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Events

Wednesday, March 2
Michelle Hoover and Laura Harrison:  Words and Images
5:30pm in Pearlman Lounge

Monday, March 75:00-7:00
Hillary Chute (University of Chicago)
"Comics as Documentary: Words, Images, and War"
Lurias, Hassenfeld

Monday, March 21, 1pm
Phil Wegner (University of Florida)
Thinking the Contemporary
DuBois, Rabb 119

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News

Marc Falkoff named Acting Associate Dean at NIU

Sue Lanser wins American Historical Association award

Michaela Henry talks about the English Ph.D. Program

Ramie Targoff receives honorable mention for MLA James Lowell Russell Prize

New publications by Anjaria and Lanser

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DEPARTMENT STATEMENT: #FORDHALL2015
The faculty of the Brandeis University Department of English stands in solidarity with the students of 
‪#‎FordHall2015‬, and with our colleagues in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, in calling on the university to fulfill its commitments to social justice and diversity. We applaud the courage and determination of the Concerned Students. We accept our responsibility to educate ourselves and our students to confront racism on our campus and in our world. We call upon the senior administration and the Board of Trustees to take immediate, concrete steps toward transforming Brandeis into a fully inclusive university.

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.