Welcome to English at Brown

  • Philip Gould, Writing the Rebellion

    Philip Gould, Writing the Rebellion

  • Richard Rambuss, The English Poems of Richard Crashaw

    Richard Rambuss, The English Poems of Richard Crashaw

  • Mutlu Blasing: The Life and Poetry of Nâzim Hikmet

    Mutlu Blasing: The Life and Poetry of Nâzim Hikmet

  • Timothy Bewes: Event of Postcolonial Shame

    Timothy Bewes: Event of Postcolonial Shame

  • Jacques Khalip, Anonymous Life

    Jacques Khalip, Anonymous Life

  • Stuart Burrows, A Familiar Strangeness: American Fiction and the Language of Photography

    Stuart Burrows, A Familiar Strangeness: American Fiction and the Language of Photography

  • Jim Egan, Oriental Shadows: The Presence of the East in Early American Literature

    Jim Egan, Oriental Shadows: The Presence of the East in Early American Literature

  • Paul B. Armstrong, How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art

    Paul B. Armstrong, How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art

  • James Kuzner, Open Subjects

    James Kuzner, Open Subjects

  • Rolland Murray, Our Living Manhood: Literature, Black Power, and Masculine Ideology

    Rolland Murray, Our Living Manhood: Literature, Black Power, and Masculine Ideology

  • Olakunle George, Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters

    Olakunle George, Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters

  • Melinda Alliker Rabb, Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750

    Melinda Alliker Rabb, Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750

  • Ravit Reichman, The Affective Life of Law Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination

    Ravit Reichman, The Affective Life of Law Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination

  • Marc Redfield, The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

    Marc Redfield, The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

  • Amanda Anderson, The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory

    Amanda Anderson, The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory

  • Deak Nabers, Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature

    Deak Nabers, Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American Literature

  • Daniel Kim, Writing Manhood in Black and Yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin, and the Literary Politics of Identity

    Daniel Kim, Writing Manhood in Black and Yellow: Ralph Ellison, Frank Chin, and the Literary Politics of Identity

  • Leela Gandhi: Affective Communities

    Leela Gandhi: Affective Communities

Our department fosters the open understanding of literatures and cultures in English. We promote original work on new questions of history, criticism, theory, and analysis. We invite practices of reading and writing that challenge the ongoing creation of knowledge in our fields. English is among the largest undergraduate concentrations at Brown, and graduates of our Ph.D. program are recognized for their scholarship across the globe. Our nonfiction writing program opens up the useful diversity of styles and modes of writing.

Concentration Update

This year we are introducing a new model for the English concentration. For details please see our Concentration Requirements page.

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