This quarter, students will study coming-of-age stories across both Victorian- and contemporary-era novels in Britain and America in the new course taught by Irena Yamboliev, ENGLISH 127: “The Tragedy of Becoming an Adult.”
To our creative writing students: In light of the conversations about sexual assault and harassment taking place at Stanford and in the world, including the recent allegations involving two former Stanford English professors and questions around the University’s response, we want to reaffirm how deeply committed we are to making the classrooms, offices and hallways of creative…
A confidential letter sent by Stanford to former graduate student Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01 reveals new details about Chu’s public accusations of sexual assault and harassment against now-deceased English Professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D. ’77.
two new allegations of Moretti sexually harassing graduate students have surfaced: one from a woman who says she had to set a dog loose to get Moretti to stop propositioning her and leave her house late at night and another incident described by multiple sources who say Moretti lost a job opportunity at Johns Hopkins after a graduate student reported that he touched her inappropriately.
Thomas Moser, professor emeritus of English and former chair of the Stanford English department, died on June 9, 2016 from complications of pneumonia. He passed away at his home on the Stanford campus at the age of 92.
Celebrated author and professor emeritus of English Tobias Wolff M.A. ’78 first came to Stanford as a Stegner Fellow in 1975. He returned to Stanford as a professor in 1997 and has taught here ever since. The Daily sat down with Wolff to discuss his time here as well as his plans for the future.
In September, Stanford’s English department launched the digital humanities (DH) minor, a program which allows students to use digital tools to enhance their understanding of the humanities and generate new questions for innovative research.
“It is English, I promise,” English Ph.D. student Jon Quick joked before beginning to recite at Stanford’s Poetry Out Loud competition Tuesday evening. Then, for the next four minutes, an audience of about 60 sat in rapt silence as Quick, a first-year Ph.D. candidate, recited the first 52 lines of the epic poem Beowulf in the original Old English, complete with gestures and dramatic intonation.
Although many listeners had probably read the famous poem at some point, most had probably never heard it performed out loud. But a return to poetry’s origins as an oral tradition was the focus at the Poetry Out Loud competition on Tuesday, held at Levinthal Hall, home of the Stanford Humanities Center.