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Faculty Bookshelf

Author,Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies
Johns Hopkins University Press,2017
,Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion
Oxford University Press,2011
,Embodied: Victorian Literature and the Senses
University of Minnesota Press,2008
Co-Editor, with Ryan Johnson,Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life
University of Minnesota Press,2005
,A Rhetoric of Argument, 3rd Edition
Random House,2003
,Rhetorical Figures in Science
Oxford University Press,2002
,Sex Scandal: The Private Parts of Victorian Fiction
Duke University Press,1996
Christina Walter, OPTICAL IMPERSONALITY (2105)
Author,Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism
Johns Hopkins University Press,2014

News

April 3, 2020
To prioritize the health and safety of our community, the University of Maryland moves to an online environment March 30 through the end of the semester.
April 3, 2020
Peter Mallios was selected as the AY 20-21 Long Teaching Fellow.
March 24, 2020
Alysia Sawchyn presented her paper "In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Writing Trauma as a Political Act" at the AWP 2020 Conference in San Antonio, TX. 
March 24, 2020
Brian Richardson read the papers, “Haptic Conrad: The Poetics and Erotics of Touch in Conrad’s Later Work” at the MLA Convention in Seattle and “Unnatural Characters and the Trajectory of Narrative Theory” at the International Narrative Conference in New Orleans in March, where he was also a respondent on a panel on “we” narration. An interview in French, “La passion du non-naturel: Entretien avec Brian Richardson,” was published in Pratiques 181-182, 2019. His anthology, Unnatural Narratology: Revisions, Extensions, and Challenges, co-edited by Jan Alber, was published. It includes his essay, “Transcending Humanistic and Cognitive Models: Unnatural Characters in Fiction, Drama, and Popular Culture.” Futher information is avaialble here.
March 24, 2020
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition announced its bestowal of the Winifred Bryan Horner Book Award to Jessica Enoch for her volume Domestic Occupations: Spatial Rhetorics and Women's Work.
March 24, 2020
Mark Forrester's haibun (a short prose piece incorporating haiku) "The Quiet Shadows" was published in The Red River Book of Haibun, Volume 1 (Red River Press, 2019).   
March 24, 2020
Matthew Kirschenbaum has published Books.Files: A Report on the Preservation of Digital Assets in the Contemporary Publishing Industry.
March 24, 2020
Maud Casey's story "The City Itself" appears in the most recent New England Review. This story is an excerpt from a larger collaboration with photographer Laura Larson (www.lauralarson.net) called The City of Incurable Women.
March 24, 2020
Mehdy presented papers at two conferences in February and March, 2020.
March 24, 2020
Nahid Ahmadian will present the paper "Iranian Post-Revolutionary Drama, the Dynamics of Text and Stage" at the 2020 annual ATHE (Association for Theater in Higher Education) Conference. Her presentation will be on the panel "Politics and Protest in Transhistorical Middle East Performance"  in Middle Eastern Theater, a focus group at ATHE. The event will happen in August 2020 in Detroit.