“Furrow” Open for Submissions

Furrow, a literary and arts journal published each spring by UW-Milwaukee, is accepting submissions from undergraduate students. We accept unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics from undergraduates at any college or university. Submitting is easy, and we offer $100… Read More

Alt-Ac: Alternative to Academic Careers

Learn how your advanced degree in the arts, humanities or the social sciences can help you in a variety of interesting careers.

Featured panelists include Amanda Balestreri (MA, Anthropology); Andrea Avery (MFA, Studio Art, MFA, Intermedia); Ben Balcom (MFA, Film); Cynthia Petrites (PhD, Comparative Literature); and Katherine Wison (PhD, English, Genocide Studies)

Thursday, February 25th, 1:00 p.m. Curtin Hall 939

Open to graduate students from any discipline.

Brenda Cárdenas Invited to Present at 39th Annual Writers Week Conference

Brenda Cárdenas was invited to present a poetry reading with Q & A and interview at University of California at Riverside’s 39th Annual Writers Week Conference on February 2. Writers Week is the longest-running, free literary event in California and regularly… Read More

Louise Zamparutti Presents at “Italy and Documentaries” Conference

Congratulations to Louise Zamparutti who presented “Il Cuore nel Pozzo: Ethical Implications of a Pseudo-Documentary” at the “Italy and Documentaries” Conference that took place at UCLA January 14-16.

This conference seeks to investigate how documentaries, with their various approaches and genres, have deeply influenced the way Italians and others view Italy and its natural and urban landscapes, cultural diversity, and artistic and literary traditions.

Brenda Cárdenas Poetry Reading at UW-Stout

Brenda Cárdenas will give a poetry reading and talk at UW-Stout on Thursday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m. The event is located on the 4th floor of the UW-Stout Library. Another talk follows at Menomonie Public Library at 7:00 p.m.


Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

Friday, February 19 2016 - Saturday, February 20 2016 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is an annual event held at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee that supports the sharing and collaboration of national and international graduate student research and art across the disciplines. The conference is organized entirely by graduate student efforts, who collectively decide on an annual theme that reflects current theoretical debates and trends across the humanities, sciences, and the arts. In order to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, MIGC invites submissions that respond to the theme in the form of traditional paper abstracts, roundtables, workshops, music, film, installation art, and other performances. MIGC recognizes the financial strain that many graduate students are under and therefore aims to be almost entirely cost-free once students have arrived, providing lodging, meals including coffee and snacks, and a free reception.

The 2016 theme is In Process and features keynote speaker Levi Bryant (Collin College, author of Democracy of Things and The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism) and a workshop conducted by Nick Montfort (MIT, author of #! and Twisty Little Passages).

MIGC is generously supported by The Center for 21st Century Studies, The Graduate School, The Office of Research, The College of Letters and Sciences, The Humanities at UWM, The Office of the Provost, The Division of Student Affairs, and The Department of English.

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/

Creative Writing Students Publish “Cries for Justice: Poems for Dontre Hamilton.”

Congratulations to numerous creative writing students for the publication of “Cries for Justice: Poems for Dontre Hamilton.”  The chapbook features poems by UWM students Franklin K.R. Cline, Maria Peeples, Freesia McKee, and Peter Burzynski. The book is available through Art… Read More

Recent Graduate Ching-In Chen Accepted for Publication

Congratulations to Ching-In Chen whose revised dissertation was recently accepted for publication by Kelsey Street Press out of Berkeley, California. Ching-In Chen is a doctoral graduate of the Creative Writing program. Ching-In’s committee was chaired by Professor Brenda Cárdenas and also… Read More

Fellows on Flint: Water-Centric Cities

The ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan has prompted emergency response at city, state, and federal levels, as well as heated debate here in Wisconsin and nationally. Official inquiry is underway into the political, economic, and technological causes as well as consequences of the mass pollution of Flint’s drinking water.

Here at UWM, this year’s team of Global Studies Research Fellowssponsored by the Center for International Education (CIE) were chosen for their expertise in the politics of water accessibility, activism and the protection of water resources, and the science of water infrastructure.

Join us on Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 pm for a special colloquium on this urgent and still-developing crisis, where our Global Studies Research Fellows will expand the dialogue beyond Facebook and Twitter, and into a public forum, for the benefit of our own water-centric city.

This event is free and open to the public.