The Department is pleased to announce that PhD student Jonathan Armoza has been given the 2017 Ian Lancashire Award by the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities for his work on a new type of computational text modeling called 'probabilistic matrix factorization'. You can read more about Jonathan's research here.
The Department of English remembers retired faculty member, Ken Silverman, who passed away on July 7th, 2017, at age 81. Ken was born in Manhattan on February 5th, 1936 to immigrants who after World War I emigrated from what is now Lithuania. He studied English at Columbia University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1956, his [...]
The English Department is excited to announce two new faculty members that will be joining the department this fall. The department welcomes Ato Quayson and Lenora Hanson. Quayson, who received his B.A. at the University of Ghana and his PhD at the University of Cambridge, specializes in African and Post-Colonial Literature. He was the General [...]
NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine E. Fleming recently announced that Professor Phillip Harper has been appointed the new Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Harper has been a part of the Humanities faculty since 1995 with a specialty in African-American literary and Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality studies and more. He is [...]
Congratulations to Elizabeth McHenry for receiving a Golden Dozen Teaching Award this year! She will be duly honored at the College’s Baccalaureate Ceremonies on May 18th.
Warm welcome to Richard Halpern, who will be serving as the next Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English! Professor Halpern has worked closely with graduate students for a number of years, including as the Director of Placement and as a member of the Graduate Program Committee, and we are very excited to [...]
Congratulations to Peter Tasca, for receiving the 2016-2017 Master's Award for Academic Achievement in the Humanities! A formal presentation of the award will take place at the GSAS Master’s Convocation at the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm.
Robert Young was presented with the "Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Scholarship" at the annual conference of the South Asian Literary Association, an affiliate organization of the Modern Language Association.
Learn more about our English Major of the Month, Gina Elbert, here!
Congratulations to Phil Harper and John Guillory, who received Golden Dozen Teaching Awards this year!