Neil Fraistat, Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology (MITH) at the University of Maryland, received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), is a founder and Co-Chair of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers, and is Vice President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America.
Fraistat has published widely on the subjects of Romanticism, Textual Studies, and Digital Humanities in such journals as PMLA, JEGP, Studies in Romanticism, Text, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and Literary and Linguistic Computing, as well as in such books as The Poem and the Book, Poems in Their Place, and The “Prometheus Unbound” Notebooks. A founder and general editor of the Romantic Circles Website, he is the coeditor of Reimagining Textuality: Textual Studies in the Late Age of Print; The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley (3 vols. to date); the Norton Critical edition, Shelley’s Poetry and Prose; an edition of Helen Maria Williams’s Letters Written in France, and the Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship.
Fraistat currently serves on the boards of the Society for Textual Scholarship; the Keats-Shelley Association; Project MUSE; INKE; Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES); Romanticism, and Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN). He has been awarded both the Society for Textual Scholarship’s biennial Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize and the biennial Richard J. Finneran Prize, the Keats-Shelley Association Prize, honorable mention for the Modern Language Association’s biennial Distinguished Scholarly Edition Prize, and the Keats-Shelley Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award.