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Updates in Professional Writing and Technical Communication

Monday, March 2, 2015

  The department’s program in Professional Writing and Technical Communication (PWTC) finished off a strong year last spring with another stellar list of job placements.  We expect to have another ...
 Jacqueline Goldsby

A Salon for the Masses: Black Reading Circles during the Chicago Renaissance

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

On November 18, Jacqueline Goldsby gave the 14th annual Kaplan Memorial Lecture on “A Salon for the Masses: Black Reading Circles during the Chicago Renaissance.” Goldsby is professor of English...
Standing Together Against Racism: a Week of Reflection, a Day of Solidarity

Standing Together Against Racism: a Week of Reflection, a Day of Solidarity

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, the UMass Amherst English Department will lead a daylong, anti-racism read-in at the Cape Cod Lounge, in the Student Union. Students, faculty, and staff...
Orhan Pamuk

The Pamuk Within Orhan

Thursday, October 30, 2014

“A writer is someone who spends years patiently trying to discover the second being inside him,” wrote Orhan Pamuk in his magnificent Nobel lecture. Upon close reading of his books, one could...
picture of book jacket, "Where Bears Roam the Streets"

Where Bears Roam the Streets

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In the summer of 2008, Jeff Parker went to Russia intending to write a book about the country's resurgence as a major global superpower under President and then Prime Minister (and now president...
pencil portrait of man from Renaissance time behind Latin phrase

New Acquisitions at the Renaissance Center

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Renaissance Center has had the good fortune to obtain a number of important acquisitions, including a 1573 edition of Thomas More’s A Dialogue...