Kristen Ravel Published in the Journal of College Reading and Learning

Congratulations to Kristen Ravel, Rhetoric and Composition PhD student, for her recently published review article in the Journal of College Reading and Learning. Her review is of  Pegeen Reichert Powell’s “Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.” Article available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10790195.2015.1085266… Read More

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser Readings

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser has three poetry readings this week: Wednesday, October 14 | 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim Emily Dickinson Poetry Series: The Dickinson Series features both beginning and established poets and provides a comfortable setting for the… Read More

Bam! Pow! Presents: Scott McCloud at UWM

UWM’s Bam! Pow! Comic Book Club presents as special guest: Scott McCloud. Scott McCloud is an Eisner-award winning comic book artist, writer, and theorist. Some of his work includes: Zot!, Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics and most recently, The Sculptor. Scott… Read More

Louise Zamparutti Presents at the University of Oslo, Norway

Congratulations to Louise Zamparutti, who presented her paper “Victims, Martyrs, and Brava Gente Past and Present: Constructing a National Symbol in Italy” for the symposium National Symbols Across Time and Space at the University of Oslo, Norway.

North Central Council of Latin Americanists Annual Conference

The conference, titled “Immigration, Emigration, Exile, and Return,” is September 24-26 at Carroll University’s Graduate Studies Center (2140 Davidson Road, Waukesha, WI). Independent scholars and faculty from over twenty colleges and universities contribute to a variety of interesting panels spanning multiple… Read More

Remembering our Colleague Ihab Hassan

We are very sad to report the passing of Vilas Professor Emeritus Ihab Hassan, who passed on Thursday evening. Ihab was an influential literary theorist credited with coining the contemporary usage of the term “postmodernism.”

Visiting Writer Carmen Giménez Smith at UWM

Visiting Writer Carmen Giménez Smith presents a literary reading and discusses her experiences in publishing in conversation with David Wilk. 

Women’s Work: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Collecting in Berlin, 1880-1930

Nancy Yeide speaks about the Jewish women in Weimar Berlin who were behind some of the most important pre-World War II art collections.

Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress appointed writer Juan Felipe Herrera as the 21st Poet Laureate of the U.S.

Louise Zamparutti Gets Published Human Remains and Violence

Louise Zamparutti’s article “Foibe literature: documentation or victimhood narrative?” was published in Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Congrats! Zamparutti’s essay analyzes the literature on the foibe to illustrate a political use of human remains. By comparing contemporary literature… Read More