Raucous applause, lots of laughter, and a few tears were the order of the day at the Department of Theater’s year-end celebration. Honoring seniors and graduating MFA students is the longtime cornerstone of this annual affair, as is handing out awards and scholarships.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Kamila Shamsie '88 MFA is seeing praise for her new novel Home Fire, a retelling of Sophocles' ancient Greek play Antigone. In a recent New York Times review, Home Fire is described as having "one of the most memorable final scenes... in a novel this century".
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A three-year, $231,649 research grant from the National Science Foundation will support a study by linguistics professor Alice Harris to analyze the processing and production differences among clitics, in different positions, and to test whether differences are the same cross-linguistically.
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.