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March 14, 2019
Crystal Parikh's book entitled Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color has won the 2019 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Cultural Studies: Literature.
March 14, 2019
During spring break, many current and former (and an incoming) members of the English Department will be participating at the annual American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Denver, CO. 
March 6, 2019
Virginia Beauchamp, Professor Emerita and dear friend to many passed away on February 10, 2019. Professor Beauchamp enjoyed a long career in our department and was instrumental in starting Women's Studies at UMD.  
February 27, 2019
Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi's poetry collection, Love Letter to an Afterlife, was published by Black Lawrence Press (2018). Recently, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Rita Dove, selected her poem "Surrogate Twin" to appear in the New York Times Magazine. Ines was also interviewed by author Rion Amilcar Scott for The Rumpus.  
February 19, 2019
What can Buddhist and Hindu influences offer post-1945 American identities? This volume explores the possibilities in the novels of Jack Kerouac, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alice Walker, and others.
November 30, 2018
The Fall 2018 Bywords Newsletter is now available. Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements here. 
November 20, 2018
Jonathan Williams published a piece titled "Thomas Gray's Elegy and the Politics of Memorialization" in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 58 no. 3 (Summer 2018).
November 20, 2018
Justin Lohr and PhD alumna and Assistant Professor at Elon University Heather Lindenman were recently published in Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service-Learning.
November 20, 2018
Stephen Rojcewicz, a Comparative Literature PhD alumnus, is now on the advisory board of a new journal, The Thornton Wilder Journal, to be published by Pennsylvania State University Press. 
November 15, 2018
The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), by Elizabeth Acevedo, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Acevedo earned her MFA in Poetry at the University of Maryland in 2016.