The English Department is home to a productive, award-winning faculty whose members pursue research and creative activity across the many diverse fields of English Studies today. In celebrating that work, we would like to acknowledge some of the recent accomplishments of Christopher Corbett, Professor of the Practice.
In July, Professor Corbett was the subject of a column in the San Francisco Chronicle celebrating the role of the Pony Express in linking California with the rest of the nation in the early 1860s. To read the article, please visit http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-the-Pony-Express-linked-an-isolated-SF-to-the-11306475.php
Professor Corbett was also a panelist in June in Kansas City on a panel discussion about Mark Twain in the 19th century West. The panel was sponsored by the Western Writers of America's annual meeting that also feature the writer William Least-Heat Moon, author of Blue Highways.
We look forward to seeing the exciting work that Professor Corbett continues to produce both inside and outside of the classroom. For more information about Professor Corbett, please visit his faculty profile at http://english.umbc.edu/core-faculty/christopher-corbett/.