Brenda Cárdenas at University School of Milwaukee and Illinois State University

Brenda Cárdenas addressed an assembly of the entire sophomore class at the University School of Milwaukee, where the English Department has adopted her book Boomerang into the sophomore literature curriculum. (October 31) She also presented a talk and gave a poetry… Read More

Shawna Lipton and Ali Sperling in Vancouver

Shawna Lipton and Ali Sperling, both English PhD students, will be presenting at the upcoming Modern Language Association conference in Vancouver. Shawna will be presenting on “Redressing Radclyffe Hall: The Critical Legacy of The Well of Loneliness,” and Ali will… Read More

Bill Keith in Copenhagen

Last week Bill Keith delivered a lecture in Copenhagen at the Københavns Universitet, “Civic Education: Balancing the Demands of Civility” along with a workshop on the history of speech/rhetorical curriculum and pedagogy for the faculty and graduate students.

Bridget Kies and Molly McCourt in Madison

Bridget Kies and Molly McCourt, both from the Department of English, presented at the Film and History conference in Madison last week. Bridget was awarded the Peter C. Rollins Director’s Award for management of conference scholarship! She proposed the LGBT… Read More

Hunger Task Force

The Department of English, among others, now has Hunger Task Force barrels in place for this fall’s drive. The food drive runs until Friday, December 5th; please donate non-perishable food items! Aside from non-perishable food items, folks can also donate… Read More

Margaret Mika and Joshua Worsham in Orlando

Director Margaret Mika and Asst. Coordinator Joshua Worsham presented “Hitting the Pedagogical Target: Closer, Faster and Better Online Tutor Training,” the results of their two-year study of online tutor training, at the International Writing Center Association conference in Orlando on… Read More

cream city review Friendlies Reading (UWM vs NMU)

The Midwestern Friendlies is an initiative to build strong community and networks across writers in graduate creative writing programs in the Midwest.

25 Years Later: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The UWM German program is holding this event to commemorate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Siwar Masannat Wins 2014 First Book Prize

Siwar Masannat has won the 2014 First Book Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky, for her forthcoming Spring 2015 book 50 Water Dreams.