Department of English

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As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
Geoffrey Glover in a blue shirt and green tie
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel turned 60 this month, amid criticism for the way it handles race and racism. Geoffrey Glover from the Department of English offers ways to read the book in the context of today’s social justice movement.
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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
Dmitriy Babichenko in the School of Computing and Information joined forces with colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as the Department of English and UPMC, to develop two games for kids to learn about health.
Uma Satyavolu
Uma Satyavolu’s Literature and Medicine course challenges students to study both past and current writings to deal ethically with pandemics such as COVID-19. See what books and resources she recommends.
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From ancient Egyptian war games to Candy Land and Settlers of Catan, Pitt researcher Zachary Horton explains the evolution of board games and why they’re more popular today than ever, just in time for National Board Game Day on April 11.