Professor Elin Diamond, an internationally-recognized scholar of comparative drama and formerly Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature, has won the 2017 Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award granted by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.
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Stéphane Robolin received the 2017 African Literature Association First Book Award for Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing (Illinois University Press).
Cheryl Wall received the inaugural Octavia E. Butler Award for Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship on Black Women Writers, presented at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, May 26 2017.
Henry Turner has won The Elizabeth Dietz Memorial Award, given in alternate years to the best recent book in English Renaissance studies, for his book The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651.
On November 5, 2017, our former colleague and chair Thomas F. Van Laan died in San Diego, CA. He was 86. Tom taught in the Department of English at Rutgers for thirty-five years, arriving soon after earning his Ph.D. at Berkeley in 1961. He was Chair from 1983 to 1989.
Whereas the faculty of the department of English are committed to making the university a just and inclusive community,
Whereas President Barchi has publicly declared, on December 8, 2016, that “Rutgers is, and will always be, a sanctuary,” committing to protecting the rights of undocumented students by refusing record-sharing and physical access to federal immigration enforcement except as required by court order, warrant, or subpoena,
Milton and the Long Restoration (2016), a collection of essays edited by Ann Coiro and Blair Hoxby, has been awarded the Milton Society's Irene Samuel Memorial Award for a distinguished multi-author collection.
In November 2016, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis gave the keynote address at "After Chantal: An International Conference on the work and legacy of Chantal Ackerman" at the University of Westminster in London.
Evie Shockley received the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry from the African American Literature and Culture Society at a ceremony and reading held at the American Literature Association conference in Boston.
Doug Jones was awarded Frank and Eleanor Griffiths Chair at the Bread Loaf School of English (Middlebury) in 2015.
This prize is designed to honor tenured professors who make exceptional connections between their academic research and their teaching.
The Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award, named to honor the memory of a noted mathematician and Rutgers University Professor, is awarded to a Rutgers faculty member who best exemplifies imaginative research and dedicated and exceptional service to the University. I’m sure you will agree that Cheryl amply deserves such a commendation.
Cheryl Wall is only the second member of our department to win this award--and the first in nearly twenty years.
A 1914 drama starring Native Americans went missing for years.
"What's in a name?" Juliet famously asks in Shakespeare's iconic tale of young love.
For the Rutgers British Studies Center – nee the Rutgers British Studies Project – a name not only confers new, formal status, but also suggests that the state university is positioning itself to become a pre-eminent venue for interdisciplinary scholarship on topics from Beowulf to Tony Blair.
The Department of English welcomes Mark Doty who arrived in the Fall 2009 semester as Professor of English specializing in Nineteenth Century Poetry, Twentieth Century and Contemporary Poetry.