Faculty | Amy E. Earhart

Associate Professor

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1999

M.A., The University of Tennessee, 1993

B.A., Lebanon Valley College, 1991

Research Interests

Earhart works with digital humanities, Africana and African-American literature, and 19th-century American literature and culture.

Professional Biography

Her work has appeared in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, the Emily Dickinson Journal, Scholarly Editing, The Oxford Handbook to TranscendentalismAmerican Documentary Editing, the Chronicle of Higher Education/Prof Hacker, Textual Cultures,  Debates in Digital Humanities, Scholarly Editing, and Between Humanities and the Digital among other venues.  She has co-edited a collection of essays titled The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age with Andrew Jewell (U Michigan 2010) and written a monograph titled “Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the Digital Humanities” (U Michigan 2015). Her digital projects include the development of the 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive in partnership with the Concord Free Public Library, White Violence and Black Resistance (with Toniesha Taylor), The Millican "Riot," and editing the Emerson Society and the American Transcendentalism website.

Honors and Awards

Earhart has received an NEH Summer Stipend for her Digital Concord project and was a workshop leader in the NEH funded NINES Summer Workshop:  Evaluating Digital Scholarship.  She was also a co-PI of the research grant that funded the Institute of Digital Humanities, Culture, and Media, 1 of 8 landmark research areas selected by TAMU for such funding.  She serves on the Executive and Americanist boards of NINES, was a founding co-coordinator of the Digital Americanist group of the American Literature Association, and is a member of the MLA Computer Studies in Language and Literature discussion group. Earhart is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Montague-CTE Teaching Award.

Publications

BOOKS
Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the Digital Literary Studies. Digital Culture/ Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism Ser. University of Michigan Press, 2015. Print. 161 print pp.

The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. Ed. Amy Earhart and Andrew Jewell.  Digital Culture/ Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism Ser. Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2010.  Print. 294 print pp.

EDITOR OF SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS
"Digital Textual Studies:  Past, Present and Future." Ed. Amy Earhart and Maura Ives.  Spec. issue of  DHQ:  Digital Humanities Quarterly.  3.3. (2009).  n. pg. Web. <http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/3/index.html>. Web. Refereed.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
“DH Futures: Conflict, Power, and Public Knowledge.” Invited. Digital Studies/ Le Champ Numerique. Forthcoming 2016. 28 pp typescript.

“’After a hundred years/ Nobody knows the place,--‘: Notes Toward Spatial Visualizations of Emily Dickinson.” Special Issue: Networking Dickinson. The Emily Dickinson Journal. 23.1 (2014): 98-105. Print. Invited.  Refereed.

Introduction.  “Alex Haley’s Malcolm X:  ‘The Malcolm X I knew’ and notecards from The Autobiography of Malcolm X.  Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing. 35 (2014). http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2014/editions/intro.haley.html. Web. Refereed.

Et al, Edited texts. “Alex Haley’s Malcolm X:  ‘The Malcolm X I knew’ and notecards from The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”  Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing. 35 (2014). http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2014/editions/intro.haley.html. Web. Refereed.

“The Digital Edition and Digital Humanities.” Textual Cultures: Texts, Context, Interpretation. 7.1 (2012): 18-28.  Print. Invited. Refereed.

“Models of Digital Documentation:  The 19th-Century Digital Concord Archive.” Documentary Editing 31 (2010): 35-41.  Print. Invited. Refereed.

“Knit Blogging:  Considering an Online Community.”  Lore:  An E-journal for Teachers of Writing. (2004). n. pg. Web. <http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/lore/digressions/index.htm> Refereed.

"Representative Men, Slave Revolt, and Emerson's 'Conversion' to Abolitionism."  ATQ:  American Transcendental Quarterly 13.4 (1999): 287-303. Print. Refereed.

PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS
With Toniesha Taylor. “Pedagogies of Race: Digital Humanities in the Age of Ferguson.” In Debates in Digital Humanities, 2016. Ed. Lauren Klein and Matthew Gold. Minneapolis: U Minnesota P, Forthcoming April 2016. 251-64. 

“The Digital Humanities as a Laboratory.”  In Humanities and the Digital.  Ed. David Theo Goldberg and Patrik Svensson.  Boston: MIT P., 2015. 391-400. Invited. Refereed.

“Can Information be Unfettered?:  Race and the new Digital Humanities Canon”  In Debates in Digital Humanities.  Ed. Matthew Gold.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P., 2012.  309-18.  Print. Invited. Refereed. Reprint expanded version, online open access http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/

“Challenging Gaps:  Collaboration across Traditional Boundaries in Digital Research”  In The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. Ed. Amy Earhart and Andrew Jewell.  Digital Culture/ Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism Ser. Ann Arbor:  U of Michigan P, 2010.  27-43. Print. Refereed.

“The Electronic Age.”  In The Oxford Handbook to Transcendentalism.  Ed. Joel Myerson, Sandy Petrulionis, and Laura Walls.  Oxford:  Oxford UP, 2010.  682-9.  Print. Invited. Refereed.

“Elizabeth Peabody on ‘the Temperament of the Colored Classes’:  African-Americans, Progressive History, and Education in a Democratic System.” In Reinventing the Peabody Sisters.  Ed. Katharine Rodier, Monika Elbert, and Julie Hall.  Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2006.  77-90. Print. Refereed.

SCHOLARLY DIGITAL PROJECTS
The Digital Black Bibliographic Project (DiBB). With Maura Ives, Sarah Potvin, and Rebecca Hankins. 

White Violence, Black Resistance. With Co Director Toniesha Taylor.  https://sites.google.com/site/bkresist/

The Millican “Riot,” 1868. http://millican.omeka.net

The Diverse History of Digital Humanities. http://dhhistory.blogspot.com

The 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive.  http://www.digitalconcord.org.