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.
We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 Norman Foerster Prize, awarded to the best essay of the year in American Literature: “Poetry Will Not Optimize; or, What Is Literature to AI?” by Michele Elam, published in volume 95, issue 2. Read the essay, freely available through the end of April, here. The prize committee offered this praise for...
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.
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