Department News

June 21, 2017
At MLA 2017 "Digital Frost" panel (January, 2017), Setsuko Yokoyama co-organized and presented on the ongoing, cross-institutional efforts to develop a digital platform for Robert Frost. Including Setsuko, the panel featured Natalie Gerber, Donald G. Sheehy, Jay Satterfield, Molly Schwartzburg, Lisa Seale, Jason Camlot, and Martha Nell Smith. It covered a history of Frost’s editions and intended audiences, rationale and challenges of digitizing and managing archival resources, the nature of Frost’s public talks, appearances, and recordings as well as the politics and ethics surrounding digital archival development.
June 21, 2017
Stewart Foehl's 3rd young adult novel, Stealing Candy, was published May 2 from Sourcebooks Fire, under the pen name Stewart Lewis. Kieran Scott, lauds the book as, "...that rare sort of read that keeps you not just guessing but gasping with every turn of the page."
June 21, 2017
At ALA in May, Susie Compton presented a paper on the panel she organized and proposed, themed "Religion and Domestic Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Literature." She also presented a paper titled "A Secular Sedgwick" at the Catharine Maria Sedgwick Society 20th-Anniversary Symposium in Stockbridge, MA this June.
June 20, 2017
The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of their Spring Funding Cycle.
May 17, 2017
Please join us in congratulating our students who have received the following fellowships and awards.
May 17, 2017
Instructor and UMD MFA graduate Meg Eden's debut novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is coming out June 13th from Rare Bird Books.
May 15, 2017
Congratulations to Catherine Bayly and Maggie Ray, recipients of the 201​7​ Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards!
May 11, 2017
Congratulations to our recent graduates on their accomplishments. Continue reading to learn about their plans for their post-Maryland careers!
May 11, 2017
Denise Frye Childers, who was an English major at UMD in the early 1990s was recently named named the Charles County Teacher of the Year.
May 9, 2017
Christopher Suarez, MA student in the English Department, presented his paper "Race and Critical Practice: Robert Penn Warren’s Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse & Voices” at the Robert Penn Warren Circle April 20-23 at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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