Welcoming New Staff and Faculty

We are lucky to begin the year with several new members of the department. Please join us in welcoming the following people: Erin Polnaszek Boyd is our new full-time undergraduate advisor. She is formally from …

2021 Publishing News and Awards

Several faculty and alumni from our department are receiving book awards and publishing new work. We congratulate their efforts! Amaud Johnson’s book Imperial Liquor is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle poetry award! Additionally, …

2021 Distinguished Teaching Award Winners

Our department is home to several recent recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award! This is the highest teaching honor UW-Madison has to bestow on faculty members. We extend congratulations to: Amaud Johnson for winning the Chancellor’s Inclusive …

Chris Logterman 1977-2020

The English Department is mourning the sudden loss 0f Chris Logterman, who joined us last year as our undergraduate advisor. She was a wonderful person to work with and an admirable advocate for students. She …

Celebration of Graduates, Spring 2020

While we wish we could celebrate in person, UW-Madison English is proud to acknowledge the Class of 2020. Congratulations, seniors—and on, Wisconsin! Printable program Transcript of videos 2020 English Major Awards Welcome Professor Anja Wanner, …

Teju Olaniyan, 1959-2019

The English Department mourns the loss of Teju Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English and Wole Soyinka Professor of the Humanities. Professor Olaniyan was a visionary thinker, a dedicated mentor, and a most beloved colleague and …