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.
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Hillary Chute’s new book, Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere (Harper/HarperCollins, Dec 2017), received a stellar review in the New York Times Book Review. The article is available online now and will appear in this weekend’s print edition of the Sunday book review. Manohla Dargis describes the writing in Hillary’s “wonderful book” as both “helpfully…
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Professor Nicole Aljoe delivered a talk titled “#18C Black Lives Matter” to NUDream program participants on December 6, 2017. NUDream is an NU affinity group for faculty and staff of color that was created to help build community awareness and networking opportunities. Learn more about NUDream.
Professor Hillary L. Chute’s forthcoming book, Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere (Harper/HarperCollins Dec 2017), received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. “For anyone who wants a crash course in contemporary comics, or wants to teach one, this is your book.” Read the full article online.
The Meaningful Writing Project book, co-written by Professor Neal Lerner, was reviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full article online.
“Writing/Righting the World”
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Professor Hillary Chute, a renowned expert on graphic narratives and comics, holds joint appointments in Northeastern's Department of English (College of Social Sciences and Humanities) and Department of Art and Design (College of Art and Media Design). Her recent book, Disaster Drawn (Harvard University Press, 2016), investigates how hand-drawn comics have come of age as a serious medium for engaging history and explores the ways graphic narratives by diverse artists document the disasters of war.Read more »