Department News

March 16, 2017
Bill Peterson (emeritus) delivered a paper entitled "Only Connect" at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University of Delaware Library, 17–18 March, in celebration of the Library's recent acquisition of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection of Victorian literature and art.
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 Osario'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 15, 2017
The English Department is well represented at the NCTE's annual conference. 
March 3, 2017
Students in Randy Ontiveros’ Literary Maryland course recently made the trip to the Riversdale House Museum in nearby Riverdale, MD.
February 28, 2017
An honorarium will be awarded by the Academy of American Poets for the best poem or group of poems by a University of Maryland student.
February 28, 2017
An honorarium will be awarded by the Department of English for the best short fiction entry by a University of Maryland student.
February 28, 2017
University of Maryland Senior Radhika Tyagi’s Patient, a monologue written for Douglas Kern's ENGL275: Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television in the fall of 2016, has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming June 2017 issue of Bird's Thumb.
February 23, 2017
Sara Wilder, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at Ohio State University, will be joining us this fall. 

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