This Week in English

This Week in English | February 19 – February 25, 2018

Alex Terrell Wins PEN America Award for “Black Dog” Master’s candidate Alex Terrell has been awarded a 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for her short story “Black Dog,” first published in Black Warrior Review in the fall/winter of 2017. The award, which carries a cash prize of $2000, was judged by Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jodi Angel, […]

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This Week in English | February 12 – February 18, 2018

New Writing Series: Spring 2018 Lineup Founded in the fall of 1999, the New Writing Series brings innovative literature to life on the University of Maine’s flagship campus. Events are held on Thursday afternoons at 4:30 in the Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104) and are free and open to the public. Here’s a preview of […]

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This Week in English | February 5 – February 11, 2018

Laura Cowan Presents on Rebecca West This Thursday The Faculty Research and Scholarship Presentation Series, which is organized by Assistant Professor of English and WGS Elizabeth Neiman, kicks off its spring 2018 season with a lecture by Laura Cowan this Thursday at 4pm in the Writing Center. Professor Cowan will speak about “‘Fusions that Infuriate’: Rebecca West’s Subversive Use of Hybrid Genres.” […]

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This Week in English | January 29 – February 4, 2018

Welcome Back, Everyone We got off to a busy start last week, launching more than a hundred and fifteen classes with enrollments in excess of 2500 students (I hesitate to add that we also went through something like thirty thousand sheets of paper, despite an initiative to “go paperless” for the distribution of syllabi this […]

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This Week in English | January 22 – 28, 2018

Greetings, everyone! The office has been bustling with energy all morning as we return from the longer-than-usual break and embark upon another semester of teaching. Ellen, Celeste, and I wish you well as the fun gets underway. I plan to resume the weekly bulletins next week (please send items for possible inclusion along by noon […]

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This Week in English | Dec 11 – 17, 2017

End of Semester Celebration on Thursday Please plan on joining us for an end-of-semester party this Thursday, December 14, starting at 1pm in the Wicks Room. As in the past, the celebration will be a pot luck affair, so consider bringing something sweet, savory, seasonable, surprising. Everyone is welcome, including friends, family, and well-behaved pets. CLAS Student Emergency […]

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This Week in English | Dec 4 – 10, 2017

First-Year Writing Program Earns National Certificate of Excellence We’re pleased to announce that the University of Maine’s College Composition program has won a 2017-2018 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence. The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Our program is one of […]

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This Week in English | Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017

Welcome to the twelfth installment of the English Department’s weekly bulletin. As we return from a welcome break we look ahead to two more weeks of instruction and then finals week. Please let us know how we can help as you head into the home stretch of the fall semester! Celebrating the Poetry of John […]

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This Week in English | Nov 20 – 26, 2017

Celebrating the Poetry of John Ashbery on November 30 When John Ashbery died at the age of ninety on September 3, just as the fall semester was getting underway here in Orono, we immediately began planning a celebration of this major poet’s long life and prolific body of work. On Thursday, November 30, that celebration will commence with a presentation […]

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This Week in English | Nov 13 – 19, 2017

Tony Brinkley Translations of Baudelaire Professor of English and Senior Faculty Advisor to the Franco-American Center Tony Brinkley has published translations of three poems from Charles Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal in the fall issue of the journal Metamorphoses (25.1). The three poems Baudelaire dedicated to Victor Hugo— “The Swan,” “The Seven Old Men,” and “The Little Old Women”—appear in Brinkley’s translation […]

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