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Although this article is about K12 school settings, we can think about the author's claims in higher education. How migh...
12/14/2017
MindShift

Although this article is about K12 school settings, we can think about the author's claims in higher education. How might forgoing grades shape the educational experience of graduate students (and undergraduates)?

"It opened my mind to my potential, as well as the potential of humans and the world."

12/08/2015

Have you registered for Winter 2016 courses? All students who enroll in a College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) course by December 13, 2015, will be automatically entered to win one of ten $100 gift cards to the campus bookstore! Each CAS course registration counts as an entry.

New issues of Qua are out around campus!
12/16/2014

New issues of Qua are out around campus!

They are out!! Pick up your copy!

12/14/2014

Congratulations to our December 2014 graduates! We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Help bring back the English Department's Visiting Writers Series!
12/02/2014
Giving BlueDay – Tuesday, December 2nd | UM-Flint College of Arts & Sciences

Help bring back the English Department's Visiting Writers Series!

On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, the University of Michigan is asking you to turn Giving Tuesday into Giving BlueDay – a day of online giving to the funds of U of M, including UM-Flint. The College of Arts & Sciences is encouraging donors to pick a specific fund and the amount that is right for them…

The Oxford Dictionaries select 'VAPE' as Word of the Year. Looking forward to the American Dialect Society's selections ...
11/18/2014
Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

The Oxford Dictionaries select 'VAPE' as Word of the Year. Looking forward to the American Dialect Society's selections in January!

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

11/10/2014
Qua Poetry Editor

Qua Literary Magazine is hiring a poetry editor!

For more information and to apply, visit: https://quamagazine.wufoo.com/forms/qua-poetry-editor/

This position will be open until filled, which means if you are interested you should apply right away!

Qualifications:
ANY majors can apply!
Strong working knowledge of poetry structure and form
Attention to detail
Adhere to deadlines
Self-Motivating
Make objective decisions

(Desired)
Experience editing literature, pref. poetry
Experience writing poetry
Experience with literary journals

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Join us at the welcome reception for Dr. Feuerherm. Everyone is welcome!Wednesday, October 1st 4:00-5:30pmUCEN Michigan ...
09/25/2014
Welcome to Dr. Emily Feuerherm, Assistant Professor in the English Department | UM-Flint College...

Join us at the welcome reception for Dr. Feuerherm. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, October 1st
4:00-5:30pm
UCEN Michigan Room D.

Emily Feuerherm Title: Assistant Professor Department: English Classes I?m teaching: LIN/ENG200-02 Professional Interests/Activities: I have presented at several local and national conferences, especially the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Othe…

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice September 26-27, 2014Lawrence Technological University Learn abo...
09/19/2014
Network Detroit

Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice
September 26-27, 2014
Lawrence Technological University

Learn about Michigan-region digital humanities projects and digital approaches to the cultural heritage of Detroit.

Keynote speaker: Seven E.Jones, Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University, Chicago.

Digital Humanities Theory and Practice

The Humanities Club meets today, Thurs. 9/18, at 5:30 pm in 351 FH.
09/18/2014
UM-Flint Lit Club

The Humanities Club meets today, Thurs. 9/18, at 5:30 pm in 351 FH.

The UM-Flint Humanities Club is dedicated to the organization and promotion of meetings, workshops, events and other activities related to the humanities.

05/22/2014
Come teach with us . . . | UM-Flint English

The University of Michigan-Flint English Department is looking for a lecturer to teach Advanced Composition and Creative Writing this Fall. More details are on the blog post.

The Department of English at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a Lecturer I to teach in the Writing Program for the Fall 2014 semester beginning Wednesday, September 3. The lecturer will be expected to teach and hold office hours for two face-to-face courses with the following class schedu…

05/04/2014

Congratulations to our graduates!

"From the watery gruel in Oliver Twist to a grilled mutton kidney in Ulysses to intricate "salads of harlequin designs" ...
04/28/2014
An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals

"From the watery gruel in Oliver Twist to a grilled mutton kidney in Ulysses to intricate "salads of harlequin designs" in The Great Gatsby, the book is a tribute to the tastes of authors and their readers."

With intricately composed photographs, designer Dinah Fried puts readers at the table for 50 of her favorite literary spreads. Her new book is called Fictitious Dishes.

04/17/2014
Job Opening: Writer | Careers at the U

Work at the University of Michigan-Flint as a writer with University Relations! Apply by 4/29.

This position is a storyteller for both internal and external audiences, providing compelling written content for the university website and social media outlets. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Develops original content for university news website, newslette…

04/09/2014
Beecher Scholarship Incentive Program to host Greater Flint Educational Symposium

Greater Flint Educational Symposium - "Jumping into the Gap: Exploring the role of Race, Place and Class on Educational Achievement"
8:30-4:00 on Thurs. 4/10 @ Riverfront Banquet Center

Prof. Erica Britt will be presenting an afternoon workshop with UM-Flint colleagues. Prof. Tyrone Howard (UCLA) will be a featured speaker.

Registration Link
http://bsipscholars.org/greater-flint-education-symposium/

The Beecher Scholarship Incentive Program announced they will host the Greater Flint Educational Symposium at Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint April 10, 2014.

Tomorrow UM-Flint is lucky to host the award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of The Thing Around Your Ne...
03/25/2014
UM-Flint’s Africana Studies Department Partners with Flint Public Library to Host Acclaimed Author

Tomorrow UM-Flint is lucky to host the award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of The Thing Around Your Neck, Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, and – most recently, Americanah (which has just won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction).

Wed. 3/26 events: Public lecture @11:30 am in Michigan Room D.
Dramatic presentation @6pm in the Kiva.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is coming to Flint to meet with UM-Flint faculty, staff, students, alumni, high school teens, teachers, and the public. She visits Flint March 26-28 as part of the African and African Diaspora Artists Series.

Prof. Erica Britt is presenting her research on Richard Pryor's use of preaching style today!
03/24/2014
American Association for Applied Linguistics

Prof. Erica Britt is presenting her research on Richard Pryor's use of preaching style today!

The 2014 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) will be held March 22-25 at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, OR. Nationally and internationally, the AAAL conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating conference including in-depth colloquia...

Changing "Just Say No" to "Just Say Know." Press coverage of Prof. Stephanie Roach's 4Cs presentation about plagiarism.
03/21/2014
Experts explore plagiarism, beyond traditional definition | Inside Higher Ed

Changing "Just Say No" to "Just Say Know." Press coverage of Prof. Stephanie Roach's 4Cs presentation about plagiarism.

INDIANAPOLIS – Professors often frame plagiarism as an ethical problem, with a simple solution: don’t do it. For students tempted to plagiarize knowingly, that approach might work. But the academic integrity rhetoric ignores the fact that students sometimes unintentionally plagiarize or misrepresent...

Three of our faculty members are presenting at the Conference on College Composition and Communication this week! Follow...
03/19/2014
CCCC Conventions and Meetings

Three of our faculty members are presenting at the Conference on College Composition and Communication this week! Follow the conference on Twitter via #4C14.

Stephanie Roach: "The Disservice of 'Just Say No' Approaches to Plagiarism" in the "CopyCats: Open-Source Approaches to Plagiarism" session

James Schirmer: "Institutionware" in the "Open Access and Institutional Technology" session

Janelle Wiess: "To AV or not to AV?: Issues of accessibility in online writing instruction" in the "Issues of Accessibility and Technology in the Writing Classroom" session

Browse information about upcoming CCCC events, including the CCCC Annual Convention

Do you pronounce Mary, marry, and merry the same?
02/20/2014
The Man Behind The Dialect Quiz

Do you pronounce Mary, marry, and merry the same?

Linguistics professor Bert Vaux explains how he created the data that turned into The New York Times' popular dialect test.

There is a full-time English instructor position at Mott Community College. The application deadline is Feb. 12, 2014.ht...
01/13/2014
English, Full-time Instructor

There is a full-time English instructor position at Mott Community College. The application deadline is Feb. 12, 2014.

https://mcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/461

Safety Faculty member will be responsible for teaching all classes in English developmental writing and composition, adhering to the stated course objectives, content, and delivery.

In case you missed Prof. Kietzman's NPR interview. Don't miss the 'Lear  Reassembled' performances on Tuesday and Thursd...
12/09/2013
What if Shakespeare's 'King Lear' took place in Flint?

In case you missed Prof. Kietzman's NPR interview. Don't miss the 'Lear Reassembled' performances on Tuesday and Thursday!

One of Shakespeare's great tragedies is King Lear, the story of an ancient British king who devises a "love test" in hopes of dividing his kingdom equally

Faculty spotlight: Mary Jo KietzmanProf. Kietzman's research and teaching focus on Renaissance literature. In 2010, she ...
11/19/2013
Students reimagine Shakespeare play in Flint

Faculty spotlight: Mary Jo Kietzman

Prof. Kietzman's research and teaching focus on Renaissance literature. In 2010, she spent 6 months in Kazakhstan as a Fulbright Scholar, and she is currently the Fulbright Advisor on our campus.

Learn about her innovative class project this semester, where students reimagined King Lear in Flint. Performances are on Dec. 10 and 12.

FLINT, MI--A class at the University of Michigan-Flint has reimagined a classic William Shakespeare play, "King Lear," in Flint.

Faculty spotlight: Erica Britt Prof. Britt's research focuses on African American English and the performance of black i...
11/15/2013
Vehicle City Voices

Faculty spotlight: Erica Britt

Prof. Britt's research focuses on African American English and the performance of black identity in public spaces. She will be presenting her work on Richard Pryor's use of preaching style at the American Association of Applied Linguistics next March.

In Winter 2014, Prof. Britt will be teaching ENG 509--American English (Tuesdays 5:30-8:15pm).

You can learn about her oral history & dialect project, Vehicle City Voices here.

The Vehicle City Voices (VCV) project aims to capture the linguistic diversity of Flint as well as provide a resource for Flint residents interested in preserving the oral histories of Flint. During its initial period of economic prosperity, the city of Flint attracted migrants from abroad and from…

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11/14/2013

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Writing a novel? Participate in National Novel Writing Month at the Marian E. Wright Writing Center!
11/14/2013

Writing a novel? Participate in National Novel Writing Month at the Marian E. Wright Writing Center!

It's November and you know what that means?! It's National Novel Writing Month! Join us on the 14th AND the 21st, from 6-8pm, for Writing Sprints!

Congratulations to Jennifer Ross! She presented her paper "Effective Writing: More than Journaling, It's Science!" at th...
11/07/2013
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

Congratulations to Jennifer Ross! She presented her paper "Effective Writing: More than Journaling, It's Science!" at the NCPTW.

The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) promotes the teaching of writing through collaborative learning. Peer tutors and NCPTW professionals help students become self-sufficient writers. NCPTW professionals are leaders in collaborative approaches, responding to the challenges of…

11/06/2013
The Impacts of Adapting to the Common Conventions of American Academia : The Dangling Modifier

Congratulations to Abbie Lemmon! Her work on tutoring non-native English speakers has been published in the Dangling Modifier.

Introducing nonnative speakers of English (NNS) to the common conventions of American writing and rhetoric is a multidimensional phenomenon. Perceptions of “good” academic writing are as vast and varied as the students we work with and the professors who evaluate the product. Some professors expect...

11/04/2013

Registration begins on Tue. 11/12! Check your email for advising session times.

UM-Flint M.A. in English Language & Literature's cover photo
11/01/2013

UM-Flint M.A. in English Language & Literature's cover photo

Faculty spotlight: Fred SvobodaProf. Svoboda research focuses on American literature. In winter 2014, he will be teachin...
11/01/2013
Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden - The Kent State University Press

Faculty spotlight: Fred Svoboda

Prof. Svoboda research focuses on American literature. In winter 2014, he will be teaching ENG 532: American Novel II on Thursday nights.

Here's a link to Prof. Svoboda's recent work on Ernest Hemingway.

When The Garden of Eden appeared in 1986, roughly twenty-five years after Ernest Hemingway’s death, it was a watershed event that changed readers’ and scholars’ perceptions of the famous American author. Following five months in the life of protagonist David Bourne, a rising young writer of fiction,...

Faculty spotlight: Vickie LarsenProf. Larsen researches the reception of late medieval literatures, with an emphasis on ...
10/18/2013
Exemplaria

Faculty spotlight: Vickie Larsen

Prof. Larsen researches the reception of late medieval literatures, with an emphasis on reading communities, women’s devotional reading practices, and manuscript and printed book trades. She teaches ENG 500 (English Studies: Issues and Methods) every fall.

Check out her recent article (with English MA alum Katie Curnow)!

Hagiographic Ambition, Fabliau Humor, and Creature Comforts in The Book of Margery Kempepp. 284-302(19) Authors:Larsen, Vickie; Curnow, Mary-Katherine

Interested in Alice Munro's work? Take Prof. Steve Bernstein's Narrative Theory (ENG 572) course in the winter semester!
10/14/2013
Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize in Literature! | UM-Flint English

Interested in Alice Munro's work? Take Prof. Steve Bernstein's Narrative Theory (ENG 572) course in the winter semester!

Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. You can read more about Munro and the prize here. The author of one novel, Lives of Girls and Women, Munro has published 13 collections of short stories since the late 1960s, all still in print and readily...

09/24/2013
Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine

Get your submissions in! Deadline is Monday, Sept. 30.

The 7 day countdown until Qua's submission deadline begins tomorrow! Starting tomorrow, each day until the deadline on September 30th, we will post a snippet from a past Qua issue. If you're the first one to comment the correct issue (e.g. Fall 2012), author, and title of the piece, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate to The Crepe Company located in downtown Flint!

Remember, you can find all of our past issues on our website: http://umfqua.wordpress.com/back-issues-2/

The only stipulation is: you may not comment to get entered into the drawing if you are the author of the piece we draw our snippet from.

Check back here tomorrow to see the first snippet in our 7 day countdown event!

Faculty Spotlight: Tom FosterProf. Tom Foster researches 20th century British, American, and Irish literature. He has pu...
09/20/2013
“…utterly a source”: Seamus Heaney, 1939 – 2013 | UM-Flint English

Faculty Spotlight: Tom Foster

Prof. Tom Foster researches 20th century British, American, and Irish literature. He has published many books, including "How to Read Literature Like a Professor"--a New York Times Best Seller. In Winter 2014, Prof. Foster will be teaching ENG 527: Contemporary Irish Fiction (online).

Recently, he recalled a week spent with Seamus Heaney. (from our English Department blog)

So there we were, a couple of farm kids (him for real, me simply surrounded by farmlands and a one-time professional hay baler) having a giggle over being the only two males in the Harvard Faculty Club at lunchtime not in blue blazers, watching the parade of what appeared to be an endless line of Ep...

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