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Each year, College Spark Washington funds programs across Washington state that help low-income students become college-ready, transition successfully to college, and earn their degrees. For 2015-2017, the UW English department was selected to receive a $150,000 College Spark grant to extend its outreach and community partnership work, in this case by collaborating with high school English... Read more
Professor Jesse Oak Taylor's The Sky of Our Manufacture: The London Fog in British Fiction from Dickens to Woolf (2016) has won the 2017 Ecocriticism Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). The judges were Nicole Seymour, winner of the the winner of the ASLE Ecocritical Book Award in 2015; Tom Lynch, founding coordinator of the ASLE Book... Read more
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.