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UMass Department of English Announces Revival of Elbow Symposium

Monday, August 14, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of English will revive a long running symposium devoted to the study of the teaching of writing, founded and endowed in 1999 by Professor Peter Elbow. 

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Students Connect with Alumni in New York City

Monday, July 24, 2017

On April 21, fifteen senior English majors traveled to New York City for the English department’s first-ever Career Roundtable through the College of Humanities and Fine Arts’ New York Professional Outreach Program. 

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Meidav Awarded $25,000 from President's Creative Economy Fund

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Edie Meidav, assistant professor of English, has been awarded $25,000 from President Marty Meehan’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund to help pregnant and parenting teens in Holyoke gain job skills...
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A Retirement Tribute to Jenny Spencer

Friday, June 16, 2017

Some years ago Jenny Spencer and I figured we overlapped by some years at the University of Iowa—she in her first years as a graduate student, me in my last years as an undergrad. She said she...
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Retirement Tribute to Arthur Kinney

Friday, June 16, 2017

Arthur Kinney has retired. Yes, you heard that right. The learned and amiable colleague who was here when we came and promised to say farewell to us really has retired. He will remain a valued...
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Retirement Tribute for Mason Lowance

Friday, June 16, 2017

It is a great honor to toast my American studies friend, Mason Lowance. When I asked Mason if there was anything in particular he’d like me to say about his distinguished long career as a UMass...