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Cecilia Shelton Wins the 2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award and 2021 Technical and Scientific Communication Award

February 12, 2021 English

The National Council of Teachers of English awarded the English professor two awards for her work surrounding “A Techné of Marginality.”

Conference to Celebrate Groundbreaking 1989 Collection of Caribbean Women Writers

February 08, 2021 English, Latin American Studies Center

UMD’s ‘Her True-True Name’ event will feature readings by writers published in the book.

New Publication by English Alum Anita Sherman

January 25, 2021 English

PhD alum releases a new book, titled "Skepticism in Early Modern English Literature: The Problems and Pleasures of Doubt"

English Alum Norrell Edwards Named Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow for 2021

January 18, 2021 English

Norrell Edwards (English PhD 2019) has been named the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at Texas Christian University for 2021.

Orrin Wang Wins 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award

January 07, 2021 Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, English

English professor Orrin Wang is the 2020 recipient of the Keats Shelley Association of America's Distinguished Scholar Award.

UMD English at MLA

January 06, 2021 English

University of Maryland faculty and graduate students will present recent research on a variety of topics at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting from January 7-9, 2021.

Poetry Magazine

MFA Alum Featured in Poetry Magazine's January 2021 Issue

January 05, 2021 English

Tyler Miller's (MFA, '08) "Occasion" and "Oak" are featured in Poetry Foundation's first issue of 2021..

MFA Alum's Novel Listed Among Forbes' Best YA Books of 2020

January 04, 2021 English

Elizabeth Acevedo's (MFA '15) book Clap When You Land is listed among the best YA books of the year.

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MFA Alum Elizabeth Acevedo's Novel in the Works for a TV Series

December 16, 2020 English

Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories has acquired the rights to bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo’s YA novel 'Clap When You Land.'

Seminary Co-op

GerShun Avilez's Black Queer Freedom on Notable Books List of 2020

December 14, 2020 English

Seminary Co-op Names Black Queer Freedom Among Notable Books for 2020