The Academic Writing Program, along with the Professional Writing Program and the Writing Center, has been awarded the 2016-2017 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence recognizing its use of best practices and its commitment to diversity.

Announcements

March 6, 2018
4:30 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1100 Cambridge Community CenterKate Starbird, assistant professor at University of Washington and expert on informatics, will share how alternative narratives of crisis information spread, creating confusion and clouding judgment.
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

News

November 8, 2018
J. Andrew Hubbell recently published Byron's Nature: A Romantic Vision of Cultural Ecology (Palgrave Macmillin, 2018). He graduated in 1991 with an MA and in 1999 with a PhD from UMCP English. 
November 8, 2018
In September David Wyatt published American Literature in Transition, 1960-1970, as part of a new series being produced by Cambridge University Press. 
September 20, 2018
Robin Earnest and Patrick Nelson will be presenting at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention in Pittsburgh this coming March. 
September 13, 2018
Recent PhD alumnus and Ohio State University-Mansfield Assistant Professor Jamie Kantor was recently published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (PMLA). 
September 11, 2018
Alumnus Stephen Rojcewicz presented “George Antrobus: Genius in a Name” at the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference, Peterborough, NH, June 12, 2018. 
September 11, 2018
Brian Richardson edited and introduced a special issue of the journal, Unnatural Narrative: Theory and Practices, in Frontiers of Narrative Studies, Spring 2018; he also published the articles: “‘Books Were Not in Their Line’: The Material Book and the Deceptive Scene of Reading in To the Lighthouse,” Virginia Woolf and the World of Books; “Unnatural Endings in Fiction and Drama” in the Edinburgh Companion to Narrative Theory; and co-authored with Lars Bernaerts, “Fictional Minds: Coming to Terms with the Unnatural,” in Poetics Today 39.3 (2018). 
September 11, 2018
Mary Turner provided the classroom instruction and coaching that helped inspire the successful proposal. #UMDWrites
September 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has a new publication:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Martha Nell Smith also has the following forthcoming publication:Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, forthcoming September 2018. With Companion web production http://aliciaostriker.com. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
September 11, 2018
Heidi Scott has a new book out, Fuel: An Ecocritical History (Bloomsbury Press, 2018). She also has an article forthcoming in the journal Victorian Studies: "Industrial Souls: Climate Change, Immorality, and Victorian Anticipations of the Good Anthropocene."
September 11, 2018
MA student Talia Fishbine's paper, “The Presence of Gatsby in the Absense of Towers: 9/11 Literature and the American Dream” was recently accepted for publication with the open access ejournal, Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS).

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