Academic Writing

Announcements

November 19, 2014
Click here to access the playlist for Jonathan Auerbach's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture.
November 19, 2014
On Nov. 24th, join PEN/Faulkner for In This Way Comes Morning: New Writing of the West African Diaspora, featuring Okey Ndibe, Taiye Selasi, and Chinelo Okparanta. Tickets $15. 
November 5, 2014
How to Write a Literature Review – November 13, 2014; 10 am-12 pm OR 1 pm-3 pm, Mathematics Building 1403A
October 2, 2014
School of Music Music Scholars Lecture Seriespresents Sean Williams The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington "Irish-Speaking Regions as a Locus of Musical Exile" Leah Smith Lecture Hall (room 2200, School of Music, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
October 2, 2014
Jonathan AuerbachWeapons of Democracy: How Social Reformers Became Propagandists for World War IThursday, November 13, 4:00 pmUlrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
April 25, 2014
UMD has officially joined the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) as a part of its broader integration with the Big Ten. Nearly every member institution offers a department or program in linguistics or speech-language pathology. We have invited a speaker from each CIC institution to speak to what extent can theoretical research inform experimental practice, and vice versa? In particular, we have invited speakers from two major focuses of CIC language science research: prosody and language acquisition. This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee and is therefore open to the entire Graduate Student Community.
April 1, 2014
Thursday April 3, 4:00-5:30 PMMcKeldin Library, Room 6137Special Events Room  
March 13, 2014
ACCESS2ALUMNI Tuesday, April 8 4:00 p.m. Riggs Alumni Center Keynote speaker will be John Kelly '84, columnist for the Washington Post! Since 2004, "John Kelly's Washington" has been shining the light on Washington's less-famous side, celebrating its citizens, bemoaning its irritations and ferreting out quirky bits of local history. Come to A2A this year to hear from John on how his English degree helped him succeed in his professional life. Read more about John here: www.arhu.umd.edu/access2alumni/keynote
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building
December 10, 2012
On Monday, December 17, from 10:00 to 12:00 in 0223 Tawes, the Academic Writing Program will host an instructional session on how to use Canvas in the classroom. Canvas is the new ELMS platform, replacing Blackboard in spring 2013. This workshop will be hosted by the director of the Academic Writing Program, Linda Macri, and several instructors who piloted Canvas in their Blended Learning English 101 courses in fall 2012.

News

September 12, 2016
The English Department is a certified Green Office within the University, which means that our department does its part in order to help the University be more sustainable. The UMD Sustainability Fund currently has $390,000 available for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD.
September 12, 2016
Jess Enoch was the keynote speaker at the Naylor Conference for Undergraduate Research at York College in York, Pennsylvania (Sept. 9-11). She presented with two of her students from the spring 2016 semester Keith Wise and Sean McGovern. Their presentation "Reflections on Method: Undergraduate Research and Digital Transcription" discussed the digital transcription project of Madge Preston's diaries that students completed in Enoch's spring's course Women in Public Memory in Material and Digital Worlds. Additionally, Jess Enoch was a featured speaker at the Humanities Lecture Series at York College on Sept. 8th where she  presented "Remembering (and Forgetting) Women: Exploring Complexities of the Public Memory Archive." 
September 8, 2016
The English Department hosted its annual Welcome Assembly on September 7th. Faculty, staff, and students gathered to hear introductions, announcements, and news of plans for the year ahead. Following the formal program in Ulrich Hall was a brunch reception on the third floor patio.
August 26, 2016
Shirley Logan recently spoke with Professor Trevor Parry-Giles on WYPR on rhetoric and its role in politics. Shirley and Trevor will present "Rhetoric and Politics in America: What's Past is Prologue," on October 10th, as part of the Democracy Then & Now initiative.
August 9, 2016
Leigh Ryan was an invited speaker at the National Park Service’s “Network to Freedom” 2016 conference in June at Hilton Head, SC.  She presented “’Be all you seem to be; aim to be more than you seem to be’: Chaplain Henry Vinton Plummer’s Life in Freedom.”  Earlier in June, she and the Rev. L Jerome Fowler presented “Emily Saunders Plummer: An Ordinary/Extraordinary Enslaved Woman’s Story” at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad conference in Cambridge, MD.   
July 28, 2016
Congratulations to Scott Eklund, winner of the College of Arts & Humanities 2016 Staff Award!
July 26, 2016
Tom Earles presented at the European Writing Centers Association Conference at Łódź University in Poland, July 8-10. His paper, "A Creative Writing Center?" considers student, tutor, and instructor attitudes about tutoring creative writing in writing centers. The trip was partially funded by a UMD Writing Program Award.
July 20, 2016
Scott Wible has been appointed to a two-year term on the editorial board of College English, which is the flagship professional journal of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Wible has also been named to the NCTE Committee on Resolutions for 2016. Keep reading to learn more.
June 2, 2016
Congratulations to Willie Schatz, Tom Earles, Justin Lohr, and tutors in the Writing Center: Jessica Morris, Julia Maier, Charlotte Racioppo, and Logan Kline.
May 13, 2016
Read more in her article, "Coders Need Not Apply: Why Technology Needs English Majors"

Upcoming Events

Mon Sep 26

11:00 AM

Thu Apr 6

9:00 AM
2115 Tawes Hall & Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall

Fri Apr 7

9:00 AM
2115 Tawes Hall & Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall