Past Events

Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:00 pm

Chris Abani Reading

The English Department presents novelist and poet Chris Abani, whose most recent novel, “The Secret History of Las Vegas,” was a finalist for an Edgar award.

Born in Nigeria, Abani was imprisoned three times for his subversive writing. He went into exile, and eventually settled in the United States. He currently serves as a board of trustees professor of English at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Thursday, March 30 2017 7:30 pm

Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Mke

Milwaukee poet Sam Pekarske is on a mission to disabuse us of the notion that poetry is boring and exclusionary. Join us at the Var Gallery in Walker's Point, 643 N 2nd Street in Milwaukee. See article in Milwaukee Magazine.

Friday, March 3 2017 - Saturday, March 4 2017

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser Poetry Events

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser's upcoming poetry events: Wednesday, March 2 | 7 p.m.  Poetry Recitation Challenge with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser 7:00 p.m., CCE James F. Veninga Theater UW-Marathon County Wausau, WI Thursday, March 3 | 12:15 -...

Thursday, September 8 2016 2-3:00 pm

Welcome Back!

The English Department is pleased to extend an invitation to faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students: please join us for the department's Fall Welcome Reception, which will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 2:00-3:00 in Curtin 368.  Food and light refreshments will...

Friday, February 19 2016 - Saturday, February 20 2016 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC) is an annual event held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee that supports the sharing and collaboration of national and international graduate student research and art across the disciplines. The conference is organized...

Thursday, November 19 2015 3:30 pm

“Beyond Crisis: The Humanities in Renewal” A Symposium Dedicated to Ihab Hassan

A discussion of strategies of self-renewal in the humanities and a review of the early, innovative nature of the work of the late Professor Ihab Hassan. Featuring Ihab's final essay, read by Patrice Petro, and presentations by Charles Caramello (University...

2/25/2021 – Hester Blum, “A Humanist in the Northwest Passage”

Hester Blum (Penn State): Annual Literature and Cultural Theory program lecture events, February 25-26. A full schedule of events: Please email Mark Netzloff (netzloff@uwm.edu) for zoom links for all events. Thursday, 2/25, 3:30-5:00, public lecture: “A Humanist in the Northwest Passage,”...