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Ocean Vuong Named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ocean Vuong, assisstant professor in English, was recently honored as 2019 MacArthur Fellow in Fiction and Non-Fiction writing category. Vuong's debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous,...
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André Alexis, MFA Visiting Faculty '19-'20, Longlisted for Scotiabank Giller Prize

Thursday, September 19, 2019

André Alexis' novel, Days by Moonlight, is among the 12 books longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, an prestigious annual $100,000 award that recognizes the best in Canadian fiction....
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Stephen Clingman Delivers Invited Lecture at University of the Witwatersrand Colloquium in South Africa

Thursday, September 19, 2019

During a colloquium on "Cultures of Populism: Institutions and Hegemonic Practices" at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Stephen Clingman delivered “Antisemanticism and the...
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Jordy Rosenberg's novel shortlisted for the UK’s Historical Writers Association Debut Crown Award

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jordy Rosenberg’s novel, Confessions of the Fox, has been shortlisted for the UK’s Historical Writers Association Debut Crown award. Confessions of the Fox has also received other prestigious...

Julia Avila ('20) and Yashika Issrani ('20) Intern at Vertica

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

L to R: Yashika Issrani, Deb Chatingy (UMass English and PWTC alum), Julia Avila...
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Karen Skolfield (MFA '98) Publishes Poetry Collection and Named Poet Laureate

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Karen Skolfield (MFA '98) published a book of poems titled Battle Dress earlier this month (W. W. Norton). Battle Dress was awarded the Barnard Women Poets Prize, an honor for exemplary second...