Summer 2019 Bywords

Remembering Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly

2019.03.15: Bywords Graphic Feature: Remembering Virginia Beauchamp

Nicolette Polek (MFA '19) Wins 2019 Rona Jaffe Award

2019.09.13: Bywords Feature: Nicolette Polek (MFA '19) Wins 2019 Rona Jaffe Award

Karen Nelson Named Director of Research Initiatives & Co-Director of CLCS

2019.09.13: Bywords Feature: Karen Nelson Named Director of Research Initiatives & Co-Director of CLCS

September 27, 2019
Professional Writing policy calls for faculty to return students’ major writing projects with feedback within two weeks of submission, and no later than before the next major assignment is due.
September 13, 2019
April Fuller and Laurel Bassett's "Got Gout? Eighteenth-Century Global 'Remedies' in Mary Kettilby’s Receipt Book" has bee published by the Folger Library's The Collation. Read the article here.
September 13, 2019
Dr. David Carroll Simon has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. His first book, Light without Heat: The Observational Mood from Bacon to Milton (Cornell University Press, 2018), argues for the importance of careless inattention and open-ended receptivity to the literary and philosophical experiments of England's scientific revolution. He is now at work on a study of misogyny and comic experience in early modern literature and philosophy. Dr. Simon joined the University of Maryland faculty in Fall 2018.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Ralph Bauer has been promoted to the rank of Professor. Recent publications include "The Crucible of the Tropics: Alexander von Humboldt’s Hermeneutics of Discovery" in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 59.2 (Summer 2018), as well as an edited collection with Jaime Marroquin Arredondo), Translating Nature: a crosscultural history of early modern science (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). His latest book, The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World (UVA Press) will appear in print in October. He is the general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive, and is currently serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Bauer has been with the University of Maryland since 1998.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Scott Trudell has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. His research focuses on early modern poetry, drama, music, and pageantry, as well as media studies, sound studies, performance studies, gender studies, and theories of the lyric. He is the author of Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England (Oxford UP, 2019); he has published in journals including Shakespeare Quarterly and Studies in Philology; and he is a co-principal investigator of Early Modern Songscapes, an interdisciplinary digital humanities project on the musical performance of English Renaissance poetry.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Tita Chico has been promoted to the rank of Professor. She published The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment with Stanford University Press in 2018, and her new book, Wonder in Literature and Science of the Long Eighteenth Century, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. This year she begins a three-year term as Member-at-Large elected to the Executive Board of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, and will be a Research Fellow at New College, Oxford University during Trinity Term 2020.
September 13, 2019
Justin Thompson will be presenting work at the Ecology and Religion in the Nineteenth Century virtual conference, a collaboration between Georgetown Univeristy, Armstrong-Browning Library at Baylor University, the University of Washington, and Lancaster University (UK). His paper is entitled, "Evangelic Erasures: Louisa Atkinson and Indigenous Bodies".
September 13, 2019
Memorial services for each Virginia Beauchamp and Stanley Plumly will take place this month.
September 12, 2019
First year graduate student, Claudia Rojas (MFA, Poetry), has been selected for the 2019 Writer's Relief Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award for Creative Writers.  The award is presented to one poet and one short story writer for three cycles of Writer’s Relief submission services free of charge. To learn more about the award and Writer's Relief visit the Writer's Relief website.
September 12, 2019
Elizabeth Benton’s “From Nostalgia to Student Success: A Professor’s Journey with Open Education Resources” was published in August in Teachers College Record.
September 12, 2019
A new poem by Joshua Weiner led off the summer prose poem issue at the online journal B O D Y, which also ran his review of Tom Pickard's Fiends Fell journal.  You can read them here.He was interviewed by Thomas Whyte in June.  You can read the short interview here.Joshua also read poems by Bertolt Brecht at an evening devoted to his work sponsored by the Goethe-Institut of Washington D.C.  You can read about it here.
September 12, 2019
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright presented a paper on “Forgiveness in Shakespeare's Comedies” at the biannual meeting of the Italian English Studies Association on September 6 at the University of Padua.  The paper was part of his ongoing book project on Shakespearean comedy.
September 12, 2019
Konstantinos Pozoukidis will be presenting his paper "Emma at Crossroads: Modernity and the Remains of History" at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS) in  Gettysburg, PA, October 24 – 26, 2019
September 12, 2019
Randy Ontiveros’s essay “Between Water and Song: Maria Melendez and the Contours of Contemporary Latinx Ecopoetry” is set for release on November 1 in the edited collection Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial (Temple UP).
September 12, 2019
Tom Earles's article, "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Asynchronous Online Tutoring," will appear in the forthcoming issue of Research in Online Literacy Education.
September 12, 2019
William Cohen has been invited to serve as plenary speaker at the 2019 Dickens Day conference on Dickens and Bodies at the the Institute of English Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, on October 19.
September 11, 2019
William Fargason's Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara has been awarded the 2019 Iowa Poetry Prize. Fargason graduated from the University of Maryland with an MFA in Poetry in 2014. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
September 5, 2019
Brian Richardson published “Unnatural Narratology: An Overview” in Chinese translation in English Studies, spring 2019, 154-64. A short article, “La Narratologie nonnaturel,” was published online in Glossaire du RéNaF. He gave the keynote lecture, “Multiple Voices, Unruly Identities,” at a graduate student Conference at Cornell University last spring. He read a paper, “Killing Time: Theorizing the Temporality of Unruly Narratives,” at the International Narrative Conference at the University of Navarre in Pamplona in June. He gave an invited lecture, “Shakespeare, Conrad, and the Global Intertext,” at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, in June and gave three lectures on narrative theory at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai in July.
September 5, 2019
Dominique Young, a fourth year PhD Student in the English Department, has several past and forthcoming projects.
September 5, 2019
With Jordynn Jack, Jess Enoch published her edited collection Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition Studies through Parlor Press.With David Gold, Jess Enoch published her edited collection Women at Work: Rhetorics of Gender and Labor through the University of Pittsburgh Press.
September 5, 2019
At the Council of Writing Program Administrators conference in July, Jess Enoch, Justin Lohr, Britt Starr, Brandy Williams, Sarah Bonnie Humud, and Marina Seamans presented on their revisions to the English 101 curriculum so that it better emphasizes rhetorical education's relationship to civic engagement and social justice.
September 5, 2019
Jess Enoch (English, faculty), Katie Bramlett (English, PhD student), and Elizabeth Novara (former UMD curator) published "Decoding (a Woman's) Diaries: The Transcribe-a-thon as a Public Memory Project" in the May 2019 issue of College English. This essay reflects on their pedagogical work, which was supported by the English department's "Beyond the Classroom" grant, in which they collaborated with their students in their Women and Public Memory course to engage the UMD public in the digital transcription of Margaret Preston's diaries.
September 5, 2019
This summer, Liam Thomas Daley was awarded a Stanley Wells Fellowship by the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This fellowship allows recipients to conduct three weeks of research in the archives and rare book collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
September 5, 2019
On October 12, Mark Fitzgerald will lead a poetry workshop at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, Virginia.
September 5, 2019
Martha Nell Smith will give an invited talk on the Humanities in the Digital Era at the Herrenhausen Symposium, participated in a roundtable he Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)’s International Conference, and had contributions featured in the New York Times and Washington Post.
September 5, 2019
Maud Casey's story, "The City Itself," is forthcoming in New England Review. The story is part of a larger collaboration with the photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women.Maud was the Visiting Writer at the Vermont Studio Center in July and gave a lecture, "Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend: The Sound of Silence in Fiction," at the 2019 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, available as an audio recording here: http://sites.middlebury.edu/blwc/bread-loaf-writers-conference/2019-audio-recordings/
September 5, 2019
Oliver Gaycken attended the XXVI Visible Evidence conference in Los Angeles in July, where he presented a paper about Fantastic Voyage and André Bazin's documentary aesthetics. He has been named a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, where he will be in residence during the summer of 2020.  
September 5, 2019
Peter Witte's essay, "Nearing 40," was published in Hobart. It was written as a nod to William Maxwell, after his essay "Nearing 90."
September 4, 2019
This promotion formalizes Nelson's current efforts to help faculty and graduate students conceptualize and manage research initiatives and activities, as well as public relations and outreach activities. 
August 30, 2019
Jonathan Rick delivered workshops to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Young America’s Foundation, and the Gerson Lehrman Group. The subjects were elevator pitches, résumés, and business writing.
August 30, 2019
Joseph Good's essay, "The Mt. Oread Manifesto and the Realities of 2018," was accepted for publication in the volume titled Re-Inventing Rhetorical Scholarship.  This volume was compiled by the Rhetoric Society of America and will be available in Fall 2019.
August 30, 2019
Lindsey O'Neil presented her paper “The Dramatic Monologue and Tekahionwake: Double Poem as Double Wampum” at the Northeast Victorian Studies (NVSA) Conference in April 2019 and received their George Ford Travel Grant. She is shortly to be a member of the roundtable "Angry Women and the Dramatic Monologue" at the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) in October 2019.
August 30, 2019
Bob Levine gave recent talks on Melville and Douglass at NYU, UCLA, and the UniversidadeCatólica Portuguesa. He has essays forthcoming soon in J19, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, and Frederick Douglass in Context.
August 30, 2019
Senior Lecturer Ross Angelella’s new short story “Does She” was recently published in The Southampton Review Online. The story can be read here:https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/tsronline/2019/8/10/does-she
August 29, 2019
Britt Starr is the recipient of a 2019 Graduate Development Award from the Rhetoric Society of America Institute.
August 29, 2019
On October 24, 2019, Dr. Cheryl Spinner will be giving an invited talk, “Lincoln, the Clairvoyant: Representations of Spiritualism During the Civil War, 1861-Present,” at Cornell University’s American Studies Colloquium in Ithaca, NY. If you're in the area, please do come!
August 29, 2019
Danielle Griffin presented her paper, "Addressing (a) Poverty in Historiography: The Rhetorical Education of Poor Girls in Early Modern Charity Schools," at the International Society for the History of Rhetoric conference in New Orleans, LA, July 24, 2019. She was also recently awarded the Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellowship. Her essay, "Shaping the Conversation: Madeleine de Scudéry's Use of Genre in Her Rhetorical Dialogues" has been accepted for publication in Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric.
August 29, 2019
Emily Flamm story "This Woman Is the Only Woman" was published in August by SmokeLong Quarterly. 
August 29, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum will present work at the 2019 Conference of the English Institute in October, as well as at the 11th meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (Oct. 10-12), and the 2019 American Printing History Association (Oct. 25-27), both hosted here on campus.
August 29, 2019
Professor emeritus Vincent Carretta's edition of The Writings of Phillis Wheatley will be published in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press in October 2019. Prof. Carretta’s edition includes all of Phillis Wheatley's known writings, some of them only recently discovered.
August 29, 2019
Tita Chico recently published essays in Year’s Work in Cultural and Critical Theory, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and Litro Magazine, and was interviewed about her new book, The Experimental Imagination, for the New Books Network podcast.
August 28, 2019
Nicolette Polek, who graduated from the MFA Program in May, has won a 2019 Rona Jaffe Award in fiction. This prestigous award is given annually to six women writers who are are in the early stages of their careers.
August 26, 2019
Hannah Baker Saltmarsh, a UMD alumna who graduated with her BA in English in 2004 and her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2006, recently published her first book, a work of poetry criticism. 
August 23, 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Rion Amilcar Scott, recently had his collection of short stories, The World Doesn't Require You, reviewed by both The New York Times and by NPR (National Public Radio). Scott was also recently interviewed by NPR regarding the short story collection.
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 21, 2019
Fatima Taha has published two new reviews with the Washington Independent Review of Books, which recently learned that the Library of Congress is archiving each issue as the online paper is considered culturally significant. 
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