Postmodern and Contemporary

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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
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
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
,Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination
MIT Press,2007
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,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

Upcoming Events


February 18, 2020
Mary Dustin Turner passed away this past Saturday, February 15. 
February 4, 2020
Christin Marie Taylor's book Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South won the 2019 Eudora Welty Prize for for a book of scholarship on Women's Studies, Southern Studies, or Modern Letters. Labor Pains was published by the University Press of Mississippi in spring 2019. 
February 4, 2020
Danuta Hinc was in conversation with Michael Scott Moore about his bestselling memoir, "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast." The conversation was a part of ENGL398R, Writing Non-Fictional Narratives. The event was structured on student-centered discussion on constructing convincing narratives based on investigative journalism, where history, politics, and piracy become the background and purpose of writing.
February 4, 2020
Dominique Young has three forthcoming presentations in the Spring - two at the NeMLA Conference in Boston, and the Annual Black Popular Culture Conference in Philadelphia, focusing on Marvel's Black Panther and the music performance of D'Angelo through Disability Studies, Black Feminism, critical race theory, and performance theory.
February 4, 2020
In addition to winning the 2020 Denker Fellow for the American Printing History Association Chesapeake Chapter, Dylan Lewis presents papers presented papers at conferences in College Park and Quebec, and co-moderated a talk by "Confessions of the Fox" author Jordy Rosenberg.
February 4, 2020
Edlie Wong, whose project "Empire and the Black Pacific: A Record of the Darker Races" has been selected for an AY19-20 Independent Scholarship, Research, and Creativity Award (ISRCA).
February 4, 2020
December 2019's installment of the "In Your Ear," held at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan, featured ucille Fuentes, Sabrina Islam, and Lucian Mattison
February 4, 2020
Last Fall, Nahid Ahmadian worked as a dramaturg for a production by the Alma Theatre Company at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also published articles in Literary Criticism Quarterly and the Iranian newspaper, Shargh Daily.
February 4, 2020
Sarah Elfreth, Maryland's youngest ever female senator, visited Shannon Zellars-Strohl's environmental writing class, speaking to students about how to write environmental policy proposals for an audience of law makers. Students in the class were then writing just such proposals for their final projects.
February 4, 2020
Steven Kleinman (MFA, University of Maryland, 2011) is the winner of the 2019 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes the publication of his debut book, “Life Cycle of a Bear.” The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry is an annual national book contest awarded by the Creative Writing Program at Fresno State University. C.G. Hanzlicek, the Levine Prize final judge and award-winning poet wrote of the winning entry: “I was instantly haunted by the rhythms in Steven Kleinman’s poems. Through parallel phrasing, he builds a momentum that seems partly song and partly incantation. Incantations can be a dangerous thing, and he does indeed take us to some dark places, but he also has a playful mind that can lead to hilarity (see his poem ‘The Last Supper’)." Read more about Steven's award here.