February 20, 2018
The English Department is delighted to announce that Professor GerShun Avilez will be joining us this fall as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland.
January 13, 2018
Matt Kirschenbaum has been awarded a Mellon Foundation grant for Books.Files, a new project designed for assessing the potential for the archival collection and scholarly study of digital assets associated with today’s trade publishing and bookmaking. This project represents the first organized attempt to put ambassadors from the scholarly communities traditionally invested in safeguarding and studying the material history of bookmaking into contact and conversation with thought leaders and influencers from the contemporary publishing world. The centerpiece of the project will be a convening to bring those figures together in New York City in early 2018. Matt Kirschenbaum’s efforts will also be supported by site visits to observe the bookmaking process as it unfolds across different settings, and interviews with industry experts. Findings for scholars, archivists, and publishers will be presented in a white paper made publicly available in late 2018. 
October 10, 2017
Maud Casey's story, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," appeared in The American Scholar and her story, "Two Inclinations," is forthcoming in Conjunctions. Her essay, "To Be Undone," appeared in a recent issue of New England Review. The essay is an excerpt from her book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions, to be published by Graywolf Press in January 2018. 
September 14, 2017
Lindsay Bernal, whose poetry collection What It Doesn't Have to Do With is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press, has been selected for the 2017 National Poetry Series competition.
August 8, 2017
Professor Zita Nunes received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
April 13, 2017
Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements, and our newest additions to the faculty.
February 23, 2017
Sara Wilder, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at Ohio State University, will be joining us this fall.
December 8, 2016
Join us in congratulating the following projects for receiving grants from the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies' Fall 2016 grant cycle.

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