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Faculty Bookshelf

Author,Skeleton Coast
Flood Editions,2017
Author,Berlin Notebook: Where are the Refugees?
Los Angeles Review of Books ,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,Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming
The MIT Press,2016
Author,Life
Flood Editions,2014
Author,Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide
Wiley Blackwell ,2013
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
Co-Advisor ,Emily Dickinson Archive
Harvard University Press ,2012
Co-Editor, with Samuel Cohen,The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
University of Iowa Press,2012
,Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections
Council on Library and Information Resources,2010
,Effacement
Flood Editions,2010
Author,Pop Apocalypse: A Possible Satire
Harper Perennial ,2009
Co-Editor,Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
The University of Virginia Rotunda Press,2008
Co-Editor, with Mary Loeffelholz,A Companion to Emily Dickinson
Wiley-Blackwell,2008
,Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination
MIT Press,2007
,Civilization
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,2006
,The World's Room
University of Chicago Press,2001
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
Co-editor, with Ellen Louise Hart,Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
Paris Press,1998
Christina Walter, OPTICAL IMPERSONALITY (2105)
Author,Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism
Johns Hopkins University Press,2014

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News

February 19, 2019
What can Buddhist and Hindu influences offer post-1945 American identities? This volume explores the possibilities in the novels of Jack Kerouac, Maxine Hong Kingston, Alice Walker, and others.
February 19, 2019
Stewart Foehl's (under pen name Stewart Lewis) new novel "Happily Whatever After" to be published in June 2020. 
February 15, 2019
Kelly Cresap provides tips on dealing with classroom diversity.
February 8, 2019
The Poet X, written by University of Maryland almuna Elizabeth Acevedo, has recently won the Printz Award and the Pura Belpré Award. 
February 6, 2019
Assistant Professor Scott Trudell recently guest edited a special issue of Restoration journal. 
February 1, 2019
Academic & Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability grows out of a conference sponsored by the Academic Writing Board in 2014 and features articles by many UMD faculty members. 
January 28, 2019
UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will host a student-driven performance of Hamlet Replayed and a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.
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.