Department News

September 8, 2012
Sharon Higby, a PhD candidate, completed a three-month fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library this past summer at Brown University in Providence.  As the Alexander O. Vietor Memorial Fellow, she researched their rare books collections of sixteenth-century English navigational manuals, the heart of her dissertation.  She also published an annotated edition of G. K. Chesterton's Ballad of the White Horse (Seton Press, July 2012). 
September 7, 2012
George Allan Cate passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
September 7, 2012
Tod Jones, Director of the Francis William Newman Research Center, has recently published The Soul: Its Sorrows and Its Aspirations, Volume 2 of The Works of Francis William Newman on Religion: A Critical Edition, which includes a 40-page Editor's Introduction. It will soon be included within The Works in the holdings of McKeldin Library.
August 31, 2012
The Washington Post Express cites Michael Olmert in their review of the Shakepeare Theatre's production.
August 31, 2012
The 3rd annual Language Science Day (LSD 2012) will be held on Friday September 14, in Nyumburu Cultural Center.
August 29, 2012
Professor Kirschenbaum's work on the computer as literary artifact is in the news in two places this week.
August 22, 2012
The department is pleased to announce the following professional placements of recent PhD recipients.
August 22, 2012
Congratulations to Professor Scott Wible, who was elected this summer to the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
August 15, 2012
A recent article in the Washington Post lists Michael Collier and Stanley Plumly among its "great poets in the DC area."
August 15, 2012
A recent article in the Washington Post lists Michael Collier and Stanley Plumly among its "great poets in the DC area."

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