Department News

June 5, 2020
Jess Enoch edited a "Cluster Conversation" in the journal Peitho that is dedicated to the centennial memorializations dedicated to the passing of the 19th Amendment--women's right to vote. The title of the conversation is "The Suffrage Centennial: How, Why, and on What Terms Should We Mark this Moment?" UMD PhD student Katie Bramlett contributed an essay to the conversation "Stories of Filipinia Suffrage: Remembering Marginal Histories in Colonial Contexts." https://cfshrc.org/peitho-journal/
June 5, 2020
This spring, Liam Thomas Daley presented material at seminars hosted by the Shakespeare Association of American and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
June 5, 2020
In May of this year, Liam Thomas Daley helped to co-organize a series of online readings of Renaissance history plays for Brave Spirits Theatre Company, directing one of the plays and providing the dramaturgy for two more.
June 5, 2020
Mal Haselberger recently published a short article, "The Feminist Possibilities of Print: Jane Grabhorn's Jumbo Press" on the Alphabettes blog, a "showcase for work, commentary, and research on lettering, typography, and type design." The work was originally presented at the American Printing History Association Conference in 2019 which was hosted at the University of Maryland, College Park.
June 5, 2020
In May, Tita Chico participated in the Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Research Seminar at New College, Oxford University, originally planned to be hosted in Oxford, then later moved online. Dr. Chico was also scheduled to be a Senior Research Fellow at New College during their Trinity Term, 2020.
June 5, 2020
Tom Earles was elected Vice-Treasurer of the MId-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Board. He also presented at MAWCA's 2020 conference at Towson University in March.
June 4, 2020
Howard Norman's novel Next Life Might Be Kinder is being written and directed by the Bolivianplaywright/director Fernando Arze Echevar.
June 4, 2020
This spring saw the publication of Joshua Weiner's new translations of German poetry by Nelly Sachs and Bertold Brecht, as well as three new works of his own.
June 4, 2020
UMD English Masters Alum and former lecturer, Kara Pleasants, recently published her first novel Disenchanted with Quills and Quartos Publishing.
June 4, 2020
 Frontier Poetry published Max Lasky’s poem, “Bad Aesthetic,” in May 2020.The poem can be read here.

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