• English Department Colloquium

    Please join us for a talk by Katherine O’Callaghan, Visiting Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College: “Loss and Silence in Finnegans Wake." Dr. Katherine O'Callaghan is a Visiting Lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College. Previous, she was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral scholar at the School of English in Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD (University College Dublin), entitled The Space Between: Music and Language in the Writings of James Joyce, has formed the basis for a monograph now under completion.


    On 18 February 1975, the great African writer Chinua Achebe presented a Chancellor’s Lecture at the University of Massachusetts, entitled ‘An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.’ Since that time, the lecture it has become celebrated and iconic: a remarkable moment both in literary criticism, and in a broader cultural assessment of how Africa has been perceived and represented in the Western world.

  • 2015 Sidney Kaplan Lecture

    Professor Bernstein will lecture from her book-in-progress, "White Angels, Black Threats: How Stories about Childhood Innocence Influence What We See, Think, and Feel about Race in America." This book, which addresses both academic and non-academic readers, explains how childhood innocence became racially distributed in the United States. September 29th 4:30 pm in the Cape Cod Lounge. See pictures from lecture by clicking on the title.

  • Graduate Placements Worldwide

    Our program is keenly aware that the job market for college and university teachers of English has been tight for over two decades. But we are equally aware that the larger context of higher education is in a period of profound transformation – and that new opportunities are arising for job applicants who prepare themselves creatively for the new environment. Over the past seventeen years (1998-2015), approximately 60 per cent of our graduate job seekers have found teaching jobs.

Charles Moran: 1937-2015

Sep 21, 2015

Charles Moran, professor emeritus of English, died on June 21, 2015.   Charlie joined the English Department in 1967, retiring in 2005, although he never fully retired.  In “retirement,” while cycl...

English Fall Reception

Sep 16, 2015

Pictures from the English Department Reception Held at the Campus Center Hotel on September 16th  

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Jung Yun '07

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