Department of English


Professors Ouellette, Charles, Ball, and Muthyala

21st Century Literacies: Multimodality and Writing Across the Curriculum

In spring 2017, Professors John Muthyala, USM Digital Humanities Initiative, and Jessica Ouellette, Director of Writing Programs, applied for and received a Title III High-Impact Practices grant, for a project titled 21st Century Literacies: Multimodality and Writing Across the Curriculum. As part of grant activities, they invited Cheryl Ball, Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University, and Anita Charles, Director of Secondary Teacher Education at Bates College, to participated in several events that focused on incorporating multimodal learning in writing courses and courses across the university curriculum.

2018 Scholarship Winners

Department of English announces the scholarship winners for 2018-2019.

Professor Tussing wins the Book Award for Fiction

Professor Tussing wins the Book Award for Fiction

USM Professor Eve Raimon interviewed by Portland Press Herald about Maine signer of the Declaration of Independence

USM English Professor Eve Raimon was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald about Gen. William Whipple, an abolitionist who was recently remembered near his family home in Kittery.

2017 Scholarship Winners

The Department of English announces the 2017 Scholarship winners.
Photo of English Professor Shelton Waldrep

English Professor Shelton Waldrep receives praise for David Bowie work from LA Review of Books

Waldrep, described as a “leading scholar in David Bowie Studies” in the article, has taught a senior thesis course at USM about Bowie for over ten years.
Erik Squire - 2017 Maine Policy Scholar

USM names English major Erik Squire as Maine Policy Scholar

The Maine Policy Scholars Program engages students from the University of Maine System in the public policy process. Scholarships are awarded annually to one student from each of the seven University of Maine System campuses to work with a faculty advisor and community mentor to tackle a real-life policy issue facing Maine.

Professor Gerald Peters publishes book

Professor Gerald Peters’ book, "Rereading Goethe, Rethinking Culture," was recently published.

Betsy Sholl published book of poems

Betsy Sholl, adjunct professor of English, published a book of poetry titled, “Otherwise Unseeable."

“The Little White Rose of Scotland”: USM Professor Honored for Work in Scottish Literature

A USM professor of English who specializes in Scottish poetry, and particularly that of Hugh MacDiarmid, was honored for her research and scholarship in Scottish literature by one of the top literary organizations in that country.