English Major T-Shirt Day: This is What You Missed

English Major T-Shirt Day: This is What You Missed

[Bagel photos by Tess Malone. Photo of Connie Kibler & Tess Malone by Jeffrey Cohen] Shouldn’t you be in Rome 760 right now? You should be sitting in that third chair in the photo. Enjoying a delicious bagel provided by the wonderful Gayle Wald, wearing your incredibly dorky, but awesome English t-shirt, and generally reveling…

The Final Reading of the Year: Ramola D & Gina Welch

The Final Reading of the Year: Ramola D & Gina Welch

The room was packed. Students watched as the head of the Creative Writing Department, Faye Moskowitz, ran around trying to find enough chairs to seat all 225 people who came to last night’s final reading featuring professors Ramola D and Gina Welch. The event is a record in not just the Creative Writing Department’s history,…

Congratulations to Professor Kavita Daiya!

Congratulations to Professor Kavita Daiya!

Congratulations to Professor Kavita Daiya, who has recently published her book Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender, and Postcolonial Nationalism in India. Professor Daiya answered a few questions for me about her book, which should be of great interest to students of many disciplines, not just English. How did the research for Violent Belongings begin? Did the…

Jonathan Gil Harris, Sick Economies

Jonathan Gil Harris, Sick Economies

From time to time GW English News will spotlight recent publications by English department faculty. Today we offer a glimpse of Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism, and Disease in Shakespeare’s England, a critically lauded study published by Early Modernist Jonathan Gil Harris. A native of New Zealand, Professor Harris joined our department as a full professor…

Robert McRuer: Crip Theory

Robert McRuer: Crip Theory

Last July saw the publication of Robert McRuer’s much anticipated second book Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability. Information about the book is below. Professor McRuer is among the most award winning teachers in the English Department. ————– (from the NYU Press website, where the Foreword and Table of Contents can be accessed)…

Gayle Wald: Shout, Sister, Shout!

Gayle Wald: Shout, Sister, Shout!

Beacon Press has just published a new book by Associate Professor of English Gayle Wald: Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Professor Wald teaches courses on African American literature, popular music, and U.S. culture in the department. Her previous book Crossing the Line: Racial Passing in 20th -Century U.S….