Martha Nell Smith

Chapters in Books

"Surveying Our Divides, Discerning New Directions in Digital Humanities" (7500 words), in Textologies, ed. Travis Kroeker (University of Toronto Press, 2008), forthcoming.

"Enabling Undergraduates to Understand Advanced Humanities Research: Teaching with the Dickinson Electronic Archives" (5000 words), in Teaching Language and Literature Online, ed. Ian Lancashire (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2008), forthcoming.

"Public, Private Spheres: What Reading Emily Dickinson's Mail Taught me about Civil Wars." Companion to Emily Dickinson, ed. Martha Nell Smith and Mary Loeffelholz (Oxford, Malden, MA, and Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 58-78.

"Elements of Blank, Formal Feelings, and An Autobiography of Chronic Pain" (3000 words), in 'Wider Than the Sky': Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson, ed. Cynthia MacKenzie and Barbara Dana (Kent State University Press, 2007), 115-121.

"'That Never Told CAN Be': May Swenson's Manuscript Witnesses" (5500 words), in Body My House: May Swenson's Work and Life, ed. Paul Crumbley and Patricia M. Gantt (Utah State University Press, 2006).

"Taking the 'Man' Out of the Humanities: How Feminism and Technology Are Transforming the Discipline," Exploring Women's Studies: Looking Forward, Looking Back, ed. Carol Berkin, Carole Appel, Judith Pinch (Prentice Hall, 2005), 301-317.

"Les omissions ne sont pas des accidents: ratures et cancellations dans les manuscrits d'Emily Dickinson." in La littérature à ses limites : genèse, censure, autocensure, textes rassemblés et présentés par Claire Bustarret et Catherine Viollet (Textes et Manuscrits, éditions du C.N.R.S., 2005), 149-160.

"Electronic Scholarly Editing," A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth (Blackwell Publishers, 2004), 306-322.

"The Dickinson Electronic Archives Project: Evolutions of a Dynamic Edition," Editing for the New Millennium: International Perspectives (a bilingual edition; English and German), ed. H.T.M. van Vliet and Bodo Plachta (Weidler Publishers, 2002), 163-180.

"Susan & Emily Dickinson: Their Lives, in Letters," Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson, ed. Wendy Martin (Cambridge U P, 2002), 51-73.

"H.D.'s 'The Tempest,'" The Tempest and its Travels, ed. Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman (Reaktion Books, 2000), 250-256.

"Suppressing the Books of Susan in Emily Dickinson," Epistolary Histories: Letters, Fiction, Culture, ed. Amanda Gilroy and Wil Verhoeven (U P of Virginia, 2000), 101-125.

"Corporealizations of Dickinson and Interpretive Machines," The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture, ed. George Bornstein and Theresa Lynn Tinkle (U of Michigan P, 1998), 195-221.

"Editing Emily Dickinson's Manuscripts," The Emily Dickinson Handbook, ed. Roland Hagenbuchle, Gudrun Grabher, and Cristanne Miller (U of Massachusetts P, 1998), 113-137.

"On Emily Dickinson," The Best of The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, ed. Richard Schneider, Jr. (Temple UP, 1997), 191-197.

"Whitman and Dickinson, 1993-94," American Literary Scholarship 1994, ed. David Nordloh and Gary Scharnhorst (Duke U P 1996), 63-92.

"The Poet as Cartoonist: Pictures Sewed to Words," Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Judith Farr; New Century Views, Richard Brodhead, Maynard Mack, Series Editors (Prentice-Hall 1996), 225-239.

"Like a Laser Beam: My Ruth Stone," The House is Made of Poetry: Essays on the Art of Ruth Stone, ed. Wendy Barker and Sandra M. Gilbert (Southern Illinois UP 1995), 17-29.

Articles, Refereed & Invited

"Software of the Highest Order: Revisiting Editing as Interpretation" (6,000 words), Textual Cultures 2.1 (Spring 2007): 1-15.

"Surveying Our Divides, Discerning New Directions in Digital Humanities" (7500 words), in Textologies, an online journal, ed. Travis Kroeker, forthcoming.

"Democratizing Knowledge," Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities (September/October 2005; 40th Anniversary Issue): 12-15. Also available:

"Computing, Research, & Teaching: A Humanities Trifecta!" Liberal Education (Fall 2004): 14-23.

"Emily Scissorhands: Reading Dickinson Reading," Reading Notes: Variants 2/3, edited by the European Society for Textual Scholarship (Amsterdam: Rodopi Publishers, 2004), 279-291.

"Computing: What's American Literary Study Got to Do with IT?" American Literature 74.4 (December 2002): 833-857.

"On Franklin's Gifts & Ghosts," coauthored with Ellen Louise Hart, review essay (6500 words) of R.W. Franklin, ed. The Poems of Emily Dickinson (1998) for special issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal 8.2 (1999): 24-38.

"Because the Plunge from the Front Overturned Us: The Dickinson Electronic Archives Project (," Studies in the Literary Imagination 32.1 (Spring 1999): 1-19.

"Literature" (with Catharine R. Stimpson & Marilee Lindemann), The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History, ed. Wilma Mankiller, Marysa Navarro, Gloria Steinem, Barbara K. Smith (Houghton Mifflin, 1998), 345-350.

"Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson" (78-82), "Cartoons" (42-43), "Humor" 149-150), Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia, ed. Jane Eberwein (Greenwood P, 1998).

"Worlds of Possibility: A Hypermedia Archive of Dickinson's Creative Work," Emily Dickinson, Textes reunis par Antoine Caze, Profils americains 8 (1996): 159-171.

"The Belle of the Belle of Amherst," The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review (Winter 1996): 25-27; rpt. in The Best of The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, ed. Richard Schneider, Jr. (Temple UP 1997), 191-197.

"A Hypermedia Archive of Dickinson's Creative Work, Part II: Musings on the Screen and the Book," The Emily Dickinson Journal 5.2 (Fall 1996): 18-25.

"Poetry: Lesbian" (573-577),"American Literature: Lesbian, 1900-1969" (40-43), "Adrienne Rich" (602-604), "Judy Grahn," coauthored with Stacy Steinberg (345-346), Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage, ed. Claude Summers (Henry Holt, 1995).

"The Importance of a Hypermedia Archive of Dickinson's Creative Work," The Emily Dickinson Journal 4.1 (Spring 1995): 75-85.

"Everywoman Her Own Theology: Alicia Ostriker, the Difference of Dickinson, and Influence," Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin 6.2 (November/December 1994): 6-7, 17-18.

"Editing Emily Dickinson: A Report to the Society," coauthored with Ellen Louise Hart, Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin 6.1 (May/June 1994): 8-9, 13.

"Toi Derricotte," American Women Writers, ed. Carol Hurd Green and Mary Mason (Crossroad/Continuum, 1993), 5: 103-106.

"Gender Issues in Textual Editing of Emily Dickinson," Women's Studies Quarterly 19.3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 1991): 78-111.

"Sexual Mobilities in Bruce Springsteen: Performance as Commentary," South Atlantic Quarterly 90 (Fall 1991): 833-854; rpt. in Present Tense: Rock & Roll and Culture (ed. Anthony DeCurtis, Duke UP, 1992), 197-218.

"Not Each in Isolation," H.D. Newsletter 2 (Spring 1988): 48-51; rpt. in part as "Nice Crystalline Stuff: Dickinson's Influence on H.D.," HOW(ever) (Winter 1988): 14-15.

"'To Fill a Gap': What of Dickinson's Has Been Erased, Cut Away, & Disguised?" special Emily Dickinson/H.D. centennial issue, San Jose Studies 13 (Fall 1987): 3-25. (Winner of the Bill Casey Award for Best Contribution in 1987.)

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