Department News

April 4, 2017
Orrin Wang will be presenting a talk, "W.J.T. Mitchell: Romanticist and Dialectical Jaywalker," at the University of Chicago on April 21 as part of celebration of Mitchell's scholarship and teaching.  Participating with Wang will be Bill Ayers, Kresmir Prugar, and Terry Smith.
April 4, 2017
 MFA graduate and current English lecturer, Radford Skudrna is pleased to announce that two of his poems have recently been accepted for publication. "Moving Statues" has been published in the March 2017 issue of Gravel Literary Journal, and "Deep Down" is forthcoming in the Spring 2017 edition of Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review.
April 4, 2017
Sarah Bonnie will be presenting a paper, “Native Women in Anthropology: The Advances Ella Cara Deloria Brought to her Field,” at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) 9th Annual Conference this summer.
April 4, 2017
Stephen Rojcewicz has published “James Joyce’s Dedalus: Transformations of Ovid, Vergil and Plato” in Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature 32: 67-79, 2017. http://journals.fcla.edu/delos.He has also published two translations from the Latin: “Sculptures by Daedalus,” from Vergil: Aeneid 6.14-33, in Delos 32: 60-61, 2017; and “Daedalus and Icarus,” from Ovid: Metamorphoses 8.183-235, in Delos 32: 62-66, 2017. http://journals.fcla.edu/delos.
April 4, 2017
Tim Bruno received the Harriet Beecher Stowe Up and Coming Scholar Award from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society. The award recognizes his paper, "Rewriting Douglass and Truth: Stowe's Independent and Atlantic Articles,” which he will present in May at the American Literature Association's annual conference.
March 29, 2017
The English Department is delighted to announce Gabrielle Fuentes, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, will be joining us this fall as a faculty member in the Program in Creative Writing. 
March 24, 2017
Lara Payne awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in September 2016 and has a poem coming out in The Mom Egg Review in April 2017. She was recently added to the Maryland State Arts Council Artist in Residence Roster.
March 16, 2017
Bob Levine's recent publications include his coedited (with Cindy Weinstein) Norton Critical Edition of Melville's Pierre and an essay on Hawthorne and dueling in The Field of Honor (University of South Carolina Press). This semester he is giving talks on Frederick Douglass (who "is getting recognized more and more") at the University of Rochester, Texas A&M, Catholic University, and Smith College.
March 16, 2017
Ruth Osorio's second peer-reviewed publication is out in Rhetoric Review, titled "Embodying Truth: Sylvia Rivera’s Delivery of Parrhesia at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally.”
March 16, 2017
PhD Candidate Susanna Compton's essay "Sentimentalism and Secularism in Herman Melville's Pierre" is forthcoming in Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies.

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