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

  • Jacques Khalip

    Jacques Khalip

  • 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

  • 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

    Amanda Anderson

  • 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

  • Kevin McLaughlin, Poetic Force

    Kevin McLaughlin, Poetic Force

  • Statement from the English Department Faculty

    Statement from the English Department Faculty

Statement of Solidarity from the English Department Faculty

We acknowledge and condemn the series of recent incidences of racist violence against people of color, and black people especially.  We are appalled by the long history of such episodes, which has horrifically yet again expressed itself this year in the killing of George Floyd on May 25, of Breonna Taylor on March 13, and of Ahmaud Arbery on February 23 at the hands of police or white vigilantism. Read more...

 

 


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.

 

 


New Courses 

There are a number of exciting new courses in Spring 2021 (as of 10/2/20)
America Dreaming; "We have not yet heard enough, if anything, about the female gaze": Contemporary Writing Not by Men; Poetic Modernisms: Now!; The Art of the Novel: Henry James; Earth Poetics: Literature and Climate Change; Radical Pasts, Radical Futures: Literature and the Left; Midsummers (FYS); Black Feminism: Roots, Routes, Futures; Consciousness and the Novel; Critiquing the Cultures of Kinship; Writing About History

 For Summer 2021:  Men’s Films (FYS); Editing as Revision

 

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