Department News

April 8, 2008
We regretfully inform you of the sad news that Professor Emeritus Leonard Lutwack passed away on April 1. Professor Lutwack was 91.
April 8, 2008
With great pleasure we announce that Professor Zita Nunes will be taking over as Director of Comparative Literature on July 1, 2008.
March 31, 2008
Congratulations to all of the participants in the Text and Techneconference held this past weekend!
March 20, 2008
We are delighted to offer information regarding this year's Admitted Students Days, to be held 28-29 March 2008. 
March 20, 2008
We are delighted to report that Professor Marshall Grossman has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the advisory board for PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association).
March 14, 2008
We're very pleased to announce the publication of New Stories from the Southwest, edited by D. Seth Horton, one of the doctoral students in our program.
March 6, 2008
Announcing the winners of the 2008 Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize, a writing contest open to all University of Maryland undergraduate students.
March 6, 2008
Please join us in congratulating Professor Matt Kirschenbaum for receiving an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Award for archival work that he will be doing on born-digital literary materials.
March 4, 2008
We are delighted to inform you that Professor Stanley Plumly's most recent collection of poems, Old Heart (Norton, 2007), has been selected as one of five finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry.
February 20, 2008
We are very pleased to announce that seven of our PhDs have recently accepted tenure-track and visiting assistant professorships. Please join us in congratulating them. Bravo!