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Graduate Studies at Maryland

The Department of English at the University of Maryland offers a PhD program in English Language and Literature, an MA Program with concentrations in literature as well as in Rhetoric and Writing, and an MFA program in poetry and fiction. We also offer a PhD in Comparative Literature. In addition, graduate students are able to earn certifications in Critical Theory and Women’s Studies. With a large and distinguished graduate faculty of over sixty members, the Department is able to provide its graduate students with an extraordinary depth and range of expertise as well as with highly individualized professional and pedagogical mentorship. Each area group, in collaboration with the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Graduate English Organization (GEO), contributes to the Department’s vibrant, diverse, and inclusive intellectual life. Particular strengths of the department include early British literature, especially Medieval and Renaissance; American literature; literature of the African diaspora; postcolonial and transnational literary studies; digital humanities; feminist theory and gender studies; and composition and rhetoric. Most students enrolled in graduate programs in English Language and Literature seek employment in higher education, but many also seek non-academic employment in publishing, business and technical writing, administration, and personnel management. In order to maintain its excellent record in professionalization and job placement, the department has a Placement Director and offers publication and dissertation writing workshops every academic year, in addition to a rich choice of graduate courses.

News

June 3, 2020
Gerard Holmes published “‘Invisible, as Music –’: What the Earliest Musical Settings of Emily Dickinson’s Poems, Including Two Previously Unknown, Tell Us about Dickinson’s Musicality,” in the fall / winter 2019 issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal, Volume 28, no. 2.
May 22, 2020
Congratulations to our award winners for the 2019-20 academic year in Graduate and Undergraduate studies. 
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
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.
February 4, 2020
Last Fall, Nahid Ahmadian worked as a dramaturg for a production by the Alma Theatre Company at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also published articles in Literary Criticism Quarterly and the Iranian newspaper Shargh Daily.
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
The Matador Review published Megan Howell's short story "Viva" in their Fall 2019 anthology. Kweli Journal will publish her short story "Blue Beard's First Wife." Megan is currently a fiction writer in the MFA program
January 26, 2020
Konstantinos Pozoukidis received a $5,000 grant from the Gerondelis Foundation Inc.
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 26, 2020
Sabrina Islam has received an Emerging Writer Scholarship to attend Lydia Millet's workshop at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Fall 2019.
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.
May 6, 2018
Joshua Weiner will be reading his Trumpoems on SUNDAY, May 6th, 6:00 PM at Bridge Street Books with DAVID GEWANTER in celebration of the publication of Gewanter's fourth book, FORT NECESSITY, just out from the University of Chicago Press.
April 23, 2018
Friday, 27 April, Francis Scott Key Hall Room 0106, 9 am. The reception will be in the Merrill Room (Key 2120)Please contact Gail Russell at gruss@umd.edu with any special parking requests or dietary considerations.
April 10, 2018
MFA Coordinator and recent winner of the National Poetry Series competition Lindsay Bernal and MFA Alumna Emily Flamm will read, along with Frank Montesonti and Jake Syersak. 
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.
February 21, 2018
Carlos Gamerro will give a public lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 5:00 PM in St. Mary's Hall Multipurpose Room. [...]
February 20, 2018
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2017-2018 series will take place on Friday, March 2nd, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. Victoria E. Burke will deliver a talk entitled “Collecting, Compiling, and Creating: Engaging with the Bible in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Manuscript Writing.”
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.
November 15, 2017
The Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP) invites you to an information session for individuals interested in supporting students who are incarcerated. GPEP offers Goucher College courses and college preparatory courses to students at two Maryland prisons. 
September 19, 2017
We invite proposals for scholarly papers and panels at TRANSFORMING QUEER, the 11th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium at the University of Maryland. The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations about the history, present, and future of trans and queer studies, bringing together scholars and artists whose work stands at the intersection of both.
June 3, 2020
Gerard Holmes published “‘Invisible, as Music –’: What the Earliest Musical Settings of Emily Dickinson’s Poems, Including Two Previously Unknown, Tell Us about Dickinson’s Musicality,” in the fall / winter 2019 issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal, Volume 28, no. 2.
May 22, 2020
Congratulations to our award winners for the 2019-20 academic year in Graduate and Undergraduate studies. 
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
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.
February 4, 2020
Last Fall, Nahid Ahmadian worked as a dramaturg for a production by the Alma Theatre Company at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also published articles in Literary Criticism Quarterly and the Iranian newspaper Shargh Daily.
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
The Matador Review published Megan Howell's short story "Viva" in their Fall 2019 anthology. Kweli Journal will publish her short story "Blue Beard's First Wife." Megan is currently a fiction writer in the MFA program
January 26, 2020
Konstantinos Pozoukidis received a $5,000 grant from the Gerondelis Foundation Inc.
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 26, 2020
Sabrina Islam has received an Emerging Writer Scholarship to attend Lydia Millet's workshop at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Fall 2019.

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