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Author,Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature
The University of North Carolina Press,2018
Co-Editor,Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies
Wiley,2016
Author,Sin and Confession in Colonial Peru
University of Texas Press,2014
,In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of a New People
NYU Press,2013
,Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium
Cambridge University Press,2013
,Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women's Tradition, 1600-1900
Southern Illinois University Press,2011
,The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition
University Of Chicago Press,2011
,Angel
Peepal Tree Press,2011
,Romantic Sobriety: Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History
The Johns Hopkins University Press,2011
,The Ladies are Upstairs
Peepal Tree Press,2011
,Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Yale University Press,2011
Co-Editor,Modern Jewish Literatures: Intersections and Boundaries
University of Pennsylvania Press ,2009
Contributor,Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture
ABC-CLIO,2008
,Cannibal Democracy: Race and Representation in the Literature of the Americas
University of Minnesota Press,2008
Co-author,Jewish Literature And History: An Interdisciplinary Conversation (Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture)
CDL Press,2008
Author,Hebrew, Gender, and Modernity: Critical Responses to Dvora Baron's Fiction
CDL Press: University Press of Maryland,2007
,Intimations of Difference: Dvora Baron in the Modern Hebrew Renaissance (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, & Art)
Syracuse University Press,2006
Director, producer, writer,Mined to Death
Berkeley Media LLC,2005
Co-Editor and Co-Translator,Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues of Madeleine de Scudery
University of Chicago Press,2004
,To Dream Tomorrow (A Portrait of Ada Byron Lovelace)
,2002
editor,Rhetorical Theory by Women before 1900: An Anthology
Rowman & Littlefield,2002
Director, producer, writer,Cashing in on Culture: Indigenous Communities and Tourism
Berkeley Media LLC,2001
,Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings in Romanticism and Theory
Johns Hopkins University Press,2000
Co-editor,Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain
Syracuse University Press,2000
,En-Gendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives
Duke University Press,1999
Director (documentary),In the Symphony of the World: A Portrait of Hildegard of Bingen
,1998
,Frankenstein's Daughters: Women Writing Science Fiction
Syracuse University Press,1997
Author,Entre el tronar épico y el llanto elegíaco: simbología indígena en la poesía ecuatoriana de los siglos XIX-XX
Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar,1995
,"Doers of the Word": African-American Women Speakers & Writers in the North (1830-1880)
Oxford University Press,1995
Director (documentary),The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf
,1994
Co-editor,Utopian and Science Fiction by Women: Worlds of Difference
Syracuse University Press,1994
Author,Signos, cantos y memoria en los Andes: traduciendo la lengua y la cultura quechua
Abya-Yala,1993
Author,Signs, songs, and memory in the Andes: translating Quechua language and culture
University of Texas Press,1988
Gaycken, DEVICES OF CURIOSITY (2015)
Author,Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema & Popular Science
Oxford University Press,2015

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December 9, 2019
Matthew Kirschenbaum, invited to write the feature for Washington Independent Review of Books, notes that the makerspace helps the department "support the university’s emphasis on innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning" and "externalize [its] identity . . . in some unusually visible and tangible ways."
December 9, 2019
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December 5, 2019
Howard Norman's novel The Ghost Clause is soon to be published in French, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese editions.
December 5, 2019
Jack Stutz is this year's Jack Godfrey scholarship for his short story “Dear Georgia”. It's the first time the award has gone to an English major.
December 5, 2019
John Macintosh has two recent or forthcoming publications. His article, "From Immaterial to Precarious Labor: Considering Restaurant Work in Stewart O’Nan’s Last Night at the Lobster," will appear in Studies in the Novel (vol. 51, no. 4). A review essay, "Literary Economy: On The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics" appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books in August. He also presented on autofiction and automation at ASAP11.
December 5, 2019
PR News published an article by Jonathan Rick on why you should always write two headlines.
December 5, 2019
Professor Emeritus Kent Cartwright has been invited to be a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pisa, Italy, March 10-April 10, 2020.  During his residency, he will give two talks about Shakespearean comedy, conduct research, and meet with faculty.
December 5, 2019
As a dramaturg, Nahid collaborated with Alma Theater Company on the performance of Home, a Persian play written by Naghmeh Samini. The performance was staged on November 8 at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.She also recently has published a column on poetic quality of colloquial Persian in Shargh Daily, an Iranian Newspaper based in Tehran. See: Ahmadian, Nahid. "Understanding Colloquial Persian." Shargh Daily [Tehran], vol. 17, no. 3541, 5 October 2019, p. 16. Her review on one Persian performance in DC had appeared in the same newspaper earlier. See: Ahmadian, Nahid. "Abadan in DC: a review of the play Lost in the Ocean Waves." Shargh Daily [Tehran], vol. 16, no. 3443, 3 June 2019, p. 10.
December 5, 2019
Sara Faradji will be presenting her conference paper, “Global Digital Pirates: 419 Scams and the Significance of Fraud Narratives in Anglophone African Literature,” at the International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences in Seoul, South Korea, in January 2020.
December 5, 2019
In October Shannon presented her paper, "Slaves of Science: The Haitian Zombie, Free Will, and Masterful Science in Frank Aubrey's King of the Dead and Richard Marsh's A Spoiler of Men," at Victorians Institute in Charleston, SC.