The Summer Session Strikes Back!

This Summer, the English Department will be offering a number of courses that students can enroll in to satisfy their English Institutional Requirements or for English Majors to make progress towards their degrees. For details on what courses to take, consult The Ultimate Guide to English Courses. You can see our current course offerings below. So on Tuesday, June 12– the day for Ajustes y Cambios de Verano– enroll early in the courses you need. At 2:00 pm, we will close out sections that don’t have enough enrollment. We will be opening new sections as spaces fill up during the … Read more…

Remembering Liz Dayton

The untimely passing of Dr. Liz Dayton on May 21, 2018 has left us all saddened. As a tribute to our dear colleague, many of her friends and students have shared testimonials and pictures of her. Here is the first collection. If you wish to contribute pictures or a testimonial, there’s a link at the end of this piece. Eileen Blau To me, and to my late husband Bob, she was always Buffy. I remember when she – and her dog Phil – arrived in Mayaguez. She wasted no time in becoming a major contributor to the department. As a teacher … Read more…

A Graduate Helping Hand

The UPRM is home to outreach programs and organizations that support the student body in the achievement of their professional and academic goals by helping them surpass their limitations, expand their horizons, to become capable and diligent professionals. In the Graduate level, our Campus has the Graduate Writing Facilitators a graduate program within the Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC) led by Dr. Jocelyn A. Géliga Vargas, Communications Professor for the English Department and Graduate Writing Facilitator Coordinator. … Read more…

In memoriam: Elizabeth Pine Dayton

Our dear colleague and friend Dr. Elizabeth Dayton has passed away. Here is the obituary prepared by her family. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of  Elizabeth Pine Dayton on May 21, 2018. Born on November 7, 1951 in Washington DC,  Liz, was “Buff”  before she was Liz.  Buff  was raised in Los Angeles where she attended Marlborough High School and she received her BA  from UC, Berkeley where she discovered her passion for linguistics, going on to study with Bill Labov at the University of Pennsylvania and writing her PhD thesis, titled “Grammatical Categories of … Read more…

[COURSE PROMO] INGL 3300: Ethnographic Fiction and Faction

This Fall, Dr. Gregory Stephens will be teaching INGL 3300: Ethnographic Fiction and Faction. The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 pm in CH 222. This course looks at both sides of the border between literature and ethnography. Ethnographically-informed writing provides a way of seeing things whole, and understanding other cultures from the perspective of participants. The area of interface between literature and ethnography offers several valuable skills: another approach to literary/cultural analysis; a wider palette of writing styles; and methods for intercultural understanding.

[Course Promo] Narrative as Social Justice

This Fall, Drs. Ricia Chansky and Jocelyn Géliga will be carrying out a large-scale research project on Hurricane María through the following courses and sections (which have some spaces reserved for English Majors): INGL 3318: LITERATURE OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN – Ricia Chansky – Sec. 036 (T, Th 9:00-10:15 am). INGL 4998: SUPERVISED RESEARCH IN ENGLISH – Ricia Chansky – Sec. 001# (por acuerdo) INGL 3238: CREATIVE WRITING – Jocelyn Géliga Sec. 030 (MWF 9:30-10:20), Sec. 040 (MWF 10:30-11:20) This project is funded through the Voice of Witness nonprofit organization and the results of the research activities will be … Read more…

The Ultimate Guide to English Courses: Summer and Fall 2018

Do you need to take English Courses this Summer session or Fall semester? Then this guide is for you! Students Completing Institutional English Requirements See the General Education English Sequences to know which courses you can take to fulfill your institutional requirements for English. Reminders: Basic English (3101-3102) leads to Reading and Composition (3201-3202/3209/3289) NOT to Intermediate English. Intermediate English (3103-3104) leads to electives in English (listed in the link above) NOT to Advanced English. Advanced English (3211-3212) fulfills your institutional English requirements, but are NOT equivalent to electives in English. Please be clear about what sequence you’re in and … Read more…

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