Department News

September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 12, 2019
First year graduate student, Claudia Rojas (MFA, Poetry), has been selected for the 2019 Writer's Relief Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award for Creative Writers.  The award is presented to one poet and one short story writer for three cycles of Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge. To learn more about the award and Writer's Relief visit the Writer's Relief website.
September 12, 2019
Elizabeth Benton’s “From Nostalgia to Student Success: A Professor’s Journey with Open Education Resources” was published in August in Teachers College Record.
September 12, 2019
A new poem by Joshua Weiner led off the summer prose poem issue at the online journal B O D Y, which also ran his review of Tom Pickard's Fiends Fell journal.  You can read them here.He was interviewed by Thomas Whyte in June.  You can read the short interview here.Joshua also read poems by Bertolt Brecht at an evening devoted to his work sponsored by the Goethe-Institut of Washington D.C.  You can read about it here.
September 12, 2019
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright presented a paper on “Forgiveness in Shakespeare's Comedies” at the biannual meeting of the Italian English Studies Association on September 6 at the University of Padua.  The paper was part of his ongoing book project on Shakespearean comedy.
September 12, 2019
Konstantinos Pozoukidis will be presenting his paper "Emma at Crossroads: Modernity and the Remains of History" at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS) in  Gettysburg, PA, October 24 – 26, 2019
September 12, 2019
Randy Ontiveros’s essay “Between Water and Song: Maria Melendez and the Contours of Contemporary Latinx Ecopoetry” is set for release on November 1 in the edited collection Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (Temple UP).
September 12, 2019
Tom Earles's article, "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Asynchronous Online Tutoring," will appear in the forthcoming issue of Research in Online Literacy Education.
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.

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