus, a CV, and names of two recommenders familiar with your teaching. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by April 1, 2017.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education.  The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Professor Caren Irr, Digital Humanities


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.