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Spring 2017 Commencement

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students at the English Department’s Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 12, 2017 in the Mary Rippon Theatre (the outdoor theater in the center of Hellems). We will host a casual reception at the north end of the theater beginning at 11:00 am; ceremony will begin at 11:30 am.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 »
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Students have a new place to study in Hellems

Jan. 16, 2017

Students searching for a space to study alone or in groups now have a new option: Four offices in the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building have been converted to shared student space.Read more »

‘Teddy’ Hamstra, humanities scholar, just getting started

Dec. 23, 2016

Hamstra will one day be an ecocriticism scholar for an English department not unlike the one here at CU Boulder, “or maybe this exact one,” said Hamstra.Read more »

Writer and CU professor Marcia Douglas helps others find their voice

Dec. 19, 2016

In the nooks and crannies of each day, Marcia Douglas finds herself listening to echoes from her childhood in Jamaica, imagining ways to share stories that develop in her mind’s eye.Read more »

The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion

Dec. 2, 2016

The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones is the first collection of scholarship on Jones’s ever-expanding oeuvre. The diverse methodologies that inform these essays—from Native American critical theory to poststructuralism and gothic noirism—illuminate the unique complexity of Jones’s narrative worlds while positioning his works within broader conversations in literary studies and popular culture.Read more »

Great Local Conference Opportunity for Undergrads

Dec. 2, 2016

The MSU (Metropolitan State University of Denver) Undergraduate English Conference call for papers is out. Students interested in presenting a paper should submit a 400-500 word abstract of a scholarly paper or excerpt from a creative piece (or one poem, if submitting for poetry) by February 3, 2017.Read more »
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A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Nov. 15, 2016

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 16th at 7 p.m., CU Boulder English Professor Paul Youngquist will discuss his new book, A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism, at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Café.Read more »