One of the founding departments of Stanford University in 1891, the English Department is the cornerstone of the humanities at Stanford. The pioneer faculty of English was an eclectic group of writers, comparativists, and literary scholars.
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Professor Ato Quayson with Professor Adam Johnson at Creative Writing Welcome Dinner
Ato Quayson, the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Chair of the Department of English elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read the full article on Stanford Report.
From Library of America | February 10, 2023 Book Madness author Denise Gigante on the obsessive 19th-century bibliomaniacs who “lived in and through books” Long before there was BookTok, there was bibliomania, a consuming hunger among nineteenth-century American readers to amass, pore over, and cherish textual objects and commune with beloved...
Winter-Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Internships at SCALAA (Stanford Computational Approaches Literary and Archival Analysis) Are you interested in gaining academic research experience this year? Then why not apply for an undergraduate Research Internship in the Department of English, collaborating with faculty to pursue original...
Tue May 30th 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pigott Hall, Bldg 260, Rm 252
Join the next Comics: More Than Words Research Unit group talk titled, "Drawing Theory" with Nick Sousanis.
We are very excited to…
Thu June 8th 2023, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Terrace Room, Room 426, Margaret Jacks Hall
English remains a top-ranked department nationally because of the strength and variety of our faculty publications, both in scholarly research and creative writing. Browse the Bookshelf to explore our many interests.