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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Raising High & Waving Goodbye: Maryam Gilanshah is a Creative Writing/English graduate, specializing in fiction. Her work has been published in Paper Shell …

Raising High & Waving Goodbye: After completing her undergraduate degree in English at GW, Kat Kirman will continue her studies as an MA …

Raising High & Waving Goodbye: Jordan Hutchinson, a 2021 GW English graduate, is currently working as an Editorial Intern for the New Jersey …

An interactive session on fighting anti-Asian racism through film, led by Alexa Alice Joubin, on Friday May 21 at 3 pm eastern …

Alumna Zeina Mohammed shares insight on her experience as an English major “People Need English Majors”: Sitting Down with GW English Alumna …

  K. Tyler Christensen The final event in Contemporary LGBT Literature, following Jordy Rosenberg’s visit on April 22 (details here), is GW …