ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

 

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWSLETTERS

"2014-15 Medieval Literature Search"
Thank you to everyone who applied for this position. The number of first-rate applications made our job of selecting candidates to interview very difficult indeed. But interviews have now been conducted, and invitations for campus visits during January of next year should be extended by Dec. 12.


The Spring 2014 English Department Newsletter is now available at muenglishnews.com! The newsletter was written by the students in Dr. Beth Godbee's "Writing for the Professions" class.

Taylor Behnke, English Department WINE major has been named Outstanding Senior of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences!

Department announcements (2013-14)

New MUAA Mentor Pilot Program


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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January 28: Faculty Research Lunch Talk by Dr. Angela Sorby, "Goops on the Cusp of Cuteness: The Grotesque Origins of a Twentieth-Century Aesthetic Category." This will be held in Marquette Hall 111 (First Floor Common Room) from 1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10:
Faculty Research Lunch Talk by Dr. Gerry Canavan, "Science Fiction and Utopia in the Anthropocene." This will be held in Marquette Hall 111 (First Floor Common Room) from 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, February 26: Adam Plantinga will discuss his new book 400 Things Cops Know,Raynor B&C at 5 pm.
Adam is an MU English major grad, and was a Milwaukee policeman for seven years before moving to San Francisco and becoming a policeman there, where he’s currently a sergeant. He’ll be reading from the book, discussing the writing of it, and a Q&A session will follow. Great for discussions about writing nonfiction, about criminology and law, about social justice. This event is being co-sponsored by the Social and Cultural Sciences Department. A reception will follow.

Wednesday, March 25: Faculty Research Lunch Talk by Dr. Jodi Melamed, "What are the Stakes of What Diversity Means?: Capitalism, Collective Existence, the University, and Beyond." This will be held in Marquette Hall 111 (First Floor Common Room) from 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, March 26: Internship Panel, Marquette Hall, Rm 105, 5 pm. This panel discussion will include Dr. Cedric Burrows, a student who’s recently had an internship, and a local employer who regularly has interns. Find out about why internships are important, how to get them, and what to do after you’ve gotten one. A reception will follow.

Wednesday, April 15: Faculty Research Lunch Talk by Dr. Melissa Ganz, "The Fidelity of Promising': Egoism and Obligation in Austen." This will be held in Marquette Hall 111 (First Floor Common Room) from 1-2 p.m.

Thursday, April 16: You’ve Got to Hear This: Shakespeare & Company, The Literary Slam; Eisenberg Reading Room, Sensenbrenner Hall, 5 pm. Prominent Milwaukeeans and people from the Marquette community will read from their favorite works of literature, and explain why you’ve got to read these works. It being close to the Bard’s Birthday, he’ll be featured, but so will lots of other writers. A reception follows.

Thursday, April 23: Sigma Tau Delta Induction Ceremony, Beaumier Suites BC, Raynor Library, 5-6:30 p.m.