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September 18, 2018
David Biespiel's book, The Education of a Young Poet (Counterpoint Press, 2018), will be released on Tuesday, October 9th. David Biespiel is the former coordinator of the MFA program and a University of Maryland alumnus.
September 11, 2018
Alumnus Stephen Rojcewicz presented “George Antrobus: Genius in a Name” at the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference, Peterborough, NH, June 12, 2018. 
September 11, 2018
Edlie Wong was recently elected Vice President of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. She will serve a two year term (2018-2020) and become President of C19 in 2020 for another two year term (2020-2022). 
September 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has a new publication:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Martha Nell Smith also has the following forthcoming publication:Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, forthcoming September 2018. With Companion web production http://aliciaostriker.com. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
September 11, 2018
Heidi Scott has a new book out, Fuel: An Ecocritical History (Bloomsbury Press, 2018). She also has an article forthcoming in the journal Victorian Studies: "Industrial Souls: Climate Change, Immorality, and Victorian Anticipations of the Good Anthropocene."
September 11, 2018
Thibault Raoult has four poems forthcoming in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion and will present at the Frank Stanford Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas in September.
September 11, 2018
Comparative Literature PhD candidate Tung-An Wei (Miranda) received a merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 
September 7, 2018
Bob Levine has upcoming talks on Frederick Douglass at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Paris, and the Frederick Douglass Papers in Indianapolis. He recently spoke on the American literary canon at the University of Texas.
September 7, 2018
Randy Ontiveros and Sharada Balachandran Orihuela served as members of the site committee for the Latina/o Studies Association’s biennial conference, which was held this past July 11-14 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, DC.
September 7, 2018
Stanford University Press published Tita Chico’s newest book, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment.
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.
October 23, 2017
 For 49 seasons, the O.B. Hardison Poetry series has brought some of the best writers and speakers to the Folger stage. From traditional poetry readings to multimedia presentations to eclectic combinations of lecture, conversation, and performance, we are committed to expanding the contexts in which poetry is experienced.Learn more about the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.
September 18, 2018
David Biespiel's book, The Education of a Young Poet (Counterpoint Press, 2018), will be released on Tuesday, October 9th. David Biespiel is the former coordinator of the MFA program and a University of Maryland alumnus.
September 11, 2018
Alumnus Stephen Rojcewicz presented “George Antrobus: Genius in a Name” at the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference, Peterborough, NH, June 12, 2018. 
September 11, 2018
Edlie Wong was recently elected Vice President of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. She will serve a two year term (2018-2020) and become President of C19 in 2020 for another two year term (2020-2022). 
September 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has a new publication:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Martha Nell Smith also has the following forthcoming publication:Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, forthcoming September 2018. With Companion web production http://aliciaostriker.com. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
September 11, 2018
Heidi Scott has a new book out, Fuel: An Ecocritical History (Bloomsbury Press, 2018). She also has an article forthcoming in the journal Victorian Studies: "Industrial Souls: Climate Change, Immorality, and Victorian Anticipations of the Good Anthropocene."
September 11, 2018
Thibault Raoult has four poems forthcoming in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion and will present at the Frank Stanford Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas in September.
September 11, 2018
Comparative Literature PhD candidate Tung-An Wei (Miranda) received a merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 
September 7, 2018
Bob Levine has upcoming talks on Frederick Douglass at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Paris, and the Frederick Douglass Papers in Indianapolis. He recently spoke on the American literary canon at the University of Texas.
September 7, 2018
Randy Ontiveros and Sharada Balachandran Orihuela served as members of the site committee for the Latina/o Studies Association’s biennial conference, which was held this past July 11-14 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, DC.
September 7, 2018
Stanford University Press published Tita Chico’s newest book, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment.