Winter 2014 Bywords

Robert Levine Recipient of Jay B. Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement

English Department Alumna Pamela Morse Joins Division of Research

Merle Collins is an Activist in Local and Caribbean Communities

February 19, 2014
At MLA 2014 in Chicago, Marilee Lindemann reserved as a respondent for Digital Queers, Queering the Digital: Gaming, Programming, Performance. Martha Nell Smith chaired the session convened by the Division on Gay Studies in Language and Literature.
February 18, 2014
Danuta Hinc was interviewed about her novel, To Kill the Other, by Eva Kapitan on a literary blog, "Authors of the Roundtable" on February 5th. Here is a link to the interview: https://soundcloud.com/soundslikedan/interview-with-danuta-hinc
February 18, 2014
Lewis Lawson, professor emeritus, has published A Rogue's Life: R. Clay Crawford, Prison Escapee, Union Army Officer, Pretend Millionaire, Phony Physician and the Most Respected Man in Macon, Georgia (McFarland).
February 18, 2014
On February 17th, Martha Nell Smith gave a talk--"Archives, Authenticity, the Author: Emily Dickinson"--to contemporary poet (and National Book Award winner) Mark Doty's graduate seminar at Rutgers University.
February 18, 2014
Regina Harrison participated in the 2nd INTERNATIONAL GUAMAN POMA COLLOQUIUM, at the The Royal Library, in Copenhagen, October 24–26 2013. The papers will be published in a forthcoming volume. Regina's paper, titled "Quasi-Confession: Law, Land, and Legacy" is included in a section dedicated to Guaman Poma's active participation in law suits to reclaim significant land holdings.
February 18, 2014
Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru by Regina Harrison looks closely at the implementation of the European sacrament of confession in the early modern contest of the Andes.
February 12, 2014
Brian Richardson is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Bologna during spring semester, among other recent accomplishments. Read on to learn more!
February 11, 2014
Bob Levine is among nine internationally renowned researchers to be welcomed as a fellow of Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study. Read about it in the New York Times here!
February 11, 2014
David Wyatt's new book is being published this February by the University of Massachusetts Press. It's called When America Turned: Reckoning with 1968.
February 11, 2014
The first semi-annual Blended Learning Faculty Retreat Day was held on January 15th. The retreat was attended by AWP and PWP instructors who currently teach or plan to teach blended sections of their courses.
February 11, 2014
Two of Rad's poems have recently been published. "Myland Farms" is in the current Split Rock Review (http://www.splitrockreview.org/mylandfarms) and "Under One Roof" is in the latest A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (http://www.lightedplace.com/under-one-roof.html). Congratulations, Rad! 
February 11, 2014
William recently published poems in various journals, read on to learn more!
February 11, 2014
Sheila has been published and will participate in a conference, continue on to read about her latest accomplishments!
February 11, 2014
Vin Carretta gave a talk at Mount St. Mary's University in February entitled "'Thank heaven one day of mis'ry was o'er': Olaudah Equiano's Literary Artistry in Chapter Five of his Interesting Narrative." He also participated in the "Civil Rights Leaders of the Colonial and Revolutionary Eras" program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in DC, speaking on Phillis Wheatley. The University of Georgia Press has just published the revised paperback edition of Vin's biography of Wheatley.
February 7, 2014
Read more for the latest news from the Professional Writing Program!
February 5, 2014
Sharon Higby was one of three graduate students nominated by the Graduate School to compete for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship. Her successful application competed against those in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Congratulations, Sharon!
February 4, 2014
When the Green Office Program was implemented in fall 2013, the response was great, but not enough to reach 75% of the department, needed to qualify for bronze certification. We need your help and participation!
February 4, 2014
The current issue of Publishers Weekly (January 27, 2014) contains starred reviews of two forthcoming books by English department faculty: Maud Casey, The Man Who Walked Away (Bloomsbury), and Mary Helen Washington, The Other Black List: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s (Columbia University Press). 
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building
January 29, 2014
Click to read more on Aaron's recent accomplishments.
January 29, 2014
Amanda Visconti was invited to lecture at the 7th annual Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities on April 11th. 
January 29, 2014
Professor Scott Wible has won the 2014 Advancement of Knowledge Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication for his book Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Composition Studies.
January 28, 2014
Submit a copy of your syllabus for Spring 2014 before your scheduled session starts!
January 28, 2014
Professor Bob Levine was recently published and led a workshop at Texas A&M. 
January 28, 2014
On January 24th, Professor Matt Kirschenbaum delivered the annual lecture to the Bibliographical Society of America at the Grolier Club in New York City. His talk was entitled, "Operating Systems of the Mind: The Bibliographical Description and Analysis of Born-Digital Texts."
January 28, 2014
Professor Merle Collins is an activist in local and Caribbean communities, starting the Hyattsville-based Carivision Community Theatre and also starting an organization aimed at helping to support restoration of the damaged library on the island of Grenada.
January 28, 2014
Meg Eden had three poems published in B O D Y literature.
January 28, 2014
Professor Michael Olmert has recently had two articles in the magazine "Colonial Williamsburg," a quarterly journal published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This historic city is often said to be "the most studied 18th-century town in the world" and its magazine is meant to reflect the range of its research. Olmert has contributed some thirty articles to the magazine over the past 25 years. He also wrote the historic township's "Official Guidebook to CW," which has been in print since 1985.
January 28, 2014
Pamela's book trailer was just released on YouTube. The book is entitled Lucky That Way (University of Missouri Press, Oct. 1, 2013). Here is the link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kP_93QWS3Y&feature=youtu.be
January 28, 2014
Amanda's article on Kate Chopin's The Awakening was recently accepted in The Southern Literary Journal.
January 23, 2014
Jason Reynolds (B.A. in English) recently published his novel, When I Was the Greatest. 
January 23, 2014
On January 12, 2014, Michael Olmert spoke at the talk-back after a performance of Darrah Cloud's 2013 play "Our Suburb" at Theatre J in Washington, D.C.
January 22, 2014
Professor Jessica Enoch was recently awarded the 2013-2014 CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) Research Initiative Grant to support a critical anthology entitled “Mestiza Rhetors: An Anthology of Latina Rhetorical Activism in North America, 1880-1920,” that she is coediting with Cristina Ramírez.
January 7, 2014
Pamela R. Morse, an alumna of the English department, joined the division of research in October in a newly created role as director of communications. She has worked at the University of Maryland for seven years. 
December 18, 2013
The main English department office just completed the 22nd Annual Teddy Bear Drive sponsored by the friends of the Bonnie Johns Children’s Fund. 
December 13, 2013
Professor Robert Levine is the 2013 recipient of the Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literary scholarship from the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association.
December 13, 2013
Professor Kari Kraus and five students from her Fall 2012 grad seminar "Book 2.0: The History of the Book and the Future of Reading" authored an article, "Bibliocircuitry and the Design of the Alien Everyday," that is forthcoming in Textual Cultures, a peer-reviewed journal for textual studies and book history.
December 13, 2013
Read more about the Fall 2013 Edition of Interpolations!
December 11, 2013
Undergraduate students in Literature by Women Writers of the African Diaspora have been working on various service learning projects this semester under the guidance of Professor Zita Nunes.
December 6, 2013
Professor Randy Ontiveros published an essay on "Latino Media in a Digital Age" as part of an anthology entitled Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). If you're interested in giving it a read, email Randy (rjo@umd.edu) for a PDF version. 
December 5, 2013
The following faculty have received RASA and CAPAA grants from the graduate school for 2014-15: