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Professor Mark Netzloff has published a book monograph, Agents Beyond the State: The Writings of English Travelers, Sold...
11/19/2020
Agents beyond the State

Professor Mark Netzloff has published a book monograph, Agents Beyond the State: The Writings of English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe (Oxford University Press).

The early modern period is often seen as a pivotal stage in the emergence of a recognizably modern form of the state. Agents beyond the State returns to this context in order to examine the literary and social practices through which the early modern state was constituted.

Our Professor Margaret Noodin's piece "Landing Here," selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, made The New York Times Magazine.
11/11/2020
Poem: Landing Here

Our Professor Margaret Noodin's piece "Landing Here," selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, made The New York Times Magazine.

Who knows what will happen? Where will we land? How will we spend the winter?

English Professor Mark Netzloff on Shakespeare and the Political Way.
11/10/2020
Shakespeare and the Political Way — Agenparl

English Professor Mark Netzloff on Shakespeare and the Political Way.

(AGENPARL) -NEW YORK CITY & OXFORD, mar 10 novembre 2020 Shakespeare and the Political Way Elizabeth Frazer Reviews and Awards “This illuminating book analyzes the full range of human relationships, divisions, and conflicts represented by Shakespeare through the lens of political theory. By explor...

Hello colleagues and friends of UWM's Creative Writing Program. Please join us this Friday, November 13th, for our next ...
11/10/2020

Hello colleagues and friends of UWM's Creative Writing Program. Please join us this Friday, November 13th, for our next installment of United We Read. Please email Andrew Kincaid, Coordinator of Creative Writing, to receive the Zoom link. Andrew's email is [email protected]. Link to be sent out on Friday.

Kimberly Blaeser (English) has a new bilingual collection of poetry, "Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance...
11/03/2020
Résister en dansant ; ikwe-niimi : dancing resistance - Blaeser Kimberly - Editions Des Lisieres - Grand format - Le Hall du Livre NANCY

Kimberly Blaeser (English) has a new bilingual collection of poetry, "Résister en dansant/Ikwe-niimi: Dancing Resistance," published by Éditions des Lisières, France, translation by Béatrice Machet. Congratulations, Kim!

Pour les Amérindiens aujourd'hui, au-delà de tout folklore, préserver et faire vivre la danse, le chant, la communion avec la nature, tout art transmis de générations en générations, est à la fois une guérison et le socle pour la construction d'un monde plus juste.

Featuring Associate Professor Brenda Cárdenas.
10/26/2020

Featuring Associate Professor Brenda Cárdenas.

Jose Dalisay, ’91 PhD
10/21/2020
Dalisay

Jose Dalisay, ’91 PhD

That was the first name of my aunt, one of the pre-war Bocobo girls in UP and the last of her siblings to pass away, just a few years ago. Its also the last name of my fraternity brod, former comrade, and friend of half a century, Jose Butch Dalisay, whos now in line to be named our National Artist....

Zhanna Slor, '08https://www.zhannaslor.com/
10/19/2020
HOME | Zhanna Slor, Author

Zhanna Slor, '08

https://www.zhannaslor.com/

Zhanna Slor's debut novel, a unique literary mystery set in Milwaukee's eclectic Riverwest neighborhood during the 2008 recession, weaves together the tale of two immigrant sisters with very different ideas of home. Masha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in ...

UWM English Instructor Andy Turner interviews UWM English Alumni and Assistant Professor Derrick Harriell at the Univers...
10/13/2020
Poet Derrick Harriell Wins Accolades For 'There's A Riot Goin' On' | Wisconsin Life

UWM English Instructor Andy Turner interviews UWM English Alumni and Assistant Professor Derrick Harriell at the University of Mississippi for Wisconsin Public Radio. Derrick discusses his Award-winning short story, "There's a Riot Goin' On," growing up in Milwaukee and his love of poetry, which was discovered at UWM.

Sparked by the fatal police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a riot broke out in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood in August 2016. As fires raged and shots rang out in his old neighborhood, Derrick Harriell found himself hundreds of miles away in Oxford, Mississippi. His mind and heart ...

The Writing Center | UW-Milwaukee
10/13/2020
The Writing Center | UW-Milwaukee

The Writing Center | UW-Milwaukee

All UWM writers—students, faculty and staff—can meet one-on-one, confidentially, with qualified tutors in person or online in real time. Any subject, any project, any level.

Brenda Cárdenas’ (English) poem, “Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas,” was published on October 7 in Poem-a-Day, a daily digi...
10/13/2020
Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas by Brenda Cárdenas - Poems | poets.org

Brenda Cárdenas’ (English) poem, “Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas,” was published on October 7 in Poem-a-Day, a daily digital poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets. Brenda also has a poem titled “Sweet Sixteen” in the new anthology Grabbed: Poets and Writers on Sexual
Assault, Empowerment, and Healing (Beacon Press, October 2020). Well done, Brenda!

Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas - My warm morning skin bristles / in the jungle hut’s frigid shower

10/08/2020
Associate Professor Tami Williams (English/Film Studies) won the 2020 CNC - Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image anim...
10/07/2020
Light Cone - Germaine DULAC

Associate Professor Tami Williams (English/Film Studies) won the 2020 CNC - Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée book award for Germaine Dulac's What is Cinema? the first bilingual collection of writings by the early French feminist and film theorist.

Professor Williams was also interviewed by France Culture (France's NPR) on early feminist filmmaker Germaine Dulac for the 2020 Cannes International Film Festival video spotlight: Mary Pickford, Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, Euzhan Palcy, Mati Diop : 5 Women Filmmakers.

Germaine Dulac was the first feminist filmmaker and a key figure in the development of the French Avant Garde cinema of the '20s. In the early 1900s, she had been a photographer and writer in two feminist journals, La Fronde and Le Francaise. After World War I there were more opportunities for women...

Professor Kim Blaeser was recently featured by Split This Rock, a poetry organization devoted to justice and social chan...
09/28/2020
Poem on Disappearance | Poetry Database | Split This Rock

Professor Kim Blaeser was recently featured by Split This Rock, a poetry organization devoted to justice and social change. Her piece, “Poem on Disappearance,” was presented as Poem of the Week on September 11 and will remain a part of “The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database.” Well done, Kim!

Beginning with our continent, draw 1491: each mountain, compass point Indigenous; trace trade routes, languages, seasonal migrations— don’t become attached. Yes, reshape by discovery,          displacement move your pencil point quickly now as if pursued— a cavalry of possession that ...

Richard Grusin’s (English, C21) essay, “Donald Trump’s Evil Mediation,” was translated into German, along with one of hi...
09/23/2020
Trump und das Fernsehen | Herbert von Halem Verlag

Richard Grusin’s (English, C21) essay, “Donald Trump’s Evil Mediation,” was translated into German, along with one of his poems, for the publication of Trump and Television: Media, Reality, Affect, Politics (Herbert von Halem, 2020). Congratulations, Richard!

Die Wahl und die Präsidentschaft Donald Trumps weisen auf eine tief greifende Zäsur im Verhältnis von Medien und Politik hin. So scheint sich die Prognose

Bill Keith’s (English) book (co-authored by Robert Danisch, University of Waterloo) Beyond Civility: The Competing Oblig...
09/22/2020
Should you be civil to a racist? Yes, but you should still call them out

Bill Keith’s (English) book (co-authored by Robert Danisch, University of Waterloo) Beyond Civility: The Competing Obligations of Citizenship was published by The Pennsylvania State University Press. His interview with Tom Luljak on WUWM’s UWM Today program airs on October 8 at 1:30 p.m. with an encore airing on October 11 at 7:30 p.m. An article based on the book appeared in The Conversation. Well done, Bill!

Politicians and law enforcement engage in uncivil behaviour that undermines democratic society. Civility is a pre-requisite for empathy, and is essential for difficult conversations.

Molly Harris, ’17 BA
09/18/2020
Over The Edge September reading

Molly Harris, ’17 BA

THE WRITERS Ron Silliman, Molly Harris, and Fintan Coughlan will read from their works at the September Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom.

09/14/2020
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Professor Richard Grusin’s chapter, “No Future: The Study of Culture in the Twenty-first Century,” was published in the book Futures of the Study of Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Challenges (De Gruyter, 2020).

English alumni Lorelei Savaryn has a new YA/children’s book from Penguin/Random House.
09/01/2020
"A Dream Come True" : UWM English Alumna Releases Her Debut Novel - Issuu

English alumni Lorelei Savaryn has a new YA/children’s book from Penguin/Random House.

Reeling after the disappearance of her brother and hurting from her parents’ divorce, Andrea is looking for an escape from her troubles. She finds it in a mysterious circus called “Reverie,” a show featuring tents that house actual dreams – step into this one to leap into flight; choose this...

PhD Alumni
08/28/2020

PhD Alumni

Congrats to our own Dr. Gretchen Papazian, who was awarded the 2020 Children's Literature Association Award for best scholarly essay in the field of Children's and Young Adult Literature!

The essay in question is "Color Multiculturally: Twenty-First-Century Multicultural Picturebooks, Color(ing) Beyond the Lines" and was published in the journal Children's Literature in 2018.

Panelists, including incoming English Chair Professor Lane Hall and English Professor Margaret Noodin, explore how bette...
07/08/2020
In Focus Vol. 10, No. 7

Panelists, including incoming English Chair Professor Lane Hall and English Professor Margaret Noodin, explore how better to address the needs of UWM Black students and faculty.

The July 2020 edition of In Focus, the newsletter of the UW-Milwaukee College of Letters & Science.

UWM English's Business Writing Challenge will return in Fall!
07/06/2020

UWM English's Business Writing Challenge will return in Fall!

If you're ready to get out of the house and watch something besides Netflix, you're not alone. Good news - the theaters ...
06/23/2020
Going to the movies this weekend? Here are some tips on staying safe, minimizing risks

If you're ready to get out of the house and watch something besides Netflix, you're not alone. Good news - the theaters are opening.

Before you catch a movie, though, read up on how to stay safe - with some advice from UWM Department of English professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

As movie theaters reopen during this pandemic summer, here are some ways to keep yourself safe and minimize risks

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Academics and students-- If you've written on Margaret Atwood or have an idea for a paper, we invite you to submit an abstract for the Midwest Modern Language Association convention, to be held in Chicago this November. Abstracts due May 15 (or sooner, please). See call for papers here: https://atwoodsociety.org/cfps/
Please join us next Tuesday, April 17th at 2pm in Curtin 368 for Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum's Vilas Lecture, Signs of Disability! Dr. Kerschbaum will be visiting us next Monday and Tuesday.
Hello, folks! On the first morning of CCCC I'll be joining with some wonderful folks from all over to present a workshop on Fake News, a topic that not only connects to our times but also cuts to the heart of our composition classes - research. I hope to see some familiar faces to join in on an important discussion!
Though this is more bad news, it ignores the career diversity open to today's graduates, who often land jobs outside of academia working for non-profits, museums, galleries, etc.