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MFA Alumni Awarded Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships

Friday, January 28, 2022

English MFA alumni JR Mahung (MFA '21) and Claudia Wilson (MFA '21) were awarded Artist Fellowships in Poetry by Mass Cultural Council. Joy Ladin (MFA '95) received a finalist award....
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TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Guest Edits The American Journal of Play

Thursday, January 27, 2022

TreaAndrea M. Russworm recently guest edited a special double issue, “Blackness and Play," of The American Journal of Play. This is the first volume on race and play in the journal’s history. The...
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Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina Featured on UMass Website

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina’s Spotlight Scholar profile is currently featured on the UMass website. The profile highlights how Gerzina, the Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography, has “dedicated her...
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Jarrel De Matas, PhD Candidate, publishes in the Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique Journal

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Jarrel De Matas, PhD Candidate and TA, published in December, “Traumatic Tourism and the Tide: Human and Planetary Futures in Selected Stories of Drowned Worlds: Tales from the Anthropocene and...
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Leslie Leonard, PhD candidate, publishes in J19

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Leslie Leonard, a PhD candidate in the English Department, recently published an annotated edition of a never-before-published Frederick Douglass essay written in 1894. The essay, along with...
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TreaAndrea Russworm Featured on CNN

Monday, January 10, 2022

TreaAndrea Russworm recently discussed actor and activist Sidney Poitier’s legacy on CNN. “I’m going to remember Sidney Poitier as the symbol of Black excellence, of dignity, as someone who broke...