CLCS Comprehensive List of Grants

November 18, 2018

A comprehensive list of grants awarded by CLCS from fall 2012 to present.

Academic Programming Grants (fall 2018; spring 2018; fall 2017; spring 2017; fall 2016; spring 2016; fall 2015; spring 2015; fall 2014; spring 2014; fall 2013; spring 2013; winter 2013; fall 2012) | Faculty Research & Writing Group Awards (AY 2018-2019; AY 2017-18; AY 2016-17) | Beyond the Classroom Awards (fall 2018; spring 2018; fall 2017; spring 2017; fall 2016)

Program Grants

Funded fall 2018, all to be held during the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Luka Arsenjuk, SLLC/CMLT/Film, conference: Empathy, Narcissism, Anonymity, 15-16 November 2018
  • Justine DeCamillis, MEM-UM, workshop series: Engaging the Medieval and Early Modern Archive, spring 2019
  • William Gonch, Graduate English Organization, conference: GEO Conference: Witness, 9 March 2019
  • Matthew Kirschenbaum, Book Lab/Textual & Ditigtal Studies Area Group, symposium: Unamed Forms: Perspectives on the Post-Digital Book, early spring 2019
  • Gerard Passannante, CMLT, conference: Time (after Time), 3 May 2019
  • Kristofer Reed, Graduate Student Committee for Latin American Studies Center, conference: HURACÁN, TORMENTA, STORM: WINDS OF CHANGE Latin American Studies Center Annual Student Conference, 2-3 May 2019
  • Scott Trudell, symposium: Symposium on Poetic Form, early spring 2019
  • Orrin Wang, Film Studies, lecture: Jerome Chistensen, "How to Sue Warner Brothers Next Time: The Dark Knight Rises, The Aurora Massacre, and the First Amendment," 1 November 2018
  • Blake Wilder, Whistling Vivaldi Reading and Discussion Group, 6 February 2019, 6 March 2019, 10 April 2019, 8 May 2019

Funded spring 2018, all to be held during the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Legacy Lecture Series:
  • Special Projects:
    • Aqdas Aftab, Graduate Student, Trans Theory Reading Group, Fall 2018
    • Lauren Baker, Undergraduate Student, English and Classics, The Paper Shell Review. Publication of The Paper Shell Review, Spring 2019
    • Ralph R Bauer, Tenure-line faculty, ENGL, 2018 ARHU Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration. Spring 2019.  
    • Chen Edrei, Graduate Student, ENGL/CMLT. CMLT History and Time Theory Reading Group
    • Derek Shane Ellis, Graduate Studentd, English - Creative Writing. Larry Levis: A Late Style of Fire Symposium & Film Screening, Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • Jessica Enoch, Tenure-line faculty, English, Rhetoric Society of America Institute, June 3-9, 2019.
    • Annesha Goswami. Undergraduate Student, English Undergraduate Association, Writers Dead and Gone Series, Fall 2018: 9/25, 10/30, 11/27. Spring 2019: 2/26, 3/26, 4/30.
    • Gerard Holmes, Graduate Student, English, Humanities Beyond the Academy, Humanities Beyond the Academy. 3 in fall, 3 in spring
    • Michael Israel, Tenure-line faculty, The UMD Living Language Project. Language Matters: A Roundtable Discussion and Movie Series on the Diversity of Englishes. Roundtable; two movie events each semester.
    • Michele M Mason, Tenure-line faculty, SLLC/CMLT. Nuclear Futures in the Post-Fukushima Age, April 2019
    • Emily Mitchell, Tenure-line faculty, Contemporary Fiction Reading Group meetings, monthly during the semester, fall 2018 - spring 2019.
    • Zita C Nunes, Tenure-line faculty, English. Public Lecture and meeting with graduate students: C. Riley Snorton. fall 2018
    • Brian Richardson. Tenure-line faculty. English. Twentieth Century Studies Group. Virginia Woolf and Resistance. Nov 29, 2018.
    • Jason Rudy, Tenure-line faculty, English. The Spirit Photographer: A Conversation with Jon Varese. October 10, 2018.
    • Justin Thompson, Graduate Student, English, Black Radical Reading Group.

Funded fall 2017, all to be held during the 2017-2018 academic year:

Funded spring 2017, all to be held during the 2017-2018 academic year, include these:

Funded fall 2016, all to be held during the 2016-2017 academic year, include these:

  • Graduate English Organization Conference: “Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture,” organized by Hillary Beth Roegelein.
  • Film Recording of Writing for Change Performance, organized by Danielle Griffin.
  • CMLT Symposium: The Challenge of Scale, organized by Gerard Passannante.
  • Program in Comparative Literature and Washington Area Romanticists Group: “Language-in-Use and the Literary Artifact”, organized by Gerard Passannante.
  • “Images of Housework: Expression, Representation, and the Time of Domestic Labor in Gilles Deleuze’s Study of the Cinema,” Eric Zakim.
  • Northeast Victorian Studies Association conference, submitted by Jason Rudy
  • Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Caribbean Literature, organized by Merle Collins
  • Professionalizing Humanities Graduate Study Across / Beyond Academic Boundaries Reading / Working Group, submitted by Gerard Holmes

Funded spring 2016, all to be held during the 2016-2017 academic year, include these:

Funded fall 2015, all to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year:


Funded spring 2015, all to be held during the 2015-2016 academic year, include these:

Funded fall 2014:

Funded spring 2014:

Funded fall 2013:

Funded spring 2013:

Funded winter 2013:

Funded fall 2012:

Facutly Research & Writing Groups

Funded for the academic year 2016-2017

  • Digital Pedagogy. Organizer: Scott Moses. Members: Lyra Hilliard, Rosser Matthews, Clare Parsons, Kara Pleasants, Michelle Von Euw
  • Fantasy Studies, with particular interest in the works of JRR Tolkien. Organizer: Peter Grybauskas. Members: Verlyn Flieger, Christopher Crane, Michelle Markey Butler (UGST Honors College)
  • Literature and Science Studies. Organizer: Tita Chico. Members:Kellie Robertson, Kim Coles, Christina Walter 
  • Media Theory and Studies. Organizer: Lee Konstantinou. Members: Luka Arsenjuk, Oliver Gaycken, Melanie Kill, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Scott Trudell, Orrin Wang
  • Rhetorical studies faculty writing group. Organizer: Chanon Adsanatham. Members: Jessica Enoch, Scott Wible, Vessela Valiavitcharska
  • Performance Studies and Theater. Organizer: Theresa Coletti. Members: Julius Fleming, Laura Rosenthal, Scott Trudell, Mary Helen Washington

Beyond the Classroom Grants

Spring 2017

  • Sharada Bachlandara, ENGL 368E: Tickets for “In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gala Hispanic Theatre
  • Merle Collins, ENGL 362, “Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Caribbean Litearture & Culture,” Symposium, March 31, 2017
  • Merle Collins, ENGL 361, Publication of Cafe Connections Oral History Collection
  • Jessica Enoch, ENGL 397/WMST 498V, Transcribe-a-Thon of Madge Preston’s 19th-c Diary, May 3, 2017
  • Danuta Hinc, ENGL 394, Lake Artemisia Clean-up Project
  • Linda Kauffman, ENGL 144 & ENGL 437, end-of-year and end-of-career celebration
  • Jamison Kantor, ENGL 212, film screening
  • Patrick R. Nelson, ENGL 393, Gardening Initiative
  • Michael Olmert, ENGL 379M, Rehearsals for Rehearsed Table Readings
  • Randy Ontiveros, ENGL 142, Class Outings: Riverdale Mansion in Riverdale and the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland African American History and Culture Museum in Baltimore
  • Maggie Ellen Ray, ENGL 304, film screening: Taming of the Shrew

Fall 2016