Department News

March 14, 2011
Norman will serve on the jury of a premier Canadian literary prize.
March 2, 2011
Olmert's new play, "Moving the Chains: The Darryl Hill Story," appears as a rehearsed staged reading, a co-production of Theatre J and the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, March 21, 2011.
February 28, 2011
Peterson's new book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City, comes out this month.
February 8, 2011
The University of Maryland has won a grant from the National Science Foundation to launch an ADVANCE program. Co-investigators Avis Cohen (Biology), Darryl Pines (Engineering), and KerryAnn O'Meara (Education) have selected Professor Martha Nell Smith to serve as one of two ADVANCE professors for the College of Arts and Humanities.
February 3, 2011
Tomorrow and Saturday, the AWP Conference will be in full swing!  And, this year, it's local.  Please check out how our wonderful Creative Writing Department will be involved.
January 25, 2011
Stanley Plumly, Professor and Director of Creative Writing, will deliver the 2011 Turnbull Lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday, February 15. His talk is titled "My Keats."
January 12, 2011
The English Department is bringing Michael Dirda, "Book World" columnist for the Washington Post, to campus for the spring semester as the "Petrou Reader in Residence." The goal is to have Dirda be a real presence in the department and contribute to its already-vibrant intellectual community in an ongoing way.
January 11, 2011
University of Maryland’s The Art Gallery, in collaboration with the departments of English and Art, have partnered with national and international artists to create new works of visual art inspired by literature.
December 20, 2010
Crystal Parikh, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, will recieve the MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Liteary and Cultural Studies at the upcoming MLA annual meeting for her book, An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Cultures (Fordham University Press, 2009).
December 20, 2010
Kelly Wisecup, Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Texas, received national recognition for her scholarship. The Society of Early Americanists awarded her essay, "Invisible Bullets and Literary Forms of Colonial Promotion," Best Essay in the Field for 2009-2010.