English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

New This Fall: Women Mystery Writers!

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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

Happy Birthday, John Updike! (March 18, 1932)

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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

Karen Davis Receives Sterling Staff Award!

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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


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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

Get Registered!

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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.