Alumni News

Do you have news to share about your own accomplishments or those of other UMD alumni, or other news that might be of interest to friends and alumni of the English Department?  We'd love to hear your updates.  Please send to englweb@umd.edu.

News

November 8, 2017
Praise for her second poetry volume -Crumb Sized- in the -Chicago Review of Books.-
October 31, 2017
English Major Sarah Schurman is the recipient of the 2017 Dean's Senior Scholar Award. The award committee cites her distinguished academic performance, leadership qualities, and commitment to community. 
October 26, 2017
With Julie Enszer (Maryland MFA; Maryland WMST PhD), Martha Nell Smith has coedited Everywoman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Ostriker (forthcoming U of Michigan Press Fall 2018).
October 25, 2017
Faculty, students, and alumni gavepapers at the October Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at the University of Dayton. 
October 25, 2017
Jeremy Metz (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, 2016) has joined the upper school English faculty of The Potomac School in McLean, VA, where he is also serving as assistant debate coach.
October 25, 2017
Jonathan Rick continued delivering a series of communications workshops to organizations such as AXA and the Food and Drug Administration. He also developed a presentation on using visual aids in writing.
October 10, 2017
In August 2017 PhD Candidate Konstantinos Pozoukidis was granted the 2017-2018  Ahepa National-P.A. Margaronis Scholarship from the Ahepa Educational Foundation.
October 10, 2017
Bob Levine has given recent talks at Notre Dame and McDaniel College. His July presentation on Douglass at the National Archives has been airing on C-Span. He is the General Editor of the 9th edition of two-volume The Shorter Norton Anthology of American Literature, which was published last month
October 5, 2017
The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?” Professor ​Robert Levine was invited to participate in the event. 
September 14, 2017
Lindsay Bernal, whose poetry collection What It Doesn't Have to Do With is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press, has been selected for the 2017 National Poetry Series competition.