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New Books by English Faculty
Elisha Cohn’s Still Life rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel’s fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep.

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Current English News


June 27th Culler and Birien collaborate on "Théorie Littéraire"
A French translation of Jonathan Culler’s (Class of 1916 Professor of English) Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction is now available.
June 22nd Renaissance Scholar and Professor Emerita Kaske Dies at 83
Colleagues are fondly remembering Carol Kaske, who died on June 15. Professor Kaske taught at Cornell for 40 years, until her retirement in 2003.
June 2nd Department of English Graduates Honored at Diploma Ceremony
Eighty-five degree candidates were honored during the 2016 English Department Diploma Ceremony at Statler Auditorium.
May 20th Faculty Participate in Klarman Hall Celebration
Assistant Professor Ishion Hutchinson will participate in a panel discussion and Associate Professor Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanonn will read a new poem, as part of the dedication.
May 19th Faculty Explore Identity
Professor Satya Mohanty, Associate Professor Shelley Wong, and Post-Doctoral Fellow Carol Warrior contribute to discussion that explores identity.
May 18th Hutchinson Named Atkinson Center Fellow
George Hutchinson, Newton C. Farr Professor of American Culture has been selected as a 2016-2017 Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future faculty-in-residence fellow.
May 5th Warrior Interviews Storme Webber
Carol Edelman Warrior, a Postdoctoral Fellow, connects with Storme Webber, a Two Spirit, Alutiiq/Black/Choctaw, poet, playwright, educator, curator, and interdisciplinary artist.
May 4th Inspired By Time, Love, and Death
Ann S. Bowers Professor of English, Alice Fulton provides insight into what inspired her recent collection of poetry Barely Composed.
May 3rd Activism Through Education
A founding member of the Cornell Prison Education Program, Professor Paul Sawyer promotes activism on campus and in the classroom.
April 13th Samuels Investigates Adah Isaacs Menken
As The Huntington’s 2015–16 Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, Professor Shirley Samuels gains surprising insight into the life of actress Adah Isaacs Menken.
March 30th Two Recent Publications by Morgan
Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English releases his new novel Chasing the North Star, as well as a recent poetry collection, Dark Energy.
March 24th Love Visual
Associate Professor Dagmawi Woubshet converses with Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima.
March 23rd New Book by Elisha Cohn
Assistant Professor Elisha Cohn focuses on theories of the aesthetic in Victorian literature in her new book Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel.
March 22nd New Book by Daniel Schwarz
A new book by Professor Daniel Schwarz, How to Succeed in College and Beyond: The Art of Learning, draws on his forty-eight years at Cornell.
March 18th Faculty are Transformed by the Humanities
The Transformative Humanities series includes English Faculty Ishion Hutchinson on 3/18 & Margo Crawford on 4/22.
March 16th Edgar Rosenberg Memorial Service
A service to celebrate the life of the late Edgar Rosenberg will be held at 2pm on March 20th at the Congregation-Tikkun-v'Or, 2550 Triphammer Road, Ithaca.
March 10th Faculty Share ‘Big Ideas'
‘Big Ideas’ discussions include English Faculty Jeremy Braddock (Technology in the Humanities, 3/15) & Elizabeth Anker (Humanitarianism and its Discontents, 4/25).
March 9th ‘Mad Men’ writer and producer to speak at Cornell
Semi Chellas, writer and co-executive producer of the acclaimed television series Mad Men, will speak on March 10 in Cornell’s Klarman Hall Auditorium.
January 12th 2015 George Jean Nathan Award Winners
Cornell selects Brian Eugenio Herrera (Princeton University) and Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) as winners of the 2014-15 Nathan Award.