Please join the Literature Program in congratulating the winners of this year’s English Department awards. Thank you to all the faculty who wrote with recommendations, and to all the students who submitted writing.
In the fall of 2020, students engaged with virtual sessions of the Black Study Intensive, organized by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. In this session, Poet and UCLA Professor Harryette Mullen reads from her workalong with Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist Dionne Brand.
Congratulations to third-year graduate student in literature, Sritama Chatterjee, who won a Humanities Engage Curriculum Development grant! Working with Dr. Julie Beaulieu and the Transgender Studies course, Chatterjee is creating an archive-based learning module on "Reimagining Global Trans History."
In this Pitt News article on "Navigating Gender," Megan Williams describes their response to reading Emily Wilson's translation of Homer's Odyssey. Williams was inspired by readings from Ben Parris's "Reading Poetry" course.
Lori Campbell-Tanner, a senior lecturer and advisor in the literature program, designed the popular course, Harry Potter: Blood, Power, Culture, in 2012. Based on the bestselling fantasy series by J.K. Rowling, the course regularly attracts 50 students or more—and becomes increasingly relevant every year.
Professor Zach Horton is reverse engineering the first video game console, the 1972 "Odyssey," with the assistance of undergraduates working in Pitt's Vibrant Media Lab.
Working with faculty members in English and Nursing, Emma Wolinsky presents the podcast "Remains to be Seen," which examines bodies healthy and ill, living and dead, fictional and factual. Wolinsky is a pre-med student and Honors College Brackenridge Fellow who brings a unique perspective to this crossroads of the health professions and the humanities.
Geoff Glover was selected as a winner of this year's prestigious Bellet teaching award. Glover, who teaches popular literature classes like Introduction to Science Fiction, called the award...
On the site of the Civil War’s worst single day of civilian casualties — Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville, where a munitions factory exploded on Sept. 17, 1862.
Esther Reilly reads a 1622 First Folio edition of Shakespeare's works in the Early Printed Books room of Trinity College, Dublin! Esther graduated with an English Literature major last June, and she is currently pursuing her M.Phil. in Children’s Literature at Trinity College.
English faculty member Zach Horton is reverse engineering the first video game console, the 1972 "Odyssey," with the assistance of undergraduates working in Pitt's Vibrant Media Lab.
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