This Week in English

This Week in English | May 2-8, 2022

English Department Recognition Ceremony Today at 4pm Come help us celebrate this year’s student accomplishments at a Recognition Ceremony to be held in the Writing Center (fourth floor of Neville Hall) this afternoon, May 2, starting at 4pm. RSVPs for this relaxed, low-key event are encouraged but not required. In addition to inducting students into […]

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This Week in English | April 25 – May 1, 2022

Guest Lecturers in Life Writing Seminar Led by Caroline Bicks Students in Caroline Bicks’s ENG 402 course on Life Writing had two guest visitors this week: Jim Smith, Professor of Irish Culture and Literature at Boston College, Zoomed in to talk about his work with the advocacy group Justice for Magdalenes Research. He and his […]

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This Week in English | April 18-24, 2022

Open Field Launch Party Thursday at 5pm The Open Field is the student-edited undergraduate literary journal at UMaine. This Thursday, fiction editor Paige McHatten and poetry editor Megan Ashe invite you to celebrate the 2022 issue by attending a reading by contributors in the IMRC Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104) starting at 5pm. Copies […]

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This Week in English | April 11-17, 2022

Departmental Writing Awards Open for Submission Each year the English Department recognizes excellence in the genres of poetry, fiction, playwriting, and essay writing through the Grady, Grenfell, Hamlet, and Turner prizes. This year’s deadline for submission is April 22. Guidelines are available here (and attached) and queries can be sent to the Director of Creative […]

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This Week in English | March 27-April 3, 2022

Choosing Classes for the Fall English majors, minors, and master’s students are invited to consult the course descriptions for the fall semester of 2022 that were shared with academic advisors last week. In the document, which is structured to mirror major requirements, you will find links to catalog descriptions and to instructors as well as […]

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This Week in English | March 21-27, 2022

As we return from spring break with six weeks remaining in the academic year, advising for the fall term gets underway in earnest. English majors are encouraged to reach out to their academic advisors to schedule an appointment. The CLAS Advising and Academic Services Center is also available to help. English minors do not have […]

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This Week in English 122 | March 7-13, 2022

We’re Hiring The English Department is currently searching for an administrative specialist to assist with a wide variety of administrative and clerical duties during the academic year. The full position description, along with application instructions, can be found here. As many readers of the bulletin will already know, Ellen Manzo retired from the position early […]

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This Week in English | February 28-March 6, 2022

Poet Charles Bernstein to Visit Grad Seminar  On Tuesday evening the 2019 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry winner Charles Bernstein will pay a virtual visit to the graduate seminar on “phonotextuality” being offered this spring by Steve Evans. Bernstein recently retired from the position of Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at […]

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This Week in English | February 14-20, 2022

This Week in English | February 14-20, 2022 Caroline Bicks Imagines Common App Essays by Shakespearean Characters  In her latest piece for the humor site McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Caroline Bicks imagines what Shakespeare characters would write for their Common App essays. You’ll be smiling from Juliet Capulet’s response to this prompt onward: The lessons we […]

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This Week in English | February 7-13, 2022

New Cohort of McGillicuddy Undergraduate Research Fellows Named In January, 2022, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) welcomed four new undergraduate research fellows for the next two semesters: Benjamin Allen, April Messier, Tom Pinette and Sheralynn Robbins. This new cohort will join existing fellows Luke Miller, Sabrina Paetow, Stephanie Tillotson, and Heather Webb, who are finalizing […]

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