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Luke Redington

As a technical communication scholar interested in rhetoric and style, I’m always wrestling with the following question: How do experts in technical fields build (or break) trust as they communicate with public audiences? For example, one of my past projects investigated how scientists earn the trust of jurors when they testify as experts in homicide […]

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This Week in English | November 26 – December 2, 2018

Amy Wicks Talks with Students about Careers We started the week with a lunchtime conversation between current students and Amy M. Wicks, a marketing professional, content strategist, and writer who currently hosts Charged, a podcast devoted “to uncovering the stories of the relentless daily pursuit at Mass General to break boundaries and provide exceptional care.” […]

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Elizabeth Neiman

I study the British Romantic period (roughly 1790 to 1820). We used to think of this period as dominated by six male poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley) , but we now know it was a diverse landscape of writers, male and female, poets, critics, and novelists. Of course the canonical six are […]

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Prof. Leigh Gilmore, a speaker in the Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series, gave a public lecture last week on representations of the #MeToo movement

An article, written by Kendra Caruso, published in the Maine Campus. Leigh Gilmore, a distinguished visiting professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College, was the first speaker of this year’s Stephen E. King Lecture Series. Gilmore spoke about topics related to the #MeToo movement and its origins. Caroline Bicks is the Stephen E. King […]

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This Week in English | November 5 – 11, 2018

This installment of the bulletin is best savored after casting a vote in today’s election. Faculty Writers Visit ENG 131: The Nature of Story Sarah Harlan-Haughey hosts Peruvian fiction writer and poet Carlos Villacorta on Tuesday and novelist Gregory Howard on Thursday in her large lecture class on The Nature of Story. The faculty visitors […]

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Caroline Bicks

I’m currently working on a project that brings together my interests in Shakespeare, gender, and the teenage brain. I’d been thinking for a long time about all of the teenage girls in Shakespeare’s plays, many of whom are explicitly marked as being fourteen, or almost fourteen (Juliet, Viola, and Miranda to name a few). Why […]

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This Week in English | October 22 – 28, 2018

We’ve come to the moment, in the thick of the fall semester, where we cast our eyes to the so-called “spring” (a cheerful euphemism for “dead of winter”) semester. This installment of the bulletin offers a preview of the upper-division offerings in spring, followed by the usual round of updates and announcements. Preview of Spring […]

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Woman and two children standing in front of flat marshland, with water and mountains behind

Laura Cowan

Dear Prospective Graduate Students – If you come to the University of Maine, you will find that we have a strong cadre of Modernist scholars connected to our Poetry and Poetics Program and also remarkable scholars teaching in our Gender and Literature Program. I am currently drawing on the modernist and feminist strands of the […]

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This Week in English | October 1 – 7, 2018

New Writing Series Event Report Last Thursday fiction writer Eugene Lim traveled in from New York to kick off the nineteenth year of New Writing Series programming hosted by the English Department and the Center for Poetry and Poetics (formerly the National Poetry Foundation). Lim was introduced by Greg Howard. He opened his set with […]

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Jennifer Moxley

What I’m Working On I am presently at work on my second book of essays. My first, There Are Things We Live Among, explored angles of human empathy with the object world. The long affinity between birds and poetry is the organizing theme of this new collection, as well as those avian souls that have played a […]

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