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author,The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment
Stanford University Press,2018
Author,Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature
The University of North Carolina Press,2018
Author,There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale: More Essays on Tolkien
Kent State UP,2017
Co-Author,Research Ethics Education in Graduate International Collaborations
Council of Graduate Schools,2017
Editor,The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2017
Author,Against Sunset
W.W. Norton,2017
Editor,Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming
The MIT Press,2016
author ,Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction
Harvard University Press,2016
Author,Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing
Harvard University Press,2016
editor,The Story of Kullervo
Houghton Mifflin Harcour,2016
Author,Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion
Johns Hopkins University Press,2015
Author,Hemingway, Style, and the Art of Emotion
Cambridge University Press,2015
Author,Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru
University of Texas Press,2014
author,The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.
W.W. Norton & Company,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
Co-Advisor ,Emily Dickinson Archive
Harvard University Press ,2012
,Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
Co-Editor, with Samuel Cohen,The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
University of Iowa Press,2012
,Green Suns and Faerie
The Kent State University Press,2012
,Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction and Sentiment
Palgrave Macmillan,2012
,Romantic Sobriety: Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History
The Johns Hopkins University Press,2011
,Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship
Duke University Press,2011
Journal Editor,The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Penn Press,2011
,Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Yale University Press,2011
,Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections
Council on Library and Information Resources,2010
Author,Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth Century American Literature
The Johns Hopkins University Press,2010
Author,Pop Apocalypse: A Possible Satire
Harper Perennial ,2009
,Embodied: Victorian Literature and the Senses
University of Minnesota Press,2008
Contributor,Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture
ABC-CLIO,2008
,Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton,2008
Co-Editor,Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
The University of Virginia Rotunda Press,2008
Editor, with Douglas A. Anderson,On Fairy-stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins,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
,Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination
MIT Press,2007
,Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations
University of California Press,2007
Editor,The Iron Heel, by Jack London
Penguin,2006
Director, producer, writer,Mined to Death
Berkeley Media LLC,2005
,Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers
University of Tennessee Press,2005
Co-Editor, with Ryan Johnson,Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life
University of Minnesota Press,2005
,Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology
Kent State University Press,2005
,Designing Women: The Dressing Room in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture
,2005
,And the War Came: An Accidental Memoir
Terrace Books,2004
,Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
Handsel,2003
,Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World, Revised Edition
Kent State University Press,2002
Director, producer, writer,Cashing in on Culture: Indigenous Communities and Tourism
Berkeley Media LLC,2001
,Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
Ecco,2001
Co-Editor,Tiep Can Duong Dai Van Hoa My: Contemporary Approaches to American Culture
Hanoi National University ,2000
,Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory
Johns Hopkins University Press,2000
Co-editor, with Ellen Louise Hart,Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
Paris Press,1998
,A Question of Time: J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie
Kent State University Press,1997
,Five Fires: Race, Catastrophe, and the Shaping of California
Addison Wesley,1996
Editor,Northland Stories, by Jack London
Penguin,1996
,Male Call: Becoming Jack London
Duke University Press,1996
,Sex Scandal: The Private Parts of Victorian Fiction
Duke University Press,1996
,Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act
University of North Carolina Press,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
,"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
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
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
co-author,Performance in Postmodern Culture
Coda Press for the Center for 20th Cent. Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin,1977
Gaycken, DEVICES OF CURIOSITY (2015)
Author,Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema & Popular Science
Oxford University Press,2015
Christina Walter, OPTICAL IMPERSONALITY (2105)
Author,Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism
Johns Hopkins University Press,2014

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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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