This Week in English

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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This Week in English | February 11 – 17, 2019

Poet, Translator, and Scholar Pina Piccolo in NWS This Wednesday The spring 2019 New Writing Series kicks off with a special Wednesday afternoon event featuring Pina Piccolo in our usual venue (Allen & Sally APPE Space, 104 Stewart Common). The event is co-sponsored by the Honors College as part of their Honors 180: A Cultural […]

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This Week in English | February 4 – 10, 2019

Dylan Dryer Article in College English Dylan Dryer’s article “Divided by Primes: Competing Meanings among Writing Studies’ Keywords” appears in the January 2019 issue of College English. With a wide readership of approximately 5,200 subscribers and an acceptance rate of approximately five percent, the journal ranks among the most selective and visible venues in its […]

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This Week in English | January 28 – February 3, 2019

Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals The first of two regional finals for this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition takes place at Hampden Academy tomorrow afternoon and I’m pleased to once again be serving as a judge for both this event and its southern counterpart in Westbrook on February 11. I was a semi-finalist judge in […]

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