Jesse Gonzalez: ' Don't forget to read for fun!'If you were to offer advice to an incoming first year student, what would you say? "Don't forget to read for fun. It sounds lame, but any problem you encounter in your life, I guarantee someone has written about it. There's something reassuring in knowing that the problems we face are universal. Also it makes you smarter."
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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.
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 and Other Poems
edited by David Orr
How to Succeed in College and Beyond: The Art of Learning
by Daniel Schwarz
English Event Videos:
- Reading by Jeff VanderMeer, 3/16/17
- Critical Race Series Lecture with Jodi A. Byrd, 3/02/17
- In a Word: featuring Lyrae VanClief-Stefanon and Dagmawi Woubshet, 5/03/17
Click here to browse the archive of English Department events.