Recent News

  Please join the English Department’s Visiting Lecture and Diversity Committee for the third installment in the on-going discussion on Post-Election Pedagogy and Classrooms: "Combativeness in the Classroom" This discussion will begin with panelist’s reflections on illustrative stories of combativeness in the classroom and move on to collective reflection on best-practices for dealing with combativeness in its many forms.  Special attention will be paid to the material... Read more
Tressa Thomas, an undergraduate English major from Santa Rosa, California, has been selected as a 2017 Bonderman Fellow. The Bonderman Travel Fellowship program was created in 1995 through a gift from David Bonderman, who earned his undergraduate degree in Russian from the University of Washington in 1963. These prestigious fellowships fund eight months of solo travel to two regions of the world. As a female comedian, Thomas has spent her college career exploring the intersections of feminism... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2016-2017 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching for English Department Writing Program TAs (EWP and IWP).  The deadline is Fri., May 5th. For more information:... Read more
The EWP will host a gathering themed "Teaching in this Moment" on Fri., Apr 28thfrom 1:30-3:00 in the Simpson Center, Room 202 for English TAs. There will be food, drink, resources, and conversation on classroom safety and conduct, negotiating diversities in the classroom, and developing our teaching community.
Still frames from the documentary:  I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel
James Franco's movie, based on David Shield's book I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, can now be viewed online. Starring David Shields and Caleb Powell, the movie premiered April 2015 and won Best Director at the 2015 Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival.
The first Computer Integrated Classrooms workshop of the quarter is happening Fri., Apr. 21stfrom 10:30-12:00 in MGH 076.  We'll be discussing "Gaming and Gamification in Composition" as it relates to composition and various levels of class integration.
Two English majors--Enrique Pérez de la Rosa and Zoe Ness--and one doctoral student in English--Tait Bergstrom--have been selected for the 2017... Read more
Hsinmei Lin, an English Department Ph.D. student, been selected for the Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship for 2017-2018. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to highly deserving full-time graduate students in the humanities, particularly American art history and American literature. Mary and Allan Kollar established the fellowship fund to assist students who share their own interests in these two disciplines and their interconnections. They collect nineteenth-... Read more
Nalo Hopkinson
Nalo Hopkinson will be giving the Charles Johnson Lecture on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 5:00pm in Kane Hall 210.   Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian speculative fiction writer and a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. Her novels--Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, The New Moon's Arms, and Sister Mine--and short stories often draw on Caribbean history and language as well as the region's... Read more
Professor Jesse Oak Taylor's The Sky of Our Manufacture: The London Fog in British Fiction from Dickens to Woolf (2016) has been named as a finalist for the 2017 Ecocriticism Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Winners will be announced in early June, and the official presentation will be at the Twelfth ASLE Biennial Conference, to be held... Read more