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Updates from Sangeeta Ray

May 06, 2021 English

Sangeeta Ray retires as President of the American Comparative Literature Association After Successful Virtual Conference

English Department To Collaborate on Three Antiracism Publications

April 29, 2021 English, College of Arts and Humanities

The publications are a product of the recent year-long Antiracism Series hosted by the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies.


Alum Jason Renolds Guest Stars on PBS Antiques Roadshow: Celebrity Edition

April 28, 2021 English

Catch the bestselling writer alongside fellow guests Jay Leno, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nancy Kerrigan, and Dottie Pepper on Monday, May 3

Washington Post

Georgia’s Voter Suppression Laws Betray the Promise of Reconstruction

April 28, 2021 English, College of Arts and Humanities

Distinguished Professor Robert Levine Discusses Georgia’s Voter Suppression Laws in the Washington Post

Broadening the Arts Umbrella

April 28, 2021 College of Arts and Humanities, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, School of Music, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, English, Art, Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland Art Gallery, David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

New initiative expands offerings; unites arts, STEM and social justice.

Maryland Today

Witchy Woman

April 27, 2021 English, College of Arts and Humanities

Alum’s Fourth Book Explores the Occult, Addiction and Internet Covens

I Finished English 101. What's Next?

April 20, 2021 English

Enjoy what you explored in English 101? See what else the English Department has to offer with our fall courses.

UMD English Alum Elizabeth DeLoughrey (PhD '99) Awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

April 14, 2021 English

DeLoughrey is the founder of the UCLA Postcolonial Literature & Theory Colloquium as well as co-editor for the interdisciplinary open access journal Environmental Humanities.

Early American Literature Program Ranks Among Best in Nation

April 13, 2021 English, College of Arts and Humanities

Faculty, student achievement highlighted by U.S. News & World Report's 2022 'Best Graduate Schools' rankings.

New Translations by Joshua Weiner

April 06, 2021 English

Read the newly translated release of Flight and Metamorphosis.