Winter 2019 Bywords

DeLisa D. Hawkes Wins ALSCW Fellowship

2019.03.15: Bywords Graphic Feature: DeLisa Hawkes wins ALCSW Fellowship

Remembering Virginia Beauchamp

2019.03.15: Bywords Graphic Feature: Remembering Virginia Beauchamp

March 22, 2019
The blog highlights new and recent scholarship in the field of Romanticism.
March 14, 2019
Crystal Parikh's book entitled Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color has won the 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Literature.
March 14, 2019
Maud Casey has been selected to be the AY19-20 Long Teaching Fellow. Each academic year, one tenure-track faculty member seeking to enhance the classroom experience serves as the Department of English’s Long Teaching Fellow.
March 14, 2019
During spring break, many current and former (and an incoming) members of the English Department will be participating at the annual American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Denver, CO. 
March 8, 2019
Joshua Weiner's translations of Silesius, Goethe, and Ernst Janl were published last month in Great River Review, the literary journal revived by Peter Campion at University of Minnesota.  Three new poems appear in the current issue of Manchester Review (UK).
March 8, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily, the feature film based on Martha Nell Smith’s work, opens April 12th at the Landmark 57 and the Quad in New York and The Landmark in LA, and then in 50 cities after that. 
March 6, 2019
Barry Lee Pearson was an interview subject and contributor to "American Icons: 'Cross Road Blues.'" 
March 6, 2019
DeLisa D. Hawkes is the winner of the 2019 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship. 
March 6, 2019
Kent Cartwright had three essays on Shakespeare published or about to be published in 2019, including a self-interview on Hamlet; an essay on secularism and wonder in All’s Well That Ends Well; and a much enlarged version, for book publication, of his review of the 2016 production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian Ghetto.  He continues to make progress on his monograph, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Re-Enchantment.”  
March 6, 2019
Virginia Beauchamp, Professor Emerita and dear friend to many passed away on February 10, 2019. Professor Beauchamp enjoyed a long career in our department and was instrumental in starting Women's Studies at UMD.  
March 6, 2019
Professor Tita Chico was recognized at the Inaugural Maryland Research Excellence Celebration, at The Hotel on February 28.
March 6, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan published "Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism in the Writing Center," a chapter in How We Teach Writing Tutors, the first Digital Edited Collection from WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
March 5, 2019
David Y. Todd was among teachers receiving an MVP ("Most Valuable Professor") award from the UMD Women's Basketball Team on February 21.
March 5, 2019
Maud Casey's nonfiction book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions (Graywolf Press) was named one of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2018, along with, among others, books by Pope Francis and Nadya Tolokonnikova.
March 5, 2019
Sangeeta Ray will be running a seminar at the ACLA (of which she is Second Vice President) on "Properties of the Global Novel: Comparative and Otherwise," March 7-10th at Georgetown University. This year's keynote speaker is Amitav Ghosh. Anyone can register onsite to attend. For online registration, click here.
March 5, 2019
Sarah Lind presented "Marking the Music: Transformations of the Line in Early Modern England" at the Early Modern Songscapes Symposium at University of Toronto on February 8, 2019. 
March 5, 2019
Stephanie Allen's novel, Tonic and Balm, was published in February of this year.
March 1, 2019
Bob Levine recently published “Reimagining 1820-1865” in Timelines of American Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019) and the “Afterword” to A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction (Cambridge UP, 2019). He has upcoming talks on Melville at Kansas, Indiana State, Catholic U, and UCLA.
March 1, 2019
Chelsea Bock will present "'Maybe': Using Creative Non-Fiction to Illuminate Fertility Rhetoric" at the CCCC in Pittsburgh in March. She also has a review of Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term, by Robin E. Jensen currently in production with Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
March 1, 2019
Danuta Hinc's controversial essay (trending on Twitter for a week), "Nazis and the layers of shame," was published by Popula. 
March 1, 2019
Howard Norman's new novel, The Ghost Clause, is published in July, and will have Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Hebrew, Urdu and Japanese editions.
March 1, 2019
Jonathan Rick delivered three workshops in recent months:
March 1, 2019
PhD candidate Justin Thompson will serve as one of two "Cruise Directors" at the 2019 Dickens Universe at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
March 1, 2019
Kelly Cresap was a featured storyteller on February 13 at the Grapevine series at Takoma Busboys and Poets. 
March 1, 2019
Lyra Hilliard recently published an article (co-authored with Mary K. Stewart) in The Internet and Higher Education.
March 1, 2019
Mark Fitzgerald's second book of poetry, Downburst, will be published by Cinnamon Press in April.
March 1, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum is speaking at Earthly Impressions: Book, Text, and Archive in the Anthropocene at the University of Washington in early March, as well as at the ACLA conference at Georgetown.
March 1, 2019
Oliver Gaycken will be giving a talk in the National Library of Medicine's lecture series.
March 1, 2019
Jeffrey Griswold’s essay “The False Florimell and Nonhuman Consent” was published in the winter 2019 issue of The Spenser Review. His article “Human Insufficiency and the Politics of Accommodation in King Lear” will appear in the spring 2019 issue of Renaissance Drama.
February 27, 2019
Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi's poetry collection, Love Letter to an Afterlife, was published by Black Lawrence Press (2018). Recently, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Rita Dove, selected her poem "Surrogate Twin" to appear in the New York Times Magazine. Ines was also interviewed by author Rion Amilcar Scott for The Rumpus.  
February 27, 2019
K. A. Wisniewski's essay "The Unpublishable: Textshop Experiments and Composition(s) of/as Publishing, co-written with Felix Burgos (Indiana University) appears in the anthology Exquisite Corpse: Studio Art-Based Writing Practices in the Academy, edited by Kate Hanzalik and Nathalie Virgintino (Parlor Press, 2019).
February 27, 2019
DeLisa Hawkes will present her paper entitled, "Silencing 'Black Noise' in Dwayne Alexander Smith’s Forty Acres,” as a part of the "Navigating Trauma: Pasts, Presents, and Futures in African American Literature (Part 2)” roundtable at the 50th Anniversary Northeast Modern Language Association Conference.
February 27, 2019
Nahid has published a translation into Persian of Fen: A Play by Caryl Churchill. The publication includes her article reading Churchill's Marxist-feminist implications of the play.
February 27, 2019
Scott Trudell’s book Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England is out in March from Oxford University Press. The book reveals the importance of performed vocal music in theories and practices of English Renaissance literature.
February 27, 2019
PhD Candidate Tung-An Wei (Miranda) will present a paper at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Washington, DC in late March.
February 26, 2019
The project explores the circulation and performance of Renaissance poetry. Raff Vigilanti at MITH designed the data model. Professors Scott Trudell (UMD) and Sarah Williams (USC) both contributed to the content.
February 19, 2019
Stewart Foehl (under pen name Stewart Lewis) has inked a deal with Lake Union (Amazon) to publish his edgy, romantic comedy novel called Happily Whatever After, scheduled to be released in June 2020.
February 15, 2019
Kelly Cresap provides tips on dealing with classroom diversity.
February 6, 2019
Assistant Professor Scott Trudell recently guest edited a special issue of Restoration journal. 
January 8, 2019
Professor Tita Chico has been awarded a Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) from the Graduate School for the academic year 2019-2020.
January 3, 2019
Mal Haselberger and Justin Thompson have each been selected by the Graduate School for an Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for 2018-2019.
January 2, 2019
Faculty presenting current research include Julius Fleming, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Lee Konstantinou, Kari Kraus, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela, David Carroll Simon, and Edlie Wong.Colleagues from American Studies and Women's Studies will also discuss their research.
December 4, 2018
Current MFA students Temim Fruchter (fiction), Max Lasky (poetry), and Hunter Parsons (poetry) have been announced as nominees for the Association of Writers & Writing Program's Intro Journals Project (2019), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country.