by Brianne Neptin Telling people that I am a graduate student in the Department of English generally conjures images of me at my desk late into the night with my head bent over yet another novel, furiously taking notes on its themes or writing a draft of my final paper among stacks of research articles […]Continue reading "Getting into a Writing Practice"
Last Thursday night, URI welcomed acclaimed author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams. Her talk concluded the Center for Humanities’ year-long discussion, “Re-Envisioning Nature: An Environmental Humanities Lecture Series.” Williams has written prolifically on civil issues. Her most recent book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing (2019), was available for purchase at the event and can be […]Continue reading "“Re-Envisioning Nature” with Terry Tempest Williams"
Amidst projects, Spring 2023 registrations, and the post-quarantine chaos of readjusting to life ‘in person,’ I would first like to offer everyone a belated welcome to campus. For many, moving from the virtual classroom to the physical space of academia has felt like coming out of hibernation. As November takes us into winter, we find […]Continue reading "This Noisy Semester, and Read/Write Presents Nicole Walker"
A few weeks ago, America lost retired Laker’s basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi Byrant in addition to seven other victims to a helicopter crash. Because everyone deserves to be mourned, I will mention the names of departed: John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, and Ara Zobayan. I am not a […]Continue reading "“The Art of Losing is Hard to Master” (470)"
One of our dear colleagues, Jenna Guitar, received the 2018 Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award for her teaching in the Gender & Women’s Studies Department. Jenna was nominated by Professor Jody Lisberger, and several students also wrote her in for the award, a testament to her teaching. The Graduate Council received the nominations and made […]Continue reading "PhD Candidate, English and Gender & Women’s Studies Receives Teaching Excellence Award"
Ryan Engley is a fifth-year PhD candidate looking at the intersection of psychoanalysis and contemporary narrative media in his dissertation To Be Continued: Serial Storytelling in New Narrative Media. In this study, he proposes that seriality is not a particular media form but a theory of traumatic confrontation with our own ability to control or direct […]Continue reading "Student Spotlight: Ryan Engley"
Congratulations Dr. Adrienne Jones Daly, Dr. Charles Kell, Dr. Krysten Manke, Dr. Clarissa Walker, and Dr. Kara Watts on the conferment of their degrees on Saturday, May 18, 2019. We would also like to extend congratulations to recent alumni who have landed tenure-track positions–including Lindy Briggette (2018), Assistant Professor of the Practice of Core Writing at Fairfield University, Bridget Fullerton […]Continue reading "Congratulations to New Graduates!"
By Lauren Poirier Emerging onto the first floor of Quinn Hall out of the wind and rain on Monday, April 22, I entered into a lobby full of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and community members chatting over refreshments. The majority of guests, however, were volleying for entrance into the TMD Department’s gallery space, where […]Continue reading "Exhibit Inspired by PhD Alum Research Opens"
As the academic year comes to a close again, we would like to recognize the winners of our English Department Awards! The Critical Essay Contest First Place: Molly Volanth Hall – “Lithic and Mythic Landscapes of David Jones’s War-time Poetry” Second Place: Sue Y. Kim – “The Interstices of Interpellation” Third Place: Catherine A. Winters – “Multimodal versus Multimedia: What Do […]Continue reading "Congratulations to Winners!"
When you walk into the URI Graduate Writing Center you are entering a warm, welcoming space where Master’s and Doctoral students and candidates in any field of study can turn to for help with papers, proposals, dissertation work and so forth. The URI GWC opened in the fall on September 4th, 2018 and in that first semester […]Continue reading "An Afternoon at the URI Graduate Writing Center with Ashton Foley-Schramm & Damiano Consilvio"