Film Studies and Cultural Studies

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Faculty Bookshelf

Co-Author,Research Ethics Education in Graduate International Collaborations
Council of Graduate Schools,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,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 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
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
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
Editor,Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers
Random House,1991
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
Author,Sounds So Good to Me: The Bluesman's Story
University of Pennsylvania Press,1984
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

January 16, 2018
James Mattson's recent novel The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves, was named as one of Amazon's Best Books picks for December, 2017. Mattson's novel was also placed on the New York Post's required reading list that same month.
January 16, 2018
Stewart Foehl’s next novel, Look Closer, has been sold to Sourcebooks Fire for publication in Feb, 2019. The novel, which will be published under the pen name Stewart Lewis, is a young adult coming-of-age mystery about a girl who sees the names of people who will die that day. 
January 11, 2018
Students studying abroad with Jason Rudy in Australia for the Winter semster were featured on the news of the Australian NBC network. 
January 9, 2018
Congratuations to alumna Joelle Biele on her latest publication Tramp: Poems, forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. 
January 9, 2018
UMD Libraries are now accepting submissions for the Library Award for Undergraduate Research.  As you are working on your research papers now, please consider submitting your final outstanding paper for one of the three $1,000 awards UMD Libraries offer to you this year.
December 20, 2017
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 4th through the 7th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students. 
December 7, 2017
Professor Howard Norman's latest novel My Darling Detective was included on NPR's 2017 "Best Books" list. The book wasrecommended by Robert Siegal, host of All Things Considered. 
December 4, 2017
Daniel Powell (B.A. in English Language and Literature, 2001) has been elected a 2018 Hawthornden Fellow for his short story, "Runaways," from his collection-in-progress, Fo(u)nd Memories.  He will spend a month at Scotland's Hawthornden Castle, where he'll finish the collection and work on a novel
November 30, 2017
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce its nominees for AWP's IntroJournals Project, an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of new work by students currently enrolled in creative writing programs around the country. 
November 28, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Doug Kern and Jess Enoch, the first recipients of the John Long Innovative Teaching Award!  Each award is $1500.