Of the 18 concentrations in the Arts and Humanities division, 10 have experienced significant decreases in numbers of concentrators, six remained relatively steady, and two saw slight increases between 2015 and 2019.
Harvard’s English department has developed a new online forum to discuss emerging issues and trends within the field of literature as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the fall semester and keeps the University’s scholars apart.
While the novel coronavirus pandemic has uprooted the lives of many faculty working on campus this year — forcing them to switch to remote teaching and ramp down laboratory research — it has also disrupted the work of many faculty currently on leave.
Harvard American Literature professor Elisa New recently launched an online English course for high school students in 29 schools nationwide as part of her larger Poetry in America initiative.
For the second year in a row, a record number of students applied to and enrolled in the English department’s creative writing workshops. This spring, the program includes 24 workshops — another all-time high — in both fiction and non-fiction disciplines.
Allegations of plagiarism embroiled former New York Times Executive Editor and Harvard lecturer Jill E. Abramson ’76, whose latest book, “Merchants of Truth,” came under scrutiny from journalists Wednesday.
The fourth floor of Lamont Library is currently halfway through renovations and is on-track to reopen by the start of the spring 2019 term.
The Library of Congress will award Harvard English professor Jorie Graham a national prize for poetry in December, the library announced last week.
Houghton Library hosted a Halloween reading of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the book’s publication.
The Creative Writing Program is expanding its course offerings this academic year, particularly to include a wider variety of nonfiction workshops.
"Jesse McCarthy stood out unequivocally as the hottest new star on the horizon,” the Chair of the African and African American Studies wrote of the new hire.
The weekly peer-led discussions are held over pizza. Organizers said they hope the informal environment will encourage more students to explore literary criticism.
The English Department received a record number of applications to its creative writing program this academic year, according to the program’s director.
When English department chair James W. Simpson told The Crimson on March 23 that future concentrators would be required to take at least one course that featured authors “marginalized for historical reasons,” he met a chorus of off-campus objections.