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Ramie Targoff Receives the John Donne Society Award for Distinguished Publication

April 8, 2021

Ramie Targoff's essay, “Marriage and Sacrifice: the poetics of the Epithalamia,” has been chosen to receive a Distinguished Publication Award for 2019. The judges cited her essay for its insightfulness and were pleased to rank it among the most notable works on Donne during the past decade.
New Faculty Books!

The English Department is excited to announce the publication of three new books:

Understanding Bollywood: The Grammar of Hindi Cinema (Forthcoming, March 2021)
By Ulka Anjaria

Classical Hollywood Cinema, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Face
By Paul Morrison

Poems of Widowhood: A Bilingual Edition of the 1538 "Rime" (E-book: available now. Print: forthcoming, May 2021)
By Ramie Targoff

February 19, 2021

Quinn Weiner '21, majoring in English, Sociology, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, uses they/them pronouns. This is just one of the ways they're challenging society's ideas about gender.

August 28, 2020

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, as the Head of the Divison of the Humanities said, "This initiative is a collection of programs that exemplifies some of the best activities that Brandeis has to offer us all in terms of actually “living” the words “Social Justice”. For this interview, I talked to Professor John Plotz (English); Professor David R. Sherman (English), and Professor Rosalind E. W. Kabrhel (Legal Studies)," (MUSE, Vol. 4).

June 1, 2020

The English department celebrated all the 2020 graduates during a virtual ceremony.

May 27, 2020

Five faculty members have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom with 2019-20 teaching awards.

Award winners: Antonella Di Lillo, Hannah Muller, Faith Smith, Timothy Streets, and Michael Willrich

February 17, 2020

John Plotz published an article on Feb. 17th, 2020 to Public Books about Stephen McCauley's opinions on the Comic Novel.

The original interview aired on Recall This Book, a podcast partnered with Public Books.

January 31, 2020

Jousting With the Alt-Right

In a battle for diversity, open inquiry and historical truth, Dorothy Kim has thrown down the gauntlet to reimagine medieval studies for our time.

November 14, 2019

Fontes spent the summer working with teens in Cuba as part of a collective that promotes Afro-Cuban history.