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March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Matthew Kirschenbaum has published Books.Files: A Report on the Preservation of Digital Assets in the Contemporary Publishing Industry.
March 24, 2020
Mehdy presented papers at two conferences in February and March, 2020.
March 24, 2020
Nahid Ahmadian will present the paper "Iranian Post-Revolutionary Drama, the Dynamics of Text and Stage" at the 2020 annual ATHE (Association for Theater in Higher Education) Conference. Her presentation will be on the panel "Politics and Protest in Transhistorical Middle East Performance"  in Middle Eastern Theater, a focus group at ATHE. The event will happen in August 2020 in Detroit.
February 4, 2020
Christin Marie Taylor's book Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South won the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize for a book of scholarship on Women's Studies, Southern Studies, or Modern Letters.
February 4, 2020
Dominique Young has three forthcoming presentations in the Spring--two at the NeMLA Conference in Boston, and the third at the Annual Black Popular Culture Conference in Philadelphia, focusing on Marvel's Black Panther and the music performance of D'Angelo through Disability Studies, Black Feminism, critical race theory, and performance theory.
February 4, 2020
In addition to winning the 2020 Denker Fellow for the American Printing History Association Chesapeake Chapter, Dylan Lewis presented papers presented papers at conferences in College Park and Quebec, and co-moderated a talk by "Confessions of the Fox" author Jordy Rosenberg.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).
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.
April 23, 2018
Friday, 27 April, Francis Scott Key Hall Room 0106, 9 am. The reception will be in the Merrill Room (Key 2120)Please contact Gail Russell at gruss@umd.edu with any special parking requests or dietary considerations.
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.
February 21, 2018
Carlos Gamerro will give a public lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 5:00 PM in St. Mary's Hall Multipurpose Room. [...]
February 20, 2018
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2017-2018 series will take place on Friday, March 2nd, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. Victoria E. Burke will deliver a talk entitled “Collecting, Compiling, and Creating: Engaging with the Bible in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Manuscript Writing.”
November 29, 2017
Join us on Monday, December 11 at 7:30pm, as we celebrate the genius of Emily Dickinson with scholar and poet Sandra Gilbert. This third reading in the 2017/18 O.B. Hardison Poetry Series is co-sponsored with The Poetry Society of America.
November 6, 2017
Jimenez Hall, Room 2123 2:00PM - 3:13PM The French Department's guest Fall lecturer, Pamela A. Pears, will be giving a talk on "The Recto-Verso Effect”: Covering Assia Djebar and Malika Mokeddem in Contemporary France".  Pears is Professor of French at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She has published on francophone Maghrebian and Vietnamese writers and filmmakers, including Abedllatif Kechiche, Kateb Yacine, Ly Thu Ho, Yamina Mechakra, Nina Bouraoui, and Assia Djebar. Her most recent book is Front Cover: Iconography and Algerian Women’s Writing: Heuristic Implications of the Recto-Verso Effect (Lexington Books, 2015).
November 1, 2017
(SUB)URBAN Curated by Matthew McLaughlin Featuring work by Amze Emmons, Yoonmi Nam, Benjamin Rogers, Nick Satinover, Christine Buckton Tillman, and Sang-Mi Yoo. October 30–December 16, 2017     Opening Reception Wednesday, November 1, 5–7 pm, Free and Open to the Public  This fall, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents (Sub)Urban, an exhibition presenting works by six contemporary artists who question the reality of suburban and urban contexts through humor, satire, and irony. Through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture, (Sub)Urban explores our contemporary surroundings and the underlying psychology of our modern living environments. These artists work in varying media, but their underlying interests coalesce around our diverse experiences of space, identity, consumption, and labor as immigrants, transplants, and minorities living in the contemporary built environment of late capitalism. They examine items from our houses and our streets, presenting them in new ways and bringing new associations to them, and in the process they uncover unexpected narratives that shape the ways we dwell within the rush of modern life. The exhibition is curated by Matthew McLaughlin.(Sub)Urban is on view at the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, October 30 through December 16, 2017. An opening reception will take place on November 1, 5–7pm, in the Stamp Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.
March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Matthew Kirschenbaum has published Books.Files: A Report on the Preservation of Digital Assets in the Contemporary Publishing Industry.
March 24, 2020
Mehdy presented papers at two conferences in February and March, 2020.
March 24, 2020
Nahid Ahmadian will present the paper "Iranian Post-Revolutionary Drama, the Dynamics of Text and Stage" at the 2020 annual ATHE (Association for Theater in Higher Education) Conference. Her presentation will be on the panel "Politics and Protest in Transhistorical Middle East Performance"  in Middle Eastern Theater, a focus group at ATHE. The event will happen in August 2020 in Detroit.
February 4, 2020
Christin Marie Taylor's book Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South won the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize for a book of scholarship on Women's Studies, Southern Studies, or Modern Letters.
February 4, 2020
Dominique Young has three forthcoming presentations in the Spring--two at the NeMLA Conference in Boston, and the third at the Annual Black Popular Culture Conference in Philadelphia, focusing on Marvel's Black Panther and the music performance of D'Angelo through Disability Studies, Black Feminism, critical race theory, and performance theory.
February 4, 2020
In addition to winning the 2020 Denker Fellow for the American Printing History Association Chesapeake Chapter, Dylan Lewis presented papers presented papers at conferences in College Park and Quebec, and co-moderated a talk by "Confessions of the Fox" author Jordy Rosenberg.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).