You’ve seen them on Late Night with Seth Meyers, read about them in The Nation, and perused their work in bookshops nationwide. But did you know that these four writers also spent time with Madison’s creative …
Professor Susan Bernstein retired from the UW-English faculty in Spring 2017 after devoting 28 years of service to the department as a teacher, advisor, and administrator. She departed from Madison and headed to Boston University to …
For the last two summers, UW undergraduates have had the opportunity to delve into the sometimes seamy world of stolen letters, government conspiracy, drug trafficking, and murder from the safety and comfort of their own …
Written by Joan Hall: Recordings collected by DARE fieldworkers
Written by Eliza Weisberg: English major Eliza Weisberg photographed MUSE’s 2017 Literati conference. If you missed the conference, Eliza highlights how the polished and professional performances of MUSE members make it possible for undergraduates from UW and across the country to share and discuss their amazing work.
Written by Kaydian Campbell: English graduate student Kaydian Campbell offers her reflections on the First Folio exhibit. From Nov-Dec 2016, the Chazen Museum of Art hosted “the book that gave us Shakespeare,” or the First Folio, as part of the folio’s 50-state tour, giving our campus and the community a chance to engage with this most significant relic of literary history.
Written by Lauren Hawley: Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 English Department Scholarships and Writing Prizes!
Written by Sarah Dimick: On Friday, May 13th, the English Department held its annual commencement ceremony. Read on for transcripts of speeches from this ceremony.
Written by Sarah Dimick: Our undergraduate advisor, Dr. Karen Redfield, reached out to DeShawn McKinney (who is currently studying abroad in Japan) and asked him to reflect on winning the Truman Scholarship
Written by Vanessa Lauber: The English Department’s Board of Visitors is please to announce that it has selected Shelby Stephenson (’74), Poet Laureate of North Carolina, as the recipient of its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. Stephenson will be honored at an annual ceremony for students and their families, to be held in May.