UWM Receives R-1 Ranking

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the gold standard for assessment. The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665… Read More

Inaugural Issue of the English Department Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you the inaugural issue of the English Department Newsletter. This annual project will serve an important role in publicizing our accomplishments and promoting our continued success in the years ahead. The newsletter was created by Professor Rachel… Read More


Congratulations to Professor Kumkum Sangari, who edited and contributed to the recently published collection of essays ARC SILT DIVE: THE WORKS OF SHEBA CHHACHHI. 

Miriam Petty Public Lecture on African American Actors

On April 29, Professor Miriam Petty (Northwestern University, Radio/Television/Film) will be coming to UWM for a public lecture. Professor Petty’s book, Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood, about to be released by the University of California Press in March, studies African American actors including Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Lincoln “Stepin Fetchit” Perry, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and Hattie McDaniel to reveal the “problematic stardom” and the enduring, interdependent patterns of performance and spectatorship for performers and audiences of color. Professor Petty’s work in general focuses on American film history and Black popular culture.

Professor Petty’s lecture will be at 2 PM in Curtin 368; prior to that, there will be an informal gathering for graduate students (breakfast will be provided) at 10 AM in CRT 368 with Professor Petty. This event is co-sponsored by the Program in Film Studies; the Departments of English, Africology, and Urban Studies; Cultures and Communities; and a grant from UWM’s Year of the Humanities.

Graduate Student Breakfast | Friday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m. in Curtin 368
Lecture | Friday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. in Curtin 368

Dave Clark and Daniel Card Receive $50,000 NSF Grant

Congrats to Dave Clark and doctoral student Daniel Card, who recently received a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant for the NSF I-Corps program. http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/

Third Annual Conflict and Liberation Conference at Marquette

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University are teaming up to present the third annual Conflict and Liberation Conference at Marquette University on April 22-23, 2016. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Heather… Read More

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at UWM

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera serves as UWM’s Boudreaux Poet this year. The Boudreaux Foundation sponsors the series, which brings a prominent American poet to UWM each year. On March 3rd and 4th, Herrara will visit UWM to hold… Read More

Brenda Cárdenas’ Poems Published in Edited Collection

Two of Brenda Cárdenas’ poems, “The Red Fox Who Toys with the Dead” and “Ghost Species,” appear in the newly released City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (University of Chicago Press).

“Beyond Crisis: The Humanities in Renewal” A Symposium Dedicated to Ihab Hassan

A discussion of strategies of self-renewal in the humanities and a review of the early, innovative nature of the work of the late Professor Ihab Hassan. Featuring Ihab’s final essay, read by Patrice Petro, and presentations by Charles Caramello (University… Read More

S. Scott Graham Publishes “The Politics of Pain Medicine”

Congratulations to S. Scott Graham on the publication of The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (2015, University of Chicago Press), which chronicles three years of ethnographic research and nearly ten years archival research into interdisciplinary pain medicine and related… Read More