The Department of English congratulates Dr. Albert Rivero for receiving the Way Klingler Fellowship for Humanities/Social Sciences. The award, offering three years of support for research, is one of the University's top honors for scholarship.

The English Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Rebecca Nowacek has been awarded a Mellon Grant for her project "The WRITE Program: Sponsoring Undergraduate Research to Improve Undergraduate Writing Instruction."

The English Department congratulates CJ Hribal for receiving the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction for his story, "Do I Look Sick to You?: Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient." The story was selected by Ha Jin to appear in the spring issue of the Bellevue Literary Review.

Students in the English Capstone course "The Spirit of Joan of Arc" are joining together with students in Dance and Theatre Arts to produce an outdoor performance combining ballet and modern dance, theatre, music, and spoken word segments. Titled "Hearken to MyVoice," this interdisciplinary collaboration features a photo blog, updated weekly.

Dr. Gerry Canavan was interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio on a recent resurgence in the popularity of George Orwell's 1984. The full interview can be found here.

The Fall 2016 issue of the English Department's newsletter is now available at http://www.muenglishnews.com​. Thank you to interns Edwin Morales, Ellen Neiers, and Saul Lopez for their ​hard work on developing this newsletter.

Congratulations to recent Marquette English graduate Michael Welch for winning the Florence Kahn Memorial Award from the National Federation of State Poetry Societies! Michael's poetry collection, But Sometimes I Remember, is now available in print from NFSPS Press.

Dr. Liza Strakhov, Assistant Professor of English and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography, received recognition for her interdisciplinary research on the History of the Book. Cheers, Liza!

Dr. Gerry Canavan was interviewed by CBS 58 on Sunday Morning Spotlight (10/9/16) regarding the original manuscripts of famed English author J.R.R. Tolkien being housed on Marquette University's campus. Click here to view the video.

Congratulations to Dr. Gerry Canavan for winning the 2016 Way-Klingler Young Scholar Award!

J-session to feature new UCCS Literature and Performing Arts course "ENGL 2010: Literature and Genre--Crafting the Short Story.

Marquette English is very pleased to be joined this year by three new assistant professors:

Dr. Elizabeth Angeli (Rhetoric and Composition)

Dr. Lilly Campbell (Rhetoric and Composition)

Dr. Ainehi Edoro (Global Anglophone Literature)


Lisa Bonvissuto, English Department WINE major, has been named Outstanding Senior of the English Department for 2016.


Anything Goes with Shakespeare!, Thursday, April 6 at 5 pm in the Eisenberg Reading Room, Sensenbrenner Hall. Folks from around campus and around Milwaukee will be reading from Shakespeare (and other works of literature). Followed by opening night of Anything Goes at 7:30 pm in the Helfaer Theatre (buy tickets for Anything Goes here: https://www.showclix.com/event/anything-goes-marquette.

Shakespeare event

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New MUAA Mentor Pilot Program

List of M.A. and Ph.D. graduates