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November 6, 2019
On Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, Patricia Roberts-Miller will visit UMD's campus to partake in various discussions regarding her book Demagoguery and Democracy. Demagoguery and Democracy is this year's First Year Book.
September 13, 2019
Dr. David Carroll Simon has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. His first book, Light without Heat: The Observational Mood from Bacon to Milton (Cornell University Press, 2018), argues for the importance of careless inattention and open-ended receptivity to the literary and philosophical experiments of England's scientific revolution. He is now at work on a study of misogyny and comic experience in early modern literature and philosophy. Dr. Simon joined the University of Maryland faculty in Fall 2018.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Ralph Bauer has been promoted to the rank of Professor. Recent publications include "The Crucible of the Tropics: Alexander von Humboldt’s Hermeneutics of Discovery" in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 59.2 (Summer 2018), as well as an edited collection with Jaime Marroquin Arredondo), Translating Nature: a crosscultural history of early modern science (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). His latest book, The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World (UVA Press) will appear in print in October. He is the general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive, and is currently serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Bauer has been with the University of Maryland since 1998.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Scott Trudell has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. His research focuses on early modern poetry, drama, music, and pageantry, as well as media studies, sound studies, performance studies, gender studies, and theories of the lyric. He is the author of Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England (Oxford UP, 2019); he has published in journals including Shakespeare Quarterly and Studies in Philology; and he is a co-principal investigator of Early Modern Songscapes, an interdisciplinary digital humanities project on the musical performance of English Renaissance poetry.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Tita Chico has been promoted to the rank of Professor. She published The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment with Stanford University Press in 2018, and her new book, Wonder in Literature and Science of the Long Eighteenth Century, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. This year she begins a three-year term as Member-at-Large elected to the Executive Board of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, and will be a Research Fellow at New College, Oxford University during Trinity Term 2020.
September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 5, 2019
Brian Richardson published “Unnatural Narratology: An Overview” in Chinese translation in English Studies, spring 2019, 154-64. A short article, “La Narratologie nonnaturel,” was published online in Glossaire du RéNaF. He gave the keynote lecture, “Multiple Voices, Unruly Identities,” at a graduate student Conference at Cornell University last spring. He read a paper, “Killing Time: Theorizing the Temporality of Unruly Narratives,” at the International Narrative Conference at the University of Navarre in Pamplona in June. He gave an invited lecture, “Shakespeare, Conrad, and the Global Intertext,” at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, in June and gave three lectures on narrative theory at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai in July.
September 5, 2019
Jess Enoch (English, faculty), Katie Bramlett (English, PhD student), and Elizabeth Novara (former UMD curator) published "Decoding (a Woman's) Diaries: The Transcribe-a-thon as a Public Memory Project" in the May 2019 issue of College English. This essay reflects on their pedagogical work, which was supported by the English department's "Beyond the Classroom" grant, in which they collaborated with their students in their Women and Public Memory course to engage the UMD public in the digital transcription of Margaret Preston's diaries.
September 5, 2019
On October 12, Mark Fitzgerald will lead a poetry workshop at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, Virginia.
September 5, 2019
Martha Nell Smith will give an invited talk on the Humanities in the Digital Era at the Herrenhausen Symposium, participated in a roundtable he Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)’s International Conference, and had contributions featured in the New York Times and Washington Post.

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