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October 16, 2014
Michael Dirda reviews 'The Immortal Evening' by Stanley Plumly.
October 7, 2014
In Professor Randy Ontiveros’ Literary Maryland (ENGL428X), students are exploring the state’s rich literary and historical background.
September 3, 2014
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September 2, 2014
Jeanne Fahnestock was a keynote speaker at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation in Amsterdam, July 1 through 4, 2014. Title of address: "Arguing in the Grooves: Genre and Language Constraints in Scientific Controversies." She also received the "Distinguished Scholarship Award" for 2014 in recognition of "a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of argumentation."
August 20, 2014
Congratulations to the following faculty members on their promotions to the rank of Senior Lecturer.
August 19, 2014
Joshua Weiner's essay on Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, appeared in a special issue of Poetry Ireland Review devoted to him. A piece on conceptual artist, Sophia LeFraga, appeared on Jacket2. Weiner's translation from the German of a poem by contemporary Berlin poet, Jan Wagner, appeared in The New Republic (August 4).
August 14, 2014
Vin Carretta spent most of the summer teaching two courses in the American Studies Department at the University of Tübingen, Germany, where he also gave a public lecture in June entitled “Race, Religion, and Rights in the Age of Revolution: The Case of Phillis Wheatley” as part of the “Workshop: Race, Religion, and Religion.”
July 23, 2014
Neil Fraistat, chair of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), delivered the welcome address at the opening ceremony of the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland in July.
July 17, 2014
Heather Lindenman's ENGL 292/388C was recognized in the Capital News Service  as well as other news outlets for the course's efforts to build confidence and promote college as an option for high school students.
July 15, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg recently published Michael Olmert's article on 18th Century Garden Mounts, an important part of the Enlightenment landscape garden. The article is available for reading here.
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As with many of us, the life of acclaimed novelist Howard Norman has had its share of incidents of “arresting strangeness.” Yet few of us connect these moments, as Norman has done in this spellbinding memoir, to show how life tangles with the psyche to become art. Norman’s story begins with a portrait, both harrowing and hilarious, of a Midwest boyhood summer working in a bookmobile, in the shadow of a grifter father and under the erotic tutelage of his brother’s girlfriend.

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