Academic Writing


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:
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.


October 28, 2015
On October 20th, the Department celebrated the National Day on Writing by asking students, faculty, and staff why they write. Using the hastags #whyIwrite and #UMDwrites on Twitter, participants gave their thoughts on writing, which is archived in a Storify.
October 28, 2015
Jessica Enoch has just been elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Rhetoric Society of America.  Congratulations, Jess! 
October 7, 2015
Nabila Hijazi and Douglas Kern, co-Assistant Directors of The University of Maryland's Writing Center, presented Bridging Relationships: Creating Connections Among Diverse Communities for the 2015 Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association (CAPTA) Conference at George Mason University in October. Keep reading to learn more.
June 10, 2015
On June 5-7, Leigh Ryan presented “Under His Voice: The Life and Legacy of Chaplain Henry Vinton Plummer” at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference in Cambridge, MD. 
June 10, 2015
On April 10 and 11, Writing Center tutors and administrators attended the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  Presenting were Dionte Harris, James Gray, Doug Kern, Nabila Hijazi, Tom Earles, and Leigh Ryan. 
June 9, 2015
Douglas Kern is serving as the Academic Advisor for Amiri Baraka’s entries in the 2014 Contemporary Literary Criticism and Drama Criticism series, published by Gale. He also presented his research at both the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Montreal and Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore this March (2015). His SCMS talk was titled “Brando Returns: Marlon Brando’s Superman Legacy,” while his CDC talk highlighted his most recent publication regarding Amiri Baraka’s political drama. 
June 9, 2015
Nabila Hijazi and Douglas Kern presented on the English Department’s Academic Writing Teaching Partners Program at the Lilly International Spring Conference on May 29, 2015.
June 9, 2015
On June 3, 2015, Nabila Hijazi presented the Keynote talk, “Cultural and Linguistic Awareness,” for the Virginia Writing Center Association’s Writing Center Directors’ meeting.
June 2, 2015
Lyra Hilliard just got back from the Computers and Writing Conference, which was held in Menonomie, Wisconsin at UW-Stout. She shared her research on synchronous online classes in her presentation: "Synchronous Interventions: Revisiting Webconferencing in the Composition Classroom."
February 23, 2015
When the Conference on College Composition and Communication convenes in Tampa, FL, in March, many faculty members and graduate students will present current research. Some of these presentations refine materials developed in conjunction with the graduate course and conference in fall 2013, "Engendering Rhetorical Power," a collaboration with scholars at Pennsylvania State University.

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