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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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July 2, 2015
Provost Rankin's announcement follows, and lauds Cohen's achievements as a scholar, teacher, and administrator.
June 30, 2015
MFA program alums have published their work in The New Yorker and Agni, among other places. Continue reading to view their recent accomplishments.
June 12, 2015
Sangeea Ray gave the Plenary talk at the South Asian Research institute Conference on Heritage and Ruptures titled, "Ecological Intimacy in South Asian Fiction" organized by Paris XIII and Paris Ouest on May 28, 2015. On June 11th she gave a talk titled Reading Conspiracy, Reading Sexuality in A Case of Exploding Mangoes,"  at Freie Uiniversity in Berlin 
June 11, 2015
This spring semester, Kellie Robertson has been on research leave finishing a monograph on medieval science and literature and working on another project about medieval public discourse. During that time, she also presented “Dangerous Science” at the Modern Language Association Meeting in Vancouver and gave an invited lecture at Washington and Lee University entitled “Bawds and ABAWDs: Able Bodies in Historical Perspective,” a paper that examines the long history of disability rhetoric in labor laws. 
June 10, 2015
On June 5-7, Leigh Ryan presented “Under His Voice: The Life and Legacy of Chaplain Henry Vinton Plummer” at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference in Cambridge, MD. 
June 10, 2015
On April 10 and 11, Writing Center tutors and administrators attended the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  Presenting were Dionte Harris, James Gray, Doug Kern, Nabila Hijazi, Tom Earles, and Leigh Ryan. 
June 9, 2015
Brian Richardson delivered a talk on “Unnatural Narrative: Theory and Ideology” at the International Narrative Conference in Chicago in March. In May, he gave an invited lecture at the University of Braunschweig on “The Use and Abuse of Reading in Twentieth century Fiction.” In June, he spoke on “Dubious Readings and Dangerous Allusions in the Fiction of Mansfield and Woolf’s ‘The Fisherman and His Wife.’” His article, “Social Minds, Natural and Unnatural: ‘We’ and ‘They’ Narratives in Fiction and Nonfiction,” appears in the current issue of Narrative (23.2). His review of Brian Artese’s Testimony on Trial: Conrad, James, and the Contest for Modernism appears in the current issue of Conradiana and an expanded version of his talk, “Fictional Minds: Natural and Unnatural,” appears on the Narrative Matters 2014 Conference Proceedings website, Récit et Savoir.
June 9, 2015
Douglas Kern is serving as the Academic Advisor for Amiri Baraka’s entries in the 2014 Contemporary Literary Criticism and Drama Criticism series, published by Gale. He also presented his research at both the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Montreal and Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore this March (2015). His SCMS talk was titled “Brando Returns: Marlon Brando’s Superman Legacy,” while his CDC talk highlighted his most recent publication regarding Amiri Baraka’s political drama. 
June 9, 2015
Martha Nell Smith was invited to speak about her biography of Susan Dickinson on a “Writing about Writers” panel at the Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., 6 June 2015. Keep reading for more updates! 
June 9, 2015
Maud Casey is a BAU Institute at Camargo Fellow for 2015.  She will be in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France for one month this summer.