Professor Janet Randall has been invited to give a workshop at the Flaschner Judicial Institute at the John Adams Courthouse. Her October 21 workshop, “’What was that, again?’ Instructing a Jury in Plain English” for Massachusetts judges will present an overview of her psycholinguistic research on legal language and hands-on opportunity for judges to learn to craft…
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Elizabeth Maddock Dillon’s Book Featured at Symposium Professor Dillon’s new book, New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849 (Duke, 2014), will be the subject of a symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center on Thursday, October 16th, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The symposium will feature distinguished scholars Donald Pease (Dartmouth), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU), Monica…
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Professor Kathleen Kelly and Dr. Cecelia Musselman will lead a Dialogue of Civilization trip to Cornwall, England, the fabled home of King Arthur, for the first time this summer. Students will take two classes: ENGL 3151, Medieval Romance Abroad (which fulfills an early period requirement for English majors) and ENG 3315, Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing, which…
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Professor Nicole Aljoe has been invited give a talk, “Writing and Reading Slave Lives in 18th century Britain” at the 16th Annual International Conference of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University. The theme of the conference, which takes place November 7-8, 2014, is “Visualizing Slavery and British Culture in the Eighteenth Century.”
Matthew Baddour, a 2014 English BA and Outstanding Co-Op Award winner, is featured in the Northeastern Magazine online in an article on “What Makes Co-Op Work?” Matt, who now has a full-time position at Stackdriver, the software company at which he did his third co-op, says that “Doing financial analysis is surprisingly similar to doing literary analysis….
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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.
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.
Doctoral student Kristi Girdharry was selected as one of two recipients of Northeastern University’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Kristi was nominated by Professors Gallagher and Lerner and was honored by President Aoun at the Academic Honors Convocation on April 16, 2014.
The department congratulates Jenna Sciuto (Ph.D. expected 2014), who has accepted a tenure-track position at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts, and Danielle Skeehan (Ph.D 2013), who has accepted a tenure-track position at Oberlin College.
The department congratulates graduating senior Matt Baddour, winner of a 2014 Outstanding Co-Op award, which “recognizes the accomplishments of seniors who have had outstanding co-op experiences while at the University.” Matt, an English major with minors in Business and History, has held three co-ops: as an Editorial Assistant at the publishing company Aptara; in purchasing at Bose Corporation, the high-end sound systems company; and finally as a Support Analyst at a cloud-hosting start-up, Stackdriver, where his communications and problem-solving skills have earned him a post-graduation job. Matt was nominated for the award by English Department co-op coordinator Lisa Cantwell Doherty, who is always ready to help our majors move forward with their goals.