Because of the Department of English's willing and thoughtful participation in sustainability initiatives, the Department was re-issued Green Office Certification (Bronze). Let's continue on our green path!
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5th through the 8th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.
The University Sustainability Fund has approximately $390,000 available this year for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at University of Maryland. The final deadline for applications is Sunday, January 15. Projects can receive funding for $2,000 or more. If you need less than $2,000 for your project, you may apply for a Sustainability Fund Mini-Grant. Since 2011, more than $1,500,000 has been granted to 90 sustainability projects including Terp Farm, the Sphagnum Moss Water Treatment System at Eppley Recreation Center, the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), campus lighting upgrades, rain gardens, and research projects.
Join us in congratulating Ralph Bauer who has been elected by the Executive Committee of the Society of Early Americanists as the incoming Executive Coordinator of the Society. Ralph will serve a two-year term, 2017-19, as Executive Coordinator, then as Vice President, 2019-21, and then as President of the Society, 2021-23.
Stanley Plumly published his most recent poetry collection Against Sunset. Of the collection, David Wojahn writes, "This degree of artistry is sadly rare in contemporary poetry, and it allows [Plumly] to bear, always with nobility, the losses and rueful reckonings that are forced upon us in our twilight years."
Brian Richardson presented a paper on “The Problem with Postmodernism” at the ALSCW conference at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC in October. His article, “The Difference of Fiction,” is being published in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience, edited by Brian Schiff (Oxford). A Chinese translation of his co-authored volume, Narrative Theory: Core Concepts and Critical Debates has just been published by Beijing Normal University Press.