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- Tues., December 10, 11:00 am
Space and Place in Arthurian Romance: Mini-Conference featuring the work of the scholars of ENG-L754
IMU Maple Room
- Fri., December 13, 4:00 pm
Accessibility in the Classroom
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- The Big Smoke, by IU English Professor, Adrian Matejka, is on the shortlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry. Read more...
- IU English students' work featured by Lilly Library:
Bernadette Patino, "Documenting Empire: Frank L. Crone's Photographs of Colonial Philippines"
Mary Bowden, "Building Jerusalem in America: William Ashton and a Trans-Atlantic Utopia"
- IU English Professor Emerita,
Susan Gubar, receives the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award with co-author, Sandra Gilbert. Read more...
- IU English Professor, Christoph Irmscher, appointed to direct Indiana University's Wells Scholars Program. Read more...
- New York Times reports: For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov
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English at Indiana — Who We Are and What We Do
The English Department explores and expands the power of the English language, in all its historical, persuasive, and expressive range. We are devotees of the word; our mission is to celebrate powerful writing, and to bring more of such writing into the world. This mission embraces everything we do, from freshman composition instruction to the most advanced research published by our world-class faculty.
Our classes and publications draw connections between the globally diverse and everyday life. We study everything from science to religion, business to popular culture, politics to philosophy. In the department you’ll find novelists and lexicographers, biographers and poets, rhetoricians and critics, experts in everything from performance theory to professional writing, and from Shakespeare to Elvis. We publish on a very wide variety of topics, among them the Harlem cabarets of the 1920’s and the invention of the thoroughbred horse; Audubon’s ornithological travels and the role of race in medieval romance; images of Judas through the ages and on the locks of Sylvia Plath’s hair housed in the Lilly Library; Renaissance rhetoric and contemporary slang; war and animals, slumming and pirates, glamour and perfection, Lacan and Lebowski.