Thursday, January 30, 2020
The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers presents a reading by CAConrad and Dawn Lundy Martin on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in Old Chapel. The reading will be followed by a book signing and refreshments.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy Emerita Barbara Partee has been awarded the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for her "foundational contributions that synthesize insights from linguistics, philosophy, logic, and psychology to understand how words and sentences combine to express meaning in human language," by the Franklin Institute.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The 50th anniversary of English Literary Renaissance, a widely respected journal founded at UMass Amherst by Professor Emeritus Arthur F. Kinney and other faculty members, was celebrated with the publication of a special issue by the University of Chicago Press. In addition to commemorating five decades of scholarship dedicated to the study of English literature from 1485 to 1665, this issue marked the retirement of Kinney as editor and Professor Emeritus Kirby Farrell as co-editor. A new editorial team named by the journal's editorial board—including Professor Joseph Black, Associate Professor Jane Hwang Degenhardt, and Associate Professor Adam Zucker of the Department of English—will guide the journal into the future.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Historians of British Art (HBA) Book Prize Committee have awarded 'The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature,' by Sonja Drimmer, associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, High Commendation for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period before 1600.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Professor David Mednicoff, chair of the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies with a joint appointment in the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy, has received a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) for a project called “Legal Cultures and New Regional Policies towards Forced Migrants.”