The sprawling cast of characters in the Irish novel Finnegans Wake compares to the meme culture that permeates the Internet today, according to research by English major Tom Murphy.
Northeastern on Wednesday hosted “THATCamp,” a so-called “unconference” that offered attendees a unique way to navigate the novel field of digital humanities.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” said on Thursday at Northeastern that his family is profoundly disappointed in his career path.
Associate professors of graphic design and speech language pathology and audiology have teamed up to develop a computer program that helps teenage foreign-language speakers learn English.
Delivering the annual Robert D. Klein Lecture, English professor Carla Kaplan discussed the complicated story of white women who passed for black in the 1920s.
The film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” dominated the box office this weekend, netting more than $155 million in its first three days in theaters. We asked English professor Kathleen Kelly, who teaches classes that cover book-to-film adaptations and plans to see “The Hunger Games” this week, about what makes a successful movie version of a work of popular literature.
Last week, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company began its 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Common” season with “All’s Well That Ends Well.” We asked Erika Boeckeler—an assistant professor of English who recently returned from a postdoctoral fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. — for some insight into one of The Bard’s lesser-known works.
Indiana recently became the latest state to remove the requirement for its schools to teach handwriting, leading to the debate over whether cursive is outdated in our digital society or a critical component of youth learning. We asked Neal Lerner, an associate professor of English and the director of the Writing Center at Northeastern University, to weigh in.
On co-op in Bali, Northeastern student develops new education curriculum for students – while leveraging his own appreciation for theater and drama
English professor Gary Goshgarian talks about his upcoming new book, “Tunnel Vision,” the origins of his pen name and the secrets of fiction-writing success.
English professor and acclaimed popular novelist extracts his best story ideas from pop culture and his own experience
Connections made through co-op sparked the legal career of alumna Linda Stewart Dalianis, who was recently sworn in as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court