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July 11, 2019
Elizabeth Acevedo's novel, The Poet X, has won the Carnegie Medal. Acevedo is the first writer of color to recieve the award in the Medal's history. She earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland in 2016.
May 29, 2019
Several faculty members have been recently promoted.
May 28, 2019
Professor Jermaine Jones won the 2013 Best Male Author of the Year Award for his publication, From Poverty to Prosperity: A Ghetto Exit Strategy as a Rite of Passage.
May 24, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, a feature film starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson and based on Martha Nell Smith’s scholarship, premiered in New York City at Landmark 57 West on April 11th, and is now playing in more than 50 cities nationwide. Click here to find a showing.
May 23, 2019
In May 2019, GerShun Avilez published two scholarly essays.
May 23, 2019
Merle Collins is scheduled to do a keynote presentation in Grenada at a May conference. She is also scheduled for an Emancipation Day presentation in Grenada at the end of July.
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to our graduate students for their recent achievements and plans as they move on to the next stages in their careers.
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.
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
July 11, 2019
Elizabeth Acevedo's novel, The Poet X, has won the Carnegie Medal. Acevedo is the first writer of color to recieve the award in the Medal's history. She earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland in 2016.
May 29, 2019
Several faculty members have been recently promoted.
May 28, 2019
Professor Jermaine Jones won the 2013 Best Male Author of the Year Award for his publication, From Poverty to Prosperity: A Ghetto Exit Strategy as a Rite of Passage.
May 24, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, a feature film starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson and based on Martha Nell Smith’s scholarship, premiered in New York City at Landmark 57 West on April 11th, and is now playing in more than 50 cities nationwide. Click here to find a showing.
May 23, 2019
In May 2019, GerShun Avilez published two scholarly essays.
May 23, 2019
Merle Collins is scheduled to do a keynote presentation in Grenada at a May conference. She is also scheduled for an Emancipation Day presentation in Grenada at the end of July.
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to our graduate students for their recent achievements and plans as they move on to the next stages in their careers.
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.