English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

Happy Birthday, Sherman Alexie! (October 7, 1966)

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Sherman Alexie has been called a new, inventive voice in Native American literatures. But don’t call him a Native American, a term that he says is a product of “liberal white guilt.” Alexie is Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Indian, although he is careful to warn against reading his work as representative of other Indians’ experiences.

You’re Invited – Come Meet Emily Feuerherm!

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 The English Department invites The entire University Community to  A Welcome Reception for Emily Feuerherm Assistant Professor of Linguistics  Wednesday, October 1 4:00-5:30 p.m. UCEN Michigan Room D   Professor Feuerherm is on campus to design and implement a new Bridge Program for international students, providing them with credit-bearing preparation to insure their academic success.

Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! (August 22, 1920)

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Ray Bradbury was a beloved and innovative writer known for writing literally hundreds of science fiction and fantasy short stories. He is best known for books  Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He loved life and everyone he ever met. Among his many honors are

Be a Qua Contributor!

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Qua Literary and Fine Arts Magazine Did you know that Qua has a NEW submission process??  You can now upload your art and writing on a rolling basis!  To be included in their Fall 2014 publication, the deadline to submit is October 6th at midnight.  Sharpen those pencils!!  For more information and to submit your work:

Happy Birthday, Ernest Hemingway! (July 21, 1899)

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Probably the most famous American novelist of the 20th Century, Hemingway was born in affluent Oak Park, Illinois, but before he was more than a few month old already was in northern Michigan, where his parents were arranging the construction of a family cottage near Petoskey. His “Nick Adams” stories of childhood and young adulthood

Maya Angelou Tribute – June 26 @ 6:00 p.m.

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The Black Student Union (BSU), in conjunction with the Genesee County Healthy Sexuality Coalition (GCHSC), will be hosting a tribute event, Maya Angelou:  A Phenomenal Life, this Thursday, June 26, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the UCEN  Happenings Room.  This is a free event, open to all.  Come and help celebrate the Phenomenal Life of a

Happy Birthday, Dorothy Sayers! (June 13, 1893)

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Best known for her Lord Peter Wimsey novels, Dorothy L. Sayers was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford and also completed her Master’s degree there.  Although remembered for her fiction she was most proud of her academic work and her translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy is still the most-used translation. Sayers was

Happy Birthday, Louise Erdrich! (June 7, 1954)

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Prolific writer Louise Erdrich was born on June 7, 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota. When she was a child, her father gave her a nickel for every story she wrote, and he recently gave her a roll of antique nickels, saying “I owe you,” as she told The Paris Review in an interview in 2010.

Come teach with us . . .

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The Department of English at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking a Lecturer I to teach in the Writing Program for the Fall 2014 semester beginning Wednesday, September 3. The lecturer will be expected to teach and hold office hours for two face-to-face courses with the following class schedule: ENG 252 Advanced Composition (MW 2:30-3:45pm)