English Department

Examining mixed-race identity in literature

English doctoral student Vanessa Seals studies contemporary American novels and memoirs about multiracial people’s experiences to examine the role families play in their search for identity.

Mapping the emotions of London

A digital humanities team sifts through two centuries of British novels and geography to see how London’s readers felt about different parts of their city.

Poetry scholar, translator John Felstiner dies

John Felstiner, professor emeritus of English and a recipient of the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, wrote until he no longer could because of aphasia. He died Feb. 24 at 80.