Department News

June 21, 2017
Bob Levine is leading a seminar on Melville's Israel Potter at the  late-June international Melville conference in London, and he's speaking on Douglass at the National Archives on July 3rd. His new book, Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies, is currently in production and will be published by Cambridge UP this fall.
June 21, 2017
Brian Richardson's review of Writing the Reader by Dorothee Birke appears in the current issue of Poetics Today.
June 21, 2017
Danuta Hinc published an essay, Dictator at the podium: The first 100 days takes me back 25 years, in Literary Hub.
June 21, 2017
DeLisa Hawkes attended 2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar "In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture" at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA this June.  The seminar examined representations of race in American visual culture from the nineteenth century.
June 21, 2017
On June 2, Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones gave the presentation "Embodied Ethos in Guillaume Rouille's Promptuaire des Medalles" at the International Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, hosted by University of Maryland.
June 21, 2017
PhD student Gerard Holmes recently presented his papers “’I am afraid to own / a Body -‘: Emily Dickinson’s Musical and Manuscript Variations,” Society for Textual Scholarship, “Textual Embodiments” College Park, MD, May 31 - June 2, 2017 and “Gossip, the Unspoken, and Emily Dickinson,” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, San Diego, April 12-15, 2017.
June 21, 2017
Howard Norman's novel My Darling Detective has recently been translated into French, Japanese and Dutch language editions.
June 21, 2017
Jonathan Rick facilitated a series of workshops for AXA, in Jersey City and Syracuse, on digital transformation and innovation. 
June 21, 2017
Kellie Robertson gave two talks this spring related to her recently published book, Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy. The first was a plenary for a conference on “Posthuman Materialisms: Knowledge, Economy, Ecology” held at Georgetown University in early April; the second, entitled, “Why Not Nature?” was given at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in May. She was also honored to receive the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from UMD’s Graduate English Organization. gave two talks this spring related to her recently published book, Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy. The first was a plenary for a conference on “Posthuman Materialisms: Knowledge, Economy, Ecology” held at Georgetown University in early April; the second, entitled, “Why Not Nature?” was given at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in May. She was also honored to receive the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from UMD’s Graduate English Organization.
June 21, 2017
Recent MFA graduate Laura Neal has a poem ("I Heard the Buzzards Shrill") forthcoming in the Birmingham Poetry Review, which has published a host of major figures, including Betty Adcock, L. S. Asekoff, Marianne Boruch, Eamon Grennan, Edward Hirsch, Cleopatra Mathis, and Gary Soto.

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