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Mutual Mentoring Team Grant Awarded for Teaching in the Time of Chat GPT

A Mutual Mentoring Team Grant was recently awarded to the team of Anne Bello (Writing Program), Elkie Burnside (Writing Program), Andrew Farrar (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Amanda Hamel (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Shana Bulhan Haydock (Writing Program), Deb McCutchen (Writing Program), Anna Rita Napoleone (Writing Center), Tara Pauliny (Writing Program), and Janine Solberg (Professional Writing & Technical Communication Program).

May 1, 2023
Shwetha Chandrashekhar, PhD Candidate, Publishes in South Asian Review

Shwetha Chandrashekhar, PhD candidate, recently published an article titled "The Spatiality of Unpleasant Feelings in Manu Joseph’s Serious Men" in South Asian Review.

April 27, 2023
Edie Meidav Receives Provost Professor Honorific

Edie Meidav has been named one of the 2023 recipients of the Provost Professor Honorific. The campus-level faculty honorific recognizes exceptional achievement in research or creative activity and in teaching.

April 27, 2023
2023 Gibson Lecture: Annette Vee

Title: Automating Writing from Automata to AI

Speaker: Annette Vee, Associate Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh

April 25, 2023
Student Essay Collection Published

The English Department is pleased to announce the publication of Prize-Winning Student Essays from the University of Massachusetts Amherst English Department 2017-2022 (PDF).

April 25, 2023
Rebecca Lorimer Leonard Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Rebecca Lorimer Leonard has recently been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for the academic year 2022-2023.

April 20, 2023
Announcing the 2023 MFA Award Winners

Announcement of the 2023 MFA Award Winners from the MFA for Poets & Writers at UMass Amherst. 

April 19, 2023
English Department Launches New Creative Writing Curriculum

As of fall 2023, English majors can seek a formal Concentration in Creative Writing while non-majors can pursue the same five-course sequence in a revamped Letter of Specialization.

April 16, 2023
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Paul Murray Kendall Chair of Biography and Professor, is the recipient of a 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of Intellectual and Cultural History.

April 13, 2023


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