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Classics Carmen
Classics

Why I Declared: Humanities Edition

Last but certainly not least, Flyby sophomores planning studies in Humanities fields share their declaration process.

FrankenReads
Libraries

Marathon Reading of 'Frankenstein' Revisits Novel 200 Years Later

Houghton Library hosted a Halloween reading of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the book’s publication.

Barker Center
FAS

Creative Writing Program Offers Science Writing, 'Journalism in the Age of Trump'

The Creative Writing Program is expanding its course offerings this academic year, particularly to include a wider variety of nonfiction workshops.

Min Jin Lee
Books

Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee, who is the author of Free Food for Millionaires (2007) and Pachinko (2017), spoke about her publications and work at Emerson Hall.

Jesse D. McCarthy
College

McCarthy Hired as English, African and African American Studies Assistant Prof

"Jesse McCarthy stood out unequivocally as the hottest new star on the horizon,” the Chair of the African and African American Studies wrote of the new hire.

Student Groups

English Department Launches Peer-Led ‘Critical Pizza’ Talks

The weekly peer-led discussions are held over pizza. Organizers said they hope the informal environment will encourage more students to explore literary criticism.

Barker Center
FAS

Demand For Creative Writing Classes Reaches All-Time High

​The English Department received a record number of applications to its creative writing program this academic year, according to the program’s director.

Kazuo Ishiguro
College

Professor Studies Book Exteriors

​While most English professors are largely concerned with what’s inside a book, David J. Alworth studies a text’s exterior.

Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction
English

Journalists Debate Power of News Media

While Abramson said she remains a staunch believer in the power of news, Adams said that the public’s thirst for sensational material prevents it from actually improving society.

Steph Burt
English

Steph Burt

Professor Steph Burt in her book-filled office.

Steph Burt
English

Hey Professor: Science Fictional Future

We need ways to imagine a future that is different from the present, because the present isn't really working out all that well and because we would like the future to be different.

Art and Politics
English

New English Requirement Fuels Debate Over Canon

​When English department chair James W. Simpson told The Crimson on March 23 that future concentrators would be required to take at least one course that featured authors “marginalized for historical reasons,” he met a chorus of off-campus objections.

Lena K. Felton
College

Endpaper: Final Postcard from Home

Harvard isn’t an easy place. It seems to run on anxiety, which first struck me when I moved into a too-small dorm room on a muggy August day more than three years ago.

Barker Center 114
College

English Department Diversity Course Requirement Approved

English concentrators will soon be required to enroll in a course featuring authors who may have been excluded in the past for their race, gender, or sexuality.

Barker Center
Humanities Division

English Department Proposes Diversity Requirement

The English Department proposes new requirements for curricular diversity.

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