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English Department Welcomes New Faculty

Author: Andrew Deliyannides

The English Department is pleased to welcome new faculty to campus this fall:


Profile Karnes

Michelle Karnes

Associate Professor of English

PhD from: University of Pennsylvania

Joins us from: Stanford University, where she was Associate Professor

Specialties:  Late medieval literature, philosophy, and religion…

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In fiction and nonfiction, new professor tells war stories — and challenges war myths

Author: Josh Weinhold

Roy Scranton, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in fall 2016, doesn't write about war the way most Americans do. In his acclaimed debut novel War Porn and in his nonfiction writing in Rolling StoneThe New York Times, and the LA Review of Books, the Iraq War veteran pushes back against what he calls "the trauma hero" — the trope of making the American soldier the victim of American military aggresion. 

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English PhD student wins Notre Dame Shaheen 3MT competition

Author: Aaron Bell

Mimi Ensley, a Ph.D. student from the Department of English, won the 2017 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Monday night in Jordan Auditorium. The Shaheen 3MT is a communication competition where graduate students from the Colleges of Engineering, Science and Arts and Letters try to effectively explain their research in a language appropriate to an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike, in three minutes or less. Competitors addressed a panel of judges in front of a live audience using one static slide as part of their presentation.

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Associate Professor Kate Marshall awarded National Humanities Center fellowship

Author: Renee Peggs

Kate Marshall, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has received a fellowship from the National Humanities Center (NHC) to spend this academic year researching and writing at the center in Durham, North Carolina. The NHC grants up to 40 fellowships annually—from among hundreds of applications—to leading scholars from around the world in all fields of the humanities.

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