Department News

November 29, 2016
Bob Levine recently gave talks on Frederick Douglass at the Douglass Papers in Indianapolis and at SMU. He has upcoming talks at the University of Rochester, Texas A&M, and Smith College. The new edition of The Norton Anthology of American Literature, for which he serves as General Editor (and editor of the 1820-1865 volume), will be published in December. His coedited Norton Critical Edition of Melville's Pierre will be published in January.
November 29, 2016
Please join us in congratulaing all of the RASA winners on the receipt of these awards. Read more about the faculty members who received RASA grants from the Graduate School for 2017-2018.
November 29, 2016
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for AWP's Intro Journals Project (2017), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country.
November 29, 2016
Peter Witte's letter was published in November as part of The Rumpus's "Letters in the Mail" program. Also, in October, the university's volleyball team honored him as a "Most Valuable Professor" in "recognition of his outstanding contribution to the education of the students of the University of Maryland."
November 29, 2016
Elizabeth Papazian and Caroline Eades served as editors of The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia published by Wallflower Press (2016), which features writing from several UMD faculty members.
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.

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