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Catherine Keyser Explores Modernist Canon through Food Themes

Keyser's New Book "A Pivotal Text in Critical Eating Studies"

Hawk Publishes New Book on Composition and Sound

Hawk's New Book on Composition and Sound Published by University of Pittsburgh Press

Nikky Finney's Stunning Poems for SOUTHBOUND

Professor Creates Lyrical Responses to Exhibit Photographs

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 English Department Bilinski Fellows!

Three doctoral candidates from the Department of English Language and Literature were awarded Bilinski Fellowships for 2018-2019!

Professor's New Book Shows Early Comics Fighting for Social Justice

Qiana Whitted's Study of EC Comics Focuses on Long-Overlooked "Preachies" in the 1950s

David Bajo's new novel, The Ensenada Public Library, Receives Award and Enthusiastic Reviews

"A Must-Read for Book Lovers in the Digital Age"

Professor Ed Madden Paints Sidewalks with Rain Poems

City’s Poet Laureate continues for another term

English Professor Co-Edits Groundbreaking Anthology on Recent Political Poetry

Michael Dowdy's Latest Book Explores New Directions in American Poetry and Politics

Journal Honors Catherine Keyser With Best Article Award for 2017

Associate Professor Catherine Keyser is recognized for research on racism and children's bodies in the manuscript version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Eli Jelly-Schapiro's new book published by University of California Press.

"Security and Terror: American Culture and the Long History of Colonial Modernity" is an important study that speaks to the urgency of today's world.

Michael Dowdy publishes "Urbilly," a new book of poetry.

Michael Dowdy's work wins the 2017 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award.

English Department Congratulates Undergraduate Award Winners for 2018

Department Recognizes Exceptional Undergraduates

Susan Courtney Wins Book Award

Split Screen Nation honored as Best Moving Image Book of 2018.

Professor David Cowart Honored for Outstanding Scholarship in American Fiction

English Professor Receives Prestigious Scholarly Award

English professor recognized for his research and scholarly excellence.

Eli Jelly-Schapiro named Breakthrough Scholar.

2018 INK! English Undergraduate Conference Dazzles Attendees

Students present outstanding essays and creative writing at the 2018 INK! annual literary conference

Paula Feldman honored with Russell Research Award

Award recognizes Professor Feldman's groundbreaking contributions to the study of British Romanticism.

English Department Welcomes Liz Countryman and Seulghee Lee

The English Department is proud to announce two new faculty members: Dr. Liz Countryman and Dr. Seulghee Lee.

English Department Announces Teaching Award Winners

The English Department’s Teaching Award goes to two professors who, through their lectures and their mentoring, have undoubtedly made the intellectual lives of our USC students better, richer, and wiser.

English Department Congratulates Bilinski Fellows

Three Department of English Language and Literature doctoral candidates were awarded Bilinski Fellowships for the 2017-2018 year!

English Professor Recognized for Excellence in Digital Humanities Collaboration

Sara Schwebel's outstanding work on Island of the Blue Dolphins receives American Studies Association award and USC Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor award.

Nikky Finney honored with Ford Foundation Fellowship

Professor and poet Nikky Finney was one of 25 artists nationwide to receive the prestigious Art of Change fellowship from the Ford Foundation. The award supports creating powerful works that advance freedom, justice and inclusion.

Outstanding Undergraduates Recognized

The English Department is happy to announce the winners of the 2017 English Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

David Greven Publishes Book on the Terminator Film Series

David Greven, Professor of English at USC, has published a book called Queering The Terminator: Sexuality and Cyborg Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2017). The book covers all of the films in the Terminator film series, beginning with James Cameron's landmark 1984 original, and also the television series The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

David Shields has new book from the University of Chicago Press

David Shields new book brings the history of American food to life through chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs of the past.


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