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Department of English

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  • Faculty Spotlight

  • Ostherr

    Professor Kirsten Ostherr
    Professor Ostherr teaches film and media studies, focusing on ephemeral film and historical and contemporary visualizations of health and disease in photography, film, television, animation, advertising, and medical imaging. She publishes articles on medical animation in the 1920s, health education films of the postwar period, narrative medicine and biocultures, ethical issues in the film Philadelphia, and corporate publicity films, as well as on art film, documentary, and science fiction film.

  • Student News

  • Jennifer Hargrave wins an INCS essay prize.

    Jennifer Hargrave wins an INCS essay prize.
    Congrats to English grad student Jennifer Hargrave, the recipient of this year’s Susan Morgan Graduate Student Essay Prize awarded by the Interdisciplinary 19th-C. Studies at their annual conference.
  • Graduate Admissions Quick Links

    Online Application    • How to Apply

    The application deadline for admission in Fall 2015 is December 8th. We will begin accepting applications on September 1st. Contact our Graduate Coordinator Kristina McDonald at englgrad@rice.edu if you have questions about the application process.

  • Announcements

  • Summer 2014 & Orientation Week
    Summer classes are in session at Rice right now and we are offering ENGL 270: Aspects of Modern Literature during Summer Session III. Click here for more info on this course.

    Orientation Week for Freshmen is Sunday, August 17 - Friday, August 22 and there will be an academic advising session on Tuesday, August 19. English will have a booth at the advising session and professors and students will be available to answer questions about the English major and our courses. In the mean time if you have any questions for our department, please call 713-348-4840 or email us at english@rice.edu.

    Congratulations Seniors!
    Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! English B.A.s, we are so proud of all that you have achieved in your time at Rice and wish you all the best going into the future.