Faculty and Department News


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

The Power To Multiply: An Interview with Marcia Douglas

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
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Faculty Publications and Awards


Nan Goodman publishes article on Sabbatai Sevi

Nan Goodman, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Professor of English, published "Sabbatai Sevi and the Ottoman Jews in Increase Mather’s The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation,” in New Approaches to Puritan Studies, ed. Bryce Traister, Cambridge University Press. Read more

Katherine Eggert's Disknowledge

An unusually wide-ranging and original book, written with real stylistic flair. Eggert shows how alchemy, as both a discourse and a set of knowledge-practices, illuminates problems in many different domains, from transubstantiation to Kabbalah to debates over anatomy and reproduction... Read more

Modernism: The Basics, by Laura Winkiel

Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates... Read more
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Alumni News and Publications


Kuwaiti citizen, English grad wins top alumni prize

Yusur Al-Madani will return to Boulder on Oct. 26 to receive CU Boulder’s George Norlin Award, which “recognizes outstanding alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their chosen field of endeavor and a devotion to the betterment of society and their community.” Read more

Re-imagining Wharton in modern-day Houston

English alumna Yvonne Georgina Puig talks about her debut novel, A Wife of Noble Character. 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 Award Read more
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