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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,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
,Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru
University of Texas Press,2014
,The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s
Columbia University Press,2014
Author ,When America Turned: Reckoning With 1968
University of Massachusetts Press,2014
,Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide
Wiley Blackwell ,2013
Co-Editor,The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies
Oxford Handbooks,2013
Editor,The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Cambridge University Press,2013
,In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of a New People
NYU 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
,Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words
Wiley Blackwell,2009
Editor, with Jose Antonio Mazzotti,Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities
University of North Carolina 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
Co-Editor,Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
The University of Virginia Rotunda Press,2008
,Refiguring Rhetorical Education: Women Teaching African American, Native American, and Chicano/a Students, 1865-1911
Southern Illinois University 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,Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, by Herman Melville
Penguin,2008
Editor, with Samuel Otter,Frederick Douglass & Hermann Melville: Essays in Relation
University of North Carolina Press,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
,An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru By Titu Cusi Yupanqui
University of Colorado Press,2004
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
Co-Editor ,F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives
University of Georgia Press,2003
Editor,Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century
University Press of Kentucky,2003
Editor,The Portable Henry James
Penguin Classics,2003
Co-Editor,Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,2003
,The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity
Cambridge University Press,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
,Willa Cather: Queering America
Columbia University Press,1999
Editor,Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery, by Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
Penguin,1999
Co-editor, with Ellen Louise Hart,Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
Paris Press,1998
,Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture
University of California 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,Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers
Random House,1991
Editor,Italian Hours
Pennsylvania State Univ Press,1990
Author,Virginia Piedmont Blues: The Lives and Art of Two Virginia Bluesmen
Publication of the American Folklore Society. New Series,1990
Editor,Black-Eyed Susans and Midnight Birds: Stories by and about Black Women
Doubleday/Anchor,1989
,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
Editor,Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women, 1860-1960
Doubleday/Anchor,1987
,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
,Malcolm Lowry: A Preface to His Fiction
University of Chicago Press,1979
,Flaubert and Joyce: The Rite of Fiction
Princeton University Press,1971

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News

September 14, 2017
Lindsay Bernal, whose poetry collection What It Doesn't Have to Do With is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press, has been selected for the 2017 National Poetry Series competition.
September 13, 2017
The Tessera--the NSF-funded game Kari Kraus and her collaborators launched last spring--will be showcased as an Indiecade 2017 Official Selection at this year's festival (press release here). 
September 13, 2017
Michael Olmert lectured on “18th Century Architecture and the Creation of Sacred Spaces,” at Historic St. Martin’s Church (built 1756-63), Worcester Co., MD.,  Sept. 9, 2017.  This talk was adapted from a chapter of his forthcoming book, "Space, Meaning, and Intention in 18th Century Architecture."
September 12, 2017
Tyler Mills, a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, was recently selected by Oliver de la Paz for the 2017 Akron Poetry Prize. Her manuscript ​Hawk Parable is forthcoming in 2019.  
September 6, 2017
PhD student, Dominique Young, was recently featured in an article about the graduate school's mentoring and diversity initiatives. 
September 6, 2017
Christin Taylor '13 recently got a book contract with the University Press of Mississippi for a version of her dissertation, directed by David Wyatt. The book is tentatively titled Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work and Sex. It reconsiders the use of an imagined working class black folk across genres of southern modernism during the New Deal and Popular Front eras.
September 5, 2017
Judith Krummeck spoke with Rudy about his forthcoming book, Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies (Johns Hopkins UP, December 2017). 
August 28, 2017
Emily Johnson graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in spring 2017 with a double major in English and Linguistics. While on campus, she completed an Honors College citation, was admitted to Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and received the Dean's Scholarship. She is currently interning at Her Mind magazine and is in search of a career in editing or publishing. This summer, Johnson gained admission to a Folger Institute workshop on digital archives at the Folger Shakespeare Library. — Editor's Note
August 24, 2017
This summer Simone Drake was promoted to full professor and awarded the Youngberg Distinguished Professor chair in the Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University. She is affiliate faculty in the Department of English as well as Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is also the principal investigator for an $130, 000 Arts & Humanities Discovery Theme grant at Ohio State University that focuses on Transnational Black Citizenship.
August 8, 2017
Professor Zita Nunes received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities