Ada Limón is the first woman of Mexican ancestry to be named U.S. poet laureate. Through her understanding of social media and the power of connection, she strives to make poetry accessible to everyone.
One of the greatest novelists ever has also become a staple of the silver screen. What explains his continuing appeal?
The relationship between modernist authors H.D. and Bryher spanned two world wars, four decades and even a few marriages (to other people).
Redemption. Romance. Body horror. Scholars explore these concepts and other reasons why the medieval author Dante Alighieri and his master work resonate with modern readers. [6 min read]
Sponsored by USC and the Los Angeles Times, the annual celebration of the literary arts takes place online again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1½ min read]
In celebration of Women’s History Month, USC Dornsife professors provide reading suggestions that explore the history of women around the world. [4½ min read]
USC Dornsife English professors reflect on the books that have soothed and uplifted them during a year of turmoil. [5 min read]
Wayétu Moore ’09 pens a memoir that explores her escape from Liberia’s civil war and her immigrant experience in America. [8¼ min read]
A distinguished scholar of Renaissance poetry, John Milton and English grammar and syntax, Tufte was a gifted teacher and wise mentor who taught at USC Dornsife for a quarter of a century. [5 min read]