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he St. Mary’s English Department believes that a student benefits most from the integration of literature and creative writing. Thus, as English majors, students will read a broad historical and cultural range of literatures and develop a variety of writing skills.

January 22, 2020
The Office of the President presents “Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton” on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series, is free of charge and open… Find Out More
January 22, 2020
Baylor University has named Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.


Awarded biennially, The Cherry Award is a prestigious national teaching award – with the single, largest… Find Out More
January 20, 2020
“An Evening with Janelle James” takes place on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. James is the 14th performer for the Annual Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture. Ticket prices are $10 for… Find Out More
January 10, 2020
The annual Reeves Lecture with Jeffrey Hammond, professor of English and George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 4:45 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. The event is free of charge… Find Out More
November 18, 2019
Professor Emerita of Theater and Dance Merideth Taylor had four photographs published in the autumn quarterly issue of Burning Word Literary Journal, and her essay "Miss Mary and Merideth: Story of a Relationship" appears in the just released Volume 12 of the Delmarva Review, a literary journal of… Find Out More
November 13, 2019
St. Mary’s College Student Cam Kelley has been published in UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. UReCA is an online, peer-reviewed journal that fosters the exchange of intellectual and creative work between undergraduate students, providing a platform where… Find Out More
October 11, 2019
Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting from Monday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 24, in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus.


From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with… Find Out More
September 6, 2019
On August 20, Professor of English Ben Click gave the keynote address for the Conference on Literacy sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Public School System. The title of his talk was “Teachers: Our Best Hope at Raising Literacy Rates.”


Click holds a five-year term as editor of The Mark Twain… Find Out More
September 5, 2019
St. Mary’s College of Maryland English professor and two-time Fulbright Scholar Jennifer Cognard-Black released today a lecture series through The Great Courses.


The Great Courses are a series of educational classes delivered in video and audio formats offered to “surround the world’s greatest… Find Out More
August 23, 2019
Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black will present The Robert Foster Cherry Lecture “Just Food:  Social Justice and the Literatures of Food” on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in Cole Cinema, Campus Center. The lecture is presented by the Office of the Provost.


The Cherry Lecture is a result… Find Out More