Fall 2013 Bywords

December 5, 2013
The following faculty have received RASA and CAPAA grants from the graduate school for 2014-15:
November 26, 2013
Professor Ted Leinwand is one of 25 recipients from across campus selected as an Honored Instructor by students in the Transfer2Terp Learning Community (T2T). 
November 22, 2013
Howard Norman's new novel, NEXT LIFE MIGHT BE KINDER, will be published on May 14, 2014. Read on for more information on a reading Howard is giving in May!
November 22, 2013
Professor Marilee Lindemann recently gave a talk entitled "The Public Intellectual" Roundtable at the American Studies Association, November 2013. Keep reading for Marilee's latest news!
November 22, 2013
Professor Martha Nell Smith delivers keynote address and lectures on Emily Dickinson. 
November 19, 2013
Catherine Bayly has poems forthcoming in The Little Patuxent Review and Stealing Time Magazine. Catherine also has co-edited and co-written a collection of poems in press. The book, to linger on hot coals, will be out early 2014.
November 19, 2013
Kelly Wisecup (PhD 2009), just published her first monograph.
November 19, 2013
Maud Casey's essay, "A Stubborn Desire," was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013, edited by Cheryl Strayed. The essay originally appeared in A Public Space, No. 15.
November 15, 2013
A reminder to those teaching, the deadline for ordering books for Winter is Oct. 15th and Spring 2014 is Nov. 1st. See the following for a how-to reminder!
November 15, 2013
The English Department is proud to announce that two English majors, Megan Cooley-Klein and Tajah Ebram, have been awarded the prestigious 2013 Arts and Humanities Dean’s Senior Scholar Award for academic excellence in undergraduate studies, dedication to lifelong learning, exemplary leadership and commitment to community involvement.
November 14, 2013
Danuta Hinc was on a SCMLA's 2013 Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literatures panel in New Orleans in October 2013. She presented a paper, Historical Events and Personal Histories: World War II and Misplacement Within Political Systems. Congratulations, Danuta!
November 14, 2013
On Friday, Nov. 15, Michael Olmert was given a Faculty Mentor Award by the Phillip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program. 
November 14, 2013
Since the publication of this article on the Green Office Pledge, The English department has continued to go green.
November 13, 2013
Dawn Dorland Perry, a six-time attendee of the "Muse and the Marketplace" conference held annually by Grub Street in Boston, has been accepted as a 1st-time presenter.
November 13, 2013
Joshua Lavender, a poet in the MFA program, has had his poem "Mystic, Georgia" accepted for publication in the winter 2014 edition of Free State Review. Congratulations, Josh!
November 13, 2013
Meg Eden, an MFA candidate, has her third chapbook The Girl Who Came Back available from Red Bird Chapbooks. 
November 13, 2013
Timothy Denevi recently had a piece of creative nonfiction on John the Baptist accepted by Gulf Coast. It will appear in the magazine's Summer/Fall 2014 issue.
November 12, 2013
Carissa was recently awarded this year's Bambi Holmes Award from Fourteen Hills.
November 12, 2013
Pat Herron, with assistance from Yelena Luckert, organized three tours for UM graduate students to the Library of Congress in October and November. 
November 12, 2013
Stephen Rojcewicz, a PhD student in Comparative Literature, has recently published the following: Essay-Review of The Analyst’s Ear and the Critic’s Eye, in the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 44: 273-279, 2013. Congratulations, Stephen! 
November 12, 2013
The Academic Writing Program is pleased to announce the launch of a new edition of Interpolations: A Journal of Academic Writing, available November 15th!
November 7, 2013
Assistant Director of the Academic Writing Program, Heather Lindenman was named a Graduate Lilly Fellow (through CTE) for 2013-2014 and recently won a Rise Above Grant from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the Writing for Change (ENGL292/ENGL388C) class and project. Read on to learn more about Writing for Change!
November 6, 2013
Writing Center tutors Courtney Guth and Abby Shantzis joined former tutor Oliver Bulley, assistant director Doug Kern, and director Leigh Ryan to present at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Tampa, FL, November 1-3.
November 5, 2013
Congratulations to Emily Orlando, PhD 2002, on her recent accomplishments!
November 5, 2013
Jack Salamanca, Professor Emeritus and novelist, passed away at age 90 on October 30th. 
November 5, 2013
Adam Lloyd had an incredible time attending, and presenting a paper at, the 78th Annual International Convention of the Association for Business Communication in New Orleans 10/23-10/26.
November 5, 2013
Katherine recently read translations in Bethesda, Maryland and Bloomington, Indiana. 
November 5, 2013
Lecturer Katie Herman's (MFA '13) poem, “Parable” was published in B O D Y on July 29, 2013. Read her poem here: http://bodyliterature.com/2013/07/29/katie-herman/Katie will also see her poem “Ocean Park” published in Leveler on November 24, 2013.
November 5, 2013
Sarah has been accepted into the Pen Fualker Writers in the School Program, among other accomplishments!
November 5, 2013
‪Matthew Kirschenbaum has contributed a commissioned essay entitled "An Executable Past: The Case for a National Software Registry," among other recent work.
November 5, 2013
Professor Levine's essay was recently published in Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs. He also gave lectures and chaired a roundtable.
November 5, 2013
PWP has been hard at work, here are some recent accomplishments and news!
October 31, 2013
Neil Fraistat, professor in the English department and director of MITH, has been hard at work on the Shelley-Godwin Archive. 
October 31, 2013
Nov. 13: "Reading: How Literacy Changes our Brain"; Nov. 14: "Arithmetic: The Brain Mechanisms of Numeracy"; Nov. 15: "Language, Music, and Mathematics: In Search of Brain Mechanisms for Syntax"
October 29, 2013
Alumnus John Kelly, columnist for the Washington Post gave the English department a shout out in his column! 
October 10, 2013
Where can you eat all the pizza you desire and hear dramatic readings from writers that are dead and gone? In the undergraduate lounge at the The English Undergraduate Association's Writers Dead & Gone series! 
October 9, 2013
Grace Aneiza Ali, who holds a BA in English from UMD, is a Fulbright Scholar, adjunct professor at CUNY, and the founder and editorial director of OF NOTE magazine. 
October 9, 2013
Kari Kraus has received a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project involving transmedia storytelling and educational alternate reality games.
October 9, 2013
Professor Vin Carretta has been asked to speak at the British Library on recently acquired Ignatius Sancho manuscripts. 
October 3, 2013
Joshua Weiner's poem "Rock Creek (II)" from his new book, The Figure of a Man Swallowed by a Fish, was highlighted in the Washington Post. Read the article here. 
September 27, 2013
 English alumna funds new initiative addressing social issues affecting underrepresented communities.
September 24, 2013
Congratulations to Professor Vessela Valiavitcharska, on her publication of Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium! 
September 4, 2013
 William Shakespeare's Love Labors Lost inspired Dunlap to create the works in this exhibition, entitled HonorificabilitudinatibusHonorificabilitudinitatibusHonorificabilitudinitatibus
September 3, 2013
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) sponsors this symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Tell it with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial.