Goldwin Smith Hall columns in the spring

A Statement from the Department of English

We, the faculty and staff 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 identification, sexuality, immigration status, ability, 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.

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Recent Books by English Faculty

Department faculty continually publish important works of criticism, fiction, poetry, and essays. Visit English Faculty: Recent Books to learn more.