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.

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

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

Acclaim for Dunham’s new poetry collection, Cold Pastoral

Rebecca Dunham has a new poetry collection, Cold Pastoral: Poems, published by Milkweed Editions, that has been receiving accolades: 15 of the Most Anticipated Poetry Collections of 2017: Publisher’s Weekly Review; 25 Protest Poetry Collections to Read Right Now; a… Read More

Prof. Richard Grusin’s edited volume, Anthropocene Feminism, published by U. of Minn. Press

The Center for 21st Century Studies’ latest volume of essays, Anthropocene Feminism, has just been published by the University of Minnesota Press. Edited by former director Richard Grusin (English), the volume offers feminist and queer theory alternatives to thinking about… Read More