Upcoming Events

2021 Distinguished Teaching Awards

Our department is honored to be the home of two professors who are recipients of the College of Letters & Science 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award. Creative Writing Professor Amaud Johnson has been awarded the Chancellor’s Inclusive …

Good News for Leila Chatti

We would like to celebrate Creative Writing instructor Leila Chatti’s recent good news: a poem published in the New York Times Magazine  and winning a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts!   …

Remembering Professor Howard D. Weinbrot

In Memoriam Howard D. Weinbrot  It is with sorrow that the English department announces the death of Howard D. Weinbrot, Ricardo Quintana Professor English, Emeritus and Vilas Research Professor of English, Emeritus.  Professor Weinbrot, who …

Research and Teaching Awards

M Ty has received a Volkswagen Foundation Research Fellowship which will allow them to continue their research in Europe. Josh Calhoun has won a Vilas Associate Award. Amanda Shubert, Jen Plants, and Ralph Grunewald all …

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, …