Welcome Back!
Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus, and a special welcome to first-year and newly declared English majors just joining us for the first time! The English Department faculty are excited to have you back to our classrooms. Be on the lookout on our Instagram page for a regular series where we promote books appearing on “banned book” lists. We have already on the docket a series of readings that are part of the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series program.

Senior Spotlights: Rebecca Radillo
Senior Spotlights: Rebecca Radillo

“Raising High & Saying Goodbye: Rebecca Radillo is a graduating senior majoring in English. She currently has an internship with TheDailyFandom.org where she writes on pop culture with an academic lens–she already has an article published analyzing Doctor Strange through an Orientalist and disability lens. She will be attending Boston College in the fall for […]

The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.: The Pandemic and “Yellow Peril”
The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.: The Pandemic and “Yellow Peril”

COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-Asian racism—the demonization of a group of people based on their perceived social value—in the United States in the cultural and political life.       Professor Alexa Alice Joubin recently published an article that analyzes the language of racism and misogyny. Her article also offers strategies for inclusion during and after the […]

Professor Spotlight: Patricia Chu
Professor Spotlight: Patricia Chu

  Professor and Deputy Chair of English Patricia Chu published her book Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia, and Memory in Asian American Narratives of Return (Temple, 2019) just last Fall! Her book provides valuable insight into the narratives of diasporic Asians, as their offspring travel to Asia to reclaim their heritage. Where I Have Never Been “reframes […]

PhD Student Spotlight: Joanna Falk
PhD Student Spotlight: Joanna Falk

What is the subject of your dissertation and how did you decide what your topic would be?   My dissertation is about paratexts – all the stuff that’s not technically part of the “main” text but that serves to present it in some way.  Titles are paratexts, as are introductions, footnotes, endnotes, appendices, etc.  More specifically, I […]

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The Writer’s Center presents a FREE virtual chat about the craft of fiction! We’re joined by novelists Virginia Hartman (The Marsh Queen) and Annie Liontas (Let Me Explain You) for a discussion of their books and writing. RSVP below to receive login information (our virtual events are held via Zoom). FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern.

Congratulations to GW’s Creative Writing Program, which was picked by CreativeWritingEDU as the best Creative Writing Degree Program in the District of Columbia!

Congratulations to Chris Affambi! His letter to the editor of the Washington Post got published!

Meet this week’s GW English Senior Spotlight: Hailey Katzenberger from Oceanport, New Jersey! Hailey will be working as a paralegal assistant in a corporate law firm here in DC after she graduates in December.

Meet Abby Simard from Farmington, Connecticut! Abby has loved writing for as long as she can remember, and after taking some creative …

Meet this week’s GW English Senior Spotlight: Promise Harvey from West Philadelphia,