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Tue Feb 20

Thu Feb 22

2:00 PM

Wed Feb 28

4:00 PM
Tawes Hall, Room 2115

Fri Mar 2

3:00 PM

February 15, 2018
The English Department is delighted to announce that Professor David Simon will be joining us this fall as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland.
January 23, 2018
Mary Helen Washington appears in the new PBS documentary on playwright Lorraine Hansberry, which is available for free viewing here. 
January 13, 2018
Matt Kirschenbaum has been awarded a Mellon Foundation grant for Books.Files, a new project designed for assessing the potential for the archival collection and scholarly study of digital assets associated with today’s trade publishing and bookmaking. This project represents the first organized attempt to put ambassadors from the scholarly communities traditionally invested in safeguarding and studying the material history of bookmaking into contact and conversation with thought leaders and influencers from the contemporary publishing world. The centerpiece of the project will be a convening to bring those figures together in New York City in early 2018. Matt Kirschenbaum’s efforts will also be supported by site visits to observe the bookmaking process as it unfolds across different settings, and interviews with industry experts. Findings for scholars, archivists, and publishers will be presented in a white paper made publicly available in late 2018. 
January 11, 2018
Students studying abroad with Jason Rudy in Australia for the Winter semster were featured on the news of the Australian NBC network. 
December 7, 2017
Professor Howard Norman's latest novel My Darling Detective was included on NPR's 2017 "Best Books" list. The book wasrecommended by Robert Siegal, host of All Things Considered. 
November 8, 2017
Praise for her second poetry volume -Crumb Sized- in the -Chicago Review of Books.-
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 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. 
September 14, 2017
Lindsay Bernal, whose poetry collection What It Doesn't Have to Do With is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press, has been selected for the 2017 National Poetry Series competition.
September 13, 2017
The Tessera--the NSF-funded game Kari Kraus and her collaborators launched last spring--will be showcased as an Indiecade 2017 Official Selection at this year's festival (press release here). 

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