Department News

June 21, 2017
At ALA in May, Susie Compton presented a paper on the panel she organized and proposed, themed "Religion and Domestic Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Literature." She also presented a paper titled "A Secular Sedgwick" at the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society 20th-Anniversary Symposium in Stockbridge, MA this June.
June 20, 2017
The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of their Spring Funding Cycle.
May 17, 2017
Please join us in congratulating our students who have received the following fellowships and awards.
May 17, 2017
Instructor and UMD MFA graduate Meg Eden's debut novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is coming out June 13th from Rare Bird Books.
May 15, 2017
Congratulations to Catherine Bayly and Maggie Ray, recipients of the 201​7​ Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards!
May 11, 2017
Congratulations to our recent graduates on their accomplishments. Continue reading to learn about their plans for their post-Maryland careers!
May 11, 2017
Denise Frye Childers, who was an English major at UMD in the early 1990s was recently named named the Charles County Teacher of the Year.
May 9, 2017
Christopher Suarez, MA student in the English Department, presented his paper "Race and Critical Practice: Robert Penn Warren’s Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse & Voices” at the Robert Penn Warren Circle April 20-23 at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
May 7, 2017
Tita Chico, Kimberly Anne Coles, and Kellie Robertson met throughout 2016-2017 to discuss their current research findings.
May 5, 2017
The Faculty Research & Writing Group consisting of Luka Arsenjuk, Melanie Kill, Oliver Gaycken, Matthew Krischenbaum, Lee Konstantinou, Scott Trudell, and Orrin Wang discussed emergent projects.