Department News

March 6, 2019
Barry Lee Pearson was an interview subject and contributor to "American Icons: 'Cross Road Blues.'" 
March 6, 2019
DeLisa D. Hawkes is the winner of the 2019 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship. 
March 6, 2019
Kent Cartwright had three essays on Shakespeare published or about to be published in 2019, including a self-interview on Hamlet; an essay on secularism and wonder in All’s Well That Ends Well; and a much enlarged version, for book publication, of his review of the 2016 production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian Ghetto.  He continues to make progress on his monograph, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Re-Enchantment.”  
March 6, 2019
Virginia Beauchamp, Professor Emerita and dear friend to many passed away on February 10, 2019. Professor Beauchamp enjoyed a long career in our department and was instrumental in starting Women's Studies at UMD.  
March 6, 2019
Professor Tita Chico was recognized at the Inaugural Maryland Research Excellence Celebration, at The Hotel on February 28.
March 6, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan published "Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism in the Writing Center," a chapter in How We Teach Writing Tutors, the first Digital Edited Collection from WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
March 5, 2019
David Y. Todd was among teachers receiving an MVP ("Most Valuable Professor") award from the UMD Women's Basketball Team on February 21.
March 5, 2019
Maud Casey's nonfiction book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions (Graywolf Press) was named one of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2018, along with, among others, books by Pope Francis and Nadya Tolokonnikova.
March 5, 2019
Sangeeta Ray will be running a seminar at the ACLA (of which she is Second Vice President) on "Properties of the Global Novel: Comparative and Otherwise," March 7-10th at Georgetown University. This year's keynote speaker is Amitav Ghosh. Anyone can register onsite to attend. For online registration, click here.
March 5, 2019
Sarah Lind presented "Marking the Music: Transformations of the Line in Early Modern England" at the Early Modern Songscapes Symposium at University of Toronto on February 8, 2019. 

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