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Annual Lecture in Literature and Cultural Theory: Ania Loomba, Feb. 2-3

Ania Loomba is the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research areas include early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture.

Her writings include Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (1989), Colonialism/ Postcolonialism (1998), and Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (2002). She has co-edited Post-colonial Shakespeares (1998), Postcolonial Studies and Beyond (2005), Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (2007), and South Asian Feminisms (2012). She is series co-editor of Postcolonial Literary Studies (Edinburgh University Press). She has also produced a critical edition of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (Norton, 2011).

Her latest publications include Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race and Sexuality (forthcoming in July 2016); essays on early modern global contact; on race and em- bodiment; as well as on caste and its implications for understanding racial philosophies. She is currently working on a book on le -wing women in India.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Literature and Cultural Theory program, Distinguished Professor Jane Gallop, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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 our survey from February 6 – 24, 2017.