First GEMs Shine in the English Department

“Wow, we’re here. We’re here, that’s significant.” According to UW junior Alexandra Pleasant, this realization sparked the creation of a new undergraduate group in the English department. First GEMs (the brilliant acronym for “First-Generation English …

Emerita: A Fond Farewell to Susan Bernstein

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 …

Reflections on the First Folio Exhibit

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.