The English Department is delighted to announce Gabrielle Fuentes, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, will be joining us this fall as a faculty member in the Program in Creative Writing.
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban observes, "the nature of jobs is changing," and suggests, "English, philosphy, and foreign language majors as just some of the majors that will do well in the future job market."
Harold Jerome Herman, who taught in the English Department for more than three decades, died on December 12, 2016, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5th through the 8th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.
A comprehensive assessment of the role of early science films in shaping debates about scientific discovery, commercial entertainment, innovations in education, and intertexual cultural production, Gaycken considers 300 films and offers a comparative stylistic analysis that establishes both the unique formal properties of the genre as well as the antecedent sources upon which it drew. The volume features case studies on British and French natural history filmmaking, American distribution, and French crime melodramas.
In addition to teaching Medieval Studies, Folklore, Shakespeare, 17th and 18th Century Studies, and Modern British Drama, University of Maryland Alumnus Michael Olmert has written five books, five stage plays, and over 90 TV documentaries.