English in the News

From receiving awards, hosting events, and publishing work, our English department is an active and creative community at Washington College!

News and Highlights

Stay up-to-date on all things English.
Sufiya English Professor Wins Prestigious Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction

Sufiya Abdur-Rahman's Manuscript - Heir to the Crescent Moon - to be Published Later This Year.

Events Recent and Upcoming Faculty Publications

Our professors are active members of the literary community, and their published works include a variety of topics and genres!

Events Literary Events for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters
Awards Alisha Knight Is Washington College’s 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Winner

Read about Knight's academic work and the impact she's had at Washington College.

Publication "A Brief History of Fruit," by Kimberly Quiogue Andrews, assistant professor of English and creative writing Feb. 12, 2020

Winner of the 2018 Akron Poetry Prize, published by University of Akron Press

Publication "A Liberal Education in Late Emerson: Readings in the Rhetoric of Mind," by Sean Meehan, Professor and Chair of English Feb. 6, 2019

Meehan’s new book on Emerson’s later scholarship provides insights pertinent to today’s liberal arts education.

Watch Our Videos

2021 sophie kerr prize winner justin nash interviewed by delmarva life tv Black Studies Symposium 2021: Publishing While Black with Dr. Knight Black Studies Symposium 2021: Writing While Black with Prof. Abdur-Rahman Dr. Richard Gillin, "A Guide to Hiking the Liberal Arts" Celebrating Prof. Bob Mooney's retirement!. Dr. Alisha Knight receives the 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award. The 2020 Presentation of the Sophie Kerr Award.