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Fall 2016 events

Monday, November 7 
"Speculative Utopianism: Colonial Debt, British Identity, and Victorian Literature"
Philip Steer
Massey University, New Zealand
DuBois, Rabb 119

Tuesday, November 8
2nd-year PhD symposium
Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, November 16 
Tom Perrotta
New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and producer.  Author of ElectionLittle Children, and The Leftovers, and many other books.
Schwartz Auditorium
A Dafna Zamarripa-Gesundheit Event

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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

Call for Submissions: Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize

Theresa Rebeck's (PhD '89) new book reviewed in NYT.

Marc Falkoff named Acting Associate Dean at NIU

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Faculty Positions:

Assistant Professor Specializing in Anglophone African literature. Please visit this site for more information.

Poet and Associate Director of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. Please visit this site for more information


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.