December 16, 2014
This fall, the English Undergraduate Association launched a new student group – the African Diaspora Reading Group, ADRG. The mission of the group is to explore and contribute to African Diaspora writing and educate others about this important body of literature.
December 15, 2014
Lena Stypeck, who graduated from the University with a BA in English in 2014, has started a writing center at the Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy in Baltimore.
December 9, 2014
The English Department would like to congratulate the University of Maryland’s Chi Tau chapter of Sigma Tau Delta for its 2014 Project Grant Award, recognizing its traveling tutoring program, Students for Students.
December 5, 2014
Adele Berlin, Robert H. Smith Professor of Bible Emerita and Professor of English Emerita, is being awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York this spring, in recognition of her contributions to Biblical and Jewish Studies. Congratulations, Adele!
December 3, 2014
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for the 2015 Intro Journals Project, a literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country.
December 2, 2014
Congratulations to the following faculty members who have received RASAand CAPAA grants from the Graduate School for 2015-16.
November 18, 2014
Despite the gloomy and windy weather on Saturday, November 1st, lecturer Marybeth Shea and her Science Writing class teamed up with University Horticulturist Sam Bahr to plant spring flowering bulbs around Tawes Hall.
November 13, 2014
The Hanford Prize for a distinguished essay is awarded, posthumously, to the late Marshall Grossman for “Poetry and Belief in Paradise Regained, to which is added Samson Agonistes.” The article was published in Studies in Philology, volume 110, and is based on a talk given at Bar Ilan University in Israel. Its final form for publication was prepared from the awardee’s papers by Gerard Passannante. Treating the two late poems as parts of single project, this essay demonstrates how Milton’s poetry contributed to debates about the nature and purposes of both reason and revelation.
November 11, 2014
The English Department is proud to announce that English major Lenaya Stewart has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Arts and Humanities Dean’s Senior Scholar Award for academic excellence in undergraduate studies, dedication to lifelong learning, exemplary leadership and commitment to community involvement.
November 7, 2014
Jane Donawerth (Professor of English), Karen Nelson (Associate Director of the Center for Literary & Comparative Studies), and Adele Seeff (retired Director of the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies) received Lifetime Achievement Awards for their scholarship and service for the study of early modern women.

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