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July 24, 2019
The UMD Video Game Journalism Club was started by student Michael Cutler, and is a new, up-and-coming video game club option for students who are interested in reporting on gaming news. The club's rising publication, Gaming in a Shell, is aiming to become the community's central news source for all things gaming related.
May 29, 2019
Several faculty members have been recently promoted.
May 28, 2019
ACLS Fellow Professor Gerard Passannante has also been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for his project "God is in the Detail: Cosmic Order and the Sense of Scale."  
May 27, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). He will present research at the Society's annual conference this summer in Amherst. Also this summer, he will return to teach at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.
May 24, 2019
Mal Haselberger presented a conference paper at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, “‘Cur[ing] disappointment in love’: Emotional Consumption in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility," in March 2019. 
May 24, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, a feature film starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson and based on Martha Nell Smith’s scholarship, premiered in New York City at Landmark 57 West on April 11th, and is now playing in more than 50 cities nationwide. Click here to find a showing.
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to our graduate students for their recent achievements and plans as they move on to the next stages in their careers.
March 8, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, the feature film based on Martha Nell Smith’s work, opens April 12th at the Landmark 57 and the Quad in New York and The Landmark in LA, and then in 50 cities after that. 
March 1, 2019
Bob Levine recently published “Reimagining 1820-1865” in Timelines of American Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019) and the “Afterword” to A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction (Cambridge UP, 2019). He has upcoming talks on Melville at Kansas, Indiana State, Catholic U, and UCLA.
March 1, 2019
Lyra Hilliard recently published an article (co-authored with Mary K. Stewart) in The Internet and Higher Education.