This Week in English

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 | April 22 – 28, 2019

I would like to preface this installment of the weekly bulletin with an appreciation of the admirable work our Master’s candidates did last week in the MA Thesis Reading (on Thursday) and the EGSA Symposium (on Friday). It was a real pleasure to witness the wide range of artistic and scholarly achievement showcased in these […]

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This Week in English | April 15 – 21, 2019

This installment of the bulletin arrives midweek due to some professional travel on my part, but it’s brimming with news about our community that I think you’ll enjoy. And remember, if you use up all your TL;DRs on messages like this one, whatever will you do when it comes time to read Melville or Proust? […]

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This Week in English | April 8 – 14, 2019

Betsy Rose Receives Outstanding Professional Employee Award The Professional Employees Advisory Council (“PEAC”) seeks to raise the awareness of the campus community about the contributions that professional employees make to the quality, diversity, and overall mission of the University of Maine. This year’s award recognizes the work of Betsy Rose, publications specialist for the Center […]

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This Week in English | April 1 – 7, 2019

The poet who called April the cruellest month was probably just playing a prank on us, right? In any case, he seems not to have weathered many Maine winters. We’ll kick off the last full month of the academic year with a student-faculty panel on poetry and therapy on Wednesday and a fiction reading by […]

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This Week in English | March 25 – 31, 2019

Elizabeth Neiman Presents Research on Minerva Press Wednesday at 2pm Elizabeth Neiman’s monograph on Minerva’s Gothics: The Politics and Poetics of Romantic Exchange, 1780-1820 was published in March. This Wednesday afternoon, she’ll talk about “How ‘Anxiety’ becomes an ‘Exchange’: Minerva and the many writers of Romanticism.” Here’s a preview of her presentation: Between 1790 and […]

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This Week in English | March 11 – 17, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Accepted Students Day I’ll be leading a group of accepted students, their parents, and friends over to Neville Hall this Friday at 11am and would love to be able to introduce them to some of our current majors and minors. If you’re able to drop by the Wicks Room (Neville 304) and […]

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This Week in English | March 4 – 10, 2019

Illuminating Manuscripts Project: Seeking Student Volunteers Assistant Professor Luke Redington is conducting a study—“Illuminating Manuscripts: A Methodology for Creating Annotated Editions of Scholarly Articles in STEM Fields”—that seeks student participants from the Department of English and the College of Engineering. Students are asked to read a scientific article and answer questions about it. Pizza is […]

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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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