Department of English Center for Literary & Comparative Studies Give to English

Sat Sep 21

7:30 PM
UMD Memorial Chapel

Mon Sep 23

Tue Sep 24

Wed Sep 25

11:00 AM
1134 Tawes Hall - Undergraduate Lounge
4:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 11, 2019
William Fargason's Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara has been awarded the 2019 Iowa Poetry Prize. Fargason graduated from the University of Maryland with an MFA in Poetry in 2014. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
September 5, 2019
The first Mock Turtle Reading of the semester will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 PM at the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs lounge) in Washington, D.C. The reading will feature work from first year Fiction and Poetry MFA students.
August 28, 2019
Nicolette Polek, who graduated from the MFA Program in May, has won a 2019 Rona Jaffe Award in fiction. This prestigous award is given annually to six women writers who are are in the early stages of their careers.
August 23, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Rion Amilcar Scott, recently had his collection of short stories, The World Doesn't Require You, reviewed by both The New York Times and by NPR (National Public Radio). Scott was also recently interviewed by NPR regarding the short story collection.
July 24, 2019
The UMD Video Game Journalism Club was started by student Michael Cutler, and is a new, up-and-coming video game club option for students who are interested in reporting on gaming news. The club's rising publication, Gaming in a Shell, is aiming to become the community's central news source for all things gaming related.
July 22, 2019
Danielle Gillis graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelor’s degree in both English and Journalism and a minor in Black Women’s Studies. She currently works as an associate producer for WJZ-TV, the local CBS news station in Baltimore.
July 11, 2019
Elizabeth Acevedo's novel, The Poet X, has won the Carnegie Medal. Acevedo is the first writer of color to recieve the award in the Medal's history. She earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland in 2016.
July 11, 2019
Ross Angelella, Emily Flamm, Heidi Scott, Radford Skudrna, and Dennis Winston have been promoted to Senior Lecturer.  Pamela Gerhardt, Mark Forrester, and Caroline Wilkins have been promoted to Principal Lecturer. Candidates for appointment to the rank of Senior Lecturer must demonstrate a sustained record of exemplary teaching and exhibit promise in the areas of research, service, mentoring, and/or program development. 
July 8, 2019
Jeana DelRosso received her Masters in English from the University of Maryland in 1993 and her Ph.D in 2000. She also received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies in 1998. Dr. DelRosso currently works as a professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University. In this interview, she shares her experience as someone with a degree in English, and offers some advice for English majors.

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