Welcome by the Department Chair, Joseph Bartolomeo
This is our first departmental newsletter to be distributed not only in print, but also electronically. Thanks to timely help and support from the Alumni Association, we are now able to reach many more alumni and friends. With your help—simply sending us your current email address—we can eventually move to exclusive online publication, which will allow us to include more material, and possibly more frequent updates. Read the full Chair's Introduction.
Remembering Professor Stanley Koehler (1920-2010)
by John R. Nelson
More than any other colleague I’ve known at UMass, Stan Koehler lived and loved life more broadly, deeply, and passionately with a constantly evolving, attentive, warm, joyful and demonstrated love of his students, his scholarship, his colleagues -- and most of all, his preternatural love of the miracle of poetry knitting everything together.
Read the full article on Remembering Stanley Koehler.
Abigail Reardon '10 21st Century Leadership Award
I’m honored and delighted to have been invited to share with all of you what being an English major at UMass Amherst has meant to me throughout these past four years. Among the most rewarding aspects of my time as an English major has been sharing the classroom with all of you, my peers and friends. Congratulations on your well-earned and well-deserved recognition.
Read the full article by Abigail Reardon.
Newly Tenured Faculty
In the spring of 2010, the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts granted tenure to three of our faculty members. Congratulations are in order for Professors Suzanne Daly, Joseph Black, and Jenny Adams, who each write and teach courses on different sorts of British literature.Read about the newly tenured faculty.
For News and Highlights about the MFA Program, Western Massachusetts Writing Project, Professional Writing and Technical Communication, Edinburgh Program, Newly Tenured Faculty, New Books by Department Faculty, Oxford Odyssey and Student Achievements and Awards, read more English newsletter
We are grateful for the generosity of donors to the English Department and have included them in our newsletter. Read the list of Donors.
The support of our alumni and friends enables us to create a more vibrant program for our students. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so online here, or by mail:
UMass Amherst Annual Fund, Development Office
134 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9270
Please be sure to earmark your contribution to the English Department. Thank you!