Department News

April 5, 2011
From WW Norton's website on March 30, 2011: "Spotted: James Franco, accompanied by an assistant carrying the Norton Critical Edition of Shelley’s Poetry and Prose to his appearance on Letterman"
March 31, 2011
Congratulations to Hannah Wenger (BA, 2010) who has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Norway for the 2011-12 academic year. Hannah graduated in December as an English major, Philosophy minor, with a certificate in Women’s Studies. It is notable that Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to Norway are extremely competitive, with only 2 slots available annually and a typical selection rate of under 5%. After her year in Norway, Hannah will be attending the University of Toronto to pursue an MA in English.
March 30, 2011
On March 29, 2011, the University of Maryland’s English department was deeply saddened with the news of the death of Professor Marshall Grossman, who died after a four-month battle with cancer. He was 63 years old.
March 14, 2011
Norman will serve on the jury of a premier Canadian literary prize.
March 2, 2011
Olmert's new play, "Moving the Chains: The Darryl Hill Story," appears as a rehearsed staged reading, a co-production of Theatre J and the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, March 21, 2011.
February 28, 2011
Peterson's new book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City, comes out this month.
February 8, 2011
The University of Maryland has won a grant from the National Science Foundation to launch an ADVANCE program. Co-investigators Avis Cohen (Biology), Darryl Pines (Engineering), and KerryAnn O'Meara (Education) have selected Professor Martha Nell Smith to serve as one of two ADVANCE professors for the College of Arts and Humanities.
February 3, 2011
Tomorrow and Saturday, the AWP Conference will be in full swing!  And, this year, it's local.  Please check out how our wonderful Creative Writing Department will be involved.
January 25, 2011
Stanley Plumly, Professor and Director of Creative Writing, will deliver the 2011 Turnbull Lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday, February 15. His talk is titled "My Keats."
January 12, 2011
The English Department is bringing Michael Dirda, "Book World" columnist for the Washington Post, to campus for the spring semester as the "Petrou Reader in Residence." The goal is to have Dirda be a real presence in the department and contribute to its already-vibrant intellectual community in an ongoing way.