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  • Remembering Founding Faculty Member, Dr. Larry Lasher

    It is with great sadness that the Department of English shares with you the passing of Dr. Larry Lasher, a founding faculty member at UMBC and an exceptional leader and educator, on Thursday,...
    Posted: January 19, 2017 1:45 PM
  • Reading and Conversation with Sally Shivnan

    Since its publication earlier this year, Piranhas & Quicksand & Love by our very own Sally Shivnan has made quite the stir across Maryland and beyond. In the words of Dorothy Reno, for the...
    Posted: December 1, 2016 7:18 PM
  • Berman Recognized for Exemplary Service and Scholarship

    On November 1, the UMBC community celebrated faculty who have earned exemplary recognition as fellows by their professional associations and societies. Designation as a fellow is one of the top...
    Posted: November 6, 2016 9:49 PM
  • Shivnan at Open Circle Read & Response

    The Open Circle Read & Response "is a quarterly collaborative performance of literary, musical, and visual arts, live on stage at The Creative Alliance and other venues around town." In its...
    Posted: October 15, 2016 9:22 AM
  • MA Students at the LLC Graduate Student Conference

    The Department of English is pleased to announce that two of our graduate students in the Texts, Technologies, and Literature MA program will be presenting as part of the microtalks session for...
    Posted: September 30, 2016 8:35 AM
  • Inside Scoop: Careers in Writing

    Do you have a talent and passion for writing, but are not sure how to pursue it as a career? Do you want to know what it really takes to become a successful writer? Whether you are interested in...
    Posted: September 30, 2016 7:56 AM
  • UMBC Students Reading at the Baltimore Book Festival

    On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Kate Azu (winner of the 2015 Big Prize Poetry Slam) and Morgan Zepp (winner of the 2016 Braly Award in Nonfiction) will represent UMBC at the Baltimore Book...
    Posted: September 20, 2016 5:56 PM
  • Sonora Review Reviews Gwiazda's Aspects of Strangers

    On August 27, 2016, Sonora Review published Abby Dockter's review of Professor Piotr Gwiazda's latest collection of poetry, Aspects of Strangers. Here Dockter writes that: Aspects of...
    Posted: September 15, 2016 1:02 AM
  • Baltimore Magazine Names Purpura "Best Poet of 2016"

    Baltimore Magazine recently released its “Best of 2016” edition, which highlighted leaders in arts and culture from across the city over the past year. Lia Purpura, Writer in Residence in UMBC’s...
    Posted: September 15, 2016 12:42 AM
  • Washington Independent Review of Books Reviews Shivnan

    On September 14, 2016, the Washington Independent Review of Books published Dorothy Reno's stunning review of Senior Lecturer Sally Shivnan's Piranhas & Quicksand & Love--what Reno...
    Posted: September 15, 2016 12:34 AM