Black Lives Matter Statement
The Department of English wholeheartedly supports the Black Lives Movement. We reject police brutality and the everyday violence that white supremacy visits upon Black people everywhere. We reaffirm our commitment to the University at Albany's Black students: to actively mentor and support you; to practice an anti-racist pedagogy that centers BIPOC and LGBTQ+ of color voices and expressive practices, as well as global histories of colonialism and imperialism; and to continue urging the UA administration to replace the two tenure-track professorships in African American literature and rhetoric that our department has recently lost. The University at Albany has committed itself to diversity and dismantling structural racism. We believe in making the study of African American literature available to students. This is because Black Lives Matter.
“How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope,” edited by poet James Crews, Instructor in our English department, is reviewed by the Boston Globe
“How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope,” is an anthology of poetry that focuses on mindfulness, hope, and gratitude. The anthology brings together contemporary poets.
Young literary stars discuss channeling the past year’s grief into words
UAlbany and RPI bring together three young writers to talk about channeling the pandemic's woes into art
Rebecca Wolanski, Margaret O'Connor, and Deborah Brannan selected as recipients of the 2020-2021 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research
Three English majors have been selected as recipients of the 2020-2021 Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research at the University at Albany: Rebecca Wolanski for her project “Play and Pastiche: Internet Memes as Postmodern Reinvention,” Margaret O'Connor for "Performing American Eugenics," and Deborah Brannan for “Wilde Theology: The Theological Underpinnings of Oscar Wilde.” The Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research recognizes undergraduate research and scholarship. Recipients of the Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research are encouraged to present their award winning research projects at the 18th Annual Student Conference, held virtually this year, hosted by CURCE on Friday, April 23.
Professor Pens Article on Fukushima and the Upcoming Tokyo Olympics
Thomas Bass reflects on the decade anniversary of Fukushima's nuclear disaster – just a few weeks short of Japan hosting the Olympics.
"Dickinson Variations" by Erica Fretwell published on Avidly
Professor Erica Fretwell's, "Dickinson Variations," reflections on the Dickinson television series, has been published on Avidly, a channel of the LA Review of Books.