Department News

August 29, 2019
Professor emeritus Vincent Carretta's edition of The Writings of Phillis Wheatley will be published in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press in October 2019. Prof. Carretta’s edition includes all of Phillis Wheatley's known writings, some of them only recently discovered.
August 29, 2019
Tita Chico recently published essays in Year’s Work in Cultural and Critical Theory, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and Litro Magazine, and was interviewed about her new book, The Experimental Imagination, for the New Books Network podcast.
August 28, 2019
Nicolette Polek, who graduated from the MFA Program in May, has won a 2019 Rona Jaffe Award in fiction. This prestigous award is given annually to six women writers who are are in the early stages of their careers.
August 26, 2019
Hannah Baker Saltmarsh, a UMD alumna who graduated with her BA in English in 2004 and her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2006, recently published her first book, a work of poetry criticism. 
August 23, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Rion Amilcar Scott, recently had his collection of short stories, The World Doesn't Require You, reviewed by both The New York Times and by NPR (National Public Radio). Scott was also recently interviewed by NPR regarding the short story collection.
July 24, 2019
The UMD Video Game Journalism Club was started by student Michael Cutler, and is a new, up-and-coming video game club option for students who are interested in reporting on gaming news. The club's rising publication, Gaming in a Shell, is aiming to become the community's central news source for all things gaming related.
July 22, 2019
Danielle Gillis graduated from the University of Maryland with her Bachelor’s degree in both English and Journalism and a minor in Black Women’s Studies. She currently works as an associate producer for WJZ-TV, the local CBS news station in Baltimore.
July 11, 2019
Elizabeth Acevedo's novel, The Poet X, has won the Carnegie Medal. Acevedo is the first writer of color to recieve the award in the Medal's history. She earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland in 2016.
July 11, 2019
Ross Angelella, Emily Flamm, Heidi Scott, Radford Skudrna, and Dennis Winston have been promoted to Senior Lecturer.  Pamela Gerhardt, Mark Forrester, and Caroline Wilkins have been promoted to Principal Lecturer. Candidates for appointment to the rank of Senior Lecturer must demonstrate a sustained record of exemplary teaching and exhibit promise in the areas of research, service, mentoring, and/or program development. 
July 10, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered why popular publications such as The Diamondback never seem to highlight the creative activities that permeate throughout the University, the answer is quite simple. You’ve been looking at the wrong source for your daily dose of creative content!

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