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The Expository Writing Program is inviting applications for five EWP staff positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. These positions are as follows: 2 EWP Assistant Directors (one AD will offer general TA support and one AD will also work in CIC), 2 Liaisons for the UW in the High Schools program, 1 EWP/EOP Assistant Director who will help coordinate our work with the Education Outreach Program As detailed in the attached documents, the deadline for submission is... Read more
English faculty member Frances McCue speaks with NPR on the experience of being an artist in residency during COVID 19.  You can read or listen to the interview here.
GradReports has ranked the English department MFA program #1 in the country based on median early-career salary data of over 5 million graduates from the U.S. Department of Education's resource, College Scorecard. 2020 Best Master's Writing Degrees: #1
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk next Friday, February 21st from 10-11:15 facilitated by Sumyat Thu. Teacher Talk is a discussion series with the goal of creating a space for graduate instructors and faculty to come together and share resources, discuss praxis, and present innovative practices. This is a fantastic opportunity for both new and returning instructors to collaborate with others in the department and our teaching community.... Read more
The Expository Writing Program and Critical Classrooms invites you to join Teacher Talk next Friday, January 31st from 10-11:30 facilitated by AJ Burgin, a Learning Specialist in Student-Athlete Academic Services. Teacher Talk is a discussion series with the goal of creating a space for graduate instructors and faculty to come together and share resources, discuss praxis, and present innovative practices. This is a fantastic opportunity for both new and returning instructors to collaborate with... Read more
The Expository Writing Program is proud to announce the recipients for the 2019-2020 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, this grant seeks to support projects that promote more equitable, inclusive, diverse,... Read more
Anis Bawarshi
After serving as acting chair last year, I am writing to you now in my role as department chair.  I am honored by the trust that colleagues and the College have placed in me and also humbled by the responsibility that comes with this position over the next five years. Last year’s departmental ten-year review brought with it an exigency for collective self-assessment and future planning that it is up to us to sustain. We now have a five-year Strategic Plan and are at work on a Diversity and... Read more
Professor Chad Allen, in collaboration with the School of Drama, has arranged for a staged reading of LeAnne Howe's new play-in-verse, Savage Conversations, directed by UW Drama MFA directing student Andrew Coopman.  LeAnne Howe (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and filmmaker. Her most recent book, Choctalking on Other Realities, won the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. She is the Eidson... Read more
The novel No-No Boy by John Okada, originally published in 1957, was barely read during the author’s lifetime. Shawn Wong, UW professor of English, will share how young Asian American writers urged a new audience to recognize the book’s importance and launched its journey from obscurity to canonical work in Asian American literature.  More information can be found... Read more
david shields lynch history
This past spring English Matters announced the imminent release of Professor David Shields’ documentary film, Marshawn Lynch: A History (click for the trailer).  Since then Lynch premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival to great acclaim, was selected to appear in the... Read more

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