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September 12, 2016
The English Department is a certified Green Office within the University, which means that our department does its part in order to help the University be more sustainable. The UMD Sustainability Fund currently has $390,000 available for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD.
September 8, 2016
The English Department hosted its annual Welcome Assembly on September 7th. Faculty, staff, and students gathered to hear introductions, announcements, and news of plans for the year ahead. Following the formal program in Ulrich Hall was a brunch reception on the third floor patio.
September 7, 2016
Emily Mitchell has been asked to participate in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in the Schools program.
September 7, 2016
Joshua Weiner's Berlin Notebook, prose about the refugee crisis, will be published this fall by the Los Angeles Review of Books. An outtake from it appeared in the summer issue of The Threepenny Review. Keep reading to learn more.
September 7, 2016
Emily Flamm (MFA '13) received second place and $500 in Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Her story, "Come Down to the Water," will be published in the fall issue.
September 2, 2016
MFA Student Leigh McDonald completed work on the first season of the Lean & Hungry Podcast, which breaks down classic literature and makes works entertaining and accessible.
September 2, 2016
Stanley Plumly's The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, & Lamb is just out in paperback (W.W. Norton); and his new collection of poems, Against Sunset is due out in November, 2016 (also W.W. Norton).  Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography has been selected by Jonathan Bate as one of the five best books ever written about the Romantics. 
August 30, 2016
Peter Witte's essay, "He and I (and Her Too)," was published in the fall 2016 issue of The Threepenny Review. 
August 26, 2016
Professors Stanley Plumly and Michael Collier have poems featured in The Best American Poetry 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch, Scribners.
August 26, 2016
Pamela Gerhardt's essay, Fog on the Cher, is forthcoming in the fall issues of BlackBird, an online journal of literature and the arts.