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The National Research Council ranks our English PhD program among the best in the country.
Our faculty and students participate in numerous individual and collaborative research projects.
In the News
Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr., associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies and of African and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named director of the Frederick Douglass Institute in the School of Arts & Sciences. The Department of English is delighted to welcome him to the university and we are exited to work with him.
The Inspiration Project, sponsored by the Literary Arts Program, is now recruiting volunteers for its 11th season! Students will be paired with adults from CP Rochester to help them create works of creative fiction and non-fiction. All meetings will be held virtually this year from mid-February through April 2021. If interested, please email Erin Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know?
English department faculty have garnered numerous awards and honors, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, Newberry Library, and Modern Language Association, among others.
For 20+ years, Professor Emeritus Russell Peck led the “Theater in England” course, shepherding participants to multiple plays each day over two weeks. Katherine Mannheimer now leads the course.
Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, a journal devoted to the artist and poet William Blake, is celebrating its 50th year in 2016-17.
Multispectral Imaging collaboration between U of R and RIT
On January 6, the "Connections with Evan Dawson" radio program on WXXI highlighted a recent discovery by RIT students using multispectral imaging. Their work, part of an ongoing collaboration with the Lazarus Lab at University of Rochester, discovered lost text on a 15th-century manuscript, revealing it was a palimpsest. Gregory Heyworth, associate professor of English and textual science and director of the Lazarus Lab, and Madeline Rose, a Take 5 Scholar in English literature, computational linguistics, and classical mythology and ethics, were among those interviewed.Listen Here
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