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June 6, 2020
In a recent interview with PEN America, Mark Doty, author of What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), expressed his admiration for the Emily Dickinson scholarship of Martha Nell Smith. Doty praised the "marvelous recent film Wild Nights with Emily, based in part on the brilliant work of my friend Martha Nell Smith, a crucial Dickinson scholar." Read the full interview here.
June 5, 2020
As Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture, Dennis L. Winston oversaw the publication of two issues of the journal this year: "Spaces and Places" (v7, i1): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf-y8m9a and the special issue, "Street Lit" (v7, i2): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf
June 5, 2020
Jess Enoch edited a "Cluster Conversation" in the journal Peitho that is dedicated to the centennial memorializations dedicated to the passing of the 19th Amendment--women's right to vote. The title of the conversation is "The Suffrage Centennial: How, Why, and on What Terms Should We Mark this Moment?" UMD PhD student Katie Bramlett contributed an essay to the conversation "Stories of Filipinia Suffrage: Remembering Marginal Histories in Colonial Contexts." https://cfshrc.org/peitho-journal/
June 5, 2020
In May, Tita Chico participated in the Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture Research Seminar at New College, Oxford University, originally planned to be hosted in Oxford, then later moved online. Dr. Chico was also scheduled to be a Senior Research Fellow at New College during their Trinity Term, 2020.
June 4, 2020
This spring saw the publication of Joshua Weiner's new translations of German poetry by Nelly Sachs and Bertold Brecht, as well as three new works of his own.
June 4, 2020
Shannon Zellars-Strohl will be delivering an invited talk for the University of Western Washington entitled "Jane Eyre and Zombies: Reimagining the Victorian Colonial Space in Jane Eyre, I Walked with a Zombie, and Wide Sargasso Sea" in June 2020. 
June 3, 2020
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright’s book-in-progress, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Enchantment,” has been put under contract by Oxford University Press.  He expects to submit the manuscript in July. 
June 1, 2020
Senior Lecturer Ross Angelella's short story "Light Like Gunshots" recently published in the UK literary crime journal Close to the Bone and his flash fiction "A Good Hour" published in Failbetter.
June 1, 2020
Vin Carretta has recently published “Black People of Letters: Authors, Activists, Abolitionists” in The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing, eds. Susheila Nasta and Mark Stein (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).  
May 20, 2020
Professor Orrin Wang is the 2020 recipient of the Keats Shelley Association of America's Distinguished Scholar Award. 

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