English Department News at UIUC

Professor Lauren Goodlad on Goth Culture

Published Date:September 19, 2007

Illinois professor Lauren Goodlad and Michael Bibby, a professor of English at Shippensburg University, are co-editors and contributors to "Goth: Undead Subculture," the first collection of scholarly essays devoted to goth. "If anything is clear about goth," they write, "it is the undeadness of its appeal even as the social and cultural formations of the modern world become ever more globalized."

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Published Date: September 19, 2007

Pete Craft Named Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow

Published Date:September 4, 2007

Congratulations to Ph.D. Pete Craft on winning the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship for 2007-08. The Liebmann Fellowship is a highly competitive national award intended to support students "with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in theirchosen fields of study." The award is open to graduate students in all disciplines, is subject to two elimination processes, and only the top three candidates from each university go on to the national competition.The fellowship will support Pete's full-time research this year on his dissertation, which is entitled Warfare, Trade, and "Indians" in English Literature, 1652-1719.

Published Date: September 4, 2007

Carr Visiting Author Series

Published Date:September 1, 2007

CHAMPAIGN, IL. Five award-winning authors will read from their works this semester as part of the Robert J. and Katherin Carr Visiting Author Series.



  • 9/13 Emily Raboteau
  • 9/27 Natasha Trethewey
  • 10/15 Susan Power
  • 11/ 5 Roy Kesey
  • 11/7 Katherine Min
All readings take place at the Illini Union Bookstore Authors Corner, 2nd floor, 4:30 pm.

The Carr Reading Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program of the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Published Date: September 1, 2007

Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent

Published Date:April 4, 2007

Fall 2006 Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.

Published Date: April 4, 2007

Bruce Michelson has a new book on Mark Twain

Published Date:March 19, 2007

Bruce Michelson's new book, "Printer's Devil: Mark Twain and the American Publishing Revolution," is the first to examine how the information age affected Mark Twain.

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Published Date: March 19, 2007