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Department of English Newsletter: June 2021

Writing Program Awards/International Students/Faculty Notes/“Say They Name in Black English”/Book Excerpts/Alumni News Writing Program Awards Writing is at the heart of our shared academic enterprise. It is an essential skill and a flexible tool that generates questions, shapes knowledge, and inspires action. Let us celebrate the many successes of Case Western...

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Department of English Newsletter: March 2021

Detective Novel Website/Faculty Notes/Sectarian Review Podcast/Book Excerpts/Alumni News American Detective Novel Website January marked the 20th anniversary of detnovel.com, the oldest scholarly website devoted to the American detective novel on the Internet. It was created and is maintained by Prof. William Marling, and it is linked to 34,627 other sites, including...

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Fundraiser for the Frederica Ward Memorial Scholarship featuring Claudia Rankine

Friday, February 26, 3:15 – 4:30 (virtual): Featured Speaker Claudia Rankine. Claudia Rankine is the author of five books of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; three plays including HELP, which premiered in March 2020 (The Shed, NYC), and The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater)...

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Department of English Newsletter: December 2020

in this issue Remembering Roger/Faculty Notes/Connecting International Students/Book Excerpts/Visiting Scholar/Lost Modernists/Alumni News Remembering Roger Salomon by Gary Stonum Dear friends and colleagues, I am sadly blessed with recalling some of what the late Roger Salomon meant to the English Department during his time as a faculty member and afterwards from his enduring influence. Not...

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Writers House Creates Community

Writers House puts writing on the map at Case Western Reserve University. Our historic building (Bellflower Hall, 11427 Bellflower Avenue) is both a gathering place for writers and a catalyst for our thriving culture of writing. Writers House embraces all forms of writing, reading, and creative expression; it supports...

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