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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Maryland Inn & Conference Center

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Maryland Inn & Conference Center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ulrich Recital Hall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014


September 17, 2014
Annette Debo's (PhD 1998) edition of H.D.'s Within the Walls and What Do I Love? was released by the University Press of Florida last week on September 9.
September 4, 2014
Natasha Sajé (Ph.D. 1995) has two books out this year, Vivarium (book of poems from Tupelo Press) and Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (essays from U of Michigan Press). She continues to teach both at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts, a low residency MFA program.
September 3, 2014
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September 2, 2014
Jeanne Fahnestock was a keynote speaker at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation in Amsterdam, July 1 through 4, 2014. Title of address: "Arguing in the Grooves: Genre and Language Constraints in Scientific Controversies." She also received the "Distinguished Scholarship Award" for 2014 in recognition of "a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of argumentation."
September 2, 2014
Martha Nell Smith published two essays: “Frozen Social Relations and Time for a Thaw: Visibilities, Exclusions, and Considerations for Postcolonial Digital Archives,” in Journal of Victorian Culture 19.3 (2014), 403-410, and “Civil War(s) and Dickinson Manuscript Book Reconstructions, Deconstructed: the Archives of our Attentions,” for Dickinson’s Fascicles: A Spectrum of Possibilities, ed. by Paul Crumbley and Eleanor Elson Heginbotham. (Ohio State University Press 2014), 130-149. Keep reading to learn more.
September 2, 2014
Tamar LeRoy presented at The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in March of 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her paper is titled "'Le Sauvage Anglois, or the English Savage': Sensibility, Masculinity, and Creolization in John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Year's Expedition."
September 2, 2014
In July, Randy Ontiveros gave a talk on the film El Norte and what it reveals about American suburbia at the first-ever gathering of the International Latino Studies Association. He also finished a short essay on "Teaching the Suburbs in Latino Literature" for a pedagogy volume that will be published by Routledge in the Spring. 
September 2, 2014
Rebecca Ritzel (PWP) served as critic-in-residence at Chautauqua Institution, a lakeside community near Buffalo dedicated to the literary, visual and performing arts. While there in July, her duties included reviewing "Go West!," a collaborative performance featuring the Charlotte Ballet, Chautauqua Theatre Company and other arts groups. Rebecca is The Washington Post's theater columnist and also writes about other artistic disciplines for the paper.
September 2, 2014
Robin Earnest, J.D., LL.M., spent much of her summer serving as defense counsel with the Maryland District Court’s new Appointed Attorney Program. The Program was established in response to the Court of Appeals’ decision in Richmond v. DeWolfe, 434 Md. 444 (2013). Her article on that Program will be published in this month’s issue of the Prince George’s County’s Bar Association’s Newsletter.
August 29, 2014
Laura Rosenthal will serve as the ADVANCE Professor for the College of Arts and Humanities for 2014-15.