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May 17, 2019
Gerard's review of the edited volume, Whitman & Dickinson: A Colloquy (University of Iowa Press) will appear in the Spring 2019 issue of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 
May 16, 2019
From Friday, May 17 to Thursday, May 23, the Old Greenbelt Theater will screen the new film, Wild Nights with Emily, which draws from Professor Martha Nell Smith's work on Emily Dickinson. The film is also on view at a few other local area theaters. 
May 16, 2019
Ralph Bauer's co-edited collection, Translating Nature: Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science has been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
May 16, 2019
Bob Levine has given recent talks on Melville and Irish emigration at the University of Kansas, Catholic University, and Indiana State University. His new essays include a piece on Frederick Douglass and synchronicity in Black Perspectives and the Afterword to The New Melville Studies (Cambridge UP, 2019). His updated second edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables will be published later this year.
April 18, 2019
Distinguished University Professor Robert Levine will give a talk next week at Catholic University entitled, "What Is an American? Race, Emigration, and Nation in the Writings of Herman Melville.” 
April 10, 2019
The U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland is hosting Semana de la Latina during the week of April 15th.
March 8, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, the feature film based on Martha Nell Smith’s work, opens April 12th at the Landmark 57 and the Quad in New York and The Landmark in LA, and then in 50 cities after that. 
March 6, 2019
Barry Lee Pearson was an interview subject and contributor to "American Icons: 'Cross Road Blues.'" 
March 6, 2019
DeLisa D. Hawkes is the winner of the 2019 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship. 
March 5, 2019
Sangeeta Ray will be running a seminar at the ACLA (of which she is Second Vice President) on "Properties of the Global Novel: Comparative and Otherwise," March 7-10th at Georgetown University. This year's keynote speaker is Amitav Ghosh. Anyone can register onsite to attend. For online registration, click here.
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
May 17, 2019
Gerard's review of the edited volume, Whitman & Dickinson: A Colloquy (University of Iowa Press) will appear in the Spring 2019 issue of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 
May 16, 2019
From Friday, May 17 to Thursday, May 23, the Old Greenbelt Theater will screen the new film, Wild Nights with Emily, which draws from Professor Martha Nell Smith's work on Emily Dickinson. The film is also on view at a few other local area theaters. 
May 16, 2019
Ralph Bauer's co-edited collection, Translating Nature: Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science has been published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
May 16, 2019
Bob Levine has given recent talks on Melville and Irish emigration at the University of Kansas, Catholic University, and Indiana State University. His new essays include a piece on Frederick Douglass and synchronicity in Black Perspectives and the Afterword to The New Melville Studies (Cambridge UP, 2019). His updated second edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables will be published later this year.
April 18, 2019
Distinguished University Professor Robert Levine will give a talk next week at Catholic University entitled, "What Is an American? Race, Emigration, and Nation in the Writings of Herman Melville.” 
April 10, 2019
The U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland is hosting Semana de la Latina during the week of April 15th.
March 8, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, the feature film based on Martha Nell Smith’s work, opens April 12th at the Landmark 57 and the Quad in New York and The Landmark in LA, and then in 50 cities after that. 
March 6, 2019
Barry Lee Pearson was an interview subject and contributor to "American Icons: 'Cross Road Blues.'" 
March 6, 2019
DeLisa D. Hawkes is the winner of the 2019 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship. 
March 5, 2019
Sangeeta Ray will be running a seminar at the ACLA (of which she is Second Vice President) on "Properties of the Global Novel: Comparative and Otherwise," March 7-10th at Georgetown University. This year's keynote speaker is Amitav Ghosh. Anyone can register onsite to attend. For online registration, click here.