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    —Warren Charleston, UMass English 2019

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News

Joshua Barsczewski, PhD Candidate, Published in Composition Forum

April 18, 2019

Joshua Barsczewski, PhD Candidate in the Composition and Rhetoric program, recently published a book review titled, "Review of Stacey Waite‘s Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and...

Joseph Black Elected President of the Renaissance English Text Society

April 18, 2019

Joseph Black has been elected President of the Renaissance English Text Society (RETS). The RETS is an association of scholars who work together to recover and preserve in carefully edited,...

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Events

Apr
26

Retirement Celebration for Ron Welburn, Professor Emeritus

650 East Pleasant St., Amherst
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Apr
27

Raymond J. Lord Symposium on Historical Martial Arts

650 East Pleasant St., Amherst
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Student Profile

Emily Cerri '19

"My English major is kind of my saving grace. I love being an English major."

Emily is currently finishing an honors thesis that analyzes the action role-playing video game NIER. Her project looks at gender and sexuality in NIER and uses queer theory to show how the game critiques traditional fairy tales.

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