Maura D’Amore, associate professor of English, Program Director American Studies, Program Director Gender Studies, signed St. Mike’s on to participate in a Douglass Day national transcription event in February to celebrate the eloquent abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass, because, in her words, “I thought it would be a great way for our students, faculty, and staff to come together to help document African-American History and participate in digitization that will help preserve and expand that history for future generations.” Her students joined this celebration of the life and legacy of Douglass, on his chosen birthday, February 14 -- on honor of his 200th Birthday in 2018, the Smithsonian Transcription Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture sponsored a national event to transcribe documents from the Freedman’s Bureau, and Saint Michael’s was one of 64 institutions across America to participate in the event
(posted June 2018)
Maura D’Amore, associate professor of English, program director for American studies and program director, gender studies, presented a paper, “Make Your Own Toys and Rebuild the Nation: Civil-War Era Paper Toy Manuals,” at the 2017 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, at Historic Deerfield, in June. Maura’s paper was one of seven chosen for publication in the 2017 volume, Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife. Maura also presented a paper, “‘We Linger in Manhood to Tell the Dreams of our Childhood’: Thoreau and Children,” at the Thoreau Society Bicentennial, in July 2017; and, she presented a paper, “‘Various Useless and Pleasing Things’: Crafty Children in the Nineteenth Century,” at the Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture Symposium, hosted by the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware and the Hagley Museum & Library, November 2017
(posted December 2017)
Maura D’Amore, assistant professor of English, received a Maine Women Writers Grant from the University of New England to do research there at their archive, which she did in May). Her peer-reviewed essay "Crafty Bricolage: Pinterest as Digital Scrapbooking” appeared in a special issue of NANO (New American Notes Online) on Originality in a Digital Culture, January 2017. She presented a paper on Thoreau at the Nineteenth Century Studies Annual Conference in Charleston, SC, in February.
(posted June 2016)
Maura D’Amore, assistant professor of English, reports a new publication: Her book Suburban Plots: Men at Home in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in June 2014.
(posted August 2014)