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.
Written by Vanessa Lauber: Attorney Robert Barnett (’68), a partner at the DC law firm Williams and Connelly, has represented major corporations before almost every executive department and administrative agency in Washington. He is also one of the premier authors’ representatives in the world, with clients such as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tim Russert, Mary Higgins Clark, Khaled Hosseini and many others. But his work with books extends back to his years at Wisconsin, and he took the time to talk with us recently about the value of a UW education.
Written by Nathan Jandl: Wren Singer recently sat down to talk about both her time as an English major at UW-Madison and her current work here as Director of Undergraduate Advising. See what she had to say about the role of a trusted adviser and the value of a major that challenges you.