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April 22, 2014
Congratulations to Jess Enoch and Jason Rudy on their Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards!
April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Jason Rudy, who has won a semester fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for 2015!
April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Scott Trudell for receiving a year-long residential Solmsen Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities for 2014-15. He has also received a two-month residential Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.
April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Tita Chico, recipient of a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute of English Studies.
March 25, 2014
On April 8, the University welcomes back John Kelly ’84 as the keynote speaker at Access2Alumni. An English department alumnus, Kelly was the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Arts and Humanities. Kelly writes “John Kelly’s Washington,” for the Washington Post, a column that ruminates on the District’s citizens, quirks, and considerable history. 
March 25, 2014
Congratulations to Pamela Gerhardt for receiving the 2014 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award for Memoir or Biography for her memoir memoir Lucky That Way: Rediscovering My Father's World (University of Missouri Press, 2013).
March 25, 2014
Students For Students (SFS) is a traveling tutoring clinic founded and sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, University of Maryland's English Honors Society. SFS asks high achieving University of Maryland English majors to donate a couple hours of their time every semester to travel to local high schools and work with high school students on their English homework, scholarships, and college essays.
March 14, 2014
The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher distinction recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishment combined with demonstrated excellence in teaching. 
March 13, 2014
Professor Jason Rudy and his students traveled to New Zealand from December 29 to January 13 for the winterterm course, New Zealand: Literature and Culture. 
March 11, 2014
Congratulations to Gerard Passannante who was awarded the Harry Levin Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association!
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Derived from the word "to propagate," the idea and practice of propaganda concerns nothing less than the ways in which human beings communicate, particularly with respect to the creation and widespread dissemination of attitudes, images, and beliefs. Much larger than its pejorative connotations suggest, propaganda can more neutrally be understood as a central means of organizing and shaping thought and perception, a practice that has been a pervasive feature of the twentieth century and that touches on many fields.

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