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Are you interested in collaborating with other teachers across disciplines to address equity in education? The Expository Writing Program is sponsoring a new monthly teaching group for educators to learn from one another and critically examine our own teaching practices. Critical Classrooms aims to cultivates space for graduate student instructors to discuss and address systemic inequalities in our classrooms. Attendees will each bring a curriculum idea, classroom issue, or teaching artifact to... Read more
The UWHS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant Participants will be holding a workshop scheduled for this April entitled “Foregrounding Equity in EWP Teaching Across Institutional Settings.” This workshop seeks to bring together EWP Graduate Instructors and UW in the High School instructors to talk about diversity and equity in writing pedagogy. The workshop will be led by three UW in the High School instructors, who will present their own materials and perspectives on... Read more
The Expository Writing Program is thrilled to announce the recipients for the 2018-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant. This grant is for graduate student groups and is focused on developing composition curriculum, teacher resources, and research initiatives that center issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the writing classroom. Additionally, these grants seek to foster collaboration, conversation, and community among writing teachers invested in... Read more
Lead by those participants of last year's EWP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant, this presentation and workshop will focus on the materials and research developed over the course of the last year. Topics include: translingualism, best practices for equitable teaching materials and instruction, and designing curriculum with an equity lens. When: Wednesday, January 16th from 2-3pm Where: The Simpson Center Contact:... Read more
Anis Bawarshi
A Note From our Acting Chair: Anis Bawarshi Greetings from the English Department, where the past six months have been a time of transition, reflection, and planning ahead. After serving as chair of the English department for four years, Brian Reed accepted the position of UW Divisional Dean of the Humanities last July. We are grateful to Brian for taking on this larger role as advocate for the humanities at such a critical time, and we are indebted to him for his wisdom,... Read more
Burt Scheingold LaPorte
Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics The Inaugural Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics took place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the UW Intellectual House.  This notable new lecture series was created courtesy of an endowment from Lee Scheingold, widow of Professor Emeritus Stuart Scheingold of the Political Science department.   After receiving... Read more
Sumayyad Daud
Graduate Student Awards and Achievements Sumayyah Daud has just published her first Young Adult novel, Mirage, and gave a reading at Elliott Bay Books on Aug. 28.  In the few short months since its release, Mirage has... Read more
Raimonda Modiano
Faculty and Staff Notes Newest things first.  On September 19th baby June Mary Callow joined Interdisciplinary Writing Program incoming Director Megan Callow, her partner Adam, and young son Coleman.  The Callow family’s Husky roots run deep: June Mary Callow is a direct descendant of Russell "Rusty" Callow ('15), head coach of some of the legendary Husky Crew teams featured in the New York... Read more
Book Recommendations This past spring English Matters wiggled its way through the contorted halls of Padelford, over and down to the Creative Writing offices to tap MFA students for book recommendations.  They duly pointed out some great reads that we hope have been picked up and enjoyed.  Upon pondering upon whom to lean for your winter reading pleasure, it occurred to English Matters that our PhD program students do read on occasion.  That occasion being the... Read more
gabrielle bates
Alumni Updates Here's lovely news from one of our former grad students: Matthew Levay's (PhD ’09) first book, Violent Minds: Modernism and the Criminal is due out from Cambridge University Press in... Read more