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Robert Stanton
 [Professor Robert Abrams' memorial article about Professor Emeritus Robert Stanton (1925-2017) recounts the rich life of a gifted intellectual and dedicated educator.  Please also read the obituary Dr. Stanton’s family published online, where you can offer memories and condolences – Ed.] Bob Stanton retired from the English Department in... Read more
Two EWP Assistant Directors (Nanya Jhingran and Sara Lovett) are holding 1-hour workshops for EWP instructors to bring ideas and/or drafts for second-sequence prompts. In this workshop, ENGL 131 instructors workshop teaching materials including class syllabi, assignment prompts, and overall scaffolding for their second Major Project Sequence. Workshop time will be structured for both group brainstorming as well as workshopping material drafts, depending upon group needs. Times and Dates of the... Read more
CIC and UW Libraries Research Commons librarians, Elliott Stevens and Perry Yee, are offering a workshop on ways to incorporate digital storytelling in teaching writing or your own research. Participants will make a very short video as a test artifact before the workshop, and the workshop facilitators will go over the process of creating digital storytelling and discuss with participants ways to incorporate it into their work. One or two EWP instructors who have used digital storytelling in... Read more
The Praxis Conference 2019 announces their CFP for Praxis Conference 2019: "Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Visions and Practices for Institutional Change." This is fantastic opportunity to present at or learn from this annual conference! Proposal submissions are due to by 5 pm on December 1, 2018. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact conference chair Sumyat Thu (... Read more
As part of their work to support instructors, the EWP/CIC staff have compiled a series of guidelines to help ensure that you are complicit with FERPA regulations. Please take a moment to read the link below as the information within is relevant not only to the privacy of your students but to your own privacy as well. How to Make Your Writing Pedagogy in Line with FERPA Law
NOBODY HATES TRUMP MORE THAN TRUMP: AN INTERVENTION In his new book, New York Times bestselling author David Shields deconstructs the idiot-savant-autocrat at 1600 Pennsylvania, his fan-fiction base, and the emotional needs/moral failures of the city, country... Read more
The UW College of Arts and Sciences Perspectives newsletter profiles English minor and Rome study abroad student Osman Salahuddin. For more on Osman's many talents and insights gained from English, read here.  
The UW College of Arts and Sciences Perspectives newsletter profiles Professor Maya Sonenberg's team-taught book arts course offered by the Department of English and the School of Art + Art History + Design. For more on this exciting collaboration, in which art and creative writing students collaborated on artist books, read here.
The Expository Writing Committee (Carrie Matthews, Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill, Norman Wacker and Candice 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, drew hereford Honorable Mentions of the Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award: Nanya Jhingran... Read more
Brian Reed
“Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new”: this final line from Milton’s poem “Lycidas” echoes in my ears as I sit down to write what will be, I report with mixed emotions, my final Note from the Chair for English Matters. In July I will be taking on a new administrative role, the UW Divisional Dean of the Humanities. I do not see this change as a departure or break. I may be moving across the road from Padelford and taking up residence in a new location, the Arts and Sciences Deans... Read more