Spotlight on Work of Film Studies Students and Alumni

October’s L&S newsletter features Senior Hugo Ljungback and Christian Balistreri who graduated from English and Film Studies in 2018. Both are founding members of the Moving Image Society, the student organization dedicated to preserving and circulating the UWM Film Studies… Read More

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

Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Reading and Craft Talk: Michael Dowdy

Michael Dowdy will deliver a lecture and discussion entitled “Poets, Critics, and the Limits of Literary Citizenship”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:00pm
Curtin Hall 175

In addition, Dowdy will read from his award-winning poetry collection, Urbilly, and from his latest project, a volume of lyric essays.

Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7:00pmWoodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E Locust St.

Michael Dowdy is a poet, critic, editor, and essayist. His works include a book of poems, Urbilly (2017), a scholarly study of Latinx poetry, Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization (2013)and, as coeditor with Claudia Rankine, a critical anthology, American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement (2018). He teaches poetry and Latinx literature at the University of South Carolina.

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

United We Read: Margaret Noodin, Franklin K.R. Cline, Peter Burzynski, and Korey Hurni

Thursday, October 18th at 7pm 
Riverwest Public House 
815 E Locust St.

United We Read is Plan C’s student-faculty reading series that takes place in venues throughout the community. This edition will take place at the Riverwest Public House and features readings by Margaret Noodin, Franklin K.R. Cline, Peter Burzynski,and  Korey Hurni.

Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillice discusses new book and the Oriental Theater for CBS 58.

CBS 58’s Emily Thornton recently toured the Oriental Theater with UWM English Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillice to discuss renovations to the theater as well as her new book Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theater Architecture (Oxford).