English DUG

Welcome to the English Department Undergraduate Group (DUG) 

Have you heard about the English concentration but never quite known what it entails or how it differs from a Literary Arts or Comparative Literature concentration?

To join the English DUG and/or arrange to chat with a current English concentrator, please contact the DUG leadership. Learn about their experience as an English concentrator or learn about Honors in English, Honors in Nonfiction Writing, and English Department Prizes. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

DUG Student Leaders 2017-18:
Fall: Vanessa Calouro and Beatrice Bugane

DUG Faculty Advisor: Professor Olakunle George


Spring 2018 featured events:

  • Concentration Declaration Day/Open House
    : Friday, April 13, 2018
    Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
    Location: English Dept., 70 Brown St., 2nd floor lounge
  • Pre-Registration event
    Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
    Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
    Location: English Dept., 70 Brown St., 2nd floor lounge

Past events:

  • "Blind Date with a Book"
    Meet other English concentrators (and fellow Brown students alike!), pick up some chocolates and, of course—a book! 
    Friday, February 9, 2018
    Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
    Location: JWW 201 
  • End of the Year Social
    Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
    Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
    Location: J. Walter Wilson, 201
    Drop by and enjoy some Flatbread Pizza on us while unwinding with your fellow English concentrators.

  • Pre-Registration Q & A Event
    Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
    Time: Noon to 1:00 pm
    Location: English Dept., 70 Brown St., 2nd floor lounge

  • Third Annual Halloween Soirée
    (English and Medieval Studies DUGs)
    : Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown St.)
    This Halloween gathering will feature atmospheric readings by professors from English and Medieval Studies departments, as well as a musical performance by the Brown Madrigals. Join us at Annmary Brown Memorial—there will be a reception with refreshments and Duck and Bunny cupcakes!

  • Spooky "Blind Date with a Book"
    Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

    Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
    Roberts Center/Faunce, Room 341
    Books will be wrapped, making your choice a complete mystery. Maybe you'll pick out a thrilling vampire tale, or an exhilarating time traveling story, or maybe even a psychological novel that will keep you up at night. The possibilities are endless! So, if you are looking for something to read but don't want to spend countless hours browsing through the bookstore, drop by and grab yourself a wrapped book (and also some candy).

  • English DUG Concentration Open House
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    Time: 2:30 to 4:00 pm
    English Dept., 70 Brown St., 2nd floor lounge

    Join the English DUG on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 2:30-4:00 pm for an afternoon of mingling with literary-minded students and English faculty members. Drop by anytime to partake of tea, coffee, and cookies and ask questions about the English concentration, course selection, or opportunities for English concentrators. We hope to see you there!