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October 1, 2018
The $10,000 award will support Professor Collins's course, "Caribbean Literature: Literature and Ideas in the Caribbean," which will be held in collaboration with students and faculty at the University of the West Indies.
September 11, 2018
Edlie Wong was recently elected Vice President of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. She will serve a two year term (2018-2020) and become President of C19 in 2020 for another two year term (2020-2022). 
September 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has a new publication:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Martha Nell Smith also has the following forthcoming publication:Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, forthcoming September 2018. With Companion web production http://aliciaostriker.com. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
September 11, 2018
MA student Talia Fishbine's paper, “The Presence of Gatsby in the Absense of Towers: 9/11 Literature and the American Dream” was recently accepted for publication with the open access ejournal, Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS).
September 7, 2018
Bob Levine has upcoming talks on Frederick Douglass at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Paris, and the Frederick Douglass Papers in Indianapolis. He recently spoke on the American literary canon at the University of Texas.
September 7, 2018
Randy Ontiveros and Sharada Balachandran Orihuela served as members of the site committee for the Latina/o Studies Association’s biennial conference, which was held this past July 11-14 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, DC.
August 24, 2018
BookLab is a hands-on space for engaging with the codex book that seeks to blend elements of the book arts with digital experimentation.
May 31, 2018
Baltimore Pride will screen Wild Nights With Emily, a new film about Emily Dickinson, which draws heavily from our own Martha Nell Smith's work on Dickinson. Smith, who acted as a consultant on the film, will join the writer/director Madeleine Olnek for a Q&A after the showing. Olnek dedicated her award-winning film to Smith, noting that it is her "scholarship [that] helped bring the relationship between Susan and Emily to light."
May 22, 2018
Emily J. Orlando was promoted to the rank of Professor of English at Fairfield University five years after earning tenure.
May 21, 2018
Abbey Morgan was awarded the Ann G. Wylie Semester Dissertation Fellowship. Abbey also attended NeMLA (2018) at the University of Pittsburgh and presented her paper " Voicing the Color-Line: Linguistic Whiteface in Richard Pryor's Black Ben the Blacksmith."
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
January 28, 2015
Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta will read selections from her work and participate in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, Africa Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, and presented in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.
October 1, 2018
The $10,000 award will support Professor Collins's course, "Caribbean Literature: Literature and Ideas in the Caribbean," which will be held in collaboration with students and faculty at the University of the West Indies.
September 11, 2018
Edlie Wong was recently elected Vice President of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. She will serve a two year term (2018-2020) and become President of C19 in 2020 for another two year term (2020-2022). 
September 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has a new publication:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Martha Nell Smith also has the following forthcoming publication:Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, forthcoming September 2018. With Companion web production http://aliciaostriker.com. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
September 11, 2018
MA student Talia Fishbine's paper, “The Presence of Gatsby in the Absense of Towers: 9/11 Literature and the American Dream” was recently accepted for publication with the open access ejournal, Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS).
September 7, 2018
Bob Levine has upcoming talks on Frederick Douglass at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Paris, and the Frederick Douglass Papers in Indianapolis. He recently spoke on the American literary canon at the University of Texas.
September 7, 2018
Randy Ontiveros and Sharada Balachandran Orihuela served as members of the site committee for the Latina/o Studies Association’s biennial conference, which was held this past July 11-14 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, DC.
August 24, 2018
BookLab is a hands-on space for engaging with the codex book that seeks to blend elements of the book arts with digital experimentation.
May 31, 2018
Baltimore Pride will screen Wild Nights With Emily, a new film about Emily Dickinson, which draws heavily from our own Martha Nell Smith's work on Dickinson. Smith, who acted as a consultant on the film, will join the writer/director Madeleine Olnek for a Q&A after the showing. Olnek dedicated her award-winning film to Smith, noting that it is her "scholarship [that] helped bring the relationship between Susan and Emily to light."
May 22, 2018
Emily J. Orlando was promoted to the rank of Professor of English at Fairfield University five years after earning tenure.
May 21, 2018
Abbey Morgan was awarded the Ann G. Wylie Semester Dissertation Fellowship. Abbey also attended NeMLA (2018) at the University of Pittsburgh and presented her paper " Voicing the Color-Line: Linguistic Whiteface in Richard Pryor's Black Ben the Blacksmith."