Department News

March 24, 2020
Sabrina Islam received a scholarship to attend Key West Literary Seminar's Writers' Workshop Program, January 13-17. The program was a literary week of writing and discovery. In the mornings, Sabrina took part in Fernanda Eberstadt's workshop. Her afternoons were busy exploring the island, stopping into local bookstores, and touring the homes of Elizabeth Bishop, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway.
March 20, 2020
Wible's article, "Using Design Thinking to Teach Creative Problem Solving in Writing Courses," builds on a residency at Stanford University's Teaching and Learning Studio Faculty Workshop and a CLCS "Beyond the Classroom" grant. 
March 17, 2020
UMD Faculty and Staff: As the current public health situation changes over time, the university is adjusting the information shared with our employees to reflect the latest guidance from federal, state and local authorities. The safety and wellness of our community is paramount.
March 9, 2020
The English Department is pleased to present the latest Dawn M. Sisas Scholarship to first-year English student Emily Kasprzyk. The Sisas Scholarship goes to an outstanding first-year English major who attended Southern High School in Anne Arundel County.
February 18, 2020
Mary Dustin Turner passed away this past Saturday, February 15.
February 4, 2020
Christin Marie Taylor's book Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South won the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize for a book of scholarship on Women's Studies, Southern Studies, or Modern Letters.
February 4, 2020
Danuta Hinc was in conversation with Michael Scott Moore about his bestselling memoir, "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast."
February 4, 2020
Dominique Young has three forthcoming presentations in the Spring--two at the NeMLA Conference in Boston, and the third at the Annual Black Popular Culture Conference in Philadelphia, focusing on Marvel's Black Panther and the music performance of D'Angelo through Disability Studies, Black Feminism, critical race theory, and performance theory.
February 4, 2020
In addition to winning the 2020 Denker Fellow for the American Printing History Association Chesapeake Chapter, Dylan Lewis presented papers presented papers at conferences in College Park and Quebec, and co-moderated a talk by "Confessions of the Fox" author Jordy Rosenberg.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).