English Department Archive of Announcements

We are happy to announce the winners of the English Department teaching awards for 2014.  You may find more information at the following:  www.english.upenn.edu/People/Faculty/awards

Deb Burnham - The Best Advisor Award in English

Timothy Corrigan - SAS Ira Abrams Award Memorial for Distinguished Teaching

Michael Gamer - The David DeLaura Teaching Award...

We will raise a toast to our graduating Senior English and Cinema Studies Majors and Minors with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.  Please join us on :

Commencment Day

Monday, May 19th 11:30-1:00 pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall rooms 222&224

Families and friends of graduating seniors are all welcome!

Congratulations to Peter Decherney on his new blog at Forbes on media and technology, law and policy.


His first post is on today’s Supreme Court arguments in the Aereo case. Read more here.

Tim Corrigan has received the Abrams Award and Heather Love has received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching! 

Congratulations to Heather and Tim for this most deserved recognition!

Al Filreis has been inducted as one of 14 founding members into the Minerva Academy, "an honorary institution dedicated to promoting and rewarding extraordinary advancements and innovation in higher education around the world." 

"The Minerva Institute houses the Minerva Academy, a distinguished society of educators. Nobel Laureate Dr. Roger Kornberg serves as Governor...


Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Fisher-Bennett Hall 2nd Floor Lounge

Please join me in congratulating Nava EtShalom, who has won the prestigious 2014 “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest!



Monday, April 21st at 5:30 pm in Fisher-Bennett Hall, Faculty Lounge (room 135)


Tuesday, April 15
Film Screening: 6:00-7:30pm 
Discussion: 7:30-8:30pm 
Claudia Cohen Hall G17  

At a time where the controversial Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, is running to be Indiaʼs next Prime Minister, “Even the Crows” explores the way in which his politics and Hindu nationalist ideology have polarized Gujarat along religious lines. Since the anti-Muslim riots that exploded in 2002, the Muslim...

Please join us for the final Departmental Lecture of the year. Jonathan Dollimore will be speaking on 4/8 and will be in conversation in a seminar co-hosted by the Med/Ren group along with the Gen/Sex group and Theorizing on 4/9.

"Literature Reading Philosophy: Nietzsche, Wilde, Freud and the Violence of Desire”
Departmental Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 8
4:30 pm
Fisher-Bennett Hall 401

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the...

University of Pennsylvania will be hosting newly admitted undergraduates April 6-9th for a preview program called Quaker Days.  Over the course of these days, admitted high school students will be on campus to sample academic life through course observations, faculty talks and department visitations.

The English Department will be hosting a reception Tuesday, April 8th 2-3:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge (room 135) Fisher Bennett Hall.


You are cordially invited to join us on Monday, April 7th in the Fisher-Bennett Hall Graduate Lounge (Room 330) at 5:30 pm for a talk with Dr. Amanda Lock Swarr, Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington and author of Sex in Transition: Remaking Gender and Race in South Africa (SUNY Press, 2012).

Dr. Swarr will discuss some of her previous...

Thomas Dicter has been awarded a Critical Writing Teaching Fellowship for 2014-2015. Please join me in congratulating him!

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center at Penn is delighted to invite you to a book party celebrating The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandelaedited by Rita Barnard.

March 28th, 5-7 PM
English Department Faculty Lounge,...

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