Celebration of Graduates Spring 2019

On May 12, 2019, UW-Madison’s English department held a ceremony for its graduating English majors. Below see a video of the speeches given by three graduates (Ryan J. Mulrooney, Richardo Cortez de la Cruz II, …

English Department Retirements

On April 11th, friends and family gathered to celebrate this year’s retirees from the English department. The crowd raised glasses to celebrate Susan Stanford Friedman, Theresa Kelley, Lynn Keller, Judith Mitchell, and Karen Redfield. One highlight …

Global Black Literatures at UW

In the fall, we introduced our readers to the four new professors hired to the English department this school year. Professors Laila Amine, Ainehi Edoro, Yanie Fecu, and Kristina Huang joined the department after a …

Diversity + Inclusion Student Committee (D+ISC)

Readers of the fall newsletter might remember the announcement that Composition and Rhetoric graduate student Neil Simpkins won the inaugural Leadership and Service Award organized by the department’s Diversity and Inclusion Student Committee (D+ISC). This …

Undergraduate English Major Awards 2019

On April 28, 2019, the English Department celebrated its award-winning majors in a ceremony at the Pyle Center. Pictures for the event below. For a full list of award winners, see the program here.

My Odyssey: Conversations with Romare Bearden

This year, Ron Harris’s students in English 155 “Myth and Modern Literature” produced more visual projects than might be typically expected in an English class. Students reimagined the work of Romare Bearden who reimagined Homer’s The …

Literati 2019: Contemplations

MUSE, the Madison Undergraduate Society for English, held its annual conference on Sunday, April 7th this year. Take a look at the program here, and look below for some pictures from the event.