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

Vijay Prashad Lecture “In the Ruins of the Present,” Friday March 3rd, 3:30pm

Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies and the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History at Trinity College, will deliver a lecture, “In the Ruins of the Present: Neoliberalism has failed, cruel populism has us by the throat” in the Golda Meir Library’s 4th Floor conference center on Friday, March 3rd at 3:30pm.

This event is presented by the Vilas Trust and the UWM Center for International Education.

MIGC 2017, February 17-18

The 12th annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference returns to UWM this Friday, 2/17 – Saturday 2/18. With year’s theme of MOSAIC, MIGC highlights exemplary work by graduate students from across disciplines and across the country. The conference begins at 9:00am on Friday morning and extends through Saturday afternoon with most events taking place in Curtin Hall 175.


MIGC Brown Bag Discussion: Jason Moore

12:15 pm, Curtin Hall 939
The reading for this brown bag discussion is titled “The Capitalocene Part II” and is available at (linked on the schedule of events) and at

MIGC Keynote Lecture: Jason Moore
3:30pm, Curtin Hall 175
Dr. Moore will give a talk entitled “Expulsions, Inclusions, and the Double Valence of Violent Abstraction: How Modernity Works Through Nature to Accumulate Capital and Destroy Lives.”  Dr. Jason W. Moore is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and a member of the governing board for the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at Binghamton University. His recent book *Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital* was published by Verso in 2015.

Monica Jahan Bose Lecture, “From Bangladesh to Brooklyn: Transnational Art Practices,” Friday 2/17

February 17 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-America artist, lawyer and activist whose work spans performance, painting, film, photography, printmaking and interdisciplinary projects. She has presented her work in villages in Bangladesh, at art fairs during the Miami Basel, and on the streets of Brooklyn.

She will present her recent projects, consider how South Asia enters conceptual frameworks and art practices in the U.S., and reflect on the impact and interplay of colonization and globalization on the art world in South Asia and the U.S.

Bose’s work is a part of the Ornate/Activate exhibition at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Feb. 16 to May 14, 2017.

United We Read: Thursday, Feb. 16

The United We Read Student/Faculty Reading Series returns on Thursday, February 16th, 7:00PM at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust St).
Kenzie Allen
Sherri Hoffman
Caleb Nelson
Lane Hall
This event is free & open to the public!

UWM alum finds national literary success with novels

This post, written by Kathy Quirk, originally appeared in the UWM Report on January 20, 2017. René Steinke, who earned her doctorate in English/creative writing from UWM in 1993, is gaining increasing recognition for her novels. This year, she received… Read More

English Department Spring Welcome Reception, Thursday Jan. 26

The English Department is pleased to extend an invitation to undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty. Please join us for the department’s Spring Welcome Reception, which will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 2:00-3:00 in Curtin 368.  Food and light refreshments will be provided.

Calling All Writing Students: We Want Your Feedback!

You can participate in the survey from February 6 – 24, 2017 here.

Your responses are appreciated!

UW-Milwaukee Receives Grant To Help PhD Students Prepare For Careers Outside Academia

MILWAUKEE — A career in academia has long been the expected track after completing a doctoral degree in the humanities, but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is challenging that wisdom with help from a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for… Read More