Bill Peterson (emeritus) delivered a paper entitled "Only Connect" at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University of Delaware Library, 17–18 March, in celebration of the Library's recent acquisition of the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection of Victorian literature and art.
Bob Levine's recent publications include his coedited (with Cindy Weinstein) Norton Critical Edition of Melville's Pierre and an essay on Hawthorne and dueling in The Field of Honor (University of South Carolina Press). This semester he is giving talks on Frederick Douglass (who "is getting recognized more and more") at the University of Rochester, Texas A&M, Catholic University, and Smith College.
The Associal of Writing and Writing Program's Annual Convention is being held in Washington, DC from February 8th through the 11th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members, graduate students, and alumni.
Harold Jerome Herman, who taught in the English Department for more than three decades, died on December 12, 2016, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
Because of the Department of English's willing and thoughtful participation in sustainability initiatives, the Department was re-issued Green Office Certification (Bronze). Let's continue on our green path!
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5th through the 8th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.