Department News

September 7, 2018
Stanford University Press published Tita Chico’s newest book, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment.
September 3, 2018
Robin Earnest's proposal was selected for presentation, with Patrick Nelson, at the 2019 CCCC Annual Convention. Their presentation entitled "Student Inclusion Towards More Representative Diversity in College Writing Courses," will discuss the positive impact URM peer mentors can have on supporting classroom diversity and inclusion interests.   
August 28, 2018
UMD Graduate School interview on academic journey and benefits of doctoral training.
August 28, 2018
Joshua Weiner was in Germany this summer, where he read his TRUMPOEMS in Berlin, and at a symposium on poetry & populism at Göttingen University, as well as in Poland, where he also recorded an interview with the poet, Tadeusz Dabrowski, for Radio Gdańsk.
August 24, 2018
BookLab is a hands-on space for engaging with the codex book that seeks to blend elements of the book arts with digital experimentation.
July 25, 2018
Ray will teach AP Language & Composition students at Bowie High School (Prince George's County, Maryland) about Renaissance Commonplace books so that they may create and maintain their own.
July 24, 2018
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress sponsors the annual fellowship in Digital Studies to support scholars exploring how “groundbreaking technological innovations” can serve as “agents of broad and profound [societal] change.”  The 11-month residency, established in 2000, aims to bridge the gap between academia and government and to help the library chart new directions in scholarly research. 
June 26, 2018
Reynolds '05 featured on TERP for his eleven books and successful career as NY Times best-selling author.
May 31, 2018
Program Grants (spring 2017; fall 2016; spring 2016; fall 2015; spring 2015; fall 2014; spring 2014; fall 2013; spring 2013; winter 2013; fall 2012) | Faculty Research & Writing Group Awards (AY 2017-18; AY 2016-17) | Beyond the Classroom Awards (spring 2017; fall 2016)
May 31, 2018
Baltimore Pride will screen Wild Nights With Emily, a new film about Emily Dickinson, which draws heavily from our own Martha Nell Smith's work on Dickinson. Smith, who acted as a consultant on the film, will join the writer/director Madeleine Olnek for a Q&A after the showing. Olnek dedicated her award-winning film to Smith, noting that it is her "scholarship [that] helped bring the relationship between Susan and Emily to light."