Department News

December 9, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum, invited to write the feature for Washington Independent Review of Books, notes that the makerspace helps the department "support the university’s emphasis on innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning" and "externalize [its] identity . . . in some unusually visible and tangible ways."
December 9, 2019
Looking for quiet study spaces this finals week? Click here to find the best spots on campus. 
December 5, 2019
Howard Norman's novel The Ghost Clause is soon to be published in French, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese editions.
December 5, 2019
Jack Stutz is this year's Jack Godfrey scholarship for his short story “Dear Georgia”. It's the first time the award has gone to an English major.
December 5, 2019
John Macintosh has two recent or forthcoming publications. His article, "From Immaterial to Precarious Labor: Considering Restaurant Work in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster," will appear in Studies in the Novel (vol. 51, no. 4). A review essay, "Literary Economy: On The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics" appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in August. He also presented on autofiction and automation at ASAP11.
December 5, 2019
PR News published an article by Jonathan Rick on why you should always write two headlines.
December 5, 2019
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright has been invited to be a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pisa, Italy, March 10-April 10, 2020.  During his residency, he will give two talks about Shakespearean comedy, conduct research, and meet with faculty.
December 5, 2019
As a dramaturg, Nahid collaborated with Alma Theater Company on the performance of Home, a Persian play written by Naghmeh Samini. The performance was staged on November 8 at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.She also recently has published a column on poetic quality of colloquial Persian in Shargh Daily, an Iranian Newspaper based in Tehran. See: Ahmadian, Nahid. "Understanding Colloquial Persian." Shargh Daily [Tehran], vol. 17, no. 3541, 5 October 2019, p. 16. Her review on one Persian performance in DC had appeared in the same newspaper earlier. See: Ahmadian, Nahid. "Abadan in DC: a review of the play Lost in the Ocean Waves." Shargh Daily [Tehran], vol. 16, no. 3443, 3 June 2019, p. 10.
December 5, 2019
Sara Faradji will be presenting her conference paper, “Global Digital Pirates: 419 Scams and the Significance of Fraud Narratives in Anglophone African Literature,” at the International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences in Seoul, South Korea, in January 2020.
December 5, 2019
In October Shannon presented her paper, "Slaves of Science: The Haitian Zombie, Free Will, and Masterful Science in Frank Aubrey's King of the Dead and Richard Marsh's A Spoiler of Men," at Victorians Institute in Charleston, SC.

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