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    We are an active and diverse scholarly community of over thirty full-time faculty members, more than 250 undergraduate majors, and some sixty graduate students in residence. We offer the B.A. in English and in English combined with Cinema Studies or Linguistics; the M.A.; and the Ph.D. Our wide variety of course offerings spans the study of American and English literature, including multi-ethnic American literatures and Anglophone and postcolonial literatures; rhetoric, composition, and writing; linguistics; cinema and drama; and representations of gender and sexuality.

    Please use the links on this page to learn more about our people, programs, and opportunities. Be sure to look at our Alumni E-Newsletter for examples of the achievements and activities of some of our graduates.


Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

February 6, 2014

Photography for Northeastern University CASE statement.Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon has received an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship and a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the Advanced Research Collaborative, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, both for 2014-2015, to support her work on the http://www.northeastern.edu/nulab/the-early-caribbean-digital-archive/.  Professor Dillon’s book, New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.


Erin Frymire’s Paper Named “Top Paper” in Communication & Law Division, NCA Conference

July 31, 2014

Doctoral Candidate Erin Frymire’s paper, “Legal Torture: A Dramatistic Analysis of the CIA’s Special Review: Counterterrorism and Interrogation Activities (September 2001-October 2003)” was named one of the Top Papers in the Communication and Law Division for the upcoming National Communication Association’s annual conference in Chicago.

Tabitha Kenlon (PhD ’14) Accepts Teaching Position at the American University in Dubai

July 22, 2014

We are happy to announce another position accepted by one of our 2014 doctorates.  Tabitha Kenlon has accepted a three-year position as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American University in Dubai (http://www.aud.edu/).  She will join Cory Grewell, Ph.D. ’08 (now teaching at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA) in a growing roster of Northeastern alumni who have taught there. For more news about recent placements, click here.


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

September 29, 2014
Noon-1 p.m.

310 Renaissance Place

Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series
College of Social Sciences and Humanities