Department News

September 12, 2019
William Cohen has been invited to serve as plenary speaker at the 2019 Dickens Day conference on Dickens and Bodies at the the Institute of English Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, on October 19.
September 11, 2019
William Fargason's Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara has been awarded the 2019 Iowa Poetry Prize. Fargason graduated from the University of Maryland with an MFA in Poetry in 2014. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
September 5, 2019
Brian Richardson published “Unnatural Narratology: An Overview” in Chinese translation in English Studies, spring 2019, 154-64. A short article, “La Narratologie nonnaturel,” was published online in Glossaire du RéNaF. He gave the keynote lecture, “Multiple Voices, Unruly Identities,” at a graduate student Conference at Cornell University last spring. He read a paper, “Killing Time: Theorizing the Temporality of Unruly Narratives,” at the International Narrative Conference at the University of Navarre in Pamplona in June. He gave an invited lecture, “Shakespeare, Conrad, and the Global Intertext,” at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, in June and gave three lectures on narrative theory at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai in July.
September 5, 2019
Dominique Young, a fourth year PhD Student in the English Department, has several past and forthcoming projects.
September 5, 2019
With Jordynn Jack, Jess Enoch published her edited collection Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition Studies through Parlor Press.With David Gold, Jess Enoch published her edited collection Women at Work: Rhetorics of Gender and Labor through the University of Pittsburgh Press.
September 5, 2019
At the Council of Writing Program Administrators conference in July, Jess Enoch, Justin Lohr, Britt Starr, Brandy Williams, Sarah Bonnie Humud, and Marina Seamans presented on their revisions to the English 101 curriculum so that it better emphasizes rhetorical education's relationship to civic engagement and social justice.
September 5, 2019
Jess Enoch (English, faculty), Katie Bramlett (English, PhD student), and Elizabeth Novara (former UMD curator) published "Decoding (a Woman's) Diaries: The Transcribe-a-thon as a Public Memory Project" in the May 2019 issue of College English. This essay reflects on their pedagogical work, which was supported by the English department's "Beyond the Classroom" grant, in which they collaborated with their students in their Women and Public Memory course to engage the UMD public in the digital transcription of Margaret Preston's diaries.
September 5, 2019
This summer, Liam Thomas Daley was awarded a Stanley Wells Fellowship by the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This fellowship allows recipients to conduct three weeks of research in the archives and rare book collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
September 5, 2019
On October 12, Mark Fitzgerald will lead a poetry workshop at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, Virginia.
September 5, 2019
Martha Nell Smith will give an invited talk on the Humanities in the Digital Era at the Herrenhausen Symposium, participated in a roundtable he Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)’s International Conference, and had contributions featured in the New York Times and Washington Post.

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