Film Studies and Cultural Studies

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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,Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing
Harvard University Press,2016
author ,Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction
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
Editor, with Douglas A. Anderson,On Fairy-stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien
HarperCollins,2008
Co-Editor,Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
The University of Virginia Rotunda 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
,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
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
,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

News

November 6, 2019
On Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, Patricia Roberts-Miller will visit UMD's campus to partake in various discussions regarding her book Demagoguery and Democracy. Demagoguery and Democracy is this year's First Year Book.
October 24, 2019
Poster Project and Showcase: “What I Wish My Teacher Knew About My Disability” Campaign is a research-based project that centers disability within the larger context of diversity and inclusion through visual representation and targeted conversation. 
October 14, 2019
Graduate School offers help writing a teaching philosophy statement
October 10, 2019
The English Department is delighted to announce that Emily Mitchell has been selected for an Arcan Semester Research Award (ASRA) for Spring 2020.  This semester leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities aims to support faculty at the rank of associate and full professor, with preference given to associate professors for whom the completion of a major project will lead to promotion to full professor.
October 9, 2019
The film "Deserted" exposes the sparse and unhealthy food choices in an economically disadvantaged Baltimore City neighborhood and the lifelong consequences this has on its residents. It also looks at innovative approaches to addressing food deserts, including a startup “social supermarket” in Baltimore.
October 4, 2019
ENGL 393Q students helped write stories for the NASA Goddard Tech Transfer Magazine
September 27, 2019
Professional Writing policy calls for faculty to return students’ major writing projects with feedback within two weeks of submission, and no later than before the next major assignment is due.
September 13, 2019
April Fuller and Laurel Bassett's "Got Gout? Eighteenth-Century Global 'Remedies' in Mary Kettilby’s Receipt Book" has bee published by the Folger Library's The Collation. Read the article here.
September 13, 2019
Dr. David Carroll Simon has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. His first book, Light without Heat: The Observational Mood from Bacon to Milton (Cornell University Press, 2018), argues for the importance of careless inattention and open-ended receptivity to the literary and philosophical experiments of England's scientific revolution. He is now at work on a study of misogyny and comic experience in early modern literature and philosophy. Dr. Simon joined the University of Maryland faculty in Fall 2018.
September 13, 2019
Dr. Gerard Passannante has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. His most recent book, Catastrophizing: Materialism and the Making of Disaster, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2019. This follows his first book, The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition (Chicago, 2011). While at the University of Maryland, Dr. Passanante has taught a range of classes from large lectures on Renaissance drama to smaller seminars on literature, philosophy, and science such as “Leonardo, Montaigne, and Shakespeare,” and “Early Modern Literature and Disaster.”