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    Welcome to the Harvard English Department

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    Spring 2021 Course Posters

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    Creative Writing Workshops

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

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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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Upcoming Events

2021 Apr 20

Notes from the Field and the Archive: Building Classroom Communities in the Humanities

3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Speaker Series Poster

The Department of English and its Department Development Committee are happy to announce a discussion series for Spring 2021, “Notes from the Field and the Archive: Building Classroom Communities in the Humanities.” 

Please save the date for the second event in this series. On...

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2021 Apr 28

Manuscript Workshop: A Repertoire of Perceptions: Essays on Poetry and Poetics

6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Please join the Harvard University Department of English for a workshop addressing the book manuscript A Repertoire of Perceptions: Essays on Poetry and Poetics by Professor Vidyan Ravinthiran. 

This event is open to all members of the Harvard community.

Registration is required. You can register for the event here.

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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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