English Department Fall Welcome

Thursday, September 7 2017 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Curtin 368

The English Department’s Fall Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 2:00-3:00 in Curtin 368.  Continuing our annual tradition, undergraduate students, graduate students, academic staff, and faculty are all invited to attend.  Food and light refreshments will be served.  In the meantime, best wishes for the summer!

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

Sunday, May 21 2017

UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena

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 of English after defending in the Spring 2017 semester:

Andrew Freeburg
Christina Lee
Yousuf Mamoon
Carter Reitman
Mark Wisniewski

Mark Brand
Ronald Felten
Zachary Finch
Kalling Heck
Molly Kessler
Richard Schnoll
Ali Sperling

Summer 2017 Calendar of Literary Events

Tuesday, September 12 2017

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

2017 Spring Awards Ceremony

Please join us on May 11, 2017 at 3:30pm in Curtin Hall 368 for our English Department’s 2017 Spring Awards Ceremony! The ceremony recognizes the accomplishments and continued success of our graduate students and more.

The Wladyslaw Cleszynski Memorial Award Winners:

Michael Larson, Hay in Summer

Prose Runner Up:
Sherri Hoffman, Stained With Lime

Ae Hee Lee, An Astral Death

The Wladyslaw Cleszynski Fellowship:

Ann-Marie Blanchard
Ae Hee Lee
Soham Patel

Alice Gillam Award:

Storm Pilleff
Trevor Sprague

James A Sappenfield Fellowship

Thad Furman
Molly Ubbesen
Elisa Karbin
Alexander Rucka
Joni Hayward

Tinsley Holton Dissertation Fellowship

Danielle DeVasto, Negotiating Matters of Concern: Expertise, Uncertainty, and Agency in Rhetoric of Science

Annual English Department Newsletter, 2016-2017 Edition

It’s been a year of great accomplishments and milestones in the English Department at UWM, and the Department Newsletter is the best way to stay current on the activity taking place over the past year. Click here to download the… Read More