Department News

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.
September 5, 2019
Maud Casey's story, "The City Itself," is forthcoming in New England Review. The story is part of a larger collaboration with the photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women.Maud was the Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center in July and gave a lecture, "Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend: The Sound of Silence in Fiction," at the 2019 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, available as an audio recording here: http://sites.middlebury.edu/blwc/bread-loaf-writers-conference/2019-audio-recordings/
September 5, 2019
The first Mock Turtle Reading of the semester will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 PM at the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs lounge) in Washington, D.C. The reading will feature work from first year Fiction and Poetry MFA students.
September 5, 2019
Oliver Gaycken attended the XXVI Visible Evidence conference in Los Angeles in July, where he presented a paper about Fantastic Voyage and André Bazin's documentary aesthetics. He has been named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, where he will be in residence during the summer of 2020.  
September 5, 2019
Peter Witte's essay, "Nearing 40," was published in Hobart. It was written as a nod to William Maxwell, after his essay "Nearing 90."
September 4, 2019
This promotion formalizes Nelson's current efforts to help faculty and graduate students conceptualize and manage research initiatives and activities, as well as public relations and outreach activities. 
August 30, 2019
Jonathan Rick delivered workshops to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Young America’s Foundation, and the Gerson Lehrman Group. The subjects were elevator pitches, résumés, and business writing.
August 30, 2019
Joseph Good's essay, "The Mt. Oread Manifesto and the Realities of 2018," was accepted for publication in the volume titled Re-Inventing Rhetorical Scholarship.  This volume was compiled by the Rhetoric Society of America and will be available in Fall 2019.

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