Department News

May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Marina Seamans presented “'I’m Only Here Because I Have to Be': Reassessing Required Visits” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at Lafayette College.
May 16, 2019
From Friday, May 17 to Thursday, May 23, the Old Greenbelt Theater will screen the new film, Wild Nights with Emily, which draws from Professor Martha Nell Smith's work on Emily Dickinson. The film is also on view at a few other local area theaters. 
May 16, 2019
Howard Norman's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published on July 2. To date, it will be published in six languages. His graphic noir, Detective Levy Detects, is scheduled to be published in late August.
May 16, 2019
Ralph Bauer's co-edited collection, Translating Nature: Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science has been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
May 16, 2019
Bob Levine has given recent talks on Melville and Irish emigration at the University of Kansas, Catholic University, and Indiana State University. His new essays include a piece on Frederick Douglass and synchronicity in Black Perspectives and the Afterword to The New Melville Studies (Cambridge UP, 2019). His updated second edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables will be published later this year.
May 10, 2019
Temim Fruchter and Anna Goodson are the winners of the annual MFA thesis awards in fiction and poetry. 
April 18, 2019
Distinguished University Professor Robert Levine will give a talk next week at Catholic University entitled, "What Is an American? Race, Emigration, and Nation in the Writings of Herman Melville.” 
April 12, 2019
It is with great sadness that we mourn Distinguished University Professor Stanley Plumly, who died on Thursday, April 11, 2019, of multiple myeloma.
April 10, 2019
The U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland is hosting Semana de la Latina during the week of April 15th.
April 9, 2019
Why a 'Worthless' Humanities Degree May Set You Up For Life