Recent News

Please welcome our new faculty members!

Left to right: Joyce Pualani Warren, Emily West, Laurel Fantauzzo, No‘u Revilla

Joyce Pualani Warren Specializations:  Native Hawaiian Literature; Pacific Literature; American Literature; Native Pacific Epistemologies and Cosmogonies (of darkness, space, and time); Native Pacific Feminisms; Postcolonialism; Diaspora; Literary Nationalism.  

Emily West

Specializations:  Eighteenth-century literature, material culture and textual materiality, gender and sexuality studies, embodiment, history of science, children’s literature and childhood, animal studies  

Laurel Fantauzzo

Specializations: creative writing, nonfiction writing, journalism, Southeast Asian literature, Philippines literature, Philippine American literature, mixed race and third culture identity.

No‘u Revilla

Specializations:  Contemporary Poetry, Native Hawaiian Literature and Aesthetics, Women of Color Literature and Theory, Pacific Poetry and Poetics, Indigenous Queer Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Cultural Studies and Decolonizing Methodologies  

Recent Books by Faculty

Co-edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown



Fall 2019 Colloquia

All events are at 3:00 PM on Thursday in KUY 410 unless otherwise specified; unusual dates/times are underscored.

Lecture: Homeland Maternity and the Queer Possibilities of Kin”

10/17  Sarah Allen, Daphne Desser, John Gagnon, Darin Payne & graduate students

Report on John Alexander Visit (Research Outcomes Project)

10/19 Sat. 8:30-3 pm  Words@Mānoa Creative Writing Conference, Campus Center

(Co-Sponsored by The Hawai‘i Review)

Details to follow.

10/24  Presentations by ENG 625 students Part I (details to follow)

10/24 7PM Bamboo Ridge Reading

Words@Mānoa Event

10/31  Yousef M. Aljamal (doctoral candidate, Sakarya University, Turkey)

Lecture: “Translating Palestine”

11/7  Presentations by ENG 625 students Part II (details to follow)

11/13 Wed 7 PM  Jordy Rosenberg (novelist)

Reading and Q&A (Words@Mānoa Event)

11/21  Signs of Life in the Classroom Pedagogy Series

Discussion Leaders: Candace Fujikane (Dir. of Undergraduate Studies, English) and Sarah Allen (Dir. of First Year Writing, English)

Facilitated Discussion: Teaching Strategies for the UHM English Classroom

(Discussion of pedagogical approaches for an English classroom comprising Hawaiian and local students as well as students from the continent. Discussion will include successful strategies such as the use of anime and social media.)

12/5  Craig Howes

Lecture: “‘Bury the Duke’—Caricature, Avatars, and the Politics of Personality in Victorian Britain”

Fri 12/13 12:00   Department Party