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On Friday, May 24th, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges and Sara Lovett will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Working with Multimodal Sources" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: In this Teacher Talk, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges (the Director of Computer-Integrated Classrooms) and Sara Lovett (the Assistant Director of... Read more
Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur India
English Matters is excited to announce the Provost has approved the promotion of Nancy Bou Ayash to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, a well-deserved accomplishment.  Congratulations Nancy!  And we’re just as pleased to announce good promotion news for Anu Taranath and Megan Callow.  The... Read more
teaching the history of the english language
Colette Moore's coedited volume Teaching the History of the English Language was just published in the MLA Options for Teaching series.  From the publisher: “The study of the history of the English language... Read more
the tigers wife
It occurs to English Matters that reading is not the exclusive province of those of us who stand at the fronts of classrooms.  The good people who staff our various offices are all-knowing regarding all things English Department, from managing programs, to managing facilities, to counseling and advising, to “I seem to have lost my office keys again.”  So we decided to check in on what they’ve read lately and would recommend you check out.  As expected, our staff didn’t disappoint! Amy... Read more
A UW Daily editorial on the language of homelessness quotes English professor Colette Moore.
On Friday, May 24th, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges and Sara Lovett will facilitate a discussion titled: "Working with Multimodal Sources" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Simpson Center - CMU 202 Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: In this Teacher Talk, Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges (the Director of Computer-Integrated Classrooms) and Sara Lovett (the Assistant Director of... Read more
Joseph Butwin
[English Matters thanks Professor Charles LaPorte for penning this retirement tribute to his friend and colleague Professor Joe Butwin. – Ed.] Professor Joseph Butwin, beloved scholar of Victorian literature and Jewish studies, is retiring after 50(!) years of college teaching -- the past 49 of them here in Seattle at the University of Washington.  (The first was as a graduate student at Harvard.)  Joe was raised in a profoundly bookish household; indeed, his mother owned and ran a... Read more
Isabelle Tully
Isabelle Tully walks into a classroom with confidence.  From the first day that Tully, just 17 years old and already a sophomore in fall of 2016, showed up to TA the English class I teach for the Robinson Center’s Academy for young scholars, she exuded poise.  She strode to the front of the room -- head high, shoulders back, cool as the proverbial cucumber -- and seated herself at the other end of the table from me.  This class, our class it... Read more
On Friday, May 10th, Lydia Heberling will be facilitating a discussion titled: "To Teach or Not To Teach Indigenous Lit" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Padelford Grad Lounge Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: This talk invites collaborative discussion around the benefits and pitfalls of teaching Indigenous literary and cultural studies. Our focus will be on how to... Read more
The study of the history of the English language reaches back to the fifth century and around the globe. Instructors face the challenges of teaching this vast subject in one semester and of engaging students with unfamiliar material and techniques. English professor Colette Moore (along with co-editor Chris C. Palmer) are featured in this MLA interview to discuss their forthcoming book, Teaching the History of the English Language.  Read the... Read more

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