Our Faculty

Neil Fraistat
Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) & Genral Editor, Romantic Circles
Jason R Rudy
Associate Professor
Orrin Wang
Director, Center for Literary and Comparative Studies

Faculty Bookshelf

Book Image Professor Neil Fraistat
Co-Editor, The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship
Cambridge University Press, 2013
Book Image Professor Neil Fraistat
Co-Editor, The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, vol. 3
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Book Image Professor Orrin Wang
Romantic Sobriety: Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
Book Image Associate Professor Jason R Rudy
Author, Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics
Ohio University/Swallow Press, 2009
Book Image Professor Orrin Wang
Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 8, 2014

Saturday, March 28, 2015

TBD Tawes


November 21, 2014
Joshua Weiner was invited by the Academy of American Poets and the U.S. National Archives to write a poem in response to an object in the their online archive. Keep reading to learn more.
November 21, 2014
Nabila Hijazi, and Douglass Kern will present at the 2014 NCTE Annual Convention about Digital and Media Literacies this weekend.
November 20, 2014
Lecturer Caleb Kriesberg's essay, "What if Parson Weems is My Hero? Engaging American History Students in a Multicultural Classroom" was printed as part of the proceedings of a conference he attended last March, sponsored by the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. The conference was titled: "The Image of the Hero in Literature, Media, and Society," at which Caleb presented and lead discussions on his paper. Caleb learned about the conference from a flyer posted in Tawes Hall.
November 20, 2014
Lyra Hilliard and three undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Emily McDermott, Robbie Tully, and Sayema Tareq, will present at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) on Friday. Keep reading to learn more.
November 20, 2014
Mark Fitzgerald's poems, “Big-Rig through Stolen Night," “Millennium Retribution in Key West," and “Before and After” will appear in Scratching Against the Fabric, an anthology of poems from the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival. Mark has been selected to read and discuss some of his new work at Bridgewater College in January.
November 20, 2014
Rebecca J. Ritzel (PWP) attended the American Theatre Critics Association's New York meeting in early November and gave a presentation on the intersection of theater and social media during a session called, "Are You Trending?" Other events at the conference included a panel of prominent playwrights (Doug Wright, David Henry Hwang and Arthur Kopit) and a session on Broadway touring featuring several producers. Rebecca teaches Writing for the Arts and is The Washington Post's theater columnist.
November 19, 2014
Brian Richardson will give two invited talks on narrative theory in December at the University of Antwerp and the University of Leuven in Belgium. His paper on the ethics of reading was published in the last issue of Style; an article on the future of narrative theory appears in the inaugural issue of Frontiers of Narrative Studies (China); “The Use and Abuse of Reading in Lolita” is scheduled for the next issue of Nabokov Studies; and “Conrad in South America” is being published in Joseph Conrad Today.
November 18, 2014
On November 6, Cameron presented a paper called "More than a Feeling: Emotion in Cognitive Rhetoric," co-written with Professor Michael Israel, at the 12th Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Conference, in Santa Barbara, California. The paper, which is theoretically anchored in the idea of emotional enthymeme from Aristotelian rhetorical theory and the idea of frame metonymy from frame semantics and conceptual integration theory, called for more attention to the ways emotional appeals work in persuasive discourse. Cameron and Michael looked at animal rights activist fundraising mail and bumper stickers to show that strong emotions tend to arise where salient metonymic cues within a text prompt inferences that complete emotion-laden frames. Through their analysis, they highlight of the close-knit relationship between inferential reasoning and emotion arousal.
November 18, 2014
David Wyatt recently spoke about this new book, When America Turned: Reckoning with 1968, at the University of Scranton and at the Kelly Writer's House at the University of Pennsylvania.
November 18, 2014
Great news! The department of English has received Bronze Certification in our efforts to become a Green Office. The Main English Office, represented by Isabella Moulton, the Writing Center, represented by Louise Clement, and The Professional Writing Program, represented by Grace Crussiah, have all received certification.