Department of English
Penn English is a vibrant intellectual community with an internationally renowned faculty, a highly selective graduate program, and a thriving undergraduate program. Our distinguished research faculty work across a full range of fields, materials, and approaches: from Medieval Studies to Contemporary Poetics; Book History and Digital Humanities; and theories of Gender and Sexuality, Race and Transnationalism, Empire and Globalization. Beyond the classroom, a wide array of working groups devoted to these fields brings together faculty, students, and visiting scholars. In research and teaching, we balance inventive and traditional methodologies, new and old media, close reading and big data, small seminars and worldwide MOOCs.
- The Serpent Will Eat Whatever is in the Belly of the Beast
- Fighting the Night: My Father in World War II