Last year around this time Who Are These People, Anyway? focused on summer reading: ours and (we hoped) yours. The results are here. Deciding that nothing succeeds like success, this year we’re doing the same. Read on for English faculty choices – what we want to read this year and what we want you to
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ENG/WGS 337: Women Mystery Writers Instructor: Jacqueline Zeff W: 4-6:45 p.m. Women have had a complicated relationship with detectives and detective fiction, depicted frequently as victims or femme fatales. But not in their own tales of murder and mayhem. While “horsing around,” women writers of crime fiction dominate the best-seller lists and expand this most
Born in rural Pennsylvania, and spending most of his life in semi-rural eastern settings, Updike originally hoped to become a cartoonist, edited the Harvard Lampoon, then worked for The New Yorker, but became one of the greatest and most prolific interpreters in fiction of the experience of ordinary, middle-class American men. His “Rabbit” Angstrom series
Today is the 212th birthday of Charles Dickens, novelist extraordinaire. Dickens wrote 14 novels between 1836 and 1865, in the process becoming one of the most famous writers in the world. His novels have never been out of print, his name has been transformed into an
English Department Administrative Assistant and CAS Staff Coordinator Karen Davis has been recognized for her excellent work with a Sterling Staff Award. As Karen’s anonymous nominator wrote, “Karen works tirelessly to make CAS a better place to be. She has such institutional knowledge and is the ‘go-to’ person for answers for questions. I admire Karen’s
NOVEMBER 1, 2013 The Department of English at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has announced plans for a one-day conference on November 1, 2013 in honor of Robert Hayden, the distinguished poet and educator who received an M.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1944 and returned to teach at the university in 1970
Hey, students -If you haven’t registered for Fall classes yet, please don’t wait any longer. Cancellation of low-enrolled sections will begin the week of August 18th, so there’s no time to lose.