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September 12, 2016
The English Department is a certified Green Office within the University, which means that our department does its part in order to help the University be more sustainable. The UMD Sustainability Fund currently has $390,000 available for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD.
September 12, 2016
Jess Enoch was the keynote speaker at the Naylor Conference for Undergraduate Research at York College in York, Pennsylvania (Sept. 9-11). She presented with two of her students from the spring 2016 semester Keith Wise and Sean McGovern. Their presentation "Reflections on Method: Undergraduate Research and Digital Transcription" discussed the digital transcription project of Madge Preston's diaries that students completed in Enoch's spring's course Women in Public Memory in Material and Digital Worlds. Additionally, Jess Enoch was a featured speaker at the Humanities Lecture Series at York College on Sept. 8th where she  presented "Remembering (and Forgetting) Women: Exploring Complexities of the Public Memory Archive." 
September 12, 2016
Oak Knoll Press has recently published The Daniel Press and The Garland of Rachel by Bill and Sylvia Peterson (both former faculty), an account of a small private press operated by an Oxford don near the end of the nineteenth century. The Garland of Rachel (1881) is a collection of poetic tributes to Henry and Emily Daniel's one-year-old daughter, and today it is regarded as one of the most sought-after of Victorian rare books.
September 8, 2016
The English Department hosted its annual Welcome Assembly on September 7th. Faculty, staff, and students gathered to hear introductions, announcements, and news of plans for the year ahead. Following the formal program in Ulrich Hall was a brunch reception on the third floor patio.
September 7, 2016
Joshua Weiner's Berlin Notebook, prose about the refugee crisis, will be published this fall by the Los Angeles Review of Books. An outtake from it appeared in the summer issue of The Threepenny Review. Keep reading to learn more.
September 2, 2016
Stanley Plumly's The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, & Lamb is just out in paperback (W.W. Norton); and his new collection of poems, Against Sunset is due out in November, 2016 (also W.W. Norton).  Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography has been selected by Jonathan Bate as one of the five best books ever written about the Romantics. 
August 26, 2016
Professors Stanley Plumly and Michael Collier have poems featured in The Best American Poetry 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch, Scribners.
August 26, 2016
Orrin Wang recently presented a paper on Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound and Commemorative Thought and one on the Gothic Zany at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism's annual conference in Berkeley; he'll be traveling this October to Vanderbilt to deliver a talk on the threat of mimesis in Austen, Byron, and Mary Shelley.  He'll also be giving a paper at the January Modern Language Association annual Convention on Derrida and the Prosthetic of the Inside.  All these talks are part of a book project on Romanticism and media, with the Prometheus Unbound piece a first stab at thinking about queer theory in relation to the idea of theory as future theory.  Another part of the project, on Wordsworth's poem "Michael" and Robert Smithson's land art, is forthcoming from ELN.
August 26, 2016
Shirley Logan recently spoke with Professor Trevor Parry-Giles on WYPR on rhetoric and its role in politics. Shirley and Trevor will present "Rhetoric and Politics in America: What's Past is Prologue," on October 10th, as part of the Democracy Then & Now initiative.
August 23, 2016
Mary Helen Washington named Distinguished University Professor. Continue reading to learn more. 

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