This Week in English

This Week in English | April 15-21, 2024

MA Student Symposium This Thursday Evening  The English Graduate Student Association will host the annual spring symposium celebrating the creative and scholarly work of the department’s MA students this Thursday, April 18 from 5-8pm in the Writing Center (Neville 402). The full program can be consulted here. You can browse EGSA merch on Bonfire, featuring […]

Read more

This Week in English | April 8-14, 2024

The Open Field Launch Party This Thursday The late-season Nor’easter that closed campus last Thursday cannot stop the blossoming of another edition of the annual undergraduate literary journal, The Open Field, which we will celebrate with a launch party this Thursday afternoon beginning at 4pm in the Writing Center. Refreshments will be served. For more […]

Read more

This Week in English | March 25-31, 2024

Submissions Invited for English Writing Awards Submission guidelines for the annual competitions for excellence in writing essays, fiction, poetry, and plays at both the undergraduate and the graduate level can be found in the image below. The deadline is two Fridays from now, on April 5th. Queer Romance Author Cat Sebastian on Campus Tuesday Queer […]

Read more

This Week in English | March 18-24, 2024

Caroline Bicks Book on Stephen King Announced Just before the spring break, David Ebershoff, Vice-President and Editor in Chief at Hogarth Press, made the following announcement on Instagram: For the past year Caroline Bicks, the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature at the University of Maine, has been reading her way through the master of […]

Read more

This Week in English | March 4-10, 2024

Jonathan Barron to Co-Lead Poetry Roundtable on “the New Lyric” at Robert Frost Sesquicentennial in San Diego  Scholars from across the world will gather in San Diego later this month to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet Robert Frost.  Professors Natalie Gerber and Jonathan Barron will lead a 3-day (March 22-23) […]

Read more

This Week in English | March 4-10, 2024

Jonathan Barron to Co-Lead Poetry Roundtable on “the New Lyric” at Robert Frost Sesquicentennial in San Diego  Scholars from across the world will gather in San Diego later this month to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet Robert Frost.  Professors Natalie Gerber and Jonathan Barron will lead a 3-day (March 22-23) […]

Read more

This Week in English | February 26-March 3, 2024

A Glimpse into ENG 222: Reading Poems This Tuesday English MA student Michelle Hoeckel-Neal will lead a discussion of white supremacy culture in Ben Friedlander‘s section of ENG 222: Reading Poems. Her visit kicks off two weeks of focus on the visible and invisible work of whiteness in poetry. Last summer, Hoeckel-Neal and Friedlander joined […]

Read more

This Week in English | February 19-25, 2024

English Major Kiera Campbell Named as Wiggins Humanities Fellow  Kiera Campbell, a junior majoring in English from Buxton, Maine, was named the David ’64 and Alison ’71 Wiggin Humanities Fellow for her proposed research project “Getting To Know A Dead Man: The De-Deification of Brian (A Non-Case Study).” Kirsten Jacobson, associate professor in the Department […]

Read more

Cover to the paperback edition ot Marie Uguay's journal, giving her name, the book title, and the translator's name (Jennifer Moxley).

This Week in English | February 12-18, 2024

A Glimpse into New Core Requirement Class  This semester marks the first offering of ENG 215: Theories and Practices of Writing, a new core course for the English major. We started the term exploring how the teaching of writing in academic spaces has changed over the last 150 years and how certain practices and beliefs […]

Read more

Front dustjacket of hardcover edition of Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015, which was recently published by the UMaine Press.

This Week in English | February 5-11, 2024

A Glimpse into Three English Classes This spring, Jonathan Barron is teaching a section of ENG 381: Themes in Literature devoted to the topic of “poetry and myth.” He writes in with this welcome update:  For the week of February 5th, the class on myth and American poetry will read Melvin Tolson’s “Rendezvous with America,” […]

Read more