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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Honored by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

January 27, 2021

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has named Henry Louis Gates Jr. the recipient of the Don M. Randel Award for Humanistic Studies. The award – which is being given for only the seventh time since it was established in 1975 – recognizes remarkable scholars whose work shapes our inner lives and our understanding of the world around us.

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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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Readings

Poetry in America

Poetry In America

Poetry in America’s mission is to bring poetry into living rooms and classrooms around the world.

Morris Gray

Morris Gray & Readings

The Harvard English Department hosts many readings throughout the year, including the Morris Gray Poetry series, which dates back to 1939 with poets that include Robert Frost, Claudine Rankine, and Adrienne Rich.

Woodberry Poetry Room

Woodberry Poetry Room

A warm, welcoming poetry library and a vital hub of literary activity, the Poetry Room features a circulating collection of 20th and 21st century books and a landmark collection of audio-visual recordings.

The History of the English Department