Department of English

Professional Development

Throughout the year, the Department of English offers seminars that address a variety of timely academic topics meant to enhance students' professional development, as well as expose them to important elements of an academic career.

The seminars are led by faculty members with topics determined each year by the Graduate Committee. Students in all years of the doctoral program are strongly encouraged to attend the professionalization seminars.

Past Seminar Topics

  • External Fellowships
  • Conferences: How to Apply and Write Papers
  • Publishing in Journals
  • Article Writing and Submitting for Publication
  • Library Materials/Research
  • Archival Research
  • Genre of the Dissertation
  • Developing Reading and Writing Research Habits
  • Gender & Sexuality/Professional Ethics and Protocols
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • The Digital Humanities
  • Zotero and Scrivener¬†

Additional Information

Brown's doctoral program in English offers professional training in literary criticism, critical theory, intellectual history, and all aspects of research and pedagogy in the humanities. 
Brown's doctoral program in English offers professional training in literary criticism, critical theory, intellectual history, and all aspects of research and pedagogy in the humanities.
In the first two years of graduate study, students are engaged in course work.