Welcome to the English Department

We offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our courses span the range of American and English literature and writing studies, with particular expertise in American and transatlantic literatures (early and contemporary), writing studies, and digital humanities.  Our faculty are also involved in research and teaching in African-American Studies, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Please use the links on this page and the Chair’s Welcome to learn more about our people, programs, and opportunities.

Department News

Sebastian Stockman in NYT Book Review

Sebastian Stockman, a Writing Program Lecturer in the Department of English, reviews two books on education and “accountability” in the New York Times Review of Books, August 24, 2014.  Mr. Stockman, who holds an MFA from Emerson college, has published articles and reviews in venues including the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and TheAtlantic.com. …
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2014 Commencement and Placement News

2014 Doctoral Program Graduates (pictured): Lana Cook, Temporary Program Administrator, Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, MIT Genie Giaimo, Assistant Professor, Director, Writing Center, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA Sarah Connell, Lecturer, Department of English, Northeastern University Tabitha Kenlon, Assistant Professor, Department of English, American University, Dubai Gregory Cass, Assistant Professor, Humanities Department, Wheelock College, Boston,…
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Jeremy Bushnell’s Novel Named “Best Novel By Local Author”

Please join us in congratulating Department of English lecturer Jeremy Bushnell, whose novel The Weirdness (Melville House, 2014) was named “Best Novel By a Local Author” by the Improper Bostonian, which describes it as “a quirky, wildly entertaining commentary on the state of the struggling young writer,” with a plot that involves a bargain with the…
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Alumni Award for Gary Goshgarian

Professor Gary Goshgarian has been awarded the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement.  Professor Goshgarian, who earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at WPI, is, under the name Gary Braver, the author of eight well-received novels, most recently Tunnel Vision. His novel Flashback won the 2006 Massachusetts Honor Book Award. The Robert…
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Department Events


New Majors’ Department Welcome

Welcome for new majors, with peer mentors, English faculty, and advisors!


Professor Laura Green, “Novelists and Their Readers in the Social Media Age”

Faculty Works-in-Progress
Presented by the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Northeastern Humanities Center.

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Nicole Aljoe

Professor Nicole Aljoe is the department’s most recently tenured associate professor. Her fields of specialization are eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Black Atlantic Literature, the Slave Narrative, Postcolonial Studies, and eighteenth-century British Novel.

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Emily Artiano

Emily Artiano

Emily Artiano joined Northeastern University’s doctoral program in English in Fall 2008 after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at University of California, Davis. She was recently awarded a 2014-2015 Northeastern University Humanities Center Fellowship and is currently completing a dissertation titled “Translingual Bodies and the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic.”

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