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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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This Week in English | September 24 – 30, 2018

Whether you’re reading Hamlet with Professor Bicks, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Professor Brucher, Sir Orfeo with Professor Harlan-Haughey, or History of Wolves with Professor Neiman, I hope this crisp fall weather finds you hitting your stride as we enter the fourth week of the semester. Writing Center Hosts Musicians On September 18th, […]

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Sarah walking in the hills

Sarah Harlan-Haughey

  Hi, I’m Sarah, and I specialize in Medieval Literature here at UMaine, part of a strong interdisciplinary core of scholars of the Medieval and Early Modern in literature and related humanities fields. Although I deal with diverse subjects and languages, I prefer to think of myself as a synthesist rather than a generalist; that is, the kind […]

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This Week in English | September 17 – 23, 2018

I hope the new academic year has begun well for everyone! As we enter the third week of the semester, I thought it would be a good time to resume the weekly bulletins that I began last year. If you have an item you’d like to see included in a bulletin, please send it along […]

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Chair’s Statement on Behalf of the English Department

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends of the English Department, The English Department is deeply committed to offering an equal opportunity for University of Maine students to experience a high-quality education in an environment that is safe, respectful, and free from harassment, discrimination, and unprofessional conduct. As chair of the department, I feel a special responsibility […]

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