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February 19, 2021
We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Norman Foerster Prize, awarded to the best essay of the year in American Literature : “ Lost...
July 10, 2020
T hey don’t remember what they cooked. That was beside the point. But Ato Quayson and Grace Toleque do remember dancing to the Caribbean band...
July 2, 2020
What has been on the minds of Stanford professors as they navigate this turbulent and anxious time? Where do they find comfort and solace,...
May 28, 2020
Mark Algee-Hewitt has won the highly competitive and prestigious Graves Award in the Humanities. The Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award...
April 28, 2020
BY NATALIE JABBAR Eavan Boland, renowned poet and professor of English in the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences , died following a...
April 27, 2020
The stories that English professor Ato Quayson tells, studies, and hears are the foundation of what he calls “the architecture of my mind.”...
April 9, 2020
Twitter Email BY MELISSA DE WITTE Five Stanford University scholars have been awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships. This prestigious honor...
June 17, 2019
by Alex Shashkevich on June 17, 2019 3:03 pm The American Studies Association created a new prize and named it for Stanford’s English Professor...
November 7, 2018
BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH Using the latest tools in digitization and data analysis, a group of Stanford English students is helping scholars uncover...
May 9, 2018
Christina Ablaza, program manager of the Creative Writing Program, will receive a 2018 Amy J. Blue Award at a campus ceremony on May 15. The...
February 7, 2018
Paula Moya and Mark Algee-Hewitt shared their new approaches to teaching at Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning's Great Teaching Showcase...
November 22, 2017
Eavan Boland will be presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. She will join...
August 15, 2017
The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College honored Shelley Fishkin with a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to Mark...
August 14, 2017
John Steinbeck's life, work, and interdisciplinary interests are re-examined 115 years after his birth in Salinas, California.
July 27, 2017
English Professor Alex Woloch and two doctoral students discuss why the work of the 19th-century author still dominate our culture.
July 27, 2017
English Professor Alex Woloch and two doctoral students discuss why the work of the 19th-century author still dominate our culture.
A conversation with Professor Chang-rae Lee on writing and identity.
April 16, 2017
Margaret Cohen is one of four Stanford faculty who received the 2017 Guggenheim fellowships . There were almost 3,000 applicants in the...
April 12, 2017
Roland Greene is one of the 228 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . The induction ceremony for the 237th class...
March 24, 2017
John Felstiner, professor emeritus of English and a recipient of the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, wrote until he no longer could...
March 9, 2017
Professor of English, Claire Jarvis, explores novelists who lodged erotic innuendo in descriptive passages for characters to express sexual...
March 8, 2017
Stanford literary scholar and Professor of English, Vaughn Rasberry, illuminates a body of work by black writers who spotlighted cultural...
June 30, 2016
Thomas C. Moser, an emeritus professor and former chair of the Department of English at Stanford University, died June 9 at his home on...
May 5, 2016
While the phrase “close reading” may not resonate for someone outside of an English department, Stanford literary scholar Paula Moya wants to...
December 15, 2015
Professor Adam Johnson, recently the recipient of the National Book Award in fiction, weighs in on the power of the short story, the need for...
September 1, 2015
Using handwriting analysis, Stanford manuscript expert Elaine Treharne shows for the first time that one of the world's most famous documents...
July 13, 2015
If you pick classes as if you're choosing from menus, The American West is where you go for fusion. Besides blending history, geography and...
June 22, 2015
A century and a half after Chinese migrants toiled on the Transcontinental Railroad, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford professors is...
February 26, 2015
By Erik Fredner In her latest book of poetry, A Woman Without a Country , English Professor Eavan Boland draws on decades of thinking, reading...
February 2, 2015
By Marguerite Rigoglioso Digital tools, including a free, public online manuscript training course, are allowing English professor and medieval...
October 29, 2014
Professor Elaine Treharne reached into her purse and pulled out an original Gothic manuscript that dated back more than three centuries. “See...
October 27, 2014
Provost John Etchemendy announced Thursday that nine Stanford faculty members had been named or reappointed Bass University Fellows...
September 23, 2014
Stanford Text Technologies is directed by Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities and Professor of English. This...
August 26, 2014
Stanford undergraduate, Quyen Nguyen, interviewed Professor Tobias Wolff about vocation and morality as part of a course on public service at...
August 14, 2014
Stanford English Professor Andrea Lunsford says today's writing instruction should teach students how to become better writers for social media...
August 26, 2013
Drawing connections through 15 centuries of historical data, Kindred Britain reveals how an interconnected network of families influenced...
August 22, 2013
The novelist Richard Powers will be joining the faculty of the English Department this Fall as the Phil and Penny Knight Professor of Creative...
June 5, 2013
The Walter J. Gores Awards are the university's highest teaching honor. They are named for Professor Walter J. Gores, a member of the Stanford...
April 15, 2013
By Brooke Donald Adam Johnson, an associate professor of English at Stanford, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Orphan...
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