This Week in English

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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This Week in English | January 22 – 27, 2019

We greet the new semester under bright skies, with chilly temperatures, and crunchy snow underfoot. In addition to our usual robust offerings across the spectrum of writing instruction—including three dozen sections of first-year composition, eight sections of introductory creative writing, and sixteen sections business and technical writing—we’re offering graduate seminars focused on Adrienne Rich (Ben […]

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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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