Martha Nell Smith Gives Lecture at National Postal Museum, Among Other News

December 17, 2015

In November and October, Martha Nell Smith gave an invited public lecture, moderated a digital humanities plenary, gave a paper and lead a digital humanities mentoring session. Keep reading to learn more.

“Emily Dickinson’s Correspondences with 99 or more,” Public Lecture at the National Postal  Museum, Smithsonian, with Emily Dickinson International Society, D.C. Chapter, 21 November 2015

Chair and Facilitator, Opening Plenary, “Transformative Digital Humanities: Doing Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, Disability, and Class in DH,” Reflections on a Movement with Moya Bailey, Anne Cong-Huyen, Alexis Lothian (conference organizer), and Amanda Phillips. #transformDH Conference, University of Maryland College Park, 2 October 2015

 “Emily Dickinson, Alan Turning, and Sexual Reputation,” for a Writing Illegible Desires panel, Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Philadelphia, November 2015. This panel was organized by recent Maryland PhD, Sarah Sillin, Visiting Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

“Digital Humanities II: Archives and Other Digital Projects,” Mentoring Seminar, Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Philadelphia, November 2015

 Smith also organized and will be moderating two panels at the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Austin in January:

“The Austin Music Scene and Its Publics: Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Doug Sahm, and Friends,” Modern Language Association (MLA), Austin, Texas 2016. Chosen for Presidential Theme, “Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future”

 Co-Chair and Co-Organizer (with Allison Hobgood), “Queer Crips Across Time,” MLA Convention, Austin, Texas 2016

Earlier in the fall, Smith published a book chapter, an article, and edited groups of articles for prominent international journals:

“Forever Young: Rereading Emily Dickinson,” Cambridge Companion to American Poetry, ed. Mark Richardson (Cambridge University Press 2015), 119-135.

“Manuscripts, Print, Digital: Reading Emily Dickinson in Translation,” Comparative Literature, World Literature (CLWL), Journal of the Chinese Comparative Literature Association, Peking University Press (December 2015), 214-225.

“Introduction to Essays on Translating Emily Dickinson,” and essays, with Baihua Wang, Fudan University. Comparative Literature, World Literature (CLWL), 182-184, 184-213.
“Introduction to Essays on Emily Dickinson,” and essays, with Baihua Wang, Fudan University, COWRIE: A Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture 13.1 (2015), 1-115.