Spring 2019 Bywords

In Memoriam: Stanley Plumly

Spring Bywords Feature: Remembering Stanley Plumly

Gerard Passannante Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Spring Bywords Feature: Gerard Passannante Wins Guggenheim, ACLS Fellowships

June 11, 2019
Tyler Mills, a 2008 MFA alumna, has won the 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award for her chapbook of poems entitled The City Scattered. 
May 29, 2019
Andrew Katz's paper, which focuses on the culture around a method of investing that was new in the 19th century, known as speculation, in the U.S. and U.K. through literature, was recently accepted to several conferences and professional research competitions. His work was recognized at Stanford’s SRC as the top presentation in a qualitative social science.
May 29, 2019
Several faculty members have been recently promoted.
May 28, 2019
Please see below the winners of the 32nd Annual Professional Writing Contest.
May 28, 2019
ACLS Fellow Professor Gerard Passannante has also been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for his project "God is in the Detail: Cosmic Order and the Sense of Scale."  
May 28, 2019
Konstantinos Pozoukidis presented his paper “Disastrous Encounters in William Wordsworth’s ‘Simon Lee’” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Conference in Denver, CO, March 21st, 2019.
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 27, 2019
This semester, Manon Soulet received the Wylie Semester Dissertation Fellowship for 2019/2020. She also presented a paper at the the NeMLA Conference entitled “The Trans- as an Aesthetic Category: A Study of Isabelle Eberhardt’s Notes de Route." 
May 27, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). He will present research at the Society's annual conference this summer in Amherst. Also this summer, he will return to teach at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.
May 27, 2019
Thibault Raoult's poems have recently appeared in typo and OVERSOUND and are forthcoming in Western Humanities Review.
May 24, 2019
Mal Haselberger presented a conference paper at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, “‘Cur[ing] disappointment in love’: Emotional Consumption in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility," in March 2019. 
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
Professor Emeritus Jackson R. Bryer is the editor of the recently published Why I Like This Story (Camden House), in which 48 American fiction writers select a favorite American short story and in a brief essay explain why they like it.
May 23, 2019
Jonathan Rick recently delivered two workshops: One on sales and persuasion to Broad Reach Retail Partners, and one on résumés to the Young America’s Foundation.
May 23, 2019
On June 25th, Mark Fitzgerald will launch his new book, Downburst, at the West Greenwich Library in London. 
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 23, 2019
Nabila Hijazi recently gave two presentations and won several awards.
May 23, 2019
William Cohen, with Laura Green, has edited and introduced a special issue of the journal Narrative, "Revisiting Dialogue" (May 2019), now available from the Ohio State University Press.
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 21, 2019
Laura Rosenthal recently gave an invited talk on Restoration tragedy, the slave trade, and Catherine of Braganza at Durham University and one on Bernard Mandeville and the passions at the International Mandeville Symposium at Depauw University. 
May 21, 2019
Maud Casey's story, "Never the Same Way Twice," is forthcoming from Agni. This story is an excerpt from a larger collaboration with photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women. 
May 17, 2019
Allison Gibeily was accepted into the Folger Shakespeare Library's summer skills course "A Folger Orientation to Research Methods and Agendas."
May 17, 2019
Brian Richardson published two reviews: Werner Senn’s Conrad’s Narrative Voice in Conradiana; and Writing the Reader by Dorothee Birke in Poetics Today. An article of his, “Unnatural Narrative Theory,” was published in a Chinese translation in Foreign Language Education and Research 6.4.
May 17, 2019
Elizabeth Nonemaker (MFA, Fiction) had her short story “Blue Desert” accepted to Moon City Review. The piece will appear in the 2020 print issue.
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 17, 2019
Gerard Holmes, Norrell Edwards, and DeLisa Hawkes planned and presented a daylong Humanities Beyond the Academy symposium February 28, with keynote speaker Gregory Laski of the US Air Force Academy and the Democratic Dialogue Project, faculty and staff of the Georgetown University Reinvent PhD project, and UMD faculty Merle Collins, Janelle Wong, and Jason Nichols. 
May 17, 2019
James Rankin has been offered a Humanities Ambassador Fellowship through Georgetown University.
May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan’s article, “The Writing Center as Workplace: Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism,” appears in the May/June issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
May 17, 2019
Ross Angelella's flash fiction short story "Horse and his Fishermen" was recently published in Textshop Experiments. 
May 17, 2019
Sabrina Islam has received a Memorial Scholarship to attend the Philadelphia Writers' Conference this summer. She also has a short story "Nakshi Kathas" appearing in the Fall issue of Prairie Schooner.
May 17, 2019
Stephen Rojcewicz, a 2017 PhD alumnus in Comparative Literature, published a “Review of Tacitus, by Victoria Emma Pagán," in Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature 34(1): 127-132, 2019.
May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Marina Seamans presented “'I’m Only Here Because I Have to Be': Reassessing Required Visits” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at Lafayette College.
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
Howard Norman's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published on July 2. To date, it will be published in six languages. His graphic noir, Detective Levy Detects, is scheduled to be published in late August.
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.
May 10, 2019
Temim Fruchter and Anna Goodson are the winners of the annual MFA thesis awards in fiction and poetry. 
April 12, 2019
It is with great sadness that we mourn Distinguished University Professor Stanley Plumly, who died on Thursday, April 11, 2019, of multiple myeloma.
June 11, 2019
Tyler Mills, a 2008 MFA alumna, has won the 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award for her chapbook of poems entitled The City Scattered. 
May 29, 2019
Andrew Katz's paper, which focuses on the culture around a method of investing that was new in the 19th century, known as speculation, in the U.S. and U.K. through literature, was recently accepted to several conferences and professional research competitions. His work was recognized at Stanford’s SRC as the top presentation in a qualitative social science.
May 29, 2019
Several faculty members have been recently promoted.
May 28, 2019
Please see below the winners of the 32nd Annual Professional Writing Contest.
May 28, 2019
ACLS Fellow Professor Gerard Passannante has also been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for his project "God is in the Detail: Cosmic Order and the Sense of Scale."  
May 28, 2019
Konstantinos Pozoukidis presented his paper “Disastrous Encounters in William Wordsworth’s ‘Simon Lee’” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Conference in Denver, CO, March 21st, 2019.
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 27, 2019
This semester, Manon Soulet received the Wylie Semester Dissertation Fellowship for 2019/2020. She also presented a paper at the the NeMLA Conference entitled “The Trans- as an Aesthetic Category: A Study of Isabelle Eberhardt’s Notes de Route." 
May 27, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). He will present research at the Society's annual conference this summer in Amherst. Also this summer, he will return to teach at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.
May 27, 2019
Thibault Raoult's poems have recently appeared in typo and OVERSOUND and are forthcoming in Western Humanities Review.
May 24, 2019
Mal Haselberger presented a conference paper at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, “‘Cur[ing] disappointment in love’: Emotional Consumption in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility," in March 2019. 
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
Professor Emeritus Jackson R. Bryer is the editor of the recently published Why I Like This Story (Camden House), in which 48 American fiction writers select a favorite American short story and in a brief essay explain why they like it.
May 23, 2019
Jonathan Rick recently delivered two workshops: One on sales and persuasion to Broad Reach Retail Partners, and one on résumés to the Young America’s Foundation.
May 23, 2019
On June 25th, Mark Fitzgerald will launch his new book, Downburst, at the West Greenwich Library in London. 
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 23, 2019
Nabila Hijazi recently gave two presentations and won several awards.
May 23, 2019
William Cohen, with Laura Green, has edited and introduced a special issue of the journal Narrative, "Revisiting Dialogue" (May 2019), now available from the Ohio State University Press.
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 21, 2019
Laura Rosenthal recently gave an invited talk on Restoration tragedy, the slave trade, and Catherine of Braganza at Durham University and one on Bernard Mandeville and the passions at the International Mandeville Symposium at Depauw University. 
May 21, 2019
Maud Casey's story, "Never the Same Way Twice," is forthcoming from Agni. This story is an excerpt from a larger collaboration with photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women. 
May 17, 2019
Allison Gibeily was accepted into the Folger Shakespeare Library's summer skills course "A Folger Orientation to Research Methods and Agendas."
May 17, 2019
Brian Richardson published two reviews: Werner Senn’s Conrad’s Narrative Voice in Conradiana; and Writing the Reader by Dorothee Birke in Poetics Today. An article of his, “Unnatural Narrative Theory,” was published in a Chinese translation in Foreign Language Education and Research 6.4.
May 17, 2019
Elizabeth Nonemaker (MFA, Fiction) had her short story “Blue Desert” accepted to Moon City Review. The piece will appear in the 2020 print issue.
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 17, 2019
Gerard Holmes, Norrell Edwards, and DeLisa Hawkes planned and presented a daylong Humanities Beyond the Academy symposium February 28, with keynote speaker Gregory Laski of the US Air Force Academy and the Democratic Dialogue Project, faculty and staff of the Georgetown University Reinvent PhD project, and UMD faculty Merle Collins, Janelle Wong, and Jason Nichols. 
May 17, 2019
James Rankin has been offered a Humanities Ambassador Fellowship through Georgetown University.
May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan’s article, “The Writing Center as Workplace: Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism,” appears in the May/June issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
May 17, 2019
Ross Angelella's flash fiction short story "Horse and his Fishermen" was recently published in Textshop Experiments. 
May 17, 2019
Sabrina Islam has received a Memorial Scholarship to attend the Philadelphia Writers' Conference this summer. She also has a short story "Nakshi Kathas" appearing in the Fall issue of Prairie Schooner.
May 17, 2019
Stephen Rojcewicz, a 2017 PhD alumnus in Comparative Literature, published a “Review of Tacitus, by Victoria Emma Pagán," in Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature 34(1): 127-132, 2019.
May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Marina Seamans presented “'I’m Only Here Because I Have to Be': Reassessing Required Visits” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at Lafayette College.
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
Howard Norman's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published on July 2. To date, it will be published in six languages. His graphic noir, Detective Levy Detects, is scheduled to be published in late August.
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.
May 10, 2019
Temim Fruchter and Anna Goodson are the winners of the annual MFA thesis awards in fiction and poetry. 
April 12, 2019
It is with great sadness that we mourn Distinguished University Professor Stanley Plumly, who died on Thursday, April 11, 2019, of multiple myeloma.