The English Department is holding an INFORMATION MEETING for prospective English majors on Thursday, 2/6/14 at 12:40-2:00 in HS 101. This is not a mandatory meeting for students declaring English, but rather an open information session meant to answer questions about English courses, study abroad options, and potential career paths for English majors.
Students interested in formally declaring an English Major may do so via Blackboard this semester between Monday, 2/10 – Friday, 2/14.
Prospective English Majors should meet the following pre-requisites:
--Students declaring an English, English Literature, or English Teaching Major:should have completed ENGL 419 ‘Intro to Lit Analysis’ with a grade of ‘C’ or better, or be enrolled in it this semester.
--Students declaring an English/Journalism Major:must have already completed ENGL 534 ‘21st Century Journalism’ with a grade of ‘B’ or better.
--Students declaring an English Major must have Sophomore status or higher.
Students with questions about the English Department or any of the majors are welcome to visit the main English office in Hamilton Smith Hall, room 113.
John Christie, UNH '70, editor-in-chief of The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, will give a talk entitled "Leaving journalism's false god behind" on Tuesday, April 1 at 5 p.m. in MUB Theater I. The talk is free and open to the public.
Christie is the 2014 Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist.
This event is sponsored by the McLean Contributionship, the UNH Journalism Program, and the UNH English Department. For more information about the 2014 Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist please contact Prof. Lisa Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Christie is the co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a non-profit investigative news service based in the state's capitol, Augusta. He founded it in 2009 with his wife, Naomi Schalit, and has served as its publisher and senior reporter and recently transitioned to the role of editor-in-chief.
The Center has published more than 150 investigative stories about Maine state government that have distributed as a public service to more than 30 Maine daily and weekly newspapers.
He is a media veteran whose 40-year career includes work in Massachusetts, Maine and Florida as a writer, editor, general manager and publisher for newspapers owned by Tribune Co., Dow Jones and Co. and the Seattle Times Co.
He has won numerous awards as a reporter and editor, including twice for best public service reporting in New England from the AP, and he was the primary editor at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel of two Pulitzer Prize finalists.
Christie was one of the first journalists to serve as a full-time training editor for a newspaper, a position that included coaching writers and editors on their craft and creating a news writing program for high school and college minority students.
Christie, a native of Dover, N.H., learned the craft of writing and coaching writers as an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire (class of 1970), where he was a student of Professor Donald M. Murray and managing editor of The New Hampshire.
He is the editor of four books, including a bestselling book on Hurricane Andrew. His freelance work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Boston magazine, Yankee magazine and elsewhere. He has spoken on newspaper management and writing in the United States, Europe and South America.
In 2009, he retired after nine years as the president and publisher of Central Maine Newspapers, which publishes two daily papers, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel. The retirement lasted only a few months when he founded the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.
His industry service includes: visiting faculty at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies; past president of the Massachusetts State House Correspondents Association; past president of Maine Newspaper Publishers Association; and the journalism advisory board at Florida International University.
To complete Honors-in-English, students must conduct a semester-long research project, culminating in a 30-40 page senior thesis. The Honors English Undergraduate Research Conference provides English and Linguistics students the opportunity to share their work with fellow students, professors, and families. The presentations include poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, journalism, and scholarship on literary texts from several different centuries.
Honors English Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, April 25th, 2014
1:30 pm - Reception: A Gathering in Hamilton Smith Hall 101
2:00 pm, Conference Begins
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Introduction: Professor Delia Konzett, English Honors Liaison
Amanda A. Plante
S(i)ntax of the White Divine: Repurposing English and the Concept of Divinity in Phillis Wheatley's Elegiac Style
Adviser: Professor Reginald Wilburn
Domestic Drama in Poetry
Adviser: Professor Mekeel McBride
Caitlin Rose Duttry
English Literature and Women's Studies
Between Black Bodies: Liberatory Female Relationships in Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston's Masterpiece Novels
Adviser: Professor Reginald Wilburn
Deterritorialization in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Adviser: Professor Reginald Wilburn
English/Journalism and International Affairs
Cultural Identity of Chinese and Chinese American Women and the Westernized Notion of "Ideal Beauty"
Adviser: Professor Tom Haines
*Intermission – Reception*
The Cold Surrender of Midnight's Passing
Adviser: Professor Clark Knowles
The Unique One
Adviser: Professor Ann Williams
English Teaching and Political Science
Materialism in the Democratic Community
Adviser: Professor Sarah Sherman
English and Classics
An Unbroken Series of Successful Gestures: Queer Theory in The Great Gatsby
This is a UNH-managed J-Term abroad program in London, England. Students interested in learning more about the program should attend this information session. PREREQUISITE: ENGL 501, or ENGL 621, or ENGL 623 or permission of instructor. Please e-mail email@example.com if you are unable to attend but would like to receive information.
This is a six-week program offering courses in history, literature, and humanities at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University. Students interested in learning more about the UNH Cambridge Summer Program should attend this informational meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come learn about the UNH-managed Cambridge Summer Program in Cambridge, England. Students who are interested in the program but cannot attend the information session should e-mail email@example.com.
Megan Specia, UNH ’09, the Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist for 2015, will give a talk titled "Redefining Real Time Journalism in the Digital Age" on Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. in MUB Theater I. The talk is free and open to the public.
Specia is a journalist based in New York City, working as the assistant real time editor for Mashable, reporting on national and international breaking news. She joined the Mashable team in September 2014 and has covered major stories such as the ongoing Ferguson protests, Islamic State incursion in Iraq and Syria, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Specia has appeared as a commentator on HLN and Fox Business and has a passion for social news gathering and human rights.