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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
Troy Lecture 2023 - Colson Whitehead

The Troy Committee would like to announce that the English Department will host, for the 2022-2023 Troy lecture, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, Colson Whitehead.

April 13, 2023
English Majors Tiffany Huynh & Anna Shahbazyan Awarded Fulbrights

English majors Tiffany Huynh and Anna Shahbazyan have recently received Fulbright awards. Both Tiffany and Anna are doing dual degrees in English and Comparative Literature and also work as tutors in the UMass Amherst Writing Center.

April 7, 2023
John Yargo, PhD '22, Awarded Shakespeare Association of America Prize

John Yargo, PhD '22, was recently awarded the Shakespeare Association of America's J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize for Saturnine Ecologies: Environmental Catastrophe in the Early Modern World. The prize recognizes a dissertation with a significant Shakespeare component submitted in 2022.

April 6, 2023
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina Awarded Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography and Professor of English, recently recieved the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowhip award.

March 30, 2023
In Memoriam: Charles Kay Smith

We are profoundly sad to announce the death of our colleague Professor Charles Kay Smith, familiarly known as Kay. As a distinguished professor in the UMass Amherst English Department for 40 years, Kay engaged thousands of students, teaching writing and English literature, along with neotenic evolution and epicurean living.

March 27, 2023
Edie Meidav Chosen as Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center Fellow

Edie Meidav has been selected as a fellow by the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center to further her work by writing a book this summer. As part of the fellowship, she will spend one month on the 50-acre property located at the heart of Lake Como in Northern Italy.

March 24, 2023
Sabina Murray Publishes Collection: Muckross Abbey and Other Stories

Sabina Murray recently published Muckross Abbey and Other Stories, a story collection by by BlackCat/Grove.

March 23, 2023


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