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June 6, 2020
In a recent interview with PEN America, Mark Doty, author of What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), expressed his admiration for the Emily Dickinson scholarship of Martha Nell Smith. Doty praised the "marvelous recent film Wild Nights with Emily, based in part on the brilliant work of my friend Martha Nell Smith, a crucial Dickinson scholar." Read the full interview here.
June 5, 2020
As Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture, Dennis L. Winston oversaw the publication of two issues of the journal this year: "Spaces and Places" (v7, i1): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf-y8m9a and the special issue, "Street Lit" (v7, i2): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf
June 5, 2020
Jess Enoch edited a "Cluster Conversation" in the journal Peitho that is dedicated to the centennial memorializations dedicated to the passing of the 19th Amendment--women's right to vote. The title of the conversation is "The Suffrage Centennial: How, Why, and on What Terms Should We Mark this Moment?" UMD PhD student Katie Bramlett contributed an essay to the conversation "Stories of Filipinia Suffrage: Remembering Marginal Histories in Colonial Contexts." https://cfshrc.org/peitho-journal/
June 5, 2020
In May, Tita Chico participated in the Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Research Seminar at New College, Oxford University, originally planned to be hosted in Oxford, then later moved online. Dr. Chico was also scheduled to be a Senior Research Fellow at New College during their Trinity Term, 2020.
June 4, 2020
This spring saw the publication of Joshua Weiner's new translations of German poetry by Nelly Sachs and Bertold Brecht, as well as three new works of his own.
June 4, 2020
Shannon Zellars-Strohl will be delivering an invited talk for the University of Western Washington entitled "Jane Eyre and Zombies: Reimagining the Victorian Colonial Space in Jane Eyre, I Walked with a Zombie, and Wide Sargasso Sea" in June 2020. 
June 3, 2020
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright’s book-in-progress, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Enchantment,” has been put under contract by Oxford University Press.  He expects to submit the manuscript in July. 
June 1, 2020
Senior Lecturer Ross Angelella's short story "Light Like Gunshots" recently published in the UK literary crime journal Close to the Bone and his flash fiction "A Good Hour" published in Failbetter.
June 1, 2020
Vin Carretta has recently published “Black People of Letters: Authors, Activists, Abolitionists” in The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing, eds. Susheila Nasta and Mark Stein (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).  
May 20, 2020
Professor Orrin Wang is the 2020 recipient of the Keats Shelley Association of America's Distinguished Scholar Award. 
November 19, 2018
Free screening of "Wild Nights with Emily" at 5 pm, followed by "Birthday Tribute: The Gorgeous Nothings" featuring Jen Bervin & Martha Nell Smith at 7:30 pm.
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.
March 6, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018 — 1:30–4:45 p.m., with reception following. Sponsored by the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity. Free and open to the public.
January 17, 2018
On Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Politics & Prose, Maud Casey, Bill Beverly, and Amber Sparks will participate in a Tribute to Denis Johnson, celebrating the recent publication of Johnson's posthumous collection The Largesse of the Sea Maiden.
November 15, 2017
The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) invites you to an information session for individuals interested in supporting students who are incarcerated. GPEP offers Goucher College courses and college preparatory courses to students at two Maryland prisons. 
September 19, 2017
We invite proposals for scholarly papers and panels at TRANSFORMING QUEER, the 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium at the University of Maryland. The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations about the history, present, and future of trans and queer studies, bringing together scholars and artists whose work stands at the intersection of both.
March 28, 2017
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. David Norbrook will deliver a paper titled “I write not for the presse to boast my own weaknesses to the world”: Lucy Hutchinson and the Restoration Public Sphere’.
February 14, 2017
MITH and the AADHUM initiative warmly invite your participation in the annual conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, to be held on campus, May 26 - June 2. The deadline for proposals is February 26.
November 22, 2016
Jhumpa Lahiri will  visit The Mercatus Center at George Mason University on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 PM in Founders Hall Auditorium.
November 18, 2016
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, November 18th, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Drs. Holly Peppe and Tim Jackson will  discuss their recent edited collection: Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition.”
June 6, 2020
In a recent interview with PEN America, Mark Doty, author of What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), expressed his admiration for the Emily Dickinson scholarship of Martha Nell Smith. Doty praised the "marvelous recent film Wild Nights with Emily, based in part on the brilliant work of my friend Martha Nell Smith, a crucial Dickinson scholar." Read the full interview here.
June 5, 2020
As Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture, Dennis L. Winston oversaw the publication of two issues of the journal this year: "Spaces and Places" (v7, i1): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf-y8m9a and the special issue, "Street Lit" (v7, i2): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf
June 5, 2020
Jess Enoch edited a "Cluster Conversation" in the journal Peitho that is dedicated to the centennial memorializations dedicated to the passing of the 19th Amendment--women's right to vote. The title of the conversation is "The Suffrage Centennial: How, Why, and on What Terms Should We Mark this Moment?" UMD PhD student Katie Bramlett contributed an essay to the conversation "Stories of Filipinia Suffrage: Remembering Marginal Histories in Colonial Contexts." https://cfshrc.org/peitho-journal/
June 5, 2020
In May, Tita Chico participated in the Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Research Seminar at New College, Oxford University, originally planned to be hosted in Oxford, then later moved online. Dr. Chico was also scheduled to be a Senior Research Fellow at New College during their Trinity Term, 2020.
June 4, 2020
This spring saw the publication of Joshua Weiner's new translations of German poetry by Nelly Sachs and Bertold Brecht, as well as three new works of his own.
June 4, 2020
Shannon Zellars-Strohl will be delivering an invited talk for the University of Western Washington entitled "Jane Eyre and Zombies: Reimagining the Victorian Colonial Space in Jane Eyre, I Walked with a Zombie, and Wide Sargasso Sea" in June 2020. 
June 3, 2020
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright’s book-in-progress, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Enchantment,” has been put under contract by Oxford University Press.  He expects to submit the manuscript in July. 
June 1, 2020
Senior Lecturer Ross Angelella's short story "Light Like Gunshots" recently published in the UK literary crime journal Close to the Bone and his flash fiction "A Good Hour" published in Failbetter.
June 1, 2020
Vin Carretta has recently published “Black People of Letters: Authors, Activists, Abolitionists” in The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing, eds. Susheila Nasta and Mark Stein (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).  
May 20, 2020
Professor Orrin Wang is the 2020 recipient of the Keats Shelley Association of America's Distinguished Scholar Award.