Neil Fraistat is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. He currently serves as President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America as well as Co-Founder and General Editor of both the Romantics Circle Website and the Shelley-Godwin Archive. He served for twelve years as Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and has chaired the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and Co-Founded and Co-Chaired centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers. Fraistat has published widely on the subjects of Digital Humanities, Romanticism, and Textual Studies in various articles and in the ten books he has authored or edited. He has been awarded both the Society for Textual Scholarship’s biennial Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize and the biennial Richard J. Finneran Prize; the Keats-Shelley Association Prize; honorable mention for the Modern Language Association’s biennial Distinguished Scholarly Edition Prize; the University of Maryland’s Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize; and the Keats-Shelley Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award.
NEH Chairman’s Grant
PI, NEH Chairman’s Grant, Frankenreads, 2017-2018
Mellon Foundation Grant
Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture, 2015-18.
“Data First: Remodeling the Digital Humanities Center.”
DH centers themselves have had changing roles over the years in local community training.
#SayHerName: a case study of intersectional social media activism
Social media activism presents sociologists with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how groups form and sustain collective identities around political issues throughout the course of a social movement.
“‘Editing Shelley’ Again.”
From Publishing, editing, and reception : essays in honor of Donald H. Reiman.
“Only Connect: The Globalization of the Digital Humanities.”
This highly-anticipated volume has been extensively revised to reflect changes in technology, digital humanities methods and practices.
“Textual Scholarship in Age of Media Consciousness.”
Textual scholarship in the age of media consciousness.
The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship
As more and more of our cultural heritage migrates into digital form and as increasing amounts of literature and art are created within digital environments, it becomes more important than ever before for us to understand how the medium affects the text.
As more and more of our cultural heritage migrates into digital form and as increasing amounts of literature and art are created within digital environments, it becomes more important than ever before for us to understand how the medium affects the text. The expert contributors to this volume provide a clear, engrossing and accessible insight into how the texts we read and study are created, shaped and transmitted to us. They outline the theory behind studying texts in many different forms and offer case studies demonstrating key methodologies underlying the vital processes of editing and presenting texts. Through their multiple perspectives they demonstrate the centrality of textual scholarship to current literary studies of all kinds and express the sheer intellectual excitement of a crucial scholarly discipline entering a new phase of its existence.
The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, vol. 3
Radical journalist and poet, Leigh Hunt, showcases Percy Bysshe Shelley’s discovery in 1816 of an extraordinary talent within "a new school of poetry rising of late."
"His name is Percy Bysshe Shelley, and he is the author of a poetical work entitled Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude." With these words, the radical journalist and poet Leigh Hunt announced his discovery in 1816 of an extraordinary talent within "a new school of poetry rising of late."
The third volume of the acclaimed edition of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley includes Alastor, one of Shelley’s first major works, and all the poems that Shelley completed, for either private circulation or publication, during the turbulent years from 1814 to March 1818: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, Mont Blanc, Laon and Cythna, as well as shorter pieces, such as his most famous sonnet, Ozymandias. It was during these years that Shelley, already an accomplished and practiced poet with three volumes of published verse, authored two major volumes, earned international recognition, and became part of the circle that was later called the Younger Romantics.
As with previous volumes, extensive discussions of the poems’ composition, influences, publication, circulation, reception, and critical history accompany detailed records of textual variants for each work. Among the appendixes are Mary W. Shelley’s 1839 notes on the poems for these years, a table of the forty-two revisions made to Laon and Cythna for its reissue as The Revolt of Islam, and Shelley’s errata list for the same.
It is in the works included in this volume that the recognizable and characteristic voice of Shelley emerges—unmistakable, consistent, and vital.