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Faculty Bookshelf

Author,Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies
Johns Hopkins University Press,2017
Editor,The Comedy of Errors
Bloomsbury,2017
Author,Skeleton Coast
Flood Editions,2017
Author,Berlin Notebook: Where are the Refugees?
Los Angeles Review of Books ,2016
Author,The Great William: Writers Reading Shakespeare
The University of Chicago Press,2016
Author,Life
Flood Editions,2014
Author,Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide
Wiley Blackwell ,2013
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
Co-Advisor ,Emily Dickinson Archive
Harvard University Press ,2012
,Effacement
Flood Editions,2010
Editor,A Companion to Tudor Literature
Wiley-Blackwell,2010
Editor,At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
University of Chicago Press,2009
Author,Electric Meters: Victorian Physiological Poetics
Ohio University/Swallow Press,2009
Co-Editor,Emily Dickinson's Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
The University of Virginia Rotunda Press,2008
Co-Editor, with Mary Loeffelholz,A Companion to Emily Dickinson
Wiley-Blackwell,2008
,Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works
Oxford University Press,2007
,Civilization
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,2006
,The World's Room
University of Chicago Press,2001
,Theatre and Humanism: English Drama in the Sixteenth Century
Cambridge University Press,1999
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
,Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England
Cambridge University Press,1999
Co-editor, with Ellen Louise Hart,Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
Paris Press,1998
,Shakespearean Tragedy and Its Double: The Rhythms of Audience Response
Pennsylvania State University Press,1991
,The City Staged: Jacobean Comedy, 1603-1613
The University of Wisconsin Press,1986
Christina Walter, OPTICAL IMPERSONALITY (2105)
Author,Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism
Johns Hopkins University Press,2014

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News

May 22, 2018
Emily J. Orlando was promoted to the rank of Professor of English at Fairfield University, five years after earning tenure.
May 21, 2018
Abbey Morgan was awarded the Ann G. Wylie Semester Dissertation Fellowship. Abbey also attended NeMLA (2018) at the University of Pittsburgh and presented her paper " Voicing the Color-Line: Linguistic Whiteface in Richard Pryor's Black Ben the Blacksmith."
May 21, 2018
Congratulations to PhD student Aqdas Aftab who has been awarded the Rodler-Wood Scholarship from LGBT Studies in recognition of their work on decolonial trans and queer studies.
May 21, 2018
Bill Peterson's article "William Pickering and the Quakers" will appear in the June issue of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. It is an account of the Quaker background (hitherto unknown) of one of the most important English publishers of the nineteenth century.
May 21, 2018
Bob Levine has recently published essays on Frederick Douglass in History Now, the Howard Journal of Communication, and Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has essays forthcoming in The New Melville Studies and A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction, both to be published soon by Cambridge UP. He recently gave an invited talk on Hannah Crafts at Indiana University and he's speaking next month at the University of Texas on "What Is the American Literary Tradition: An Editor's Perspective." 
May 21, 2018
Brian Richardson published several pieces: “Experimental Fiction and Narrative Theory,” in Frontiers of Narrative Studies, “The Status of Historical Characters in Drama: Ontological, Aesthetic, Verisimilar” in Letras de Hoje (Brazil); “De la narratologie non naturelle [“On Unnatural Narratology”]” in Introduction à la narratologie postclassique; “Unusual Voices and Multiple Identities” in Pronouns in Literature; “Reale und implizite Autoren” [‘Real and Implied Authors’]” in Grundthemen der Literaturwissenschaft: Erzählen; “The Rhetoric of Knowledge and the Rhetoric of Pleasure,” is in the current issue of Style, and an interview with Li Minrui on narrative theory in Foreign Literature Studies (China). He also edited a special issue of the journal, Frontiers of Narrative Studies (Winter 2017).
May 21, 2018
Christopher Suarez's essay, "Robert Penn Warren's Panoramic Ecology in Audubon: A Vision," has been accepted for publication by Literary Imagination (Oxford University Press). Chris would like to give special thanks to professors Joshua Weiner and Gerard Passannante for their help. The essay was drafted in their course on ecopoetics.
May 21, 2018
Gerard Holmes was appointed to the Modern Language Association's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities, for the period July 2018-June 2021.
May 21, 2018
It is with great sadness for us to inform you that Janet Duncan, former English Department Office Manager and Staff Supervisor, passed away on May 7, 2018. She worked with several department chairs, including Gene Hammond, Theresa Coletti, and Chuck Caramello.
May 21, 2018
Margaret Fell, Women's Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets, edited by Jane Donawerth (emerita) and Rebecca M. Lush (UM PHD) is forthcoming in fall 2018 from The Other Voice Series with the University of Toronto.