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Author,Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature
The University of North Carolina Press,2018
Co-Editor,Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
Wiley,2016
Author,Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru
University of Texas Press,2014
,In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of a New People
NYU Press,2013
,Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium
Cambridge University Press,2013
,Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women's Tradition, 1600-1900
Southern Illinois University Press,2011
,The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition
University Of Chicago Press,2011
,Angel
Peepal Tree Press,2011
,Romantic Sobriety: Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History
The Johns Hopkins University Press,2011
,The Ladies are Upstairs
Peepal Tree Press,2011
,Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Yale University Press,2011
Co-Editor,Modern Jewish Literatures: Intersections and Boundaries
University of Pennsylvania Press ,2009
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-author,Jewish Literature And History: An Interdisciplinary Conversation (Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture)
CDL Press,2008
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
Director, producer, writer,Mined to Death
Berkeley Media LLC,2005
Co-Editor and Co-Translator,Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues of Madeleine de Scudery
University of Chicago Press,2004
,To Dream Tomorrow (A Portrait of Ada Byron Lovelace)
,2002
editor,Rhetorical Theory by Women before 1900: An Anthology
Rowman & Littlefield,2002
Director, producer, writer,Cashing in on Culture: Indigenous Communities and Tourism
Berkeley Media LLC,2001
,Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory
Johns Hopkins University Press,2000
Co-editor,Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain
Syracuse University Press,2000
,En-Gendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives
Duke University Press,1999
Director (documentary),In the Symphony of the World: A Portrait of Hildegard of Bingen
,1998
,Frankenstein's Daughters: Women Writing Science Fiction
Syracuse University Press,1997
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
,"Doers of the Word": African-American Women Speakers & Writers in the North (1830-1880)
Oxford University Press,1995
Director (documentary),The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf
,1994
Co-editor,Utopian and Science Fiction by Women: Worlds of Difference
Syracuse University Press,1994
Author,Signos, cantos y memoria en los Andes: traduciendo la lengua y la cultura quechua
Abya-Yala,1993
Author,Signs, songs, and memory in the Andes: translating Quechua language and culture
University of Texas Press,1988
Gaycken, DEVICES OF CURIOSITY (2015)
Author,Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema & Popular Science
Oxford University Press,2015

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News

January 10, 2019
Tita Chico and the UMD BookLab were recently featured on UMD's Research Roundup. You can read the piece on Tita Chico's The Experimental Imagination:Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment here, and the piece on the BookLab here. 
January 8, 2019
Professor Tita Chico has been awarded a Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) from the Graduate School for the academic year 2019-2020.
January 3, 2019
Jason Rudy's Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies (Johns Hopkins University Press 2017) has made the Australian Book Review's "Books of the Year 2018" list.
January 3, 2019
Mal Haselberger and Justin Thompson have each been selected by the Graduate School for an Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for 2018-2019.
January 2, 2019
Faculty presenting current research include Julius Fleming, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Lee Konstantinou, Kari Kraus, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela, David Carroll Simon, and Edlie Wong.Colleagues from American Studies and Women's Studies will also discuss their research.
December 11, 2018
Martha Nell Smith has two new publications:I dwell in Possibility: Collaborative Emily Dickinson Translation Project. Coedited with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Sichuan Literature & Art Press, 2017.Everywoman Her Own Theology: Essays On and Interviews With Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Coedited with Julie Enszer. U of Michigan P, with companion web production. Alicia Ostriker is New York State Poet 2018-2020.
December 4, 2018
Current MFA students Temim Fruchter (fiction), Max Lasky (poetry), and Hunter Parsons (poetry) have been announced as nominees for the Association of Writers & Writing Program's Intro Journals Project (2019), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country. 
December 4, 2018
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November 30, 2018
The Fall 2018 Bywords Newsletter is now available. Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements here. 
November 26, 2018
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