In addition to work within the department itself, the English department
has close ties to many organizations on campus. Below is a partial
list of organizations that our faculty and students have ties to.
The Communication Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University
The June Communication Symposium is an annual meeting of faculty and staff from both the Pittsburgh and Qatar campuses of Carnegie Mellon University. The overall goal of the symposium is to build one intellectual community that aims toward developing effective approaches for assisting students to develop the professional and technical English communication skills that they will need to function effectively in the emerging global knowledge economy.
Oakland Review Online
The Oakland Review is a student-run journal of
poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, art, photography and
On this page, you'll be able to find out what
intercultural inquiry is, its philosophy, as well as strategies
for engaging in intercultural inquiry yourself.
The CMU Series in
Short Fiction Press
The CMU Series in Short Fiction is dedicated
to publishing outstanding literature that largely goes unrecognized
in today's book market. Founded in 1997 by Sharon
Dilworth, an associate professor of English at Carnegie Mellon,
the Press continues to publish two to three titles a year.
for University Outreach
This is the Carnegie Mellon home for outreach
efforts to public and private elementary, secondary and community
educational organizations. It is co-directed by Linda
Flower, professor of English and Rhetoric.
The Community Literacy Center is a community/university
collaborative of Pittsburgh's 80-year-old Community House and the
Center for the Study of Writing at Carnegie Mellon University. It
is also co-directed by Linda
The Marxist Literary Group, an affiliated organization
of the Modern Languages Association, was formed in the early 1970s
to promote the interests of scholars in the humanities whose professional
and intellectual interests center upon the social, political and
ideological elements and effects of literary texts and other cultural
artefacts. The MLG especially wishes to promote scholarly consideration
and discussion of the theoretical and practical contribution of
Marxism and the Marxist tradition to study in the humanities and
related disciplines. The MLG publishes a yearly journal, Mediations.
For more information, please visit the MLG site above or contact
its president Jamie
The minnesota review is a literary
magazine. Founded in 1960, it has a long history publishing avant
garde poetry and fiction, and through the 1980s it developed a reputation
publishing criticism and theory committed to progressive politics.
Its editorial staff has included Fredric Jameson, Fred Pfeil, and
Michael Sprinker, and since 1992 it has been edited by Jeffrey Williams.
Upon his joining the faculty in the literary and cultural studies
program in 2004, the editorial offices have been housed at Carnegie
Over the past decade, the journal has published special clusters
on "PC Wars," "The Politics of AIDS," "The Academics of Publishing,"
"Activism and the Academy," "The White Issue," "50s Culture," "The
Legacy of Michael Sprinker," among many others. It has also published
a steady stream of interviews with leading critics, in the past
two issues including Jennifer Crewe, Rita Felski, John Guillory,
Michael Hardt, Eric Lott, Ken Wissoker, and Slavoj Zizek. A collection
of past interviews was recently published by NYU Press in a volume
edited by Williams called Critics
at Work: Interviews 1993-2003 (2004).
Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
presents a staggeringly varied collection of the most influential
critical statements from the classical era to the present day. The
Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism is edited by scholars
and teachers including CMU's Professor Jeffrey Williams, covering
topics ranging from the history of poetics to postmodernism, from
classical rhetoric to ériture féminine, and from the
social construction of gender to the machinery of academic superstardom.
Founded in 1916 by Elmer Ellsworth Brown, then
Chancellor of the University, New York University Press, located
on Washington Square in Manhattan's historic and intellectually
vibrant Greenwich Village, was, in his words, created "to publish
contributions to higher learning by eminent scholars." NYU
Press publishes approximately 100 new books each year, enjoys a
backlist of over 1500 titles, and was described recently by the
Chronicle of Higher Education as “a major player in academic
publishing.” The Press distributes its books both domestically
and internationally through its agents in Britain, Europe, Canada,
China, Japan, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Australia, and Latin
America. NYU Press is also the exclusive North American distributor
of Monthly Review Press. NYU Press has
recently published Critics
at Work: Interviews 1993-2003 (2004) by Jeff Williams,
Love: Romance Intimacy and the Marriage Crisis (2003) by
Founded in 2003, the CSA is a multicultural
and multidisciplinary professional organization bringing together
scholars, teachers, and writers interested in the critical analysis
of culture. It will holds annual conferences and maintains a membership/mailing
list for the purpose of creating a community of scholars with a
shared interest in Cultural Studies. We expect that the organization
and its conference will reflect broadly the various strands of cultural
studies today. We especially welcome people interested in building
the new organization. Please contact Professor
David Shumway if you have any questions.