• VWS:Claire Vaye Watkins

    Visiting Writers Series: Claire Vaye Watkins. December 3, 2015. Memorial Hall. 8:00pm. Born in 1984 in Nevada, Claire Vaye Watkins was a Presidential Fellow at the Ohio State University where she received her MFA, and now teaches at the University of Michigan. She has been published in The Paris Review, Granta, One Story, Ploughshares, the Hopkins Review, The Las Vegas Weekly, The Sycamore Review and Glimmer Train; her story ?Man-O-War? was nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2011. She received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2014.

  • Publishing and Multi-Media Luncheon

    Curious about publishing but don't know what it entails? How does making videos for a living sound? Join us for a lunch conversation on Wednesday, November 4th, with English alumnae Erin Hayes ('03), Monica Sweeney ('10), and Rebecca Tarr Thomas ('10) to learn about these rewarding careers.

  • Graduate Placements Worldwide

    Our program is keenly aware that the job market for college and university teachers of English has been tight for over two decades. But we are equally aware that the larger context of higher education is in a period of profound transformation – and that new opportunities are arising for job applicants who prepare themselves creatively for the new environment. Over the past seventeen years (1998-2015), approximately 60 per cent of our graduate job seekers have found teaching jobs.

  • PWTC Grad Job Placements

    An unusually large number of students enjoyed paid internships over the summer, some near and some far. I’ve had more calls from staffing agencies this year than any year I can remember, which suggests that the program’s good reputation, already widespread, is growing. It was also another banner year for placements, with some grads landing at firms where we have had an established presence and others at organizations entirely new to us. Congratulations to all! Professor Dave Toomey

Celeste Stuart - Undergraduate Studies

Nov 04, 2015

Editor:  Many readers won’t need an introduction. For those who do, I’ll note that you are the administrative support person for the Undergraduate Studies Office.  Celeste Stuart:  That’s right.  I...

Remembering Joe Skerrett

Oct 13, 2015

Joe Skerrett joined the University of Massachusetts English department in 1973 where he taught courses in African American Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature and courses in the American studies pr...

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Danielle Citron Lecture

To Be Announced

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Celeste Stuart

Many readers won’t need an introduction. For those who do, Celeste Stuart is the administrative support person for the Undergraduate Studies Office and she recently won the Chancellor's Citation Award.

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