Welcome Back!
Welcome Back!

 Dear English Department students, Welcome back, and a special welcome to first-year and newly declared English majors just joining us for the first time! It feels exciting (and a bit intimidating) to contemplate gathering again in our classrooms for the first time since the pandemic erupted. As we’ve prepared to re-open our suite on the […]

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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A poster showing a photo of author James Han Mattson and the cover of his novel reprieve. Mattson is of Korean descent, has short black hair and wears glasses. The cover for the novel is a painting from the aerial view, showing a large, ominous house and a car approaching it on a pathway.

Author James Han Mattson will appear virtually to read from his newly released novel, Reprieve, and take part in a discussion about …

‘Key Things’ Blog Series

The Centre for Early Modern Studies is looking to commission twelve short pieces for this year’s postgraduate blog series. Each piece will …

The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series presents two nonfiction writers: David and Margaret Talbot, on October 14th at 6:30 pm. Their book is By …

Join us on October 15th from 3-5pm to hear about two path-breaking graphic narratives on ethnic American experiences from WWII to the …

The English Department is excited to host a reading and Q&A with disability novelist Susan Nussbaum. Susan is the author of the …

In response to popular demand, we’re pleased to announce the opening of the new Asian American Studies minor at GW.     …