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Class of 1940 Creative Writing Competition Winners

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The English Department extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2015 "Class of 1940 Creative Writing Competitions". There work stood out among many submissions to win these prestgious...
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WMWP Honors Former Director Anne Herrington

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  At its Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing Conference on October 18, WMWP presented the annual Pat Hunter Award, which goes to a member of the WMWP community “who has contributed substanti...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...