Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Illinois Department of English Blog


Welcome to the Department of English blog.

My name is Vicki Mahaffey and I took over as
head of the department on July 1, 2016. I'll be using this site to post updates and information of interest to our faculty, students, and alumni,
along with reflections about our discipline(s) in particular and the humanities in general. As anyone who has ever worked or studied here knows, the Department of English is a vibrant place. If you have something you'd like to see posted here, or if you want to contact me about the content of this blog, drop me an email at

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New website

If you are a frequent visitor to the English Department website, you'll have noticed by now that everything is new. The new website has many advantages over its predecessor, the most important being that faculty can now update their own pages. In time, we hope that this will make for a more accurate, dynamic, and interesting site. But we're still in early days yet. If you surf around the site you'll see that many faculty profiles are blank and that default titles assigned by programmers to non-tenure stream faculty ("instructor") have in most cases not been updated.

If you are in urgent need of information about the department--if you are, say, a prospective graduate student, or a scholar thinking about applying for our advertised position in postcolonial/global Anglophone literature--please accept my apologies for the fact that some information is not yet available online. Please feel free, too, to send me an email inquiry about the department if there is information you need.

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