May 14, 2015
The following is a list of prizes, awards, and fellowships collected by the faculty and graduate students this spring. Congratulations to all!
May 12, 2015
The Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce the winner of the fourth annual CMLT Essay Contest. Niloo Sarabi, whose work focuses on gender in Iranian literature, wrote the winning essay: "Contemporary Iranian Cinema at the Intersection of Arts and Politics: Granaz Moussavi's Aesthetic and Political Vision in My Tehran for Sale," under the guidance of Dr. Oliver Gaycken.
May 12, 2015
Distinguished University Professor Stanley Plumly has been named winner of the 2015 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for his book The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb. The $30,000 award is the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism and is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
May 8, 2015
Karen Sloan, an ’81 alumna from the department, shares the many twists and turns her English degree has given her.
May 8, 2015
William Dowling '13, has found the skills he learned as an English major invaluable for his career at Federal Reserve.
May 5, 2015
Jonathan Auerbach was recently quotes in The Moscow Times in an article titled, "Russia's Media Offensive Seen by the West as Real Threat."
May 5, 2015
Two faculty members have been selected for the English department's first Teaching Excellence Awards for Professional Track Faculty. The recipients of the 2015 awards are Alexandra Calloway and Lyra Hilliard.
April 30, 2015
We are sorry to report that Morris Freedman, professor emeritus and former chair of the English department, passed away on April 27, 2015. He was 94.
April 29, 2015
The Diamondback has published a story on Maud Casey's Guggenheim Fellowship.
April 28, 2015
What type of person would be brave enough to write a 50,000 word manuscript in one week? A 2014 University of Maryland English Alum!

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