Department News

May 13, 2020
The winners of the 33rd Annual Professional Writing Contest are as follows:
May 6, 2020
Get to know some of our graduating English majors, including their job and intern experiences, favorite classes, skills learned and more.  
May 6, 2020
On behalf of the 2020 Winston Awards Selection Committee, English senior Lynn Martin's research paper, “Enlightenment at the Hand of God” has been selected to receive one of this year’s Winston Family Honors Awards.
May 6, 2020
English Senior Priya Hay-Chatterjee has won the Loving Award, named in honor of Mildred and Richard Loving for their bravery and perseverance in invalidating miscegenation laws via the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving vs. Virginia.
May 4, 2020
For the past month UMD English has been following stories of student and faculty resilience in the age of COVID-19. A standout story of flexibility and triumph came from UMD student Alice Bi, a sophomore double-majoring in English (Literary & Cultural Studies track) and International Relations.
May 1, 2020
Get to know some of our undergraduate English students including their job and intern experiences, favorite classes, skills learned and more.
April 3, 2020
Peter Mallios was selected as the AY 20-21 Long Teaching Fellow.
March 24, 2020
Alysia Sawchyn participated in the panel "In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act" at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.