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This Week in English | February 26-March 3, 2024

A Glimpse into ENG 222: Reading Poems This Tuesday English MA student Michelle Hoeckel-Neal will lead a discussion of white supremacy culture in Ben Friedlander‘s section of ENG 222: Reading Poems. Her visit kicks off two weeks of focus on the visible and invisible work of whiteness in poetry. Last summer, Hoeckel-Neal and Friedlander joined […]

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This Week in English | February 19-25, 2024

English Major Kiera Campbell Named as Wiggins Humanities Fellow  Kiera Campbell, a junior majoring in English from Buxton, Maine, was named the David ’64 and Alison ’71 Wiggin Humanities Fellow for her proposed research project “Getting To Know A Dead Man: The De-Deification of Brian (A Non-Case Study).” Kirsten Jacobson, associate professor in the Department […]

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Cover to the paperback edition ot Marie Uguay's journal, giving her name, the book title, and the translator's name (Jennifer Moxley).

This Week in English | February 12-18, 2024

A Glimpse into New Core Requirement Class  This semester marks the first offering of ENG 215: Theories and Practices of Writing, a new core course for the English major. We started the term exploring how the teaching of writing in academic spaces has changed over the last 150 years and how certain practices and beliefs […]

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Front dustjacket of hardcover edition of Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015, which was recently published by the UMaine Press.

This Week in English | February 5-11, 2024

A Glimpse into Three English Classes This spring, Jonathan Barron is teaching a section of ENG 381: Themes in Literature devoted to the topic of “poetry and myth.” He writes in with this welcome update:  For the week of February 5th, the class on myth and American poetry will read Melvin Tolson’s “Rendezvous with America,” […]

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This Week in English | January 29-February 4, 2024

Deadline to Contribute to Spire on Thursday   Second year MA student Cora Sadler is Editor-in-Chief of Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability. She writes to remind everyone that the deadline for consideration of submissions is this Thursday, February 1. Here’s the pitch: Looking for artwork reflecting on humanity’s intricate and embedded relationship with […]

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This Week in English | January 22-28, 2024

Welcome Back Did you know that the English Department is host to several informal spaces in Neville Hall where majors, minors, and Master’s students are welcome to read, talk, do group work, or just hang out between classes?  The booklined Ulrich Wicks Reading Room is in the English Department and has comfy couches as well […]

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This Week In English | December 11, 2023

This Week in English December 11, 2023 Buchanan Alumni House Open to Students During Finals Week Kathy Hill is the House Manager at Buchanan Alumni House and she wrote this morning with this invitation to students who are preparing for finals this week:   Each semester, we close Buchanan to events during finals week and open […]

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This Week In English | December 4, 2023

This Week in English December 4, 2023 The last week of classes got underway this morning with fresh snow underfoot and flocking the trees. It’s portfolio submission time for the 800 or so students taking ENG 101 this fall, and for the rest of us it’s the sprint to finals week, with poem recitations, project […]

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This Week In English | November 20, 2023

This Week in English November 20, 2023 Morgan Talty Presents Online Tomorrow at 6pm The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is hosting a virtual evening of reading and conversation with Morgan Talty on Tuesday, November 21st from 6–7:30.  Talty’s breakout story collection Night of the Living Rez has won widespread critical acclaim, becoming […]

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This Week In English | November 13, 2023

This Week in English November 13, 2023 MA Student and Former McGillicuddy Fellow Abigail Roberts Presents Today While she was a McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellow current MA student Abigail Roberts wrote an Honors Thesis under the supervision of Sarah Harlan-Haughey titled Otherworldly Ethics: Trouthe and the Fairy Mistress in the Lays of Lanval, Graelent, […]

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