Department of English

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The 15 Pitt recipients of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholarship for 2020 are the most ever in the University of Pittsburgh’s history. For the 10th time in 11 years, Pitt was also named a top producing institution of Fulbright students.
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Students, faculty and staff join people around Pittsburgh and across the country today in remembering beloved Pittsburgher Joanne Rogers, longtime spouse of the late Mister Rogers. She died Jan. 14 at 92.
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Why does the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” still speak to us today? Third-year PhD student and composition instructor Lissette Escariz Ferrá helps her students understand.
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Madeline Fox, a senior studying literature, classical civilization and philosophy, has been named a Marshall Scholar. The prestigious program supports postgraduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.
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For Lori Campbell-Tanner’s students in her Harry Potter: Blood, Power, Culture course, the Flex@Pitt model has enabled an online learning environment as engaging as the literary world they explore.
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In the internet age, misinformation can spread like wildfire—and, in the COVID-19 era, endanger lives. First-year student Thea Barrett is working with media organizations to help reduce its speed and reach.
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There’s lots to do on campus and “together” as you shelter in place. From cooperative online games to virtual K-Pop dance classes, Pittwire has ideas for students to keep busy and connected during this period and beyond.