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The Expository Writing Committee (Matthews, Simmons-O'Neill, Rai) is pleased to announce the recipients of our department's awards for Graduate Students teaching in English Department Writing Programs. Winner of the Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award (English 131) is Kaelie Giffel. Honorable Mention for the Dunn is Brittney Frantece. Co-Winners of the Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Writing Programs by a Graduate Student are Yan Wang and Leah Rubinsky. Please join... Read more
On Monday June 3rd, Ahmad A. Alharthi and Holly Shelton will be facilitating a discussion titled: "What Might a Translingual Pedagogy Look Like?" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: The scholarship on translingualism strongly insists that no two classes can be the same (and, indeed, no two students are alike) and... Read more
Anis Bawarshi
As I wind down my year as Acting Chair, I am reminded of a poem by Lucille Clifton that a colleague shared with me soon after my birthday: “i am running into a new year/ and the old years blow back/ like a wind/ that i catch in my hair/ like strong fingers like/ all my old promises and/ it will be hard to let go/ of what i said to myself/ about myself/ when i was sixteen and/ twenty-six and thirty-six/ even forty-six but/ i am running into a new year/ and i beg what i love and/ i leave to... Read more
Wayne Burns Panzaic Principle
Profile of UW English Professor Wayne Burns (1916-2012) by USNA English Professor Emeritus John M. Hill Dr. John M. Hill’s (BA ’66, PhD ’71) first academic appointment  after leaving the UW English Department with his PhD was at Smith College, where he taught for a few years while publishing essays on Spenser, Chaucer, language issues in medieval English poetry, Swift’s satire of natural philosophers, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (a psychological... Read more
Marquis Wright
English Department Husky 100’s Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW Bothell, Seattle, or Tacoma campuses.  We are proud to announce that English department graduate student ... Read more
Matthew Levay Teaching
Elizabeth Cooperman (MFA ‘10) recently published The Last Mosaic, with Thomas Walton, editor of the local magazine Page Boy.  Cooperman participated in the CW Rome Program while a student and returned to teach in the 2017 CW Summer Seminar.  She and Thomas Walton shaped their book on the physical and... Read more
On Friday, May 24th, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges and Sara Lovett will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Working with Multimodal Sources" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: In this Teacher Talk, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges (the Director of Computer-Integrated Classrooms) and Sara Lovett (the Assistant Director of... Read more
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur India
English Matters is excited to announce the Provost has approved the promotion of Nancy Bou Ayash to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, a well-deserved accomplishment.  Congratulations Nancy!  And we’re just as pleased to announce good promotion news for Anu Taranath and Megan Callow.  The... Read more
teaching the history of the english language
Colette Moore's coedited volume Teaching the History of the English Language was just published in the MLA Options for Teaching series.  From the publisher: “The study of the history of the English language... Read more