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Faculty Bookshelf

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

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October 7, 2015
Check out this article from Inside Higher Ed attempting to dispell the stereotype of the Humanities Majors' salaries.
October 7, 2015
Nabila Hijazi and Douglas Kern, co-Assistant Directors of The University of Maryland's Writing Center, presented Bridging Relationships: Creating Connections Among Diverse Communities for the 2015 Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association (CAPTA) Conference at George Mason University in October. Keep reading to learn more.
September 24, 2015
MFA graduate (Fiction '14) Dawn Dorland is currently the Visiting Artist at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in Minnesota, through Oct 31. As writer-in-residence she will give two public readings & workshops, visit the local high school, and give a craft talk at White Earth Tribal & Community College. Dawn, now based in Los Angeles, was awarded the residency to complete the first draft of her debut novel Econoline.
September 24, 2015
Maud Casey is the 2015 recipient of the St. Francis College Literary Prize for her highly praised novel, The Man Who Walked Away.
September 23, 2015
Donna B. Hamilton is the recipient of this year's President's Medal, the highest honor the campus community awards.
September 17, 2015
MFA graduate Emily Flamm's short story "Lorem Ipsum" was cited as a finalist for the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. The story will appear in the Winter 2016 issue of Crab Orchard Review and Emily will receive a $500 honorarium.
September 17, 2015
Katie Kaczmarek received an award for Best Oral Presentation at the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference: Digital Future in Shanghai, China this June.  A doctoral student, Katie represented UMD along with Natalie Taylor from the iSchool and Gordon Rinderknecht from Sociology.  Her presentation "Storytelling as Knowledge Production in Educational Alternate Reality Games" is based on her work with the collaborative creation and research of the game DUST led by Kari Kraus and June Ahn at UMD and Derek Hansen at BYU. 
September 17, 2015
With Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum Jane Wald, Martha Nell Smith directed the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) Annual Meeting held in Amherst August 7-9 and in partnership with the Museum. “Emily Dickinson in Her Elements” featured hikes on the Emily Dickinson trail, tours of the Amherst College Wilder Observatory, the Beneski Natural History Museum, and Dickinson’s gardens on the Dickinson Grounds, Emily Dickinson Museum, a rollicking program of 19th-century folk music by The Red Skies Music Ensemble, and a Saturday afternoon recital by jazz pianist Tomoko Ozawa playing Martha Dickinson Bianchi's Steinway in the Evergreens. Also featured were a Critical Institute, poetry workshops, and three outstanding plenary addresses. Click here for more information and keep reading to learn more.
September 16, 2015
From Carla Peterson: "Dear Colleagues--Retirement isn't half bad!  There are a lot of things you can do.  For example, you could summit Mt. Kilimanjaro as I did with my daughter Sarah this summer.  We reached Uhuru peak, 19341 feet, Monday, July 13, at 4:37pm, local Tanzanian time!" Click to see a photo!