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February 4, 2020
Christin Marie Taylor's book Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South won the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize for a book of scholarship on Women's Studies, Southern Studies, or Modern Letters.
February 4, 2020
Dominique Young has three forthcoming presentations in the Spring--two at the NeMLA Conference in Boston, and the third at the Annual Black Popular Culture Conference in Philadelphia, focusing on Marvel's Black Panther and the music performance of D'Angelo through Disability Studies, Black Feminism, critical race theory, and performance theory.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).
January 28, 2020
The African America Digital Humanities Initiative and the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center recognize Infante's project to revamp his class, "Race, Children's TV, and the Legacies of Jim Henson."
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 28, 2020
Michael Olmert was interviewed for a video about Caryl Churchill's play ESCAPED ALONE (2017). The video was shown on a loop in the Signature Theatre's lobby during the run of the play in September-October 2019.
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 13, 2020
The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader today announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021.
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 5, 2019
John Macintosh has two recent or forthcoming publications. His article, "From Immaterial to Precarious Labor: Considering Restaurant Work in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster," will appear in Studies in the Novel (vol. 51, no. 4). A review essay, "Literary Economy: On The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics" appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in August. He also presented on autofiction and automation at ASAP11.
November 19, 2018
Free screening of "Wild Nights with Emily" at 5 pm, followed by "Birthday Tribute: The Gorgeous Nothings" featuring Jen Bervin & Martha Nell Smith at 7:30 pm.
March 6, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018 — 1:30–4:45 p.m., with reception following. Sponsored by the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity. Free and open to the public.
November 29, 2017
Join us on Monday, December 11 at 7:30pm, as we celebrate the genius of Emily Dickinson with scholar and poet Sandra Gilbert. This third reading in the 2017/18 O.B. Hardison Poetry Series is co-sponsored with The Poetry Society of America.
June 29, 2017
Tracy K. Smith, who read at Maryland as part of the Writers Here & Now Series, was recently named the new US Poet Laureate.
February 14, 2017
MITH and the AADHUM initiative warmly invite your participation in the annual conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, to be held on campus, May 26 - June 2. The deadline for proposals is February 26.
November 18, 2016
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, November 18th, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Drs. Holly Peppe and Tim Jackson will  discuss their recent edited collection: Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition.”
November 1, 2016
The Opening Reception for The Stamp Gallery's latest exhibiton Black Maths is Free and Open to the Public and will take place Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
April 21, 2016
With Professor Mortimer Sellers, Ulrich Recital Hall in Tawes Hall at 3:30 PM
February 18, 2015
Hill Center & PEN/Faulkner Literary Reading Series, Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century
January 29, 2015
Register now! http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/black-theatre-symposium
February 4, 2020
Christin Marie Taylor's book Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South won the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize for a book of scholarship on Women's Studies, Southern Studies, or Modern Letters.
February 4, 2020
Dominique Young has three forthcoming presentations in the Spring--two at the NeMLA Conference in Boston, and the third at the Annual Black Popular Culture Conference in Philadelphia, focusing on Marvel's Black Panther and the music performance of D'Angelo through Disability Studies, Black Feminism, critical race theory, and performance theory.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).
January 28, 2020
The African America Digital Humanities Initiative and the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center recognize Infante's project to revamp his class, "Race, Children's TV, and the Legacies of Jim Henson."
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 28, 2020
Michael Olmert was interviewed for a video about Caryl Churchill's play ESCAPED ALONE (2017). The video was shown on a loop in the Signature Theatre's lobby during the run of the play in September-October 2019.
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 13, 2020
The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader today announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021.
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 5, 2019
John Macintosh has two recent or forthcoming publications. His article, "From Immaterial to Precarious Labor: Considering Restaurant Work in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster," will appear in Studies in the Novel (vol. 51, no. 4). A review essay, "Literary Economy: On The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics" appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in August. He also presented on autofiction and automation at ASAP11.