Jennifer Henderson: New Communications Liaison

Jennifer Henderson: New Communications Liaison

  The GW English Department is happy to announce that Jennifer Henderson will be our Communications Liaison for the 2017-2018 school year! As the Communications Liaison, Jennifer will be helping out with the social media channels for the GW English Department, including this blog and Twitter. Jennifer is pursuing both her B.A. and M.A. in…

GW Alum Elizabeth Stephens Publishes Second Novel

GW Alum Elizabeth Stephens Publishes Second Novel

In 2015, we profiled GW Alum Elizabeth Stephens as she published her first novel.  You can read that profile here.  She’s back this year with a follow-up novel, The Hunting Town.  An advance blurb for the novel describes it in this way: “Drugs, cartels, the mafia. Pain, greed, and revenge. When an unexpected murder brings…

Professor Daniel DeWispelare Publishes First Book, “Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Professor Daniel DeWispelare Publishes First Book, “Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Professor Daniel DeWispelare Publishes First Book, Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century I had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel about his new book and we had an engaging and edifying conversation about the process of creating this now-tangible text:                …

Professor Cohen Wins Réné Wellek Prize

Professor Cohen Wins Réné Wellek Prize

Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman was published in 2015 GW English is happy to announce that Professor Jeffrey Cohen’s 2015 monograph Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman will be awarded the Réné Wellek Prize for the best book in comparative literature from the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). The ACLA writes that the Réné…

GWU Department of English

GWU Department of English

GW Students in Kogan Plaza November 15, 2016 GW English and Creative Writing affirm that we are absolutely committed to fostering programs that recognize the value of studying all aspects of human experiences. Learning from and alongside student movements across the country that – as signs in Kogan Plaza have recently announced – say no…

Haiku Contest Winners

Haiku Contest Winners

The GW English Department congratulates the winners of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Haiku contest! All are graduates of Creative Writing courses in this department, which makes us extra proud. CCAS Haiku Contest Winners (2016) 1st Prize Winner Alicia Yeung CCAS Psychology Major Good morning Lincoln, Runners greet you at sunrise, You sit…

GW English Alums on the Move: Paula Mejia

GW English Alums on the Move: Paula Mejia

Paula Mejia (BA, Creative Writing/English ’13, MA, English ’14) “I WROTE A BOOK – WHO  KNOWS WHAT AMAZING THINGS YOU CAN DO, TOO” Paula Mejia started as an International Affairs major at GW, and then encountered our Creative Writing faculty — which changed everything.  Margaret Soltan talks to her about it. Since you graduated from…

On the Road: GW English Professors in Macau

On the Road: GW English Professors in Macau

GW English Professors Daniel DeWispelare and David McAleavey (back row) and Jennifer Chang and Patty Chu (front row) flanked by University of Macau graduate students   Four GW English Department faculty recently met with colleagues from the University of Macau’s English Department’s literature section to share expertise and experience, in the hope that further areas…

GW English Alums on the Move: Professor Jennifer Nelson

GW English Alums on the Move: Professor Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson (BA, ’88), Chair of the English Department at Gallaudet University and an English major during her time at GW, talks to Professor Margaret Soltan about the unique nature of Gallaudet,  Professor Jennifer Nelson GW English BA, 1988 The Challenges of a Bilingual Campus:  Jennifer Nelson Talks about Life at Gallaudet University   Margaret Soltan: Let’s…