The UMaine Farmington Department of Humanities offers courses in English,  Creative Writing, Philosophy, Religion, and Modern Foreign Languages, including French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.

At UMaine Farmington, the Department of Humanities is home to more than two hundred students majoring in English, Secondary Education-English, Creative Writing, and Philosophy/Religion.

The Department is affiliated with Alice James Press, and it sponsors the Visiting Writers Series and several student publications, including Apropos, The Sandy River Review, and Eclectica.

Humanities 2011

UMF Graduation  – May 14, 2011
Division of Humanities
humanitiesfacultyUMF Graduation – May 12, 2007
english professors

English Professors, Christine Darrohn and Misty Beck

Spring 2007 Humanities Reception





Fall 2008

As part of the Philosophy and Popular Culture Series, sponsored by the Department of Humanities, students and faculty participated in a ‘Plato and Superman’ panel discussion focused on Plato’s The Republic and the television series Smallville.


The panelists are UMF students Georgianna Gatcomb and Jordan Sawtelle,

and Humanities Department professors Elliot Welch and George Miller.

Fall 2009


Literature professors Dan Gunn, Ann Kennedy, Michael Johnson, Sabine Klein, Misty Beck, Christine Darrohn, and Eric Brown, taking part in a roundtable discussion of
Edgar Allan Poe’s
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue.”


Nathaniel Brehmer (Junior, Creative Writing), whose story “Revelations in the Rue Morgue” won first prize in the “Faux Poe” literary contest.

Link to event Website :

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