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A Statement from the Department of English

We, the faculty of the Cornell English Department, pledge to support and do our utmost to protect members of our community who are discriminated against, unjustly treated, or otherwise targeted because of race, religion, gender, sexuality, immigration status, and other forms of difference.

Recognizing that words and symbols can be manipulated into violence, we renew our commitment to direct the force of language toward large and small acts of learning, alliance, imagination, and justice.

Book Spotlight

Department faculty continually publish important works of criticism, fiction, poetry, and essays. Here are a few recent publications:

Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel
by Elisha Cohn

Chasing the North Star
by Robert Morgan

The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong
by David Orr

The Road Not Taken and Other Poems
edited by David Orr

How to Succeed in College and Beyond: The Art of Learning
by Daniel Schwarz