all ENGLISH staff will be available via email DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. Staff emails can be found under the Administration tab on this website. THE ENGLISH MAIN OFFICE (HEAV 324) WILL BE OPENED MONDAY-THURSDAY 10AM-2PM. There will also be a staff person “on call” to provide remote assistance M-TH 8:30-10:00 am and 2:00-5:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Black Lives Matter: Statement from the English Department 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I know that all of us are experiencing a variety of emotions, including shock, anger, helplessness, and grief, following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. See full statement here.

Upcoming Virtual Events

September 23 - "Spinning Silver: From Short Story to Novel” (Podcast), Hosted by Erika Gotfredson, Narim Kim, and Vanessa Iococca, Ph.D. students in English Literature at Purdue 

September 24 - Visiting Writers Series featuring Amina Gautier Q&A and reading, 7-9 pm., Q&A starts at 7 pm, followed by a short break. Reading start at 8:00 pm.

October 7 - “Spinning Trust between Jews & their Neighbors in the Heart of the Diaspora” (rec. video lecture), with Dr. Rebekah Klein-Pejsova, Department of History, Purdue University.

Social Media Highlights

September 18 - Congratulations to former MFA student Jennifer Loyd who has won the 2020 CLA Distinguished Master's Creative Work Award. Her poems and prose, which explore the intersection between the private voice and public narratives, have appeared in numerous journals. #PurdueEnglish

September 18 - Friday Fun Fact! Did you know that the longest English sentence to date is 13, 955 words long? It can be found in English novelist Jonathan Coe's book titled The Rotters' Club. The sentence spans 33 pages of the book alone. #PurdueEnglish

September 16 - Congratulations to graduate student Adrian McClure who has won the 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award (DDA) from the College of Liberal Arts. This award recognizes outstanding scholarship, impact, and innovation. Way to go Adrian!!! #PurdueEnglish

July 29 - Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, @purdue_english professor Dorsey Armstrong has gained a cult following for her expertise as the lecturer on the @PrimeVideo series “The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague.” Retweet from @PurdueAlumni


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