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  • Welcome Back!

    The English Department wishes a warm welcome to all students, staff, instructors, and faculty for the fall 2020 semester! Even though most of us are not meeting in-person on campus, we aim to...
    Posted: September 2, 2020 11:47 AM
  • Honors Student Tristan Heibel Receives Research Award

    The English Honors Program is delighted to announce that Tristan Heibel has received an Undergraduate Research Award to fund his Honors project, directed by Dr. Gail Orgelfinger, Senior Lecturer...
    Posted: June 24, 2020 2:01 PM
  • Drew Holladay Speaking at June 10 Inclusive Language Event

    Drew Holladay, assistant professor of English, will be making a presentation and leading discussion as part of UMBC's virtual event, "The Evolving World of Inclusive Language" on Wednesday, June...
    Posted: June 9, 2020 11:33 AM
  • Congratulations UMBC Class of 2020!

    Congratulations to our heroic Graduates! We are proud of your success! In addition to many undergraduate students in the English major, two students graduated this week from our Texts,...
    Posted: May 21, 2020 1:16 PM
  • Earl Brooks Awarded Dresher Center Summer Fellowship

    Congratulations to Dr. Earl Brooks for receiving a Dresher Center Summer Fellowship for 2020! Brooks will use the fellowship to work on his book project, Black Sonorities: Rhetoric and Black...
    Posted: May 11, 2020 1:43 PM
  • Lindsay DiCuirci to Lead HT Lab about Online Teaching

    Next week, Lindsay DiCuirci will be facilitating a conversation with faculty and staff about teaching online during the COVID-19 crisis. DiCuirci is the Humanities Teaching Lab director....
    Posted: May 7, 2020 6:37 PM
  • Christopher Corbett Awarded Emeritus Faculty Status

    Chris Corbett, prolific journalist and Professor of the Practice in the English department for many years, has been awarded Emeritus faculty status by the university. Join us in congratulating...
    Posted: April 27, 2020 5:08 PM
  • This Week: English Students Presenting at URCAD 2020

    This year the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) will be hosted online, and many English students will make presentations about their compelling research. Find all their...
    Posted: April 20, 2020 4:08 PM
  • McKinley Essay on Boccaccio and Coronavirus Pandemic

    Published on international journalism forum The Conversation
    Professor Kate McKinley discusses similarities between responses to the coronavirus pandemic and Boccaccio's accounts of the Black Plague on the international journalism forum, The Conversation. ...
    Posted: April 16, 2020 3:59 PM
  • The Inclusion Imperative Highlights Work of English Faculty

    English Faculty Working Closely with Dresher Center
    UMBC News recently reported on the Dresher Center's Inclusion Imperative--a program focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in the humanities led by  Scott Casper, CAHSS Dean, and Jessica...
    Posted: April 9, 2020 4:19 PM