University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters
    Spring 2014
Laura Knoppers
Department Deepens Expertise Across Literary Periods and Places

Notre Dame’s Department of English has solidified its reputation as a top graduate program in the Medieval and Early Modern periods with the appointment of Laura Knoppers, an esteemed Miltonist who arrives in fall 2014. The department has also strengthened its focus on ethnicity, transnationalism, gender, and race studies with the appointments of three emerging young scholars: Nan Z. Da, Jesús Costantino, and Z’étoile Imma. Read More

Laura Knoppers
English Alumni Succeed in Wide Range of Careers

CEO of the PGA of America. Hollywood screenwriter. Prominent investment banker. Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright. Fulbright winner. Opera singer. Doctor-turned-policymaker. These are just a few examples of the successful alumni who got their start in Notre Dame’s Department of English. Read More

Laura Knoppers
Video: Professor Barry McCrea on Why Novels Matter

“Novels offer us not just a map of the human mind but a way to understand how the individual human mind interacts with the world outside,” says Barry McCrea, the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies in Notre Dame’s Department of English. Read More

Laura Knoppers
Joyelle McSweeney Wins Prize for New Play

Associate Professor Joyelle McSweeney recently won the inaugural Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights for her new play, Dead Youth, or, the Leaks. Read More

Laura Knoppers
Ph.D. Student Awarded Mellon/ACLS Fellowship

Timothy Miller, a Ph.D. student in Notre Dame’s Department of English, was awarded a Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. He is the third graduate student in the department to receive this prestigious honor in the last four years. Read More

Also in This Issue
Two English Professors
Win Fellowships

Video: English Major Thrives in Marketing Internship

Global Dome Program Benefits Ph.D. Students, Faculty

English Major wins Brennan Prize for Critical Essay

Letter from the Chair

Recent Faculty Books

Department of English

Creative Writing Program


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