Comparative Literature

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Faculty Bookshelf

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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April 3, 2020
To prioritize the health and safety of our community, the University of Maryland moves to an online environment March 30 through the end of the semester.
April 3, 2020
Peter Mallios was selected as the AY 20-21 Long Teaching Fellow.
March 24, 2020
Alysia Sawchyn presented her paper "In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act" at the AWP 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Matthew Kirschenbaum has published Books.Files: A Report on the Preservation of Digital Assets in the Contemporary Publishing Industry.
March 24, 2020
Maud Casey's story "The City Itself" appears in the most recent New England Review. This story is an excerpt from a larger collaboration with photographer Laura Larson (www.lauralarson.net) called The City of Incurable Women.
March 24, 2020
Mehdy presented papers at two conferences in February and March, 2020.
March 24, 2020
Nahid Ahmadian will present the paper "Iranian Post-Revolutionary Drama, the Dynamics of Text and Stage" at the 2020 annual ATHE (Association for Theater in Higher Education) Conference. Her presentation will be on the panel "Politics and Protest in Transhistorical Middle East Performance"  in Middle Eastern Theater, a focus group at ATHE. The event will happen in August 2020 in Detroit.