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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of English newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits. 

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The GW English Blog keeps students up to date with news and upcoming events held by the department. The blog also highlights current students, alumni and professors with stories about their time in the English department. 

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Latest News

Headshots of students Bongani Ndebele and Lauren Patrick (right)

Two GW Students Earn Civic Fellowships for Commitment to Public Service

Sophomore English and political science major Lauren Patrick was honored with a national Newman Civic Fellowship for her leadership and service.

English Professor Receives the bell hooks Legacy Award

Alexa Alice Joubin was named the inaugural recipient the of award to commemorate the late feminist writer and activist.

Student Ananya Bhardwaj, left, speaks with Professor Alexa Alice Joubin in her course Shakespeare, Race and Gender on Film. (William Atkins/GW Today)

GW English Professor Uses AI to Teach Shakespeare and Critical Theory

Professor Alexa Alice Joubin said the new technology has much to offer students, including helping them develop critical skills.

Literary Magazine 


GW Capitol Letters

GW Capitol Letters is a university-sponsored, student-run art and literary magazine that publishes material written by the GW community. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to submit their works by emailing [email protected]. Up to five works of literary (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) or art may be submitted each semester.

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Capitol Letters: Spring 2021 cover



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