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This Week in English | May 6 – 12, 2019

Many thanks to all of you who found time on Friday to fill the Hill Auditorium with warmth and appreciation as we recognized some of the many accomplishments of students, staff, and faculty at our year-end ceremony. If you were unable to attend but would like a copy of the program, stop by Neville 304 […]

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This Week in English | April 29 – May 5, 2019

Writing Center Hosts ENG 101 Portfolio Workshop The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) collaborated with Writing Center peer-tutors to hold an ENG 101 portfolio review workshop on April 25. Tutor coordinator Cara Morgan, said “the Writing Center was so packed with students it was scary… in a good way.” Paige Mitchell adds: “Thank you to […]

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This Week in English | February 25 – March 3, 2019

As February melts (and re-freezes) into March, the English Department prepares for an eventful week featuring the poet and activist Lynn Melnick on Wednesday and Thursday, and the television writer and producer, and Lewiston native, Adam Barr on Friday and Saturday. We also celebrate alumna Lisa DesRochers-Short’s literary (and literal) heritage and the creative spirits […]

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This Week in English | February 18 – 24, 2019

Sarah Harlan-Haughey on Monty Python and Medievalism This Wednesday at 6pm Sarah Harlan-Haughey will give a pre-performance talk this Wednesday, February 20, at the Collins Center in advance of their production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Drawing on her knowledge of Medieval literature, Literature and the Environment, Folklore and Oral Traditional Studies, Harlan-Haughey will to provide […]

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This Week in English | February 11 – 17, 2019

Poet, Translator, and Scholar Pina Piccolo in NWS This Wednesday The spring 2019 New Writing Series kicks off with a special Wednesday afternoon event featuring Pina Piccolo in our usual venue (Allen & Sally APPE Space, 104 Stewart Common). The event is co-sponsored by the Honors College as part of their Honors 180: A Cultural […]

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This Week in English | January 28 – February 3, 2019

Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals The first of two regional finals for this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition takes place at Hampden Academy tomorrow afternoon and I’m pleased to once again be serving as a judge for both this event and its southern counterpart in Westbrook on February 11. I was a semi-finalist judge in […]

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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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