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  • Prepare for a career teaching secondary school English through our rigorous English Education major.
  • Explore your options for English and English Education courses offered in Newark this fall.
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  • Learn what's required to complete the Master's Degree in Literature.
  • Learn what's required to complete the PhD degree in Literature.
  • Find helpful resources to answer your students' advisement questions.
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  • Review the lists of allowable and unallowable expenses before you go.
  • Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Delaware. If you are in a position to visit us in person, you will find us in Memorial Hall, one of the university’s most beautiful and prominent buildings–located at the center of the Green, the centerpiece of the University of Delaware’s historic campus. If you can visit us only online, then please explore our website, and let me know if I can answer any questions for you. Read more

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  • Feb. 18th, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM: English Advising Center Grand Opening
    @ Hall outside of MEM 119 and MEM 120:
    Please join us for free refreshments and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the English Department Advising & Career Center.
     
  • Feb. 29th, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Carole Levin Lecture
    @ Memorial Hall, Room 127:
    “I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys”
    The Value of Turquoise in Shakespeare and English Renaissance Culture-
    One of the most poignant moments in The Merchant of Venice is when Shylock learns that the ring he valued above anything was not only stolen by his daughter Jessica, but traded for a monkey. Shylock cared about the ring out of sentiment; his dead wife had given it to him while he was courting her. But the turquoise, coming from Persia and Arabia, was also a valuable stone in sixteenth-century England. It was worn by queens and also given as gifts to and from queens. Especially for Mary Stuart, there were turquoise rings at critical moments of her life, including her abdication. While today usually turquoise are set in silver, in Renaissance England they were set in gold, and highly prized. Turquoise had other potential values, however, that included powerful protection. Shakespeare’s play works as a frame to explore the value of turquoise and its ownership by queens, from where it was traded, and its supposed magical properties in English Renaissance culture.
     
    Carole Levin is the Willa Cather Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska. She was the co-founder of the Queen Elizabeth I Society. She has won awards for her teaching from SUNY/New Paltz and the University of Nebraska. She is the author or editor of sixteen books including The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power and Dreaming the Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture. She has held long-term fellowships at both the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC and in 2015 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of York in England.
     
  • Mar. 1st: African American Material Culture and Public History Lecture
    @ TBD for Place and Time:
     
  • Mar. 22nd, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Walter Robinson - Boston Globe - "Spotlight" Lecture
    @ Mitchell Hall:
     
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