This Week in English

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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This Week in English | October 8 – 14, 2018

Welcome back from the long weekend, everyone. I hope you enjoyed just the right balance of adventure and relaxation, and that you are ready to make the most of the middle third of the semester. Fiction Writer Jac Jemc Reads Thursday The New Writing Series welcomes the fiction writer Jac Jemc to campus for a […]

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This Week in English | October 1 – 7, 2018

New Writing Series Event Report Last Thursday fiction writer Eugene Lim traveled in from New York to kick off the nineteenth year of New Writing Series programming hosted by the English Department and the Center for Poetry and Poetics (formerly the National Poetry Foundation). Lim was introduced by Greg Howard. He opened his set with […]

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This Week in English | September 24 – 30, 2018

Whether you’re reading Hamlet with Professor Bicks, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Professor Brucher, Sir Orfeo with Professor Harlan-Haughey, or History of Wolves with Professor Neiman, I hope this crisp fall weather finds you hitting your stride as we enter the fourth week of the semester. Writing Center Hosts Musicians On September 18th, […]

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This Week in English | September 17 – 23, 2018

I hope the new academic year has begun well for everyone! As we enter the third week of the semester, I thought it would be a good time to resume the weekly bulletins that I began last year. If you have an item you’d like to see included in a bulletin, please send it along […]

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Chair’s Statement on Behalf of the English Department

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends of the English Department, The English Department is deeply committed to offering an equal opportunity for University of Maine students to experience a high-quality education in an environment that is safe, respectful, and free from harassment, discrimination, and unprofessional conduct. As chair of the department, I feel a special responsibility […]

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This Week in English | May 7 – May 13, 2018

Wicks Fellows Reading Tonight The two outgoing Wicks Fellows of the UMaine English Department will offer a public reading of their work tonight at 6pm in the Black Bear Taproom at 19 Mill Street in downtown Orono. There will be a table-reading of the opening scenes from Peter Lowe’s Labor Day, a film adaptation of The Shoemaker’s Holiday, by Thomas Dekker. And […]

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