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Areas of Interest: Colonial/U.S. Literature to 1900, Periodical Publishing, African-American Literature, and Women’s Literary History

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Office: PAHB 406
Office Number: 410-455-2585

Ph.D., Ohio State University


Lindsay DiCuirci is an Assistant Professor of English. She held a postdoctoral teaching  fellowship at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at UMBC in Fall 2011. Her teaching and research interests include colonial and early American literature as well as the history of the book.

Dr. DiCuirci’s current book project examines the collection, preservation, and printing of colonial books and manuscripts in the nineteenth-century U.S. Her research on antiquarianism and the politics of preservation and reprinting has appeared in Early American Literature (2010) and in the edited collection, Urban Identity and the Atlantic World (Palgrave, 2013). Most recently, she co-edited a multi-volume primary source collection on the discourse of American Exceptionalism (Pickering & Chatto, 2012). Her work analyzed the intersection of exceptionalist rhetoric with millennialism in the early U.S. and discussed early examples of dissenting views on exceptionalism. Dr. DiCuirci has been a research fellow at the The American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the  Massachusetts Historical Society.