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.”
The Tournées Film Festival will run from October 27 to December 8 at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Films will be shown every Thursday (with the exception of 11/24), followed by a guest lecture from a UMD Professor. For more information click here.
Writer/editor Frank Stewart and scholar/translator Katsunori Yamazato will read from the MANOA special feature "Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa" and participate in a moderated discussion with poet Brenda Shaughnessy. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building (sixth floor) Contact: (202) 707-5394
UMD has officially joined the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) as a part of its broader integration with the Big Ten. Nearly every member institution offers a department or program in linguistics or speech-language pathology. We have invited a speaker from each CIC institution to speak to what extent can theoretical research inform experimental practice, and vice versa? In particular, we have invited speakers from two major focuses of CIC language science research: prosody and language acquisition. This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee and is therefore open to the entire Graduate Student Community.
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2014. The prize carries an award of $500. Announcement of winner will be made by mid May. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Director of Comparative Literature, Sheila Jelen (email@example.com)
Harold Jerome Herman, who taught in the English Department for more than three decades, died on December 12, 2016, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5th through the 8th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.
David Wyatt's publication Hemingway, Style, and the Art of Emotion (2015) was recently reviewed by Scott Donaldson in The Hemingway Review. Donaldson praises David's book, proclaiming that it is, "the best book of criticism on Earnest Hemingway I have ever read."
Jamison Kantor, a lecturer in English, recently published a scholarly article in Nineteenth-Century Literature called "'Say What is Honor:' Wordsworth and the Value of Honor." His forthcoming review essay "In-House Imperialism" will appear this Winter in Nineteenth-Century Studies.
English 379W, "Victorian Poetry, Victorian Bodies," had a special drumming session today with Scott Tiemann, a percussion specialist from UMBC. They worked on different rhythmic patterns to help make better sense of Victorian meters. They also experimented with recitations -- in a range of rhythmic patterns -- of Tennyson's poem "Break, Break, Break."