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Michelle Liu
The Department of English is proud to announce the next episode in its "Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series. Episode 2 features Professor Michelle S. Liu on the topic of what Asian American Studies, literature, and art teaches us during COVID-19. These video and podcast episodes share faculty research and teaching, including the ways our work contributes to how we experience and seek to understand this time of global crisis. Click ... Read more
This December, Ohio University Press is publishing A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke, edited by William Barillas. This volume is the first to reconsider Roethke’s work in terms of the expanded critical approaches to literature that have emerged since his death. Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963) taught at the University of Washington from 1947 until his death in 1963.
Jesse Oak Taylor dialogue series episode 1
The Department of English is proud to announce its new "Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series. These video and podcast episodes share faculty research and teaching, including the ways our work contributes to how we experience and seek to understand this time of global crisis. Click here for more information and links to the episodes,
Charles Johnson has written novels and short stories, screenplays, philosophical meditations and notes on the writing craft itself — but his latest book is something different, and very personal.  Read more here,
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk next Thursday, May 21st from 1:00-2:30 titled "Strategies for Reading and Engaging Across Modes"   As part of EWP’s Critical Classroom Series, Teacher Talk is a pedagogy conversation series that provides a space for graduate instructors, faculty, and staff to share innovative and equitable practices, discuss praxis, and build a supportive teaching community. In addition to the guiding questions indicated on... Read more
The College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division has received a grant from The Mellon Foundation for the newly offered First Year Experience for incoming students.. If you are an incoming student, read more about the program and consider applying!  Read more about the Humanities First program.
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In Fall Quarter 2020, the University of Washington’s Humanities Division will launch Humanities First, an exciting new First Year Experience for incoming freshmen to learn more about the university, the campus, the community, and the abundant resources of each. The program is supported by a generous $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.... Read more
From Professor John Webster: Today is Shakespeare's (estimated) birthday!  We don't actually know exactly which day he was born, but we DO know that he was christened on April 26, 1564, and some scholars have declared that three days would be a likely length of time before a birth and a christening. Thus, April 23.  But!: there is actually a quite different reason for declaring April 23 to be his birthday: we know through very clear records that he died on April 23rd, 1616--a... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2019-2020 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified instructors are welcome to apply. Applications will be read by a faculty-only committee. These awards honor outstanding teaching by graduate students in the Expository Writing Program and Interdisciplinary Writing Program. The deadline to apply for these awards is... Read more
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk next Friday, May 1st from 1:00-2:00 titled "The Creative Teacher"   As part of EWP’s Critical Classroom Series, Teacher Talk is a pedagogy conversation series that provides a space for graduate instructors, faculty, and staff to share innovative and equitable practices, discuss praxis, and build a supportive teaching community. In addition to the guiding questions indicated on the flyer and below, please... Read more

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