Recent News


  • Sharon Weiner, a recent PhD from our department, has enabled the establishment of the Sharon Weiner Graduate Student Support Fund in English. Click in the image to learn more!

He Haliʻa Aloha no Haunani Kay Trask (Remembering Haunani-Kay Trask)

The English Department is greatly saddened by the news of the passing of Hawaiian nationalist, poʻe aloha ʻāina, poet, and colleague, retired Hawaiian Studies Director, Professor Haunani Kay Trask (October 3, 1949-July 3, 2021). Click here to read more.


Watch the recording of English Represents!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IDNKQVFkpmIrc8R1NMewmf3Wp–c6a1m/view?usp=sharing

Ka Lama

Click on the image to download our Fall 2021 departmental newsletter

Recent Books by Faculty

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Cultivating a Positive Departmental Culture

A Statement about Shared Values and Practices (Feb 2022)

The English Department is committed to developing a culture of open discussion from a diversity of perspectives. We honor this commitment by striving to be adaptive and collaborative, to actively listen to all community members, and to support and celebrate each other’s goals and successes. We recognize that we are professionally accountable to each other, and we hope that all members of the department can engage with each other’s thinking, origins, and stories with the courage of compassion and open-heartedness. In addition to official UH policies pertaining to workplace culture (see links below), we commit to treating each other with respect. Shaming, bullying, bias-based exclusion, and other similar forms of behavior should be identified and addressed, should they occur, through the appropriate internal and external processes.

For incidents involving students, please speak with the Department Associate Chair or, in the case of graduate students, the Graduate Program Director.

For incidents between faculty, please speak with the Department Chair. Please be aware of the following policies and procedures:

  1. Workplace Non-Violence
  2. Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment
  3. Executive Policy on Consensual Relationships


OTHER STATEMENTS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF ACADEMIC LABOR UNITED’S WORK IN SUPPORT OF BETTER LABOR CONDITIONS (May 2020)