Discover the life of Deshawn McKinney, a UW student, African-American leader and Marshall Scholarship recipient, as he navigates in troubling political and social times.
Socrates can’t pay your rent. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison Odyssey Project is convinced that the classics can change lives.
People have been talking about J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy ever since it was published in 2016. The book is the focus of the Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union's Shannon Hall. The event is free and no ticket is required.
In their third book, “Don’t Call Us Dead,” poet Danez Smith (BA'12, English) brings the unruly power of performance to the written word.
Three UW–Madison faculty members — Christy Clark-Pujara, Russ Castronovo and Stephen Kantrowitz — discussed Charlottesville at an event organized by the Center for the Humanities.
As an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric in the Department of English, as well as a faculty affiliate with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke researches the human aspects of natural resource management and teaches classes that bridge communication and environmental concerns.
This poem - "Moon" by Timothy Yu - appears in “The Golden Shovel Anthology,” a collection that honors Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. The anthology is a lovely tribute, as well as an excellent collection of new work by a wide range of many of our most exciting contemporary poets.
UW-Madison poet and professor of English and Asian American Studies Timothy Yu uses poetry and parody to counter stereotypes and anti-immigrant rhetoric.