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February 4, 2020
In addition to winning the 2020 Denker Fellow for the American Printing History Association Chesapeake Chapter, Dylan Lewis presented papers presented papers at conferences in College Park and Quebec, and co-moderated a talk by "Confessions of the Fox" author Jordy Rosenberg.
January 28, 2020
Martha Nell Smith has given several major interviews about the Apple TV series Dickinson and the feature film Wild Nights With Emily, most significantly to the Hollywood Reporter, the New York Magazine’s Vulture, and the New York Times. (In the print version of the New York Times, one of her comments was featured on the first page of the Arts section).
January 26, 2020
Mal Haselberger presented a conference paper at the American Printing History Association, "'[Shaping] up before my eyes and in my own loving hands': Jane Grabhorn's Jumbo Press and the Feminist Possbilities of Print," in October 2019. 
January 9, 2020
Faculty, graduate students, and alumni present current research findings at the annual Modern Language Association convention in Seattle, WA, from 9-12 January.
December 9, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum, invited to write the feature for Washington Independent Review of Books, notes that the makerspace helps the department "support the university’s emphasis on innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning" and "externalize [its] identity . . . in some unusually visible and tangible ways."
September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
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.
August 29, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum will present work at the 2019 Conference of the English Institute in October, as well as at the 11th meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (Oct. 10-12), and the 2019 American Printing History Association (Oct. 25-27), both hosted here on campus.
July 24, 2019
The UMD Video Game Journalism Club was started by student Michael Cutler, and is a new, up-and-coming video game club option for students who are interested in reporting on gaming news. The club's rising publication, Gaming in a Shell, is aiming to become the community's central news source for all things gaming related.
May 29, 2019
Several faculty members have been recently promoted.