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.


May 13, 2016
Read more in her article, "Coders Need Not Apply: Why Technology Needs English Majors"
May 4, 2016
As part of the Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission, Leigh Ryan and Rev. L Jerome Fowler presented “Under His Voice: The Local Legacy of Chaplain Henry Vinton Plummer” for Black History Month.  A former slave, Plummer was the first African American chaplain in the US Regular Army.Along with former Writing Center tutors Lena Stypeck and Abby Shantzis, Leigh Ryan presented “Can Everyone Say Community?: Collaborating to Establish an Inner-city Baltimore High School Writing Center” at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association conference in Philadelphia in March.
March 9, 2016
Amanda Fiore's short story "One Millimeter, Either Way" was recently accepted for publication in New Madrid, which is a literary journal out of Murray State University.
March 9, 2016
English 292/388C: Writing for Change students Skyped with students from Northwestern High School last week.
March 3, 2016
In January,  Bedford/St. Martin's published The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors, 6th ed., coauthored by Writing Center Director Leigh Ryan and Lisa Zimmerelli, Writing Center Director at Loyola University Baltimore. 
February 29, 2016
Robin M. Earnest, Esq., served as a writing/legal consultant for Maryland State Delegate Alonzo Washington. Most recently, she ghost authored an article for submission to the Baltimore Sun entitled: “Disciplining Nonviolent Behavior in Public High Schools—What Went Wrong in South Carolina.”
December 16, 2015
Jess Enoch was recently elected to the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Executive Committee as well as the Rhetoric Society of America's Executive Committee. Her collaborative essay "Archival Literacy: Reading the Rhetoric of Digital Archives in the Undergraduate Classroom" was published in December's issue of College Composition and Communication. She also co-edited a special issue of Peitho: The Journal of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition titled "Looking Forward: The Next 25 Years of Feminist Scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition."
December 9, 2015
Jeanne Fahnestock, Professor Emeritus, was invited by the Rhetoric Programs of the University of Lund, Sweden (October 11-17), and the University of Copenhagen (October 17-24), and gave a seminar and public lecture at each school.
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! 

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