White Writers, Race Matters by Prof. Gregory Jay published by Oxford University Press

Congratulations to UWM English department chair, Dr. Gregory Jay for his recent publication of White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett which has been released by Oxford University Press. From the publisher’s site: “What explains… Read More

Interested in Creative Writing?

ENG 233: Introduction to Creative Writing Introduction to Creative Writing exposes students to the craft of reading and writing short fiction and poetry, and provides them the opportunity to experiment in both genres. Students will read several short stories and… Read More

Cinema Club Kicks Off Sunday

The new season of the Milwaukee chapter of the Cinema Club starts on Sunday, September 24, 2017. For 10 and a half years, the Cinema Club has brought sneak previews and engaging discussions to the Milwaukee area. We meet at… Read More

DACA & Undocumented Open Student Sessions

There will be a safe spaces for students to freely share their thoughts and stories, in the community about DACA and how rescindment affects all. Come to one or all as you are able and in need. UWM Professional Staff… Read More

Join the Run-Ons for the Panther Prowl!

As has been tradition, the English department is sending its elite running team, the Run-Ons to participate in the annual PantherProwl. This 5k run/walk hosted by the UWM Alumni Association raises funds to support student scholarships. Last year, nearly 1600 runners and walkers participated.

This year, the Run-Ons hope to reach their goal of $100. “Each fall, this team wins something,” urges team captain Liam Callanan, “largest team, speediest team, most money raised, biggest age range, brightest, smartest, winsomest — but we cannot do so without your contribution.”

If you would like to register and join the English department or donate on behalf of the team, head over to the team page.



Certificate in the Business of Media & Film Studies

Students planning a career in media, marketing, or film, need a blend of knowledge and skills not traditionally found in one single program. To transition successfully to the profession, students need media literacy, an ability to understand and work within… Read More

Welcome to UWM English, Dr. Rachel Bloom-Pojar!

The English Department is delighted to welcome Dr. Rachel Bloom-Pojar, who will be joining the faculty this fall as an Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition.  Among other publications, she is the author of the forthcoming monograph The Rhetoric of… Read More

Commencement 2017: Sunday, May 21

Congratulations to the UWM Class of 2017! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at Commencement on Sunday, May 21st at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena! Special congrats are in order for those who earned graduate degrees from the Department… Read More

Summer 2017 Calendar of Literary Events

Just because summer is here doesn’t mean that poetry stops! If you’re in town, please join members of the UWM English Department for the following events this summer:

Thursday, May 25, 8:00 PM
Release Reading for Return to the Gathering Place by the Waters anthology of Milwaukee Poets, co-edited by English graduate (2012) Bethany Price and including work by a number of UWM current and former professors, graduate and undergraduate students.
Riverwest Public House, 815 E Locust St. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 1, 7:00 p.m. 
Release Reading for Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance, a 730+-page anthology of political poetry co-edited by Brenda Cárdenas and a host of nationally recognized poets: http://www.spuytenduyvil.net/resist-much-obey-little.html. This reading features Milwaukee and Chicago area contributors Brenda Cárdenas, Ching-In Chen, Jenny L. Davis, Edgar Garcia, Roberto Harrison, Paul Pompa-Martinez, Jose Luis Moctezuma, Amanda Ngoho Reavy, Soham Patel, and Lisa Vihos.
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 3, 2:00 p.m.
2017-2019 Milwaukee Poet Laureate Induction Reading, featuring Roberto Harrison. Roberto will be introduced by our own Soham Patel.
Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave, Rare Books Room. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m
Poetry in the Park featuring Soham Patel, C. McAllister Williams, Angela Trudell Vasquez, and Dasha Kelly.
900 N. Prospect Ave

Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m
Poetry in the Park featuring Karla Huston, Daniel Borzutzky, Tiffany Miller, and Ed Weinstein.
900 N. Prospect Ave

Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m
Poetry in the Park featuring Richard Meier, Lisa Fishman, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, Peter Burzynski, and Destinny Flethcer.

Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m
Poetry in the Park featuring a stage play by Br!nk.
900 N. Prospect Ave

Congrats to our Spring Award winners!