English Writing Awards Reception is April 25th


At 4pm on April 25th in the Pioneer Rooms of the University Center,
the English Department will be having their annual writing awards reception.  The winners of the following awards will be announced and read their winning pieces:  Barnard & Houston Writing Awards, Legler Poetry Prize, and VandeZande Fiction Price.  Please join us!

Click HERE to read more about our contests.

News and Information

MFA Celebration

NMU's English Department will host its annual celebration of graduating MFA students at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25th at the Women's Federated Clubhouse (104 W. Ridge Street, Marquette). The following students will read their work:  Lynn Fay, Alex Gubbins, Tim Johnston, Rachel Mills, Zarah Moeggenberg, Linda Sirois and Gabe Waskiewicz.  The reading is free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.

MA Celebration

Master of Arts In English Thesis Readings and Celebration - Friday, April 11th, from 6-8pm in the Brule Room of the University Center.
Michael Flores, Literature & Pedagogy, "Framing Identity:  Repudiating the Ideal in Chicana Literature"
Geoff Gimse, Pedagogy & Writing, "Shifting Spaces in Digital Rhetoric:  Ephemera in the Age of Infinite Memory"
Genean Granger, Writing, "Leaving Normal"
Susan Hornbogen, Pedagogy & Literature, "Graphic Novels: Agents of Reading Engagement"
Nicole Koroch, Literature & Pedagogy, "D.H. Lawrence and the Soldier: Anxiety, Relativity, and Signification"
Joy Weitzel, Writing, "Where I Belong"

Dr. Wood Gives Keynote Address

English Professor David Wood recently gave the keynote address for the "Early Modern Colloquium" at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  


Click HERE to see the poster.

Dr. Kia Richmond Receives 2013 NMU Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations Kia!  We weren't surprised at all ;)

Dr. Lisa Eckert 2013 Grant Recipient

Congratuations Lisa on being named NMU Teaching and Learning Advisory Council (TLAC) 2013 Grant recipient.

Dr. Rob Whalen Work Recognized

Congratulations Dr. Whalen on Choice Magazine listing of The Digital Temple as one of its 2013 Outstanding Academic Titles.


Graduate Studies in English

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Special Topics Courses

Summer 2014

EN 125(an alternative) Intro to Film 
1st Session:  May 19 - June 28)
Instructor:  Nathaniel Greenberg

EN 311Z: Non-Western World Literature: Apartheid and Post-Apartheid South African Literature (2nd Session:  June 30 - August 9)
Instructor:  Jaspal Singh

Fall 2014

EN 385: Stratford Festival (Travel in August)
Instructor:  David Wood

EN 495/595:  Book Reviewing
Instructor:  Matt Bell



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Liberal Studies Requirements
Composition book coverThe English Department oversees NMU’s formal communications liberal studies requirement  that is designed to insure that all of the university’s graduates can express creative and analytical thoughts properly in written form.  Unless receiving a waiver, all degree-seeking students are required to take EN 111: College Composition I and one of the four options of EN 211: College Composition II, and must pass both with a C grade or higher in order to graduate.  Learn more