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Author,Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature
The University of North Carolina Press,2018
Author,Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies
Cambridge University Press,2017
Co-Author,Research Ethics Education in Graduate International Collaborations
Council of Graduate Schools,2017
author ,Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction
Harvard University Press,2016
Co-Editor,Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
Wiley,2016
Author,The Lives of Frederick Douglass
Harvard University Press,2016
Author,Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion
Johns Hopkins University Press,2015
Cover of "Racial Reconstruction"
Author,Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship
NYU Press,2015
Author,Hemingway, Style, and the Art of Emotion
Cambridge University Press,2015
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Editor,The Killers: A Narrative of Real Life in Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Press,2014
Author,Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru
University of Texas Press,2014
Author ,When America Turned: Reckoning With 1968
University of Massachusetts Press,2014
Author,Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide
Wiley Blackwell ,2013
Co-Editor,The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies
Oxford Handbooks,2013
,In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of a New People
NYU Press,2013
Editor,The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Cambridge University Press,2013
Co-Editor ,Burke in the Archives: Using the Past to Transform the Future of Burkean Studies (Studies in Rhetoric/Communication)
University of South Carolina Press,2013
Co-Advisor ,Emily Dickinson Archive
Harvard University Press ,2012
Co-Editor, with Samuel Cohen,The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
University of Iowa Press,2012
Editor,The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 1820-1865
W. W. Norton Publishing,2011
,Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage
University of Georgia Press,2011
Co-Editor with Caroline F. Levander,A Companion to American Literary Studies
Wiley-Blackwell,2011
,Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship
Duke University Press,2011
Co-Editor,The Works of James M. Whitfield: "America" and Other Writings by a Nineteenth-Century African American Poet"
University of North Carolina Press,2011
,Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Yale University Press,2011
Editor,Clotel, or The President's Daughter, by William Wells Brown
Bedford,2010
Author,Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth Century American Literature
The Johns Hopkins University Press,2010
,Our Conrad: Constituting American Modernity
Stanford University Press,2010
Editor,The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Harvard University Press,2010
Co-Editor,Modern Jewish Literatures: Intersections and Boundaries
University of Pennsylvania Press ,2009
Co-Editor,The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder
Harper Perennial,2009
Author,Pop Apocalypse: A Possible Satire
Harper Perennial ,2009
,Neither Fugitive Nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel
New York University Press,2009
Editor ,Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald's the Great Gatsby (Approaches to Teaching World Literature)
Modern Language Association of America ,2008
Author,Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville
Cambridge University Press,2008
,Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism
North Carolina Press,2008
,Liberating Language: Sites of Rhetorical Education in Nineteenth-Century Black America
Southern Illinois University Press,2008
Co-Author,The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume A: Beginnings to 1800
Cengage Learning,2008
Contributor,Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture
ABC-CLIO,2008
,Cannibal Democracy: Race and Representation in the Literature of the Americas
University of Minnesota Press,2008
,Refiguring Rhetorical Education: Women Teaching African American, Native American, and Chicano/a Students, 1865-1911
Southern Illinois University Press,2008
Co-Editor,Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
The University of Virginia Rotunda Press,2008
Co-author,Jewish Literature And History: An Interdisciplinary Conversation (Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture)
CDL Press,2008
Co-Author,Robert Johnson: Lost and Found (Music in American Life)
Music in American Life,2008
Co-Editor, with Mary Loeffelholz,A Companion to Emily Dickinson
Wiley-Blackwell,2008
Editor, with Samuel Otter,Frederick Douglass & Hermann Melville: Essays in Relation
University of North Carolina Press,2008
Editor,Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, by Herman Melville
Penguin,2008
Editor, with Caroline Levander,Hemispheric American Studies
Rutgers University Press,2008
,Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations
University of California Press,2007
Editor,The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition: Volume B: 1820-1865
W. W. Norton,2007
Author,Hebrew, Gender, and Modernity: Critical Responses to Dvora Baron's Fiction
CDL Press: University Press of Maryland,2007
,Intimations of Difference: Dvora Baron in the Modern Hebrew Renaissance (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art)
Syracuse University Press,2006
,Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man
Penguin,2006
Editor,The Iron Heel, by Jack London
Penguin,2006
Co-Editor ,Conversations with August Wilson (Literary Conversations)
University Press of Mississippi,2005
Director, producer, writer,Mined to Death
Berkeley Media LLC,2005
,Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers
University of Tennessee Press,2005
Editor,The House of Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Norton Critical Edition,2005
Editor,The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather
Cambridge University Press,2005
Editor,The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad
Modern Library,2004
Co-Editor, with Carola Kaplan and Andrea White,Conrad in the Twenty-first Century: Contemporary Approaches and Perspectives
Routledge,2004
,And the War Came: An Accidental Memoir
Terrace Books,2004
Contributor,Four Trials
Simon & Schuster,2004
editor,The Facts on File Companion to American Drama
Facts on File,2004
Co-Editor ,F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives
University of Georgia Press,2003
Editor,The Portable Henry James
Penguin Classics,2003
Editor,Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century
University Press of Kentucky,2003
Co-Editor,Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,2003
Editor,Victory, by Joseph Conrad
Modern Library,2003
Editor,The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings, by Olaudah Equiano
Penguin, Revised and Expanded Edition,2003
editor,Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader
University of North Carolina Press,2003
Editor,Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River, by Joseph Conrad
Modern Library,2002
Director, producer, writer,Cashing in on Culture: Indigenous Communities and Tourism
Berkeley Media LLC,2001
Editor,Under Western Eyes
Modern Library Classics,2001
Editor,Complete Writings, by Phillis Wheatley
Penguin,2001
Co-Editor,Tiep Can Duong Dai Van Hoa My: Contemporary Approaches to American Culture
Hanoi National University ,2000
Editor,Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Penguin; rpt University of North Carolina Press,2000
,En-Gendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives
Duke University Press,1999
,"We Are Coming": The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women
Southern Illinois University Press,1999
Editor,Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery, by Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
Penguin,1999
,Willa Cather: Queering America
Columbia University Press,1999
,Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture
University of California Press,1998
Co-editor, with Ellen Louise Hart,Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
Paris Press,1998
Editor,The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville
Cambridge University Press,1998
Editor,O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Oxford University Press,1997
,Martin Delany, Frederick Douglasss, and the Politics of Representative Identity
University of North Carolina Press,1997
Editor,Northland Stories, by Jack London
Penguin,1996
,Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California
Addison Wesley,1996
,Male Call: Becoming Jack London
Duke University Press,1996
,Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act
University of North Carolina Press,1996
Editor,New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Neglected Stories
University of Missouri ,1996
Author,Entre el tronar épico y el llanto elegíaco: simbología indígena en la poesía ecuatoriana de los siglos XIX-XX
Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar,1995
Editor,With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women
Southern Illinois University Press,1995
,"Doers of the Word": African-American Women Speakers & Writers in the North (1830-1880)
Oxford University Press,1995
Author,Signos, cantos y memoria en los Andes: traduciendo la lengua y la cultura quechua
Abya-Yala,1993
Editor,Italian Hours
Pennsylvania State Univ Press,1990
author,George III and the Satirists from Hogarth to Byron
U of Georgia P,1990
Author,Virginia Piedmont Blues: The Lives and Art of Two Virginia Bluesmen
Publication of the American Folklore Society. New Series,1990
,The Romance of Failure
Oxford University Press,1989
Author,Signs, songs, and memory in the Andes: translating Quechua language and culture
University of Texas Press,1988
,Silence in Henry James: The Heritage of Symbolism and Decadence
Pennsylvania State Univ Press,1986
Author,Sounds So Good to Me: The Bluesman's Story
University of Pennsylvania Press,1984
author,Silverless Mirrors: Book, Self and Postmodern American Fiction
University Press of Florida,1983
,Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction
University of Chicago Press,1979
co-author,Performance in Postmodern Culture
Coda Press for the Center for 20th Cent. Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin,1977
,Flaubert and Joyce: The Rite of Fiction
Princeton University Press,1971

News

January 26, 2020
Brian Richardson read a paper, “Dying Again and Again: Unruly Ecologies of Plot in Contemporary Fiction,” at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present in October in College Park. His article, “I, etcetera: The Poetics and Politics of Multiperson Narration“ was translated into Portuguese and published in Revista Ribanceira 14 (2018) 123-43. His book, A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-first Century: Theorizing Unruly Narratives, was published in November by Ohio State University Press in their Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series.
January 26, 2020
he MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for the Intro Journals Project (2020), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new work by students currently enrolled in AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) member programs: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/intro_journals_project_overview
January 26, 2020
MFA fiction student Jehane Sharah has been awarded a Sterling Watson MFA Fellowship to attend the Sixteenth Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference in Florida in January 2020.
January 26, 2020
Konstantinos Pozoukidis received a $5,000 grant from the Gerondelis Foundation Inc.Konstantinos also will be presenting his roundatble contribution entitled "Emma's Detour" at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) conference in St. Louis, MO, March 2020.He presented his paper "Emma at Crossroads: Modernity and the Remains of History" at the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (EC/ASECS) in  Gettysburg, PA, October 24 – 26, 2019
January 26, 2020
In October 2019, Leigh Ryan (Writing Center Director Emerita) presented at the International Writing Centers Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing conference: “The (HE)ART of It All: What Departing Writing Center Directors Carry with Them.”  In September, she served as a mentor at York College of Pennsylvania’s annual Naylor Undergraduate Research Workshop. She also recently spoke at a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on “’To Do Right and Overcome’: The Plummer Family in Slavery and Freedom” and at Odenton Genealogists on “The Plummers: Honoring the Lives and Legacy of an Enslaved  Prince George’s County Family.”
January 26, 2020
Liz Arnold's sequence, "Effacement," was reprinted recently by PARIS REVIEW in their online daily journal. She has two poems coming out from OVERSOUND in the spring.
January 26, 2020
Mal Haselberger presented a conference paper at the American Printing History Association, "'[Shaping] up before my eyes and in my own loving hands': Jane Grabhorn's Jumbo Press and the Feminist Possbilities of Print," in October 2019. She also gave a talk, titled "Learning to Measure by Ems and Picas: A Letterpress Journey," at the Library of Congress for the Denker Fellows Symposium hosted by the American Printing History Association's Chesapeake Chapter in November 2019.
January 26, 2020
HeadStuff, the award winning Arts and Culture website, recently interviewed Mark Fitzgerald about his book, Downburst. To read the interview, click here. 
January 26, 2020
Maud Casey's story, "Bells of Loudun" appears in the current issue (7) of Bennington Review. Her essay, "Everything is Listening: The Sound of Silence in Fiction," is forthcoming in The Sewannee Review.
January 26, 2020
Nabila Hijazi presented a paper entitled, “Academic Death through Human Birth," as part of "RhetComp Mamas Speak: Autoethnographies of Everyday Maternal Activism" panel at the 2019 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at James Madison University on November 14, 2019.