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CU Renaissance lit scholar coins 'disknowledge' years before 'alternative facts'

Long before "alternative facts" made headlines, University of Colorado Boulder English Professor Katherine Eggert was studying late-Renaissance English writers. She focused on their use of alchemical themes, imagery and language to spurn humanism and embrace post-humanism—a belief in facts that can be proved.Read more »
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Author imagines a dire future to prevent it

CU Boulder grad Carrie Vaughn’s latest science-fiction novel takes aim at 'generational short-sightedness,' while her collection of short stories wins Colorado Book AwardRead more »

The Power To Multiply: An Interview with Marcia Douglas

July 6, 2017

Marcia Douglas is one of the most innovative writers in the Caribbean. Her work is a tapestry of past, present, history and myth and folklore and spirituality –a humane message for the future. This is very evident in her latest work, The Marvellous Equation of the Dread –a novel, which is a love song to Bob Marley, but also a shout out to Marcus Garvey, Haile Selassie, Half-Way-Tree in Kingston, Jamaican and much more.Read more »

Colorado Poet Creates A Handbook For A Modern Minstrel Show

Poet Ruth Ellen Kocher casts Martin Luther King Jr., singer Eartha Kitt and even Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura as characters in her latest book. She says "Third Voice" is a how-to book for a modern minstrel show but instead of white actors in black face it captures what it's like to be a black person today. Her book is a finalist for a Colorado Book Award. Listen to her podcast with "Colorado Matters" of Colorado Public Radio here.Read more »

Congratulations 2017 Class Veledictorian Breanne Marie Pye (at microphone) and all CU English Graduates!

On Friday, May 12, 2017, graduate and undergraduate students in literature and creative writing filled the Mary Rippon Theater with friends and family to celebrate the well-earned receipt of their BA, MA, MFA and Doctorate Degrees. Congratulations all CU English Department graduates. Best of luck in all your future endeavors, careers and continued academic pursuits!Read more »

Ruth Ellen Kocher in Conversation with Colorado Matters

This Thursday, May 18, Professor Ruth Ellen Kocher will discuss Third Voice (Tupelo Press, 2016) with Ryan Warner of "Colorado Matters" (Colorado Public Radio). For Third Voice, Professor Kocher received the Independent Publisher Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2017 Colorado Book Award in Poetry, the Rilke Award for Poetry and the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award.Read more »

Applied Shakespeare graduate certificate program

CU Boulder allows Shakespeare enthusiasts to gain a professional education through our Applied Shakespeare certificate program. This one-of-a-kind program is a partnership with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, which allows our students to gain hands-on experience as they work alongside nationally recognized experts.Read more »

The CU English Graduate Program ranked #35 by US News & World Report

Several University of Colorado Boulder graduate programs fare well in the US News & World Report. Among them, English is ranked #35 (top 25% nationally).Read more »

CU scholar brings innovative hands-on teaching approach to English

Accolades such as “groundbreaking” or “revolutionary” are rarely garnered for achievements in teaching. University of Colorado Boulder English Assistant Professor Thora Brylowe, however, brought an especially innovative teaching approach to the plainly titled course, “ENGL 2036: Introduction to Media Theory in the Humanities,” which she taught last fall.Read more »

When does ‘na na na nah’ become poetry?

When it’s part of a synergistic fusion of classic literary devices in verse and music, as in ‘Hey Jude,’ CU Boulder scholar contendsRead more »