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University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Congratulations to Fiction and Poetry Competition Winners!

from Jenny Spencer, Department Chair:


We have winners in the Class of 1940 Fiction and Poetry competitions. The winner for poetry is Stevi-Lee Alver. There are two winners for fiction this year: Thomas Barnes and Shamiram Barooshian. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants. The judges were impressed by the quality of submissions this year.

Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

from Jenny Spencer, Department Chair:

The English Department is a diverse and welcoming community comprised of 48 faculty members, 6 staff members, 700 undergraduate majors, and 110 MA/Ph.D and 75 MFA candidates. We combine the strengths of a liberal arts college with a major research University: our smaller classes facilitate substantive discussion, frequent writing, active student engagement, and face-to-face contact with research faculty. Both our faculty and graduate students have been recognized as distinguished teachers, writers, and researchers.


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Events in Our Community

10th Annual Historical Swordsmanship Conference:

The Renaissance Center hosts this annual conference featuring a combination of academic scholarship and demonstrations, including talks by ARMS on the later German longsword tradition, demonstrations by Phoenix swords of historical techniques, the manuscript tradition, and the guild structure of Renaissance Europe and its relation to the development of Western martial arts.
Friday, April 26th, from 9:00am to 4:00 pm at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. 650 East Pleasant St. Amherst
Register by calling the Center at 413-577-3600

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Contact Us!

Department of English
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bartlett Hall, Box 30515
Amherst, MA 01003-0515

Main Office: 170 Bartlett Hall
Phone: 413.545.2332
Fax: 413.545.3880

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