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The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk, this Friday, November 20th from 11:00-12:00 titled, "Graceful Assessment: Valuing Our Own and Students' Labor". 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. You are invited to an informal... Read more
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The Department of English is proud to announce the next episode in its "Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series. Episode 5 features doctoral candidate Lydia M. Heberling, who shares how reading multimodal literature--from canoes, to fish, to comics--can support Indigenous Sovereignty and teach us how to "to listen to the communities that we have become very good at silencing."  Read more
The University of Washington has developed “2020: The Course,” a new online class for UW students that helps contextualize this year’s extraordinary events and societal upheaval. “2020: The Course” gives students an opportunity to hear from UW professors and special guests who will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, race in the United States, the state of the environment, the economic recession, civic participation, citizenship and this election season and outcomes. This course, much of which is... Read more
The Expository Writing Program (EWP) is proud to announce the the Endorsement in Critical Praxis. This endorsement is a professional development opportunity to be part of a teaching community committed to the development of antiracist, anti-colonial, and equity-oriented pedagogy and praxis. To begin working toward the Endorsement in Critical Praxis, email Nolie Ramsey at or Candice Rai at The... Read more
The Expository Writing Program is pleased to invite proposals for the 2020-2021 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Collaboration Grant (up to $500) that promote antiracist, anti-colonial, and equity-orientated writing praxis and learning environments and that contribute to our teaching community, encourage collaboration, and nurture professional growth. This grant is a fantastic opportunity to frame and make visible the valuable work you and your colleagues are doing and the chance for further... Read more
Call for proposals for Teacher Talk events Teacher Talk is a conversation and workshop series for teachers that seeks to build community, dialogue, and support for innovative and equity-oriented teaching praxis and inclusive learning environments. We invite proposals for events in 2020-2021. Teacher Talk hosts interactive events that run 60-90 minutes, including guided discussions, panels, break-out sessions, roundtables, workshops, and resource sharing. Workshop facilitator stipends up to $150... Read more
In honor of her award winning book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, and her many contributions to study abroad, Professor Anu Taranath has been named one of Global Shakers "40 Leaders in Sustainable Travel"! Here's the full list, as well as Anu's... Read more
Shawn Wong was recently interviewed in... Read more
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The Department of English is proud to announce the next episode in its "Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series. Episode 4 features Professor Anu Taranath on the topic of shame, hope, and her book, Beyond Guilt Trips when teaching and practicing antiracism both in and outside of the classroom.  Read more
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Professor Juan Guerra is retiring.  Below his close colleague, English Department chair Anis Bawarshi, pays tribute to the ephemeral specialness and to the concrete certainty of a remarkable legacy left in Language, Literacy, Rhetoric and Composition.  English Matters advises you to take a moment for this warm homage to a great contributor to our campus community and beyond.  Thank you Anis, and congratulations Juan! Writing this retirement tribute to my dear friend and colleague,... Read more