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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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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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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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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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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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