2021 - 2022

Mon, Aug 30, 2021

2022 Thesis Writers Must Check-in with Thesis Advisors

If you are working on a thesis this year, please make sure to check-in with your thesis advisor during the first week of classes to discuss your plans and progress.

22E Thesis Updates are Due by 3pm

22E Thesis Writers: Please send in your update to the department by 3pm.

Wed, Sep 8, 2021

End of Add/Drop and Interchange Registration

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Capstone Symposium Info Session for 22Es, 22s, & 23Es

Participation in the Capstone Symposium is a requirement for the English major. This session will explain the preparation process.
Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Tue, Oct 5, 2021

Thesis Info Session for 2023Es and 2023s

Interested in writing a thesis? Make sure to attend this info session to learn more about the process of proposing and writing a thesis.
Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Sat, Oct 9, 2021

Mid-semester Break

Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Alpha Delta Phi Fund & David P. Patchel Funding Appications Due

Support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics, and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may submit an application, but first priority is reserved for English majors and others working in literary studies, creative writing, theater and dance, or film. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses, or production projects. Awards are intended for seniors who are working on projects that are integral to their coursework or are part of independent study for credit that is supervised and evaluated by a faculty member.
More information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/provost_dean_faculty/studentfunds

Tue, Oct 19, 2021

English Dept. Open House via Zoom

Come hear about department plans, meet new professors, learn about upcoming events, and ask all those burning questions. Students will be emailed the Zoom link.

Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Fill in your Major Requirements Form BEFORE meeting with your Advisor

Advising Week begins on Monday. Before meeting with your advisor, please update your Major Requirements Form (found in the Google Share Drive) including the classes you are currently taking. This will help you and your advisor plan and choose classes and track your path through the English major.

23Es: Draft of Thesis Proposal is Due to Your Advisor at 3pm

23Es who are interested in creating a senior thesis should provide a draft of their project proposal to their academic advisor by 3pm today.

Mon, Oct 25, 2021

Advising Week for Spring Term

Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Grad School Drop-in Info Session

We suggest you check out a video resource of Professor Abramson's powerpoint/discussion of this topic at: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/english/major/zoom-link... In addition, you are invited to drop-in to a live one hour Q & A with Professor Abramson on Tuesday, October 26 at 5 pm. Students will be emailed the Zoom link.

Mon, Nov 1, 2021

Round 1, pre-registration for spring

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

2022E Capstone Symposium 4:30

Fri, Nov 12, 2021

23Es: Thesis Proposal Must Be Submitted to Dept. By 3pm

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Round 2, pre-registration for spring

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

22E Thesis Writers' Submission Deadline is Noon Today - no exceptions

Sat, Nov 20, 2021

Thanksgiving Break

Thu, Dec 2, 2021

22E Thesis Defense Meetings

22Es who have submitted an honors thesis will participate in defense conversations during these two days. You will learn the date and time of your defense when you submit your thesis to the department.

Today - Tue, Dec 7, 2021

Last Day of Fall Classes

Tomorrow - Wed, Dec 8, 2021

Department meets to discuss 2022E Honors Recommendations

Fri, Dec 10, 2021

22E Theses/Honors Recommendations/Summa Ltrs. Due to Registrar

Mon, Jan 3, 2022

First Day of January Term Classes

Tue, Jan 25, 2022

Last Day of January Term Classes

Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Thesis Writers Must Send an Update to the Department by Noon

Seniors who are undertaking a thesis project must submit an update to the department by noon today. The department will review your progress and will be in contact regarding your project.

Wed, Feb 2, 2022

First Day of Spring Term Classes

Fri, Feb 18, 2022

Senior Capstone Symposium - 8:30am-5:00pm

All 2022s and 23E English majors (who are not on leave) must present independent work drawn from one of their 400-level seminars or from their senior thesis, to fulfill the English Department major requirement. The ten-minute presentations will be organized into panels throughout the day. All current seniors must participate in this day-long mandatory event. All other English majors are highly encouraged to attend.

Tue, Feb 22, 2022

Alpha Delta Phi Fund & David P. Patchel Funding Appications Due

Support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics, and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may submit an application, but first priority is reserved for English majors and others working in literary studies, creative writing, theater and dance, or film. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses, or production projects. Awards are intended for seniors who are working on projects that are integral to their coursework or are part of independent study for credit that is supervised and evaluated by a faculty member.
More information: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/provost_dean_faculty/studentfunds

Tue, Mar 8, 2022

Thesis Info Session for 2023s

2023s who are interested in undertaking a thesis project should attend this meeting to learn more about the process of proposing and writing a thesis.
Location TBD.

Sat, Mar 12, 2022

Mon, Mar 21, 2022

Fri, Apr 1, 2022

Fill in your Major Requirements Form BEFORE meeting with your Advisor

Mon, Apr 4, 2022

Advising Week for Fall Term

Wed, Apr 6, 2022

Senior Theses Due Electronically @ Noon

This is an IMPORTANT deadline. Your thesis will not be accepted after the noon deadline.

Fri, Apr 8, 2022

23s: Draft of Thesis Proposal is Due to Your Advisor by Noon

Make sure to submit a draft to your academic advisor NOW so that you can be prepared to submit your final proposal to the department on April 29.

Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Senior Thesis Defense Meetings

22s who have submitted an honors thesis will participate in defense conversations during these two weeks. You will learn the date and time of your defense when you submit your thesis to the department.

Round 1, pre-registration for fall 2022

Summer Funding Request Deadline for Gregory S. Call Research Program

This is the deadline for students to submit their research proposals for funding during Summer 2022. For more information about this program: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/provost_dean_faculty/studentfunds/t...

Mon, Apr 25, 2022

Round 2, pre-registration for fall 2022

Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Department meets to discuss 2022 Honors Recommendations and Prize Awards

Fri, Apr 29, 2022

23s: Thesis Proposal Must Be Submitted to Dept. By Noon

2023s who wish to pursue a thesis must submit a formal proposal to the department by noon. A link for uploading your proposal will be emailed to you.

Mon, May 2, 2022

Department submits prize names to registrar

Mon, May 9, 2022

22 Theses/Honors Recommendations/Summa Ltrs. Due to Registrar

Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

Tue, May 10, 2022

Last Day of Spring Classes

Senior Assembly

Wed, May 11, 2022

Department meets to discuss 2023 thesis proposals

Sun, May 29, 2022

Commencement - Congratulations Seniors!!