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Welcome to the virtual home of the English graduate program at the University of Delaware! We're a fully funded M.A./Ph.D. program whose  internationally distinguished faculty publish in areas such as  Material Culture Studies, African American Studies, Early Modern Literature, the Environmental Humanities, Rhetoric & Composition, and more.  

If you're a prospective student, you'll want to read about our program and application process

If you're a current student, you may want to learn about upcoming events, download the Handbook, or access helpful documents on advancing your graduate career. 

If you're an alumnus of our program, you may want to learn about the latest alumni news, sign up for our alumni newsletter, or contact the Director of Graduate Studies at  with updates on your life and career. 

Explore our website! If you have questions, contact  Ann Marie Green, Administrative Assistant IV at

Alumni Profile
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Jane Wessel earned her Ph.D. at U.D. in 2016. She’s currently working as an assistant professor in 18th Century literature at Austin Peay State University. She recently completed a month-long fellowship at the Houghton Library, working with materials related to R.B. Sheridan that relate to her book project on literary property and the eighteenth-century stage. She has an article forthcoming in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation in Spring 2019. Teaching-wise, she notes that “in Spring 2018, I created a set of linked courses with faculty in Theatre and Communication in which our students worked together to produce a podcast on Restoration Shakespeare. The podcast episodes should be available publicly this winter, after the audio engineers finish editing them." 

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  • The English Department will be hosting job talks by candidates for the Environmental Humanities assistant professorship from January 17-Feb 5. See email for schedule of talks and teaching workshops.
  • Applications for the Winterthur GA-ship are now open. The successful applicant will have the opportunity of working in one of several areas, including scholarly publishing, admin, and library organization. This is an immensely valuable opportunity to professionalize and to familiarize yourself with one of the most important scholarly and archival institutions in the country. Grad students interested in applying should forward the DGS a cv and cover letter  by Monday Jan 28.

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Rebekah Phillips and Rebecca Olsen  attended the 2018 Dickens Universe in Santa Cruz, CA, with Prof Iain Crawford (not pictured) and two of our  undergraduate students. Graduate students interested in attending the 2019 Dickens Universe should contact Iain Crawford asap.

Megan O'Donnell recently received a grant from SESYNC for a collaborative Digital and Environmental Humanities project. The project, currently titled, "Policy, Portrayal, and Coral Reefs" uses distant reading to analyze discursive themes in coral reef news narratives as they relate to policy action and coral reef health.

Mali Collins-White has won a PAGE fellowship from Imagining America. As a PAGE Fellow, she will work in a yearlong working group to promote collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, and research projects. 

Carolyne King has published two articles, "The Reader in the Textbook: Embodied Materiality and Reading in the Writing Classroom," forthcoming in Composition Studies 47.1, 2019 and "Tutors as Readers: Reprising the Role of Reading in the Writing Center," which is forthcoming in Praxis 16.1 Fall 2018.

Naghmeh Rezaie has had an article accepted by Literature/Film Quarterly. "Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman: A Border-Crossing Adaptation in a Border-Blocking Time" will be published this fall.

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