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

Peter Blewett Awarded NEH Fellowship

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Peter Blewett (English) who was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the NEH Summer Institute on “The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures” at Salt Lake Community College during June and… Read More

Creative Writers in Nonprofit Careers: Panel Discussion, Reading, and Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

The panelists will discuss the services their organizations offer the public and how those services incorporate creative writing and other arts, their individual roles in their organizations, how they each began working in the not-for-profit world, what draws them to this work, and how their employment intersects with their work as writers/artists. They will also share with us what they see as the benefits and challenges, for writers/artists, of pursuing a career of this nature. The discussion will be followed by a short (3-5 minute) reading by each of the panelists and a reception with food and drink.

Panelists

Sammy Goodrich, Project Manager/Certified Facilitator of TimeSlips and founder of Stage Right (hosting intergenerational collaborative workshops in senior care facilities)

Jenny Gropp, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center, former Managing Editor of The Georgia Review, and author of The Hominine Egg, (Kore Press, 2017)

Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Founder of Stillwaters Collective and author of Almost Crimson (Curbside Splendor Press, 2015), Call It Forth (2014), and Hershey Eats Peanuts (Penmanship Books, 2009)

Laura Solomon, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center and author of The Hermit (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011), Blue and Red Things (UDP, 2007), and Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002)

Chuck Stebelton, Program Coordinator at Interfaith Older Adult Programs and author of An Apostle Island (forthcoming from Oxeye Press), The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005)

English Department Newsletter and Annual Report

The department recently published it’s 2017-18 Annual Report and Newsletter. Inside are profiles of the exceptional students, staff, and faculty affiliated with the program. Special features include a section on Indigenous Literary Studies, a spotlight on the Overpass Light Brigade,… Read More

Margie Mika Receives the 2018 Robert Marrs Award

Congratulations to Margie Mika, Director of the UWM Writing Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, who received the 2018 Robert Marrs Award from the Midwest Writing Centers Association (MWCA). This tremendous honor is testimony to the superb leadership Margie… Read More

White Writers, Race Matters by Prof. Gregory Jay published by Oxford University Press

Congratulations to UWM English department chair, Dr. Gregory Jay for his recent publication of White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett which has been released by Oxford University Press. From the publisher’s site: “What explains… Read More

Interested in Creative Writing?

ENG 233: Introduction to Creative Writing Introduction to Creative Writing exposes students to the craft of reading and writing short fiction and poetry, and provides them the opportunity to experiment in both genres. Students will read several short stories and… Read More

Join the Run-Ons for the Panther Prowl!

As has been tradition, the English department is sent its elite running team, the Run-Ons, to participate in the annual PantherProwl. This 5k run/walk hosted by the UWM Alumni Association raises funds to support student scholarships. Last year, nearly 1600 runners and walkers participated.