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This Week in English | March 26 – April 1, 2018

Accepted Student Days This week’s bulletin arrives a day later than usual because I spent Monday morning meeting with accepted students and their family members and friends from Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine in the first of two “accepted student days” planned for this spring. Two current English Majors, Christopher King and Olivia Welch, were on […]

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This Week in English | March 19 – March 25, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for an Artful Week We’re back from a too-brief break to an eventful week of verbal and visual art brought to campus by the English Department in partnership with the Honors College, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, the King Chair, and the Franco-American Center. Details below, but so that you can mark your calendars, here’s the rundown (links are to Facebook event pages): The Happening Series features […]

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This Week in English | March 12 – March 18, 2018

UMaine at CCCCs Convention in Kansas City This Week: Updated As I mentioned in last week’s bulletin, the annual meeting of the College Composition and Communication Conference (CCCC) takes place March 14 -17 in Kansas City. The robust roster of UMaine participants includes Abigail Adent, Joanna Crouse, Ryan Dippre, Dylan Dryer, Kelly Hartwell, Nicholas Sanders, and Elizabeth Zavodny. At […]

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This Week in English | March 5 – March 11, 2018

Student Advisory Group Today at 3pm Professor Elizabeth Neiman and I will be holding a preliminary meeting with English majors and minors who have expressed an interest in serving on a Student Advisory Group today at 3pm. All students with an interest in English are invited to attend. We’ll meet over light refreshments in the Wicks Room (Neville 304). We […]

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This Week in English | February 26 – March 4, 2018

Professor Richard Brucher Pre-Performance Lecture on Friday The McGillicuddy Humanities Center invites you to join English Professor Richard Brucher at 6pm this Friday, March 2nd at the Bodwell Lounge (3rd floor Collins Center) to hear an insightful pre-performance lecture on Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The lecture […]

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This Week in English | February 19 – February 25, 2018

Alex Terrell Wins PEN America Award for “Black Dog” Master’s candidate Alex Terrell has been awarded a 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for her short story “Black Dog,” first published in Black Warrior Review in the fall/winter of 2017. The award, which carries a cash prize of $2000, was judged by Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jodi Angel, […]

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This Week in English | February 12 – February 18, 2018

New Writing Series: Spring 2018 Lineup Founded in the fall of 1999, the New Writing Series brings innovative literature to life on the University of Maine’s flagship campus. Events are held on Thursday afternoons at 4:30 in the Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104) and are free and open to the public. Here’s a preview of […]

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This Week in English | February 5 – February 11, 2018

Laura Cowan Presents on Rebecca West This Thursday The Faculty Research and Scholarship Presentation Series, which is organized by Assistant Professor of English and WGS Elizabeth Neiman, kicks off its spring 2018 season with a lecture by Laura Cowan this Thursday at 4pm in the Writing Center. Professor Cowan will speak about “‘Fusions that Infuriate’: Rebecca West’s Subversive Use of Hybrid Genres.” […]

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This Week in English | January 29 – February 4, 2018

Welcome Back, Everyone We got off to a busy start last week, launching more than a hundred and fifteen classes with enrollments in excess of 2500 students (I hesitate to add that we also went through something like thirty thousand sheets of paper, despite an initiative to “go paperless” for the distribution of syllabi this […]

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This Week in English | January 22 – 28, 2018

Greetings, everyone! The office has been bustling with energy all morning as we return from the longer-than-usual break and embark upon another semester of teaching. Ellen, Celeste, and I wish you well as the fun gets underway. I plan to resume the weekly bulletins next week (please send items for possible inclusion along by noon […]

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