Lines As Fine As Charlotte's Webs
On the 20th anniversary of the death of Garth Williams, a leading illustrator during what many consider to be the golden age of children's literature, Professor of English Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace reflected on his contributions in a piece for Boston Globe "Ideas." She and her husband, Associate Professor of English James Wallace, are co-authors of a new biography of the artist.
Aeron Hunt's book Personal Business: Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015.
Arts and Crafts...and Digital
Associate Professor of the Practice of English Joseph Nugent and a team of students have added an extra dimension to the McMullen Museum of Art's new exhibition "Making It Irish": an interactive digital guide that provides historical, social and artistic background to the Arts and Crafts-era items on display. BC News
Honored for Poetry
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers has honored Associate Professor James Najarian, who specializes in Romantic and Victorian poetry and nonfiction prose, with its Stephen J. Meringoff Writing Award in Poetry.
Poe Now in Boston "Evermore"
A statue of native son Edgar Allan Poe was dedicated in Boston, the culmination of a weekend of Poe-related festivities and years of campaigning by Professor Paul Lewis, to bring the author to a permanent place of prominence in the city of his birth. New York Times | WBUR "The Artery" | Boston Globe | Boston Herald | Boston Innovation | Time | BC News Release
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Recent Faculty Publications
Elizabeth K. Wallace and James Wallace
Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
Beaufort Books, May 2016
The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens
Simon and Schuster,
The Dogs of Littlefield
Simon and Schuster, January 2016
The English department Library Newsletter offers information on starting electronic journals, research developments, and more.
Conducting research and need guidance? Research Guide
Where are they now?
Dispatches on English major alumni
Robert Polito, appointed President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.