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    Welcome to the Harvard English Department

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    Spring 2021 Course Posters

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  • Sam Marks Workshop

    Creative Writing Workshops

    Workshop applications for Fall 2020 are due by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, August 19. 

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We, as a department, as scholars, teachers, students, and staff, are committed to holding up our community, past and present, to the light of recent events, specifically the movement for racial justice. We will take what immediate actions we can, as we also consider the courses, colloquia, and public talks and reading the Department is running now or planning for the future. In addition, we shall reassess our hiring and admissions practices, our scholarship and pedagogy, our advising of students, and our relationships with the wider community.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Undergraduates

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Creative Writing

The English Department is proud to house Harvard’s creative writing program. The vital presence of creative writing in the department is reflected by our many distinguished authors who offer small, intensive workshops each term in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and television writing. Concentrators may also apply to work on a year-long creative senior thesis with our faculty.

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Glenda Carpio

Harvard College Professor
Professor of English and of African and African American Studies
Chair of the Department of English

Education: B.A., Vassar (1991)
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley (2002) 

Interests: The Literature, History and Culture of...

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Arts and Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Division

The Division seeks to optimize both the ability of its faculty to pursue knowledge through the study of the arts and humanities and the opportunity of its students to share in that pursuit. 

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Child Memorial Library

Child Memorial Library

Named for Francis James Child, Harvard's first Professor of English, Child Memorial Library is the English Department research library. 

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Faculty Bookshelf

Explore our faculty's publications and discover their many research interests and creative works.

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