Department News

November 29, 2016
PWP Senior Lecturer, Robin M. Earnest, Esq.recently served as a judge for the Great American Mock Trial Invitational  ("GAMTI"). The GAMTI is the national competition for undergraduate mock trial teams. Over 25 schools participated in the Washington, D.C. Invitational where attorney Earnest served as a judge. 
November 29, 2016
Sarah Bonnie presented a paper titled “Continuity Across Disruptive Colonial Borders in Zitkala-Ša and Louise Erdrich’s Poetry on Indian Boarding Schools” on the Native American Literature Panel at the MMLA Conference in November.One of Sarah's papers titled “The Mentoring of Miss Deloria – Poetics, Politics, and the Test of Tradition,” co-authored with Dr. Sue Krook, was accepted for publication at American Indian Quarterly.
November 29, 2016
This semester we hosted an Open House for University staff and displayed some of the interesting material found within our collection.
November 29, 2016
Tim Bruno's "Nat Turner after 9/11: Kyle Baker's Nat Turner" appeared in the November issue of Journal of American Studies.
November 25, 2016
Howard Norman is spending a month at the Liguria Study Center, in Bogliaso, Italy. He will do lectures in Genova and Turin.
November 22, 2016
 When retired lecturer Linda Freeman spent three weeks in London this past September, among other places she visited was the home of 19th-century writer and sage, Thomas Carlyle.  In the room that was Carlyle’s study at the top of the house, she was delighted to find prominently displayed the 1982 book, “The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin," edited by the late professor George Allan Cate.  Al was Linda’s dissertation director at UMCP.  She is not aware that he knew his book was in the Carlyle house, but she knows he would have been pleased.
November 22, 2016
Fall updates from PWP:
November 20, 2016
English majors Aiyah Sibay and Jenna Bachmann were recipients of ARHU awards.
November 16, 2016
Bringing together words, phrases, poems, passages, and more...
November 16, 2016
Elizabeth Arnold's fifth book of poems Skeleton Coast will appear in January 2017 from Flood Editions. A long sequence from the book, "Hell", will appear in Chicago Review in December.

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