Professor ‘investigates how words and images interact,’ finds multiple connections in literature, art, fashion, advertising, philosophy, palentology
Prof. W. J. T. Mitchell may be the only living iconologist on the planet. He draws on ideas from ancient and modern mythology that treat pictures as living things. As a historian of cultural images, Mitchell studies the relationship between words and images, cultivating visual and verbal literacy.
Quadruple congratulations to our extraordinary colleague, Noémie, whose Scripts of Blackness: Early Modern Performance Culture and the Making of Race has now been awarded no less than FOUR distinguished prizes.
Rachel Galvin received a Franke Institute faculty grant for The Poesía Latina Project! Over the next three years, Galvin will conduct videotaped interviews with contemporary poets, editors, literary leaders, and cultural mavens in Chicago, around the U.S., and in Latin America.
Congratulations to Tina Post on her Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research! Professor Post won for her essay "I Will Will Against Your Way: On Black Embodiment and Poetic Discomposure."
For the 2021-2022 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants planning to focus on British, American, and/or Anglophone texts and archives produced between the Middle Ages and the year 1900. Read more on our webpage dedicated to Pre-1900 Research.
For comprehensive information about admissions requirements and procedures, see the University of Chicago Humanities Division's Admissions webpage and also the Division's Online Application webpage. All applications must be completed online. The 2021-22 academic year application deadline is December 15th, 2021.
The English Department at the University of Chicago seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American or Asian Diasporic Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. All requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start of the appointment. View full job posting.