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The Department of English is proud to announce the next episode in its "Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series. Episode 6 features professor Kate Norako, who shares how reading, teaching, and studying medieval literature informs our understanding and sense of agency during COVID-19. Key texts range from "Bisclavret" by Marie de France to "The Pardoner's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer.  Read more.
English department faculty member Frances McCue's essay in Geek Wire explores the intersections--and differences--between poetry and writing computer code, while wandering the city of Seattle. ... Read more
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms hosted a Teacher Talk workshop, "Autoethnograhy in the Writing Classroom," on Wednesday 12/9/20. At this event, guest facilitator Dr. Melissa Tombro lead a discussion about concrete tools and strategies for UW instructors wishing to use autoethnography in their classrooms to connect students’ personal experiences to their learning. She shared pedagogical interventions that inform her teaching practice and presented... Read more
The UW's The Daily has featured Professor Maya Sonenberg's English 285 course (Writers on Writing) for the cathartic creativity it offers students.  Read more.
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk, Friday, December 4th from 11:00-12:15 titled: "Accessibility in the Remote Classroom: Building Universal Course Materials". 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. This Teacher Talk will... Read more
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 bmramsey@uw.edu or Candice Rai at crai@uw.edu. 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

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