Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Every October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates Native American peoples while commemorating their histories and cultures. To honor the holiday, the GW English Department has compiled a short-list of books written by Native American authors! Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo). Based on the oral traditions and ceremonial practices of the Pueblo and Navajo people, Silko’s…

Visiting Speaker: T. Kira Madden

Visiting Speaker: T. Kira Madden

Annie Liontas’ non-fiction workshop. Best known for her work as founding Editor-in-chief of literary and art magazine No Tokens, and her debut memoir, LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS, Madden visited the writing workshop to provide insight into the inherent power and worth of nonfiction storytelling. In a statement from Professor Liontas, it becomes clear that…

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Dear English Department community,   Welcome back, and a special welcome to newly declared English majors just joining us for the first time! Given how isolated we all have been since covid-19 erupted this past winter, it feels especially good to reconnect this fall, albeit virtually.   My work as the chair of the Department…

A Statement from the Department of English

A Statement from the Department of English

The English Department at the George Washington University stands with people of color and with all of those expressing outrage against the recent and ongoing acts of violence, harassment, and injustice, which have a long and painful history in this country. We unequivocally condemn white supremacy and police brutality.  We encourage everyone to read the…

How an English Major Handles the Coronavirus Crisis

How an English Major Handles the Coronavirus Crisis

English major Jina Park published an essay in GW Hatchet in which she details how GW prepared her for the unexpected final semester of her college career due to the coronavirus situation. Jina is currently taking the Critical Theory seminar which explores many issues related to the current crisis. In her essay, Jina shared tips on how to manage…

“Passing”: GWU’s Annual English Graduate Symposium

“Passing”: GWU’s Annual English Graduate Symposium

Director of Graduate Studies Tara Wallace responds to (L to R) Farisa Khalid, Brian Dumm, Emily Lathrop On March 1st, 2019, the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) hosted their annual symposium, where graduate students from GWU and other consortium schools gather to share their research with one another in a supportive and rigorous atmosphere. The…