In case you missed it: New Conversations about Postcolonial and Ethnic American Literatures at GW English!

In case you missed it: New Conversations about Postcolonial and Ethnic American Literatures at GW English!

In case you missed it: GW’s first new dialogue on Postcolonial and Ethnic American Literatures! On Oct 5, 2018, we hosted GW’s first all-day forum on Postcolonial and Ethnic American Literatures! Faculty members Kavita Daiya, Patty Chu, Jennifer James, Antonio Lopez, and Daniel DeWispelare co-organized the Wang Fund Forum on “Crisis and Conflict in Postcolonial…

Transforming Liberal Arts Education Through Engagement: Professor Kavita Daiya

Transforming Liberal Arts Education Through Engagement: Professor Kavita Daiya

Below is the reprinted version of an article, originally appearing on the CCAS’ Featured Stories page on April 5th, 2018, written by the English Department’s own, Professor Daiya. Read below to learn about the amazing success she had when she re-imagined one of her courses that inserted her student’s voices into public conversations about issues they are passionate…

Composing Disability Returns: March 22-23. Keynote Speaker: Liz Crow

Composing Disability Returns: March 22-23. Keynote Speaker: Liz Crow

We are pleased to announce that Composing Disability, GW’s biennial Disability Studies conference, returns on March 22-23, 2018. The full program will be posted soon, and the keynote for this event is UK-based artist-activist Liz Crow. Crow is the founder of Roaring Girl Productions and works with performance, film, audio, and text. Her work has…

Jack-O-Lit 2017 Was A Great Success!

Jack-O-Lit 2017 Was A Great Success!

The English Department’s annual Jack-O-Lit gathering had a great turn out this year! Many students joined the English faculty in sharing cookies and cider, as well as carving pumpkins into some very creative designs. Maggie Benda and Oona Intemann won Professor Daniel DeWispelare’s new book, Multilingual Subjects, On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long…

Kenny Fries Reading: In the Province of the Gods

Kenny Fries Reading: In the Province of the Gods

A reading from the award-winning book by Kenny Fries to be published by University of Wisconsin Press in September, 2017.  October 17, 6 PM in Gelman Library 702 Kenny Fries, author of In the Province of the Gods An American’s journey of profound self-discovery in Japan, an exquisite tale of cultural and physical difference, sexuality, love, loss, mortality,…

A Note from the Chair: Welcome to the 2017-2018 Academic Year!

A Note from the Chair: Welcome to the 2017-2018 Academic Year!

Professor Marshall Alcorn English Department Chair On behalf of the GW English Department, I would like to welcome you to our 2017-2018 Academic year.  Please explore our blog to learn more about us and what we are doing.  Visit us in our offices when you have time.  We want to help you develop as writers…

GW President Steven Knapp hosts Jenny McKean Moore Reception at the F Street House

GW President Steven Knapp hosts Jenny McKean Moore Reception at the F Street House

On a sunny and beautiful evening on Wednesday, April 5th, faculty, friends, and students gathered at the F Street House for a beautiful reception, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Jenny McKean Moore fund, hosted by GW President Steven Knapp and his wife, Diane. The event drew many whose lives’ have been touched by the…

A Day with Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in a Digital World

A Day with Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in a Digital World

            On Saturday, February 4th 2017, scholars, professors, and students from a wide range of disciplines came together within the newly renovated walls of The National Churchill Library & Center within The George Washington University’s Gelman Library to attend the  GW Digital Humanities Institute’s 2017 Symposium: Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in…