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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
Robert Stevick
In Memoriam / Professor Robert David Stevick (17 January 1928 – 27 September 2018) [Our need in the English Department to write obituaries for faculty passings has recently been unfortunately regular.  We thank Professor Emeritus Míċeál Vaughan for this remembrance of his elder colleague and friend Professor Emeritus Robert Stevick.  Please also read Dr. Stevick’s... Read more
When: Tuesday, November 27th. 10:00-11:00 Where: Simpson Center CMU 204 This workshop is a discussion of the materials which came out of "Equity-Based Curricula for Incoming TAs to Teach Collaboratively," a cluster of EWP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cluster Grant. Participants Lubna Alzaroo, Laura De Vos, Michelle Dinh, Max Lane, Matthew Howard, and Matthew Hitchman developed and taught curricula that centered race and equity, and archived material... Read more
University of Washington's English department performed extremely well in a recent ranking of English Literature degree programs, coming in at #3 out of 622 schools nationwide. This puts the department in the Top 1% of all English programs in the United States. Read more..
The Expository Writing Program invites proposals for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grants for 2018-2019. We plan to fund collaborative group projects that focus on developing composition curriculum, teacher resources, and/or research initiatives that center issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the writing classroom. All instructors in EWP/IWP and all UWHS teachers are eligible to apply. Award amounts will range between $100-$350 and... Read more