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Novelist Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA Receives Praise for 'Home Fire'

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA is seeing praise for her new novel Home Fire, a retelling of Sophocles' ancient Greek play Antigone. In a recent New York Times review, Home Fire is described as having "one of the most memorable final scenes... in a novel this century".

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New English Department Faculty and Their Courses

Friday, August 18, 2017

We are delighted to announce that three new faculty members will be joining the Department of English in the fall 2017 semester....
Composition and rhetoric students and faculty.

UMass Department of English Announces Revival of Elbow Symposium

Monday, August 14, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of English will revive a long running symposium devoted to the study of the teaching of writing, founded and endowed in 1999 by Professor Peter Elbow.