Our Faculty

Faculty Bookshelf

Co-Editor,The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship
Cambridge University Press,2013
Co-Editor,The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, vol. 3
Johns Hopkins University Press,2012
Romantic Sobriety: Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History
The Johns Hopkins University Press,2011
Author,Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics
Ohio University/Swallow Press,2009
Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory
Johns Hopkins University Press,2000

Upcoming Events

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November 18, 2015
The Department is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emerita Gladys-Marie Frye. Gladys-Marie joined the Department as an associate professor in 1969 and retired as a full professor thirty years later.
November 10, 2015
Congratulations to English major and Honors student Chelsea Randall, the first recipient of the Labonski Scholarship!
November 4, 2015
Jason Reynolds' book named one of Publisher Weekly's Best Young Adult Books of 2015. 
November 4, 2015
Congratulations to Katie Stuller and Stacia Odenwald, for receiving the Dean's Senior Scholar Award for 2015. Both students impressed the selection committee with their academic achievement and will be honored at an award ceremony on November 18th.
November 4, 2015
Last year, the English Department was awarded with the Bronze Certificate for Green Office departments. Thanks to the continued diligence of the Department, our Bronze Certificate has been renewed for another year. This past year the Department has conserved energy, recycled office materials, and saved money by buying products that do not negatively impact the environment. Please help the Main English Office by continuing to make green choices!
November 4, 2015
It is TEDDY BEAR TIME again! For the last 24 years, friends of the Bonnie Johns Children's Fund collected bears on campus.  An estimated 47,000 new bears have been donated during this period from the University of Maryland and given to children in need.  Last year about 800 were collected on campus.  The Main English Office is requesting donations of "NEW" bears or any stuffed animal for children in need.
October 28, 2015
On October 20th, the Department celebrated the National Day on Writing by asking students, faculty, and staff why they write. Using the hastags #whyIwrite and #UMDwrites on Twitter, participants gave their thoughts on writing, which is archived in a Storify.
October 28, 2015
On October 22nd through 23rd, Sianne Ngai of Stanford University visited the Department as the 2015 Petrou lecturer.
October 28, 2015
Jessica Enoch has just been elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Rhetoric Society of America.  Congratulations, Jess! 
October 28, 2015
Most recently, on October 23rd, Michael Olmert talked to four groups of junior-high students at the Talbot County History Museum in Easton, MD.  His topics were social history, architecture, and material culture and life. Olmert is a member of the board of the Talbot Historical Society. Keep reading to learn more!