Get ready for Day of the Badger 2020

Day of the Badger is coming this Spring! What is Day of the Badger? Well, it’s an 1848-minute event for all alumni, students, and friends throughout Badger nation to give to their passion, show their …

Faculty Book Recommendations

Are you looking for a gift idea for that reader on your list? Or maybe some holiday reading of your own? Check out these current faculty and staff recommendations! For anyone who loves a good …

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.