A Note From our Acting Chair: Anis Bawarshi
Greetings from the English Department, where the past six months have been a time of transition, reflection, and planning ahead.
After serving as chair of the English department for four years, Brian Reed accepted the position of UW Divisional Dean of the Humanities last July. We are grateful to Brian for taking on this larger role as advocate for the humanities at such a critical time, and we are indebted to him for his wisdom,... Read more
Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics
The Inaugural Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics took place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the UW Intellectual House. This notable new lecture series was created courtesy of an endowment from Lee Scheingold, widow of Professor Emeritus Stuart Scheingold of the Political Science department. After receiving... Read more
Faculty and Staff Notes
Newest things first. On September 19th baby June Mary Callow joined Interdisciplinary Writing Program incoming Director Megan Callow, her partner Adam, and young son Coleman. The Callow family’s Husky roots run deep: June Mary Callow is a direct descendant of Russell "Rusty" Callow ('15), head coach of some of the legendary Husky Crew teams featured in the New York...Read more
This past spring English Matters wiggled its way through the contorted halls of Padelford, over and down to the Creative Writing offices to tap MFA students for book recommendations. They duly pointed out some great reads that we hope have been picked up and enjoyed. Upon pondering upon whom to lean for your winter reading pleasure, it occurred to English Matters that our PhD program students do read on occasion. That occasion being the... Read more
In Memoriam / Professor Robert David Stevick (17 January 1928 – 27 September 2018)
[Our need in the English Department to write obituaries for faculty passings has recently been unfortunately regular. We thank Professor Emeritus Míċeál Vaughan for this remembrance of his elder colleague and friend Professor Emeritus Robert Stevick. Please also read Dr. Stevick’s...Read more
The UW College of Arts and Sciences Perspectives newsletter profiles English minor and Rome study abroad student Osman Salahuddin. For more on Osman's many talents and insights gained from English, read here.