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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Join the GW English Department for a screening of the Globe Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 2 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2021.  This …

Dear English Majors, The Department of English is looking to hire a student research assistant who will work 5-10 hours per week …

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 …

  Location Online via Zoom  Event Description     Join CCAS for the next installment in the series Five Questions with GW Alumni, …

“Raising High & Saying Goodbye: Rebecca Radillo is a graduating senior majoring in English. She currently has an internship with TheDailyFandom.org where …

Raising High & Waving Goodbye: Izzy Cassandra-Newsam graduates with a degree in Creative Writing & English, after completing her fiction thesis under …