NexText: News from the Department of English College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame
Laura Dassow Walls

New Faculty Strengthen American Literary Studies

Laura Dassow Walls, a distinguished scholar of 19th century American literature and culture, will join the Notre Dame faculty in fall 2011—the latest in a series of recent hires that have been critical to the growth of the department.

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Declan Kiberd

Declan Kiberd Appointed to Keough Professorship

Declan Kiberd, one of Ireland’s most prominent intellectuals, has been appointed Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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Miller Family

English Majors Thrive in Diverse Careers

You can find Notre Dame graduates with degrees in English almost everywhere—and not just working in the classroom as teachers or professors. Indeed, according to a survey of alumni, they are thriving in a broad range of professions.

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Matthew Coyne

Love of Appalachia Inspires Student Research

Pride in his cultural heritage and a love of literature prompted senior English major Matthew Coyne to delve into the origins of the Appalachian literary journal Cold Mountain Review.

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Spring 2011

Also in This Issue

Author Steve Tomasula Explores Art’s Frontier

English Faculty Win Prestigious Honors

ACLS Honors Three Notre Dame English Scholars

Recent Books From Our Faculty