This Week in English

This Week in English | December 9 – 15, 2019

Holiday Open House Tuesday Afternoon The English Department will hold an open house for majors, minors, Master’s candidates, faculty, alumni, and friends tomorrow afternoon (December 10) starting at 12:30 and wrapping up in time for the celebration of Emily Dickinson’s birthday announced below. We’ll have light refreshments on hand and welcome potluck contributions. The main […]

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This Week in English | December 2 – 8, 2019

A short bulletin this time, as we settle into the last two weeks of instruction with the Thanksgiving break behind us and some interesting weather ahead.     Aristotle And… Students in English 271: The Act of Interpretation write and revise an essay demonstrating their familiarity with key concepts and categories from Aristotle’s Poetics by analyzing […]

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This Week in English | November 25 – December 1, 2019

Welcome to the seventieth (yikes!) installment of This Week in English. In keeping with the season for performative utterances, let me begin by thanking you for your interest in and commitment to the English Department. It is much appreciated here in Neville Hall. When we return from the holiday, there will be two full weeks […]

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This Week in English | November 18 – 24, 2019

I’d like to thank English majors Melissa Pawley and Jackson Heichel for their generous participation in Saturday’s Open House. We spoke with students and parents from as far away as Connecticut and enjoyed a bright brisk walk from the field house to the Wicks Room.   New Writing Series Welcomes Poets Kristen Case and Stefania Heim […]

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This Week in English | November 11 – 17, 2019

This week’s installment of the bulletin offers a preview of Thursday’s reading by an acclaimed international author, a glimpse into several classrooms, a profile of the first-place Millay Prize winner, and announcements of a range of events, including a workshop devoted to crafting a professional CV, a talk about decolonizing museum practices, and a birthday […]

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This Week in English | November 4 – 10, 2019

King Chair Hosts American Shakespeare Center Members this Week This Tuesday through Thursday, two members of the American Shakespeare Center—Director of Education Sarah Enloe and actor Cordell Cole—will be on campus to facilitate a number of workshops in the community. If anyone would like to meet with them informally for coffee or a meal to […]

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This Week in English | October 28 – November 3, 2019

Spring 2020 Advising and Enrollment Enrollment opened this morning for graduate students and advanced seniors and continues through open enrollment on December 2, 2019. Students are encouraged to consult the course description pamphlet available through the department website, which in many cases offers greater detail about classes than is available on MaineStreet. A special advising […]

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This Week in English | October 21 – 27, 2019

I’d like to begin today’s Bulletin with a note of gratitude to English major Katherine Reardon, who sacrificed the better part of a beautiful Saturday morning to meeting with prospective students and their parents at the Open House that took place over the weekend. Reardon’s nuanced account of her experiences as a first year student, […]

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This Week in English | October 14 – 20, 2019

Indigenous Peoples Day As Maine celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time, it makes sense to revisit the Memorandum of Understanding signed in May 2018 by representatives of the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine, and to take note of the new signs on campus that recognize the region’s thousands of years of […]

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This Week in English | October 7 – 13, 2019

Poets Featured in New Writing Series This Thursday Afternoon The New Writing Series continues its twentieth-anniversary season with a poetry reading by Sara Nicholson and Sarah Green this Thursday, October 10, at 4:30 in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104). Jennifer Moxley will host. For more information, check out the NWS […]

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