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November 28, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Josh Weiner, Professor Gabrielle Fuentes, and Professor Randy Ontiveros for receicing Creative and Performing Arts and Research and Scholarship Awards from the Graduate School for 2018-19. Continue reading to learn more about their projects. 
October 30, 2017
Christopher Suarez presented "Jimi Hendrix and His Muse: "Manic Depression," "Little Wing," & "Voodoo Chile"' at the ALSCW Conference on October 26-29 at Dallas University, in Dallas, Texas.
October 25, 2017
Brian Richardson published “The Paradoxical Paradigm of Unnatural Narrative Theory,” in Emerging Vectors in Narratology, eds. Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, and Wolf Schmid. His interview with Minrui Li was published in Foreign Literature Studies. His essay, “Silence, Progression, and Narrative Collapse in Conrad’s Plots,” was the runner up for the J. H. Stape award for the year’s best essay in Conradiana. He delivered a paper on “The Material Book and the Scene of Reading in To the Lighthouse” at the International Virginia Woolf Conference in Reading (UK) in July. He also evaluated the work of doctoral students and an international doctoral program in comparative literature based at the University of Lisbon.
October 25, 2017
 Chuck Caramello recently published the monograph, Research Ethics Education for Graduate International Collaborations in the Council of Graduate Schools "best practices" monograph series. Chuck is currently John H. Daniels Fellow at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA, where he is editing a volume of two 18C treatises on military equitation and working on a collection of essays on cavalry and the Great War.
October 25, 2017
Peter Mallios is teaching a course on the American Novel in the Goucher Prison Education Partership program this fall. He attended the conference “Women Unshackled: Policy Solutions to Address the Growth of Female Incarceration,” sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice, the Justice Action Network, and Google, this past summer. He is working with other partners in the area on this issue.
October 25, 2017
The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer published Gerard's review of the book Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, by Emily C. Friedman (Bucknell UP, 2016) in its October 2017 issue. Gerard also presented a paper, "Emily Dickinson's Manuscript Readers: An Alternative Reception History,"  at the Reception Study Society conference, September 21-23, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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
October 10, 2017
Maud Casey's story, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," appeared in The American Scholar and her story, "Two Inclinations," is forthcoming in Conjunctions. Her essay, "To Be Undone," appeared in a recent issue of New England Review. The essay is an excerpt from her book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions, to be published by Graywolf Press in January 2018. 
October 10, 2017
Bob Levine has given recent talks at Notre Dame and McDaniel College. His July presentation on Douglass at the National Archives has been airing on C-Span. He is the General Editor of the 9th edition of two-volume The Shorter Norton Anthology of American Literature, which was published last month
October 5, 2017
The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?” Professor ​Robert Levine was invited to participate in the event. 
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.
June 29, 2017
Tracy K. Smith, who read at Maryland as part of the Writers Here & Now Series, was recently named the new US Poet Laureate.
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 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.”
November 1, 2016
The Opening Reception for The Stamp Gallery's latest exhibiton Black Maths is Free and Open to the Public and will take place Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
April 21, 2016
With Professor Mortimer Sellers, Ulrich Recital Hall in Tawes Hall at 3:30 PM
February 18, 2015
Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series, Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century
January 29, 2015
Register now! http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/black-theatre-symposium
January 28, 2015
Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta will read selections from her work and participate in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, Africa Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, and presented in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.
January 7, 2015
The Imaginary Real: Weaving Fact into Fiction. An evening with Ruth Ozeki and Claire Vaye Watkins at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
November 28, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Josh Weiner, Professor Gabrielle Fuentes, and Professor Randy Ontiveros for receicing Creative and Performing Arts and Research and Scholarship Awards from the Graduate School for 2018-19. Continue reading to learn more about their projects. 
October 30, 2017
Christopher Suarez presented "Jimi Hendrix and His Muse: "Manic Depression," "Little Wing," & "Voodoo Chile"' at the ALSCW Conference on October 26-29 at Dallas University, in Dallas, Texas.
October 25, 2017
Brian Richardson published “The Paradoxical Paradigm of Unnatural Narrative Theory,” in Emerging Vectors in Narratology, eds. Per Krogh Hansen, John Pier, and Wolf Schmid. His interview with Minrui Li was published in Foreign Literature Studies. His essay, “Silence, Progression, and Narrative Collapse in Conrad’s Plots,” was the runner up for the J. H. Stape award for the year’s best essay in Conradiana. He delivered a paper on “The Material Book and the Scene of Reading in To the Lighthouse” at the International Virginia Woolf Conference in Reading (UK) in July. He also evaluated the work of doctoral students and an international doctoral program in comparative literature based at the University of Lisbon.
October 25, 2017
 Chuck Caramello recently published the monograph, Research Ethics Education for Graduate International Collaborations in the Council of Graduate Schools "best practices" monograph series. Chuck is currently John H. Daniels Fellow at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA, where he is editing a volume of two 18C treatises on military equitation and working on a collection of essays on cavalry and the Great War.
October 25, 2017
Peter Mallios is teaching a course on the American Novel in the Goucher Prison Education Partership program this fall. He attended the conference “Women Unshackled: Policy Solutions to Address the Growth of Female Incarceration,” sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice, the Justice Action Network, and Google, this past summer. He is working with other partners in the area on this issue.
October 25, 2017
The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer published Gerard's review of the book Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, by Emily C. Friedman (Bucknell UP, 2016) in its October 2017 issue. Gerard also presented a paper, "Emily Dickinson's Manuscript Readers: An Alternative Reception History,"  at the Reception Study Society conference, September 21-23, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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
October 10, 2017
Maud Casey's story, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," appeared in The American Scholar and her story, "Two Inclinations," is forthcoming in Conjunctions. Her essay, "To Be Undone," appeared in a recent issue of New England Review. The essay is an excerpt from her book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions, to be published by Graywolf Press in January 2018. 
October 10, 2017
Bob Levine has given recent talks at Notre Dame and McDaniel College. His July presentation on Douglass at the National Archives has been airing on C-Span. He is the General Editor of the 9th edition of two-volume The Shorter Norton Anthology of American Literature, which was published last month
October 5, 2017
The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?” Professor ​Robert Levine was invited to participate in the event.