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The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) has awarded Professor Nancy Bou Ayash the 2021 CCCC Research Impact Award for her book, Toward Translingual Realities in Composition: (Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Composition Studies. Nancy will be recognized during the 2021 CCCC Awards Presentation on May 12.  Congratulations Nancy!
Scheingold Lecture Flyer
While we're still unable to gather in person, this year the University of Washington English Department and the Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics are thrilled to host Naomi Shihab Nye on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:00-6:30 PM (PT). We are also excited to welcome Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award, who will be in conversation with Naomi following her reading. We're grateful to graduating senior Owen Oliver who will be offering a... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2020-2021 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified instructors are welcome to apply. Applications will be read by a faculty-only committee. These awards honor outstanding teaching by graduate students in the Expository Writing Program and Interdisciplinary Writing Program. The deadline to apply for these awards is ... Read more
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk, Friday, March 5th from 2:00-3:15 titled: "Students Are Not Data Commodities - Canvas, Zoom & the Digitization of Higher Education". This teacher talk will host conversations about the shift to online learning platforms, such as Canvas, Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.; the risks and ethical questions implicit within online learning on corporate platforms; and the possibility of alternatives. Join us in... Read more
Scheingold Lecture Flyer
Last year saw the cancellation of the 3rd Annual Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics due to the ongoing pandemic. While we're still unable to gather in person, this year the University of Washington English Department and the Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics are thrilled to host Naomi Shihab Nye on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:00-6:30 PM (PT). We are also excited to welcome Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award, who will be 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 8 features professor Professor Josephine Walwema, who discusses Ubuntu Ethics and how these ethics connect to the field of Technical Writing. In this episode, you can expect to develop a working understanding of terms in Ubuntu Ethics, but also the connections between Ubuntu Ethics and technical writing.
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk, Friday, March 5th from 2:00-3:15 titled: "Contract Grading". Please join the EWP for a roundtable discussion on contract grading, a form of assessment that is increasingly used as part of an equity-oriented, antiracist teaching practice.    Co-facilitators Megan Callow, Carrie Matthews, and Anselma Widha Prihandita will share their experiences crafting and implementing grading contracts, and we invite... Read more
The Expository Writing Program and the CIC invites you to join Teacher Talk, Thursday, February 25th from 11:00-12:15 titled: "Digital Literacies" 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.  Please join us for a panel discussion and workshop on pedagogical... Read more
The Expository Writing Program and the CIC invites you to join Teacher Talk, Friday, February 19th from 11:00-12:30 titled: "Multimodal Revision & The EWP Portfolio." 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 event will include: discussions around how to provide... Read more
English department undergraduate Zoe Mikuta’s first book, Gearbreakers, is set to come out June 29. Categorized in the young adult genre, it tells the story of Eris and Sona, who live under a tyrannical regime enforced by 100-foot-tall mecha robots called Windups. Mikuta has sold the film rights to Gearbreakers, and she’s currently working on its sequel, due out in 2022. ... Read more

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