Department of English Archives
Mar. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was named the top graduate school of education in the country for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report.
Feb. 28, 2013—Carolyn Dever has accepted a second five-year term as dean of the College of Arts and Science, announced Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Richard McCarty.
Nov. 26, 2012—Social media tools have changed the way people communicate, learn and share ideas—and the academic world is no exception. More than ever before, professors, including some here at Vanderbilt, are using blogs to supplement more traditional teaching and grading methods. Blogs are an ideal teaching tool because they provide a virtual interactive gathering place where...
Sep. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University will make its first institution-wide foray into offering worldwide, free, digital courses by some of its leading faculty members in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera.
Still Transformative After All These Years: Vereen Bell changed the face of the English department…and continues to change lives
Jul. 31, 2012—Vereen Bell, an iconic figure in the Department of English, has been making waves at Vanderbilt for 50 years. And he shows no signs of letting up. “He’s a brilliant and caring teacher, a productive and admired scholar, a supportive if sometimes provocative and crabby colleague, and a witty, refreshingly naughty presence around the department,”...
Jun. 1, 2012—Charlotte Pierce-Baker has authored This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son, now available in bookstores and by digital download. Pierce-Baker is a professor of women’s and gender studies and a professor of English at Vanderbilt. At 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Pierce-Baker will read from and sign her book at Barnes & Noble...
May. 25, 2012—Carolyn Dever announces Bill Ivey will step down as director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public policy after 10 years. Jay Clayton will succeed him.
May. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University Writer-in-Residence Alice Randall credits the school’s creative and interdisciplinary approaches to obesity-related diseases like diabetes with providing “fertile ground” for her new novel, Ada’s Rules (Bloomsbury USA).
Apr. 24, 2012—Two humanities professors in Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science have been named 2012 Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.