This is the second of three faculty panel sessions, scheduled for Spring and Fall 2017, titled, “What is Research in English?”

At these sessions, English department faculty will introduce students to the vast range of faculty research projects that are currently being conducted by tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

At each event, which will feature an informal catered lunch, four different faculty members will speak about their research. This will enable students to ask questions about the particulars of these varied projects—e.g. How do faculty members decide upon their research topics? Where does a faculty member begin, in terms of creating a new research project? What do faculty members actually do once they are in an archive or another generative resource? How do faculty members decipher difficult-to-read handwriting? How much time should a researcher spend assembling archival materials? How does a faculty member analyze the research that he or she has assembled?