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A Message from the Incoming Chair

Professor John “Lane” Hall will become Department Chair at the end of August 2020. By way of introduction, we’d like to share the statement Lane made at the UWM Campus Dialogue on Racial Justice, Friday, June 12. In the Overpass… Read More

English Department Statement of Solidarity with Racial Justice Protests

Dear English Majors, Minors, and Graduate Students, The events across the country and here in our city have spurred us, your teachers, to take a stand with you. We, the undersigned members of the Department of English, unequivocally, fully, and… Read More

Outstanding Achievement!

UWM English Professor Liam Callanan’s novel, Paris by the Book, was selected an outstanding book by an author with a Wisconsin connection by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee. Paris by the Book will be included on Outstanding Achievement lists that will be… Read More

2019 AWP National Program Director’s Prize: Furrow

Furrow, the undergraduate literary magazine sponsored by the Department of English at UWM, won the National Program Directors’ Prize for Content from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the foremost organization of academic and creative writing programs in the United States…. Read More

UWM English Dept hosted the Midwest Summer Seminar of the Association of Departments of English

The Department of English hosted the Midwest Summer Seminar of the Association of Departments of English on June 19-22. The seminar, organized by English Department Chair Gregory Jay and English Director of Graduate Studies Jane Gallop, brought together more than… Read More

“Red Zone” by Plan C student Beatrice Szymkowiak

Congratulations to Beatrice Szymkowiak on the publication of her chapbook Red Zone Finishing Line Press released “Red Zone,” a chapbook of poems by first-year Plan C student Beatrice Szymkowiak. Called “a complex meditation on the destructiveness of war and the persistence of… Read More

Spotlight on Work of Film Studies Students and Alumni

October’s L&S newsletter features Senior Hugo Ljungback and Christian Balistreri who graduated from English and Film Studies in 2018. Both are founding members of the Moving Image Society, the student organization dedicated to preserving and circulating the UWM Film Studies… Read More

Field Trip Aboard the Denis Sullivan Schooner

October 13th, 2018 English 326, “The Development of the Novel: The Novel and the Sea.” Professor Kincaid On Saturday, October 13th, students boarded Milwaukee’s stunning nineteenth-century three-masted schooner, the Denis Sullivan, in order to experience firsthand life aboard a tall… Read More

Congratulations to Fall Award Winners

Congratulations to those English Department Faculty who will receive awards at today’s UWM Fall Awards Ceremony (https://uwm.edu/secu/wp-content/uploads/sites/122/2018/09/18-Fall-Awards-Program.pdf). This ceremony is at 2:00 in the Union’s Wisconsin Room Margaret Noodin, UWM Faculty Distinguished University Service Awar Kimberly Blaeser, UWM Faculty  Distinguished… Read More

José Lanters presents The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes

On October 20, English department professor José Lanters will be presenting her new work, The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes at County Clare Irish Inn at 3pm.Members of Milwaukee Irish Arts will read a scene from The Death and Resurrection… Read More