This Week in English

This Week in English | December 17 – 23, 2018

End of Semester Projects Students in Sarah Harlan-Haughey’s graduate seminar on Middle English Literature wrap up their semester with a conference-style set of presentations at the University Club this afternoon. The event features panels on “Beauty and the Gurlesque,” “The Natural Supernatural,” and “Otherworld Exchange” (flyer attached).   Harlan-Haughey’s large lecture class, The Nature of […]

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This Week in English | December 10 – 16, 2018

Students Stage Scenes Shakespeare Could Have Written, but Didn’t This week in Caroline Bick’s 300-level course on Shakespeare, students will be presenting their group performance projects. They’ve been working for the past six weeks in groups of four to research, plan, script, and finally perform an off-stage scene or a bit of pre-history from one […]

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This Week in English | December 3 – 9, 2018

Holiday Open House on Wednesday We hope that you’ll favor us with your company and good cheer this Wednesday afternoon from 2 – 4pm in the Wicks Room. We’ll have cookies and warm cider on hand and if you’d like to contribute something tasty, additional treats are welcome. Students, faculty, family, and friends of the […]

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This Week in English | November 26 – December 2, 2018

Amy Wicks Talks with Students about Careers We started the week with a lunchtime conversation between current students and Amy M. Wicks, a marketing professional, content strategist, and writer who currently hosts Charged, a podcast devoted “to uncovering the stories of the relentless daily pursuit at Mass General to break boundaries and provide exceptional care.” […]

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This Week in English | November 19 – 25, 2018

Maine Campus Covers Pafunda Reading Cultural editor Olivia Shipsey wrote up Danielle Pafunda’s recent reading for the New Writing Series in a Maine Campus article that ran under the headline “Neo-gothic resistance with Danielle Pafunda” on November 12. Shipsey writes: Pafunda’s neo-gothic feminist style allows her to spin personal thoughts, experiences, and emotions into provocative […]

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This Week in English | November 12 – 18, 2018

Seeking Student Volunteers for Open House on Saturday The next open house for prospective students takes place on Saturday morning, November 17. If you’re an English major and/or minor who is willing to share some of your experiences with students and their parents, please write to <english.chair@maine.edu> for more information. We’ll meet in the field […]

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This Week in English | November 5 – 11, 2018

This installment of the bulletin is best savored after casting a vote in today’s election. Faculty Writers Visit ENG 131: The Nature of Story Sarah Harlan-Haughey hosts Peruvian fiction writer and poet Carlos Villacorta on Tuesday and novelist Gregory Howard on Thursday in her large lecture class on The Nature of Story. The faculty visitors […]

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This Week in English | October 29 – November 4, 2018

Congratulations to all the Red Sox fans who may have been neglecting their homework just a little bit of late. Now that the championship is secure, here are a few English-related items for your consideration. Leigh Gilmore on the #MeToo Movement On Tuesday afternoon, October 30, the Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series will host […]

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This Week in English | October 22 – 28, 2018

We’ve come to the moment, in the thick of the fall semester, where we cast our eyes to the so-called “spring” (a cheerful euphemism for “dead of winter”) semester. This installment of the bulletin offers a preview of the upper-division offerings in spring, followed by the usual round of updates and announcements. Preview of Spring […]

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This Week in English | October 15 – 21, 2018

English Major Bria Lamonica on Shakespeare Bria Lamonica published an article about the continued relevance of Shakespeare in the Maine Campus on October 1. Writing after a recent screening of Julie Taymor’s filmed production of Titus Andronicus at the Fogler Library, Lamonica cites fellow English students Ally Cyr, Hannah Dyer, and Ethan O’Rourke, all of […]

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