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August 8, 2017
Professor Zita Nunes received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
August 2, 2017
Theresa Coletti, Julius Fleming, Laura Rosenthal, and Scott Trudell met throughout the year to discuss research findings.
July 10, 2017
With the guidance and vision of Professor Merle Collins, students enrolled in English 361 developed narratives included in the volume CAFE CONNECTIONS.
June 22, 2017
 Joshua Weiner read in a protest event this spring at the Queens Museum in Flushing that also launched the anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little, noted in a front page New York Times article about poetry and protest in the age of Trump.   
June 21, 2017
Bob Levine is leading a seminar on Melville's Israel Potter at the  late-June international Melville conference in London, and he's speaking on Douglass at the National Archives on July 3rd. His new book, Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies, is currently in production and will be published by Cambridge UP this fall.
June 21, 2017
DeLisa Hawkes attended 2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar "In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture" at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA this June.  The seminar examined representations of race in American visual culture from the nineteenth century.
June 21, 2017
Peter Mallios’ essay “On Foreign Grounds: Towards an Alternative US Literary History, Archive, Methodology” appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of American Literary History. His review essay on the Cambridge Scholarly Edition of Joseph Conrad’s Victory will appear later this summer in The Conradian, The Conradian Reviews Online, and Editionen in der Kritik, and his essay “Reading The Secret Agent Now: The Press, the Police, the Premonition of Simulation,” was reprinted in the new Norton edition of The Secret Agent.
June 21, 2017
At MLA 2017 "Digital Frost" panel (January, 2017), Setsuko Yokoyama co-organized and presented on the ongoing, cross-institutional efforts to develop a digital platform for Robert Frost. Including Setsuko, the panel featured Natalie Gerber, Donald G. Sheehy, Jay Satterfield, Molly Schwartzburg, Lisa Seale, Jason Camlot, and Martha Nell Smith. It covered a history of Frost’s editions and intended audiences, rationale and challenges of digitizing and managing archival resources, the nature of Frost’s public talks, appearances, and recordings as well as the politics and ethics surrounding digital archival development.
June 21, 2017
At ALA in May, Susie Compton presented a paper on the panel she organized and proposed, themed "Religion and Domestic Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Literature." She also presented a paper titled "A Secular Sedgwick" at the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society 20th-Anniversary Symposium in Stockbridge, MA this June.
June 20, 2017
The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of their Spring Funding Cycle.
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 19, 2014
Click here to access the playlist for Jonathan Auerbach's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture.
August 8, 2017
Professor Zita Nunes received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
August 2, 2017
Theresa Coletti, Julius Fleming, Laura Rosenthal, and Scott Trudell met throughout the year to discuss research findings.
July 10, 2017
With the guidance and vision of Professor Merle Collins, students enrolled in English 361 developed narratives included in the volume CAFE CONNECTIONS.
June 22, 2017
 Joshua Weiner read in a protest event this spring at the Queens Museum in Flushing that also launched the anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little, noted in a front page New York Times article about poetry and protest in the age of Trump.   
June 21, 2017
Bob Levine is leading a seminar on Melville's Israel Potter at the  late-June international Melville conference in London, and he's speaking on Douglass at the National Archives on July 3rd. His new book, Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies, is currently in production and will be published by Cambridge UP this fall.
June 21, 2017
DeLisa Hawkes attended 2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar "In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture" at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA this June.  The seminar examined representations of race in American visual culture from the nineteenth century.
June 21, 2017
Peter Mallios’ essay “On Foreign Grounds: Towards an Alternative US Literary History, Archive, Methodology” appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of American Literary History. His review essay on the Cambridge Scholarly Edition of Joseph Conrad’s Victory will appear later this summer in The Conradian, The Conradian Reviews Online, and Editionen in der Kritik, and his essay “Reading The Secret Agent Now: The Press, the Police, the Premonition of Simulation,” was reprinted in the new Norton edition of The Secret Agent.
June 21, 2017
At MLA 2017 "Digital Frost" panel (January, 2017), Setsuko Yokoyama co-organized and presented on the ongoing, cross-institutional efforts to develop a digital platform for Robert Frost. Including Setsuko, the panel featured Natalie Gerber, Donald G. Sheehy, Jay Satterfield, Molly Schwartzburg, Lisa Seale, Jason Camlot, and Martha Nell Smith. It covered a history of Frost’s editions and intended audiences, rationale and challenges of digitizing and managing archival resources, the nature of Frost’s public talks, appearances, and recordings as well as the politics and ethics surrounding digital archival development.
June 21, 2017
At ALA in May, Susie Compton presented a paper on the panel she organized and proposed, themed "Religion and Domestic Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Literature." She also presented a paper titled "A Secular Sedgwick" at the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society 20th-Anniversary Symposium in Stockbridge, MA this June.
June 20, 2017
The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of their Spring Funding Cycle.