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'English Literary Renaissance' Celebrates 50 Years, Announces New Editorial Leadership

January 27, 2020

English Literary Renaissance, a widely-respected journal founded at the University of Massachusetts Amherst by Professor Arthur F. Kinney and other faculty members, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special issue published this January by the University of Chicago Press. The issue contains 22 essays on “The State of Renaissance Studies” by leading scholars whose work has previously appeared in the journal, along with a history of ELR written by Professor Kinney.

Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program Awarded $2.5M Grant

January 26, 2020

The Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program has been awarded a $2.5M grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. ...

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Veronique Lee '11

The ability to analyze, understand, and synthesize text is important [in a job like mine]. You get this from essentially every English course you take. Good writing skills are equally important, and English courses that focus on writing (language, composition, rhetoric) equip you with the writing skills to succeed in “the real world.” 

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