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  • Oct. 10: Lia Purpura to Appear in Fall for the Book Festival

    Part of 21st annual book festival at George Mason University
    This week, Lia Purpura will be joining an impressive lineup of authors at George Mason University's 21st annual Fall for the Book festival! See below for a press release from the festival with...
    Posted: October 8, 2019 6:32 PM
  • Faculty, Students to Present at International Conference

    New Chaucer Society Congress, July 2020 in Durham, England
    English faculty Dr. Kate McKinley and two English students, Corbin Jones and Joe Smith, will be presenting papers at the New Chaucer Society Congress in Durham, England in July 2020. The New...
    Posted: September 30, 2019 2:21 PM
  • 2019 Banned Books Week Discussion: October 9, AOK Library

    Illuminating the Tradition of Banning and Contesting Books
    Each year, Banned Books Week aims at celebrating our freedom to read and to engage with the wealth of information--some considered taboo or transgressive--that diversifies our perspectives and...
    Posted: September 27, 2019 1:52 PM
  • TOMORROW: Tanya Olson Reading at Central Library

    Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 PM
    Tanya Olson will be reading poetry, including selections from her 2019 book Stay, at the Central Library Creative Arts Center on Wednesday, September 25. The "Poetry & Conversation" event...
    Posted: September 24, 2019 2:10 PM
  • Read New Essays from Earl Brooks and Keegan Cook Finberg

    English faculty members Earl Brooks and Keegan Cook Finberg have recently published new essays. Follow the links below to read their work! Earl Brooks published "Charles Mingus, Rotary...
    Posted: September 23, 2019 11:01 AM
  • English Faculty Lia Purpura Reading at Enoch Pratt Library

    September 26, 6:30 PM, Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore
    On Thursday September 26, UMBC English faculty Lia Purpura will be reading at Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, 6:30 PM. Come and hear selections from her new book, All the Fierce Tethers!...
    Posted: September 20, 2019 1:04 PM
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Big Prize Poetry Slam

    Big Prize Poetry Slam entry deadline EXTENDED to Friday 9/20! You have a few more days to enter UMBC's annual BIG SLAM!  By the end of this FRIDAY 9/20, email a print and a video version of no...
    Posted: September 19, 2019 7:14 PM
  • TOMORROW: A Beloved Reading of Toni Morrison

    September 18, 12:00-1:30, AOK Library Rotunda
    Via the Dresher Center, where you can RSVP for the event: https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/dreshercenter/events/73475 A Beloved Reading of Toni Morrison September 18, 12:00-1:30 AOK Library...
    Posted: September 17, 2019 2:50 PM
  • TODAY: TTL Graduate Student Reception at Noon

    Graduate faculty and graduate students in the Texts, Technologies, and Literature MA program are invited to a reception in PAHB 428. Lunch will be served. Core faculty are also warmly invited....
    Posted: September 16, 2019 8:20 AM
  • Enter UMBC's BIG PRIZE POETRY SLAM and win BIG!

    Time to SLAM BIG and WIN BIG!   It's the 7th Annual BIG PRIZE POETRY SLAM at UMBC's 2019 HOMECOMING! $200 Grand 1st Place Prize. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd Place.   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:00-8:00 pm...
    Posted: September 4, 2019 8:40 AM