Department News

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.
November 16, 2019
The Jack Godfrey Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to a University of Maryland undergraduate who demonstrates a passion for learning and shares Jack's interest in creative writing. 2019 Winner: Jack StutzFor his short story: "Dear Georgia"
November 13, 2019
Daune O'Brien, Pamela Gerhardt, and Danuta Hinc, professional writing instructors, presented at the James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
November 6, 2019
On Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, Patricia Roberts-Miller will visit UMD's campus to partake in various discussions regarding her book Demagoguery and Democracy. Demagoguery and Democracy is this year's First Year Book.
October 24, 2019
Poster Project and Showcase: “What I Wish My Teacher Knew About My Disability” Campaign is a research-based project that centers disability within the larger context of diversity and inclusion through visual representation and targeted conversation. 
October 14, 2019
Graduate School offers help writing a teaching philosophy statement
October 10, 2019
The English Department is delighted to announce that Emily Mitchell has been selected for an Arcan Semester Research Award (ASRA) for Spring 2020.  This semester leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities aims to support faculty at the rank of associate and full professor, with preference given to associate professors for whom the completion of a major project will lead to promotion to full professor.
October 9, 2019
The film "Deserted" exposes the sparse and unhealthy food choices in an economically disadvantaged Baltimore City neighborhood and the lifelong consequences this has on its residents. It also looks at innovative approaches to addressing food deserts, including a startup “social supermarket” in Baltimore.

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