Amanda Gailey

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Associate Professor (402) 472-1835 326 Andrews Hall

Phillips University, BA (1998)

Creighton University, MA (2000)

University of Nebraska, PhD (2006)

Areas of Specialty

Digital humanities, with a specialization in text editing and digital archives

Nineteenth-century American literature, especially Whitman, Dickinson, and late nineteenth-century children's literature
Editorial theory

Selected Publications and Projects

Electronic Projects

Race and Children's Literature of the Gilded Age (co-edited with Gerald Early and D.B. Dowd)


 "A Case for Heavy Editing: the Example of Race and Children's Literature of the Gilded Age," The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, eds. Amy Earhart and Andrew Jewell, University of Michigan Press (forthcoming, 2010)

"Walt Whitman and the King of Bohemia: The Poet in the Saturday Press," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 25.4 (Spring 2008), 143-166

"The Publication History of Leaves of Grass," The Blackwell Companion to Walt Whitman, ed. Donald Kummings, Blackwell, 2006, 409-438

"How Anthologists Made Dickinson into a Tolerable Woman Writer," Emily Dickinson Journal 14.1 (Spring 2005), 62-83

Recent Talks

"TEI in the Classroom," Text Encoding Initiative Members' Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009

"Rethinking Digital Editing Practices to Better Address Noncanonical Texts," Conference of the Association for Documentary Editing, Springfield, IL, 2009

"Digital American Literature: Some Problems and Prospects," London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship, King's College, UK, 2009


Vice President, Digital Americanists
Co-editor, Americanist Board, NINES (Networked Interface for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship)
Co-chair, Manuscript Special Interest Group, TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)

Recent Awards

Pro-Quest/RSAP Prize for Scholarship in American Periodicals, 2010
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2009