You're Invited: "Berryman at 100"

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Were you lucky enough to take a course from longtime University of Minnesota professor John Berryman? Do you count yourself fortunate simply to have read his poetry--such as the still influential Dream Songs? Whether your level of Berrymania is red-hot or as yet unexplored, here are 10 reasons to join us for our free October conference delving into the words and worlds of the Pulitzer Prize winner.

English on the Move

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Iran, China, Australia, Jordan, Italy: Many of our students and faculty hopped on a plane this past summer--to research, practice an internship, present a paper, learn another language, or just (just!) explore. Here are a few of their stories.

New Pages

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The cool nights of fall demand a chair by the fire, a pet curled up nearby, and a good read. Four books from English faculty arrive this fall, including poetry, fiction, and scholarly work on topics from medieval to modern. Our annotated list also includes a colorful array of new books by alumnae/i.

What We're Reading: Kim Todd

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She's written one book about those cheerful marauders, house sparrows, and another about a female naturalist who, in 1699, voyaged from Amsterdam to South America to study insect metamorphosis. Kim Todd joins the Creative Writing Program this fall as a third creative nonfiction writer, alongside Regents Professors Patricia Hampl and Madelon Sprengnether. What author has she been loving lately?

News: Rose Hendrickson Retires

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For 25 years, receptionist Rose Hendrickson greased the wheels of English, graciously helping freshman find classrooms, professors unclog the copy machine, and staff remember to take a deep breath (or three). In August, she retired--and Professor Emeritus Michael Dennis Browne wrote a poem for the occasion.

Faculty News

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News about publications, lectures, and awards from English faculty.

PhD News

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News about publications, presentations, and awards from PhD candidates and alumnae/i.

MFA News

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News about publications, presentations, and awards from MFA candidates and alumnae/i.

BA News

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News from BA alumnae/i.

Alumnus Is MN Teacher of the Year

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A third generation public school teacher, Tom Rademacher (BA 2004; CEHD MEd 2007) was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year in May.