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Dee Mathews awarded a Kresge Foundation Fellowship!

Posted: 6/29/2015 3:35:36 PM
This year's class of 18 fellowship winners was selected from more than 650 applications by independent panels of experts comprised of national and local artists. This year's focus on literary and visual artists comes after last year's class of fellows working in film, theater, music and dance.

Melanie Yergeau: What I'm Reading This Week

Posted: 6/29/2015 2:17:54 PM
As part of my larger research, I’ve been looking at life writing by autistic people, across modality and platform, but especially that which is self- or independently-published (including blogs, CreateSpace chapbooks, and disabled-led presses like Autonomous Press).

Kudos to Khaled Mattawa

Posted: 6/3/2015 1:30:49 PM

Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation by Khaled Mattawa. Syracuse University Press, 2014. Khaled Mattawa examines the work of Mahmoud Darwish, arguably Palestine’s most famous poet, within the context of the political strife that marked the region throughout Darwish’s life and continues today. Darwish’s struggle to be both “a spokesman for his people and a private lyrical poet” is illuminated through close readings of poems that chart notable shifts in aesthetic, technique, and subject. Mattawa’s keen insights into Arabic poetry and Palestinian history provide vital context for understanding Darwish’s work and its importance.


2015 BEN Prize

Posted: 3/24/2015 11:39:45 AM

The Ben Prize, funded by an endowment in honor of alum and English Advisory Board member Larry Kirshbaum, is awarded each year to two Lecturers who have achieved a high level of excellence in the teaching of writing.

This years recipients are: Paul Barron and James Pinto

Paul and James approach the teaching of writing with remarkable insight, dedication, and creativity, and they challenge and inspire their students in myriad ways. Please join us in congratulating Paul and James for their wonderful work.

We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize. Our selection committee found it deeply inspiring to read the nominees' materials, including the many enthusiastic letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.

4th annual Shirley Verrett Award

Posted: 2/16/2015 3:50:03 PM
Lorna Goodison, professor emerita of English language and literature and of Afroamerican and African studies, reads a poem she wrote honoring Shirley Verrett after receiving the fourth annual Shirley Verrett Award on Feb. 11. The U-M Women of Color in the Academy Project presents the award to a faculty member whose work — teaching performance, scholarship or service — supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.

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