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January 13, 2020
The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader today announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021.
January 9, 2020
Faculty, graduate students, and alumni present current research findings at the annual Modern Language Association convention in Seattle, WA, from 9-12 January.
December 5, 2019
John Macintosh has two recent or forthcoming publications. His article, "From Immaterial to Precarious Labor: Considering Restaurant Work in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster," will appear in Studies in the Novel (vol. 51, no. 4). A review essay, "Literary Economy: On The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics" appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in August. He also presented on autofiction and automation at ASAP11.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Ralph Bauer has been promoted to the rank of Professor. Recent publications include "The Crucible of the Tropics: Alexander von Humboldt’s Hermeneutics of Discovery" in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 59.2 (Summer 2018), as well as an edited collection with Jaime Marroquin Arredondo), Translating Nature: a crosscultural history of early modern science (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). His latest book, The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World (UVA Press) will appear in print in October. He is the general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive, and is currently serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Bauer has been with the University of Maryland since 1998.
September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 5, 2019
Dominique Young, a fourth year PhD Student in the English Department, has several past and forthcoming projects.
September 5, 2019
Martha Nell Smith will give an invited talk on the Humanities in the Digital Era at the Herrenhausen Symposium, participated in a roundtable he Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)’s International Conference, and had contributions featured in the New York Times and Washington Post.
August 30, 2019
Bob Levine gave recent talks on Melville and Douglass at NYU, UCLA, and the UniversidadeCatólica Portuguesa. He has essays forthcoming soon in J19, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, and Frederick Douglass in Context.
August 29, 2019
On October 24, 2019, Dr. Cheryl Spinner will be giving an invited talk, “Lincoln, the Clairvoyant: Representations of Spiritualism During the Civil War, 1861-Present,” at Cornell University’s American Studies Colloquium in Ithaca, NY. If you're in the area, please do come!
August 29, 2019
Professor emeritus Vincent Carretta's edition of The Writings of Phillis Wheatley will be published in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press in October 2019. Prof. Carretta’s edition includes all of Phillis Wheatley's known writings, some of them only recently discovered.
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
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.
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 13, 2020
The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader today announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021.
January 9, 2020
Faculty, graduate students, and alumni present current research findings at the annual Modern Language Association convention in Seattle, WA, from 9-12 January.
December 5, 2019
John Macintosh has two recent or forthcoming publications. His article, "From Immaterial to Precarious Labor: Considering Restaurant Work in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster," will appear in Studies in the Novel (vol. 51, no. 4). A review essay, "Literary Economy: On The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics" appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in August. He also presented on autofiction and automation at ASAP11.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Ralph Bauer has been promoted to the rank of Professor. Recent publications include "The Crucible of the Tropics: Alexander von Humboldt’s Hermeneutics of Discovery" in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 59.2 (Summer 2018), as well as an edited collection with Jaime Marroquin Arredondo), Translating Nature: a crosscultural history of early modern science (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). His latest book, The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World (UVA Press) will appear in print in October. He is the general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive, and is currently serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Bauer has been with the University of Maryland since 1998.
September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 5, 2019
Dominique Young, a fourth year PhD Student in the English Department, has several past and forthcoming projects.
September 5, 2019
Martha Nell Smith will give an invited talk on the Humanities in the Digital Era at the Herrenhausen Symposium, participated in a roundtable he Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)’s International Conference, and had contributions featured in the New York Times and Washington Post.
August 30, 2019
Bob Levine gave recent talks on Melville and Douglass at NYU, UCLA, and the UniversidadeCatólica Portuguesa. He has essays forthcoming soon in J19, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, and Frederick Douglass in Context.
August 29, 2019
On October 24, 2019, Dr. Cheryl Spinner will be giving an invited talk, “Lincoln, the Clairvoyant: Representations of Spiritualism During the Civil War, 1861-Present,” at Cornell University’s American Studies Colloquium in Ithaca, NY. If you're in the area, please do come!
August 29, 2019
Professor emeritus Vincent Carretta's edition of The Writings of Phillis Wheatley will be published in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press in October 2019. Prof. Carretta’s edition includes all of Phillis Wheatley's known writings, some of them only recently discovered.