- Digital Humanities
- African American and African Diaspora Literature
- American Literature and Culture
- Dr. Earhart works with digital humanities, Africana and African-American literature, and 19th-century American literature and culture.
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,
- She 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.
Earhart, Amy E. Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the Digital Literary Studies; University of Michigan Press, 2015.
Traces of the Old, Uses of the New focuses on twenty-five years of developments, including digital editions, digital archives,e-texts, text mining, and visualization, to situate emergent products and processes in relation to historical trends of disciplinary interest in literary study. By reexamining the roil of theoretical debates and applied practices from the last generation of work in juxtaposition with applied digital work of the same period, Earhart also seeks to expose limitations in need of alternative methods.
Earhart, Amy E. The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press, 2010.
The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, which features a wide range of practitioner-scholars, is the first of its kind:a gathering of people who are expert in American literary studies and in digital technologies, scholars uniquely able to draw from experience with building digital resources and to provide theoretical commentary on how the transformation to new technologies alters the way we think about and articulate scholarship in American literature.
- 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).
- 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).
- “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.
- “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.
- “Challenging Gaps: Collaboration across Traditional Boundaries in Digital Research” In The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. Ed. Amy Earhart and Andrew Jewell.
- The Diverse History of Digital Humanities.