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

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

News

October 10, 2017
Ph.D. Candidate Danielle Griffin presented at the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference in Dayton, OH on Oct. 7, 2017. The title of the talk was "'Considering the greatness of our number': The Collective Authorship of Women Servants in Seventeenth Century English Petitions
July 11, 2017
The English Department is pleased announce that six professional track faculty have been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer.  Please take a moment to note the impressive accomplishments of our colleagues, and continue reading to learn more about each faculy member. 
June 21, 2017
Lyra Hilliard presented “When you’re having fun time flys:” The Art and Craft of Integrating Multiple Learning Spaces, Multiple Web 2.0 Tools, and Multiple Modes of Writing in the Blended Composition Class" at this year's Computers and Writing conference at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
June 20, 2017
The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of their Spring Funding Cycle.
May 15, 2017
Congratulations to Catherine Bayly and Maggie Ray, recipients of the 201​7​ Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards!
April 12, 2017
On Saturday, April 1st, Tom Earles, Clara Montague, Julia Maier, Jessica Morris, Charlotte Racioppo, and Leigh Ryan all presented at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at Penn State Berks in Reading, PA.
April 12, 2017
Cameron Mozafari and Michael Israel presented a paper titled "The Linguistic Construction to Thoughts and Feelings: A Cognitive Linguistic Introduction" at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication's sponsored talk of the Language, Linguistics, and Writing Standing Group.  The paper introduces a type of subordinate clause construction--the content clause--as a way that language users express stance, thoughts, and feelings toward ideas, a move necessary in academic argumentation.  At CCCC, Cameron was also nominated and accepted the role of conference chair of the Language, Linguistics, and Writing Standing Group.
April 4, 2017
On January 11, Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones presented at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The title of her presentation was "Promoting Transfer through Online Course Design."On March 24, she presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference held in Baltimore, MD. The title of her presentation was "Male Authority and Its Feminine Edge: Images of Stability and Change at the End of the Republic." 
April 4, 2017
On 11 February, Oliver Brearey presented a paper titled "Employment Writing and Knowledge Mobilization" at Camp Rhetoric 2017, a conference organized by the Penn State Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians. The conference was held in State College, PA.
March 16, 2017
Ruth Osorio's second peer-reviewed publication is out in Rhetoric Review, titled "Embodying Truth: Sylvia Rivera’s Delivery of Parrhesia at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally.”