Spring 2017 Bywords

The Department Welcomes Gabrielle Fuentes

The Department Welcomes Sara Wilder

April 13, 2017
Barry Pearson compiled the 27th title from Smithsonian Folkways called Classic Piedmont Blues, offering an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style.
April 13, 2017
Martha Nell Smith will deliver “Diversity is Not a Luxury in DH: Challenges Post-2016” at the University of Miami Humanities Center, April 20, 2017.
April 12, 2017
On Saturday, April 1st, Tom Earles, Clara Montague, Julia Maier, Jessica Morris, Charlotte Racioppo, and Leigh Ryan all presented at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at Penn State Berks in Reading, PA.
April 12, 2017
Holly Smith (hsmith11@umd.edu) announces that the nonprofit Washington Independent Review of Books will host a millennial-friendly literary salon on April 19th in Georgetown. If you have any aspiring-author students who might like to attend (or if you'd like to attend whether or not you're a millennial yourself), please let her know!
April 12, 2017
Brian Richardson’s 2015 book, Unnatural Narrative: Theory, History, and Practice, was re-issued in paperback.He published an article on “Unnatural Narrative Theory” and responded to several commentators on the subject in the latest issue of Style. He also published “The Difference of Fiction,” in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience, eds. Brian Schiff and A. Elizabeth McKim (Oxford UP).He spoke on “Unnatural Endings in Fiction and Film” at the International Narrative Conference in Lexington KY in March and is giving an invited lecture on “Fiction, Nonfiction, and Historical Drama” at the University of Freiburg in May.He gave a block seminar for graduate students and faculty on Narrative Dynamics at the University of Lisbon in early March.This semester he is a Fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Study.
April 12, 2017
MFA Candidate Chris Philpot has two poems ("Occupations of Uninhabited Space" and "I Am Full of Dread") in the most recent issue of Forklift, Ohio, and his poem "Category: Deserts of Utah" is forthcoming in the next issue of Whiskey Island. He also recently published an article ("Diva Worship as a Queer Poetics of Waste in D. Gilson's Brit Lit) in the recent anthology Sontag and the Camp Aesthetic: Advancing New Perspectives, published by Lexington Books.
April 12, 2017
Kent Cartwright’s essay on The Comedy of Errors and classical Greece has just been published as the lead essay in Shakespeare and Greece, ed. Alison Findlay and Vassiliki Markidou (London: Bloomsbury, 2017).  He also recently gave a public lecture on “Italy and Place in Shakespeare's Comedies” to the Circolo Italo Britannico Venezia in Venice, Italy, and in April, in Florence, Italy, he is speaking on Much Ado About Nothing at a conference of the Italian Association of Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies.
April 12, 2017
Cameron Mozafari and Michael Israel presented a paper titled "The Linguistic Construction to Thoughts and Feelings: A Cognitive Linguistic Introduction" at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication's sponsored talk of the Language, Linguistics, and Writing Standing Group.  The paper introduces a type of subordinate clause construction--the content clause--as a way that language users express stance, thoughts, and feelings toward ideas, a move necessary in academic argumentation.  At CCCC, Cameron was also nominated and accepted the role of conference chair of the Language, Linguistics, and Writing Standing Group.
April 12, 2017
Mark Fitzgerald was 1 of 12 poets selected to read at the closingceremony of the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival. His poem,"Night Paths," will appear in the spring issue of the San Pedro RiverReview.
April 12, 2017
Rachel Feingold am an adjunct with the Professional Writing Program, teaching Writing for the Arts (398A).She is the recipient of a 2017 NEA Translation Fellowship for her work as the editor of the premiere English translation of "Heaven Has No Ground," the last novel of famed Czech writer Hana Andronikova (who died of breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 44, after twice winning the Magnesia Litera, the Czech Republic's highest literary prize). DC-based indie publisher Plamen Press plans to publish it in 2018.
April 12, 2017
Oliver Gaycken gave a talk about my current book project, on the moving-picture encyclopedia, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Indiana University.He presented a talk about a side project, the American perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson and his work making test films for the Army Air Force during World War II, at the University of Strasbourg, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Chicago.
April 12, 2017
Stewart Foehl's 3rd young adult novel, Stealing Candy, will be published May 2 from Sourcebooks Fire, under the pen name Stewart Lewis. Kieran Scott, lauds the book as, "...that rare sort of read that keeps you not just guessing but gasping with every turn of the page." Continue reading for a description of Stealing Candy.
April 12, 2017
In March, Ted Leinwand talked about his book, The Great William: Writers Reading Shakespeare, in the Books & Bagels series at the 92nd Street Y in New York. In April, he is presenting a paper--"Heartache in Elsinore"--at the annual Shakespeare Association meeting in Atlanta.
April 4, 2017
Two stories from Emily Mitchell's collection Viral -- "My Daughter and her Spider" and "Smile Report" -- were translated into Japanese and published in the literary journal Monkey.  Her review of Dan Chaon's new novel Ill Will appeared in Guernica on 3/23: https://www.guernicamag.com/bad-memory/ 
April 4, 2017
On January 11, Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones presented at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The title of her presentation was "Promoting Transfer through Online Course Design."On March 24, she presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference held in Baltimore, MD. The title of her presentation was "Male Authority and Its Feminine Edge: Images of Stability and Change at the End of the Republic." 
April 4, 2017
Howard Norman's new novel My Darling Detective was published on March 28.
April 4, 2017
Jonathan Rick delivered a pair on workshops — on everything you wanted to know about LinkedIn but were too embarrassed to ask — to Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies. Read more here.  
April 4, 2017
In April Matthew Kirschenbaum will give the 2017 Edward S. and Melinda Melton Sadar Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines at Case Western Reserve University.
April 4, 2017
Michael Olmert's article, "Treating the Enslaved," to do with the culture, medicine, and architecture of slave infirmaries on large plantations in the southern colonies in the 18th Century, was published in the Spring issue of the Colonial Williamsburg magazine. This piece was abstracted from a larger chapter in his forthcoming book on creating spaces in the 18th Century.
April 4, 2017
Kellie Robertson’s most recent book, Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy, appeared from the University of Pennsylvania Press in February. This book recovers the common ground shared between physics—what used to be known as “natural philosophy”—and fiction-writing as ways of representing the natural world. In doing so, it traces how nature gained an authoritative voice in the late medieval period only to lose it at the outset of modernity.
April 4, 2017
Leigh Ryan, our former Writing Center Director, chaired a panel on undergraduate research entitled “Playing with Topics and Tools: Undergraduate Research as Intellectual Maker Space” at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association conference at Penn State Berks on March 31/April 1.  She is also serving on the National Park Service’s “Network to Freedom” strategic planning committee to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018, and will be presenting at the NPS “Network to Freedom” annual conference next month in Cambridge, MD.   
April 4, 2017
News from PWP! Continuing reading to learn more.
April 4, 2017
On 11 February, Oliver Brearey presented a paper titled "Employment Writing and Knowledge Mobilization" at Camp Rhetoric 2017, a conference organized by the Penn State Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians. The conference was held in State College, PA.
April 4, 2017
Orrin Wang will be presenting a talk, "W.J.T. Mitchell: Romanticist and Dialectical Jaywalker," at the University of Chicago on April 21 as part of celebration of Mitchell's scholarship and teaching.  Participating with Wang will be Bill Ayers, Kresmir Prugar, and Terry Smith.
April 4, 2017
 MFA graduate and current English lecturer, Radford Skudrna is pleased to announce that two of his poems have recently been accepted for publication. "Moving Statues" has been published in the March 2017 issue of Gravel Literary Journal, and "Deep Down" is forthcoming in the Spring 2017 edition of Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review.
April 4, 2017
Sarah Bonnie will be presenting a paper, “Native Women in Anthropology: The Advances Ella Cara Deloria Brought to her Field,” at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) 9th Annual Conference this summer.
April 4, 2017
Stephen Rojcewicz has published “James Joyce’s Dedalus: Transformations of Ovid, Vergil and Plato” in Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature 32: 67-79, 2017. http://journals.fcla.edu/delos.He has also published two translations from the Latin: “Sculptures by Daedalus,” from Vergil: Aeneid 6.14-33, in Delos 32: 60-61, 2017; and “Daedalus and Icarus,” from Ovid: Metamorphoses 8.183-235, in Delos 32: 62-66, 2017. http://journals.fcla.edu/delos.
April 4, 2017
Tim Bruno received the Harriet Beecher Stowe Up and Coming Scholar Award from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society. The award recognizes his paper, "Rewriting Douglass and Truth: Stowe's Independent and Atlantic Articles,” which he will present in May at the American Literature Association's annual conference.
March 24, 2017
Lara Payne awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in September 2016 and has a poem coming out in The Mom Egg Review in April 2017. She was recently added to the Maryland State Arts Council Artist in Residence Roster.
March 16, 2017
Bob Levine's recent publications include his coedited (with Cindy Weinstein) Norton Critical Edition of Melville's Pierre and an essay on Hawthorne and dueling in The Field of Honor (University of South Carolina Press). This semester he is giving talks on Frederick Douglass (who "is getting recognized more and more") at the University of Rochester, Texas A&M, Catholic University, and Smith College.
March 16, 2017
Ruth Osorio's second peer-reviewed publication is out in Rhetoric Review, titled "Embodying Truth: Sylvia Rivera’s Delivery of Parrhesia at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally.”
March 16, 2017
PhD Candidate Susanna Compton's essay "Sentimentalism and Secularism in Herman Melville's Pierre" is forthcoming in Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies.
March 12, 2017
Sara Faradji will be presenting her paper, “Good Reverberations: An Analysis on Translating African Literature” at the March 2017 Northeast Modern Language Association hosted by Johns Hopkins University. She will be participating in the panel, “Our Most Difficult Translations II.”