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Cover: Bauer: Translating Nature: Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science (UPennP, 2019)
Co-editor with Jaime Marroquin Arredondo,Translating Nature: Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science
University of Pennsylvania Press,2019
Cover: Bauer: THE ALCHEMY OF CONQUEST (UVAP, 2019)
Author,The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World
University of Virginia Press,2019
Editor,Routledge Companion to Women, Sex, and Gender in the Early British Colonial World
Routledge,2018
author,The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment
Stanford University Press,2018
Cover: Bauer: ENTANGLED TRAJECTORIES: INTEGRATING NATIVE & EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN STUDIES (COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN REVIEW v. 26) 2017
Co-editor with Marcy Norton,Entangled Trajectories: Integrating Native and Early Modern European Studies
Colonial Latin American Review special issue v. 26,2017
Author,Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania Press,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
Co-Editor, with Samuel Cohen,The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
University of Iowa Press,2012
,Atlantic Worlds in the Long Eighteenth Century: Seduction and Sentiment
Palgrave Macmillan,2012
,The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition
University Of Chicago Press,2011
Journal Editor,The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Penn Press,2011
,Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections
Council on Library and Information Resources,2010
Author,Pop Apocalypse: A Possible Satire
Harper Perennial ,2009
Cover: Bauer: CREOLE SUBJECTS IN THE COLONIAL AMERICAS: EMPIRES, TEXTS, IDENTITIES
Co-editor with Jose Antonio Mazzotti,Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities
University of Virginia Press,2009
,Religion, Reform, and Women's Writing in Early Modern England
Cambridge University Press,2008
,Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination
MIT Press,2007
,The Laborer's Two Bodies
Palgrave Macmillan,2006
,Designing Women: The Dressing Room in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture
,2005
Author,An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru by Titu Cusi Yupanqui
University of Colorado Press,2004
Co-Editor,The Middle Ages at Work
Palgrave Macmillan,2004
Author,The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity
Cambridge University Press,2003
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.”