Upload new images. The image library for this site will open in a new window.
Upload new documents. The document library for this site will open in a new window.
Show web part zones on the page. Web parts can be added to display dynamic content such as calendars or photo galleries.
Choose between different arrangements of page sections. Page layouts can be changed even after content has been added.
Open the Navigation Management window, which can be used to view the full current branch of the menu tree, and edit it.
Move this whole section down, swapping places with the section below it.
Check for and fix problems in the body text. Text pasted in from other sources may contain malformed HTML which the code cleaner will remove.
Accordion feature turned off, click to turn on.
Accordion featurd turned on, click to turn off.
Change the way the image is cropped for this page layout.
Cycle through size options for this image or video.
Align the media panel to the right/left in this section.
Open the image pane in this body section. Click in the image pane to select an image from the image library.
Open the video pane in this body section. Click in the video pane to embed a video. Click ? for step-by-step instructions.
Remove the image from the media panel. This does not delete the image from the library.
Remove the video from the media panel.
Our department has many research strengths in traditional literature specializations such as British and American literatures, 19th and 20th century literatures, and cultural studies. To get a sense of our research strengths please take a look at our Graduate Faculty and Graduate Student biographies.
That said, there are several areas of specialization that we believe to be particularly strong in faculty and other support. These areas of specialization make up what we call our "research clusters" and are supported through innovative coursework, partnerships with cultural institutions , diverse professional development opportunities, and major on-going research projects led by distinguished faculty. Our students also participate in working and reading groups (link in text) within these areas, forming interdisciplinary communities that organize symposiums and other unique opportunities to study outside of the classroom.
Move this whole section up, swapping places with the section above it.
CMCS sponsored graduate working groups go on fieldtrips to sites like the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia (pictured)
Print and Material Culture examines cultures past and present through the physical objects and physical texts they produce. How do objects and texts, from newspapers and posters to photographs, maps and computer screens, shape our interactions with the physical world? How do these physical texts and objects prompt us to view identities in complex ways? This mode of study encourages students to intervene in the ongoing and interdisciplinary conversation on the ways physical texts and objects compel us to engage, interpret, and understand our world.
Our students engaging with Print and Material Culture Studies benefit from a variety of on-campus and community resources including: Center for Material Culture Studies, Delaware Public Humanities Institute (DELPHI), Winterthur Museum & Library, and the Hagley Museum & Library. Graduate students participate in working groups, major research projects, and symposiums such as: Media Old and New Working Group, ThingStor: A Material Culture Database, Methods in Material Culture Graduate Student Group, and the Emerging Scholars Graduate Symposium.
At UD, this research cluster encompasses the study of Black culture with an emphasis on African American and African diasporic literature. Students study literary, historical, visual, and musical texts as entwined with cultural and political movements, aesthetic experimentation, historical memory, critical theory, and public humanities. Our program encourages a truly interdisciplinary and transnational lens for studying the cultural history of race, slavery, colonialism, modernity, and post-colonialism.
Our students with a research focus in Black Cultural studies often work closely with distinguished faculty not only in the English Department, but in History, Art History, and Africana Studies as well. Students also benefit from a variety of on-campus resources through the Morris Library, Special Collections, and UD Museums. UD is also conveniently located near a multitude of museums and libraries in Washington DC and Philadelphia.
Prospective students interested in this research field are encouraged to apply for the African American Public Humanities Initiative Scholarship (AAPHI) by checking the appropriate box in the SLATE application and declaring interest in the personal statement.
This mode of study encourages students to intervene in the ongoing and interdisciplinary conversation on the ways that texts affect our engagement with the natural world. Many of the most basic environmental questions are humanist. How have human relationships to the non-human world changed over time? Why do we have environmental problems? What are their causes? Which groups are most vulnerable to environmental issues and why do these injustices persist? What shapes our ideas about relationships between humans and their environments? How does narrative shape our ideas about the "human" and interrogate its global impacts?
Megan O'Donnell used the GIS skills she learned in Prof Ed Larkin's "Mapping Transatlantic Space and Time" seminar to chart the movements of imperial actors in the notorious 1825 shipwreck of the Kent East Indiaman. Exploring such narratives allows us to better understand the operations of empire and globalization, as well as the international circulation of people, texts and ideas.