Recent News

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre
Professor William Streitberger has won the prestigious David Bevington Prize, which is awarded annually by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society for the best new book in early drama studies. From Oxford University Press's description: "The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre places the Revels Office and Elizabeth I's court theatre in a pre-modern, patronage and gift-exchange driven-world of centralized power in which hospitality, liberality, and conspicuous... Read more
The Expository Writing Committee (Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges, 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 (English 131) - Sara Lovett. Co-Winners of the Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Writing Programs by a Graduate Student -... Read more
UW English Professor Kathy Woodward and Dr. Rachel Arteaga (Ph.D. 2016) have published an article--"Mentors, Projects, Deliverables: Internships and Fellowships for Doctoral Students in the Humanities"--in the journal Profession that discusses "internships, in the university and in... Read more
On Tues., May 23rdfrom 4:00-6:00 pm in HUB 214, Scott Trudell (U. of Maryland) will present "You can never bring in a wall": A Midsummer Night's Dream as Media Theory. This talk is co-sponsored by the Classics, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies Graduate Interest Cluster, the Dept. of English, and the Textual Studies Program. Reception to follow. How might A Midsummer Night’s Dream offer a way past the... Read more
  Please join the English Department’s Visiting Lecture and Diversity Committee for the third installment in the on-going discussion on Post-Election Pedagogy and Classrooms: "Combativeness in the Classroom" This discussion will begin with panelist’s reflections on illustrative stories of combativeness in the classroom and move on to collective reflection on best-practices for dealing with combativeness in its many forms.  Special attention will be paid to the material... Read more
Tressa Thomas, an undergraduate English major from Santa Rosa, California, has been selected as a 2017 Bonderman Fellow. The Bonderman Travel Fellowship program was created in 1995 through a gift from David Bonderman, who earned his undergraduate degree in Russian from the University of Washington in 1963. These prestigious fellowships fund eight months of solo travel to two regions of the world. As a female comedian, Thomas has spent her college career exploring the intersections of feminism... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2016-2017 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching for English Department Writing Program TAs (EWP and IWP).  The deadline is Fri., May 5th. For more information:... Read more
The EWP will host a gathering themed "Teaching in this Moment" on Fri., Apr 28thfrom 1:30-3:00 in the Simpson Center, Room 202 for English TAs. There will be food, drink, resources, and conversation on classroom safety and conduct, negotiating diversities in the classroom, and developing our teaching community.
Still frames from the documentary:  I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel
James Franco's movie, based on David Shield's book I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, can now be viewed online. Starring David Shields and Caleb Powell, the movie premiered April 2015 and won Best Director at the 2015 Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival.
The first Computer Integrated Classrooms workshop of the quarter is happening Fri., Apr. 21stfrom 10:30-12:00 in MGH 076.  We'll be discussing "Gaming and Gamification in Composition" as it relates to composition and various levels of class integration.