Summer 2018 Bywords

BookLab Opens Summer 2018

2018.09.07: Summer 2018 Bywords

November 16, 2018
Kayla Harr Doucette presented her paper "Visions and Re-Visions: Visual Technology and H.D.'s Shifting Fictions of Perception" at the Modernist Studies Association conference "Graphic Modernisms," November 8-11, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
September 20, 2018
Robin Earnest and Patrick Nelson will be presenting at the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Annual Convention in Pittsburgh this coming March. 
September 20, 2018
University of Maryland MFA alumna Shara Lessley published a new book of poems, The Explosive Expert's Wife (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018). She also co-edited a collection of essays titled, The Poem's Country: Place and Poetic Practice (Pleiades Press, 2018).
September 18, 2018
David Biespiel's book, The Education of a Young Poet (Counterpoint Press, 2018), will be released on Tuesday, October 9th. David Biespiel is the former coordinator of the MFA program and a University of Maryland alumnus.
September 13, 2018
Recent PhD alumnus and Ohio State University-Mansfield Assistant Professor Jamie Kantor was recently published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (PMLA). 
September 13, 2018
The National Book Foundation recognized ten authors for "Young People's Literature."  
September 11, 2018
Alumnus Stephen Rojcewicz presented “George Antrobus: Genius in a Name” at the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference, Peterborough, NH, June 12, 2018. 
September 11, 2018
Brian Richardson edited and introduced a special issue of the journal, Unnatural Narrative: Theory and Practices, in Frontiers of Narrative Studies, Spring 2018; he also published the articles: “‘Books Were Not in Their Line’: The Material Book and the Deceptive Scene of Reading in To the Lighthouse,” Virginia Woolf and the World of Books; “Unnatural Endings in Fiction and Drama” in the Edinburgh Companion to Narrative Theory; and co-authored with Lars Bernaerts, “Fictional Minds: Coming to Terms with the Unnatural,” in Poetics Today 39.3 (2018). 
September 11, 2018
Edlie Wong was recently elected Vice President of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists. She will serve a two year term (2018-2020) and become President of C19 in 2020 for another two year term (2020-2022). 
September 11, 2018
Mary Turner provided the classroom instruction and coaching that helped inspire the successful proposal. #UMDWrites
September 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has a new publication:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Martha Nell Smith also has the following forthcoming publication:Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, forthcoming September 2018. With Companion web production http://aliciaostriker.com. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
September 11, 2018
Heidi Scott has a new book out, Fuel: An Ecocritical History (Bloomsbury Press, 2018). She also has an article forthcoming in the journal Victorian Studies: "Industrial Souls: Climate Change, Immorality, and Victorian Anticipations of the Good Anthropocene."
September 11, 2018
Alysia Sawchyn's review, "Essaying the World: On Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions," of Valeria Luiselli's recent book was published in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies 5.1. She also published a micro essay, "Simple," in the September issue of Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction.
September 11, 2018
Patrick Nelson will join a panel discussion at the PTK Faculty Symposium in October. Patrick and two others will discuss course / curriculum redesign projects they’ve undertaken, from “flipping” classrooms and shifting to student-centered course structures to creating a study abroad program. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore ways they might redesign courses they teach, be it through slight adjustments to complete overhauls.
September 11, 2018
Over the summer Robin M. Earnest worked on the Planning Committee for UMD's PTK Symposium which is scheduled for October 26, 2018. This fall, Robin will continue her work in support of PTK Faculty as an appointee to both ARHU's Collegiate Council, and ADVANCE's Advancing Professional Track Faculty Program.  
September 11, 2018
Stewart Foehl (pen name: Stewart Lewis) had a piece published recently on Motherwell Magazine:https://motherwellmag.com/2018/08/09/how-to-swerve-my-unconventional-path-to-fatherhood-as-a-gay-man/ 
September 11, 2018
MA student Talia Fishbine's paper, “The Presence of Gatsby in the Absense of Towers: 9/11 Literature and the American Dream” was recently accepted for publication with the open access ejournal, Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS).
September 11, 2018
Thibault Raoult has four poems forthcoming in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion and will present at the Frank Stanford Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas in September.
September 11, 2018
Comparative Literature PhD candidate Tung-An Wei (Miranda) received a merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 
September 7, 2018
Bob Levine has upcoming talks on Frederick Douglass at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Paris, and the Frederick Douglass Papers in Indianapolis. He recently spoke on the American literary canon at the University of Texas.
September 7, 2018
Britt Starr had a biography of Willa Muir and a biography of Edwin Muir published in the Modernist Archives Publishing Project this summer. 
September 7, 2018
Danuta Hinc recently published an essay, "When Fake News Was Good. History takes place in language before it manifests itself in events" in Popula. 
September 7, 2018
Howard Norman gave two lectures at McGill University. He taught this past month at the Napa Valley Literary Conference.  His novel My Darling Detective is being published in Dutch and Japanese.
September 7, 2018
Ph.D. candidate Konstantinos Pozoukidis was awarded the A. G. Leventis Grant for 2018-2019 from the A. G. Leventis Foundation. 
September 7, 2018
Maud Casey's story, "Father, Ether, Sea," will appear in Conjunctions 71: A Cabinet of Curiosity. 
September 7, 2018
Michael Collier has recently published a new book of poems, My Bishop and Other Poems, University of Chicago Press.
September 7, 2018
Jonathan Rick had an article published in PR Daily about resume writing — specifically, the excuses that students tell themselves as to why they need a "skills" section. 
September 7, 2018
Randy Ontiveros and Sharada Balachandran Orihuela served as members of the site committee for the Latina/o Studies Association’s biennial conference, which was held this past July 11-14 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, DC.
September 7, 2018
Stanford University Press published Tita Chico’s newest book, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment.
August 28, 2018
UMD Graduate School interview on academic journey and benefits of doctoral training.
August 28, 2018
Joshua Weiner was in Germany this summer, where he read his TRUMPOEMS in Berlin, and at a symposium on poetry & populism at Göttingen University, as well as in Poland, where he also recorded an interview with the poet, Tadeusz Dabrowski, for Radio Gdańsk.
August 24, 2018
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