January 20, 2016
Sarah Schexnayder (formerly Hall), a graduate of the English Language and Literature department at University of Maryland, was recently promoted to president of Syscom Services.  
January 20, 2016
The Three Volume Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies coedited by Sangeeta Ray Henry Schwarz just came out from Wiley-Blackwell.
January 13, 2016
Robert Levine's The Lives of Frederick Douglass was just published by Harvard UP. 
January 5, 2016
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Austin, Texas from January 7th through the 10th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.
December 2, 2015
Congratulations to Ralph Bauer and Oliver Gaycken for winning semester RASAs from the Graduate School. Congratulations to Chanon Adsanatham and Jerry Passannante for winning summer RASAs.
December 2, 2015
Professor Howard Norman has won a Creative and Performing Arts Award (CAPAA) to work on his new novel-in-progress, Thirteen Crowded Hours. We wait in anticipation!Join us in congratulating Howard!
December 1, 2015
The award, honorable mention in the competition for the Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature, was one of twenty-three prize categories announced here and is an extraordinary scholarly achievement. 
November 18, 2015
The Department is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emerita Gladys-Marie Frye. Gladys-Marie joined the Department as an associate professor in 1969 and retired as a full professor thirty years later.
November 4, 2015
Jason Reynolds' book named one of Publisher Weekly's Best Young Adult Books of 2015. 
October 28, 2015
On October 22nd through 23rd, Sianne Ngai of Stanford University visited the Department as the 2015 Petrou lecturer.

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