Alumni Bookshelf

Jenny Adams: Power Play Paul Cefalu: English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory Brad Evans: Before Cultures Noel Jackson: Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry

Browse a selection of publications by alumni of the Department of English (by year of publication).


David J. Alworth, Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press)

Tom Perrin, The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form, 1945-75 (Palgrave Macmillan)

Lauri Ramey, co-editor What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press)


Janine Barchas, Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press)

Colleen G. Boggs, Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity (New York: Columbia University Press)

Mary C. Erler, Reading and Writing During the Dissolution: Monks, Friars, and Nuns 1530-1558 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Andrew Hebard, The Poetics of Sovereignty in American Literature, 1885-1910 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Seth Lerer, Prospero's Son: Prospero's Son: Life, Books, Love, and Theater (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press)

Terry Meyers, The Poetry of Sidney A. Alexander (Online publication. London: Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Kate Narveson, Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England: Gender and Self-Definition in an Emergent Writing Culture (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co.)

Jennifer L. Peterson, Education in the School of Dreams: Travelogues and Early Nonfiction Film (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)

Richard Pettengill and Nicholas Cook, Nicholas, eds., Taking It to the Bridge: Music as Performance (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)

Bernard F. Rodgers, editor Critical Insights: Salman Rushdie (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press)

Laurie Shannon, The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press)

David S. Shields, Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press)

Ron Singer, Geistmann (Online publication: jukepopserials)

Ron Singer, The Rented Pet (Online publication: Kindle Select, Piker Press, Akorin Press)

Mary Trull, Performing Privacy and Gender in Early Modern Literature (Palgrave Macmillan)

Howard D, Weinbrot, Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture 1660-1780 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press)

David Scott Wilson-Okamura, Spenser's International Style (Cambridge University Press)


Zarena Aslami, The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press)

Thomas Balazs, Omnicron Ceti III (New Orleans, LA: Aqueous Books)

Thomas Bonnell, ed., James Boswell's Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 3: 1776-1780 (Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press; New Haven: Yale University Press)

Chris Freeburg, Melville and the Idea of Blackness (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Noelle Gallagher, Historical Literatures: Writing about the Part in England, 1660-1740 (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press)

Ora Gelley, Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rosellini's Italy (New York: Routledge)

Nancy Henry, The Life of George Eliot (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell)

Richard Pettengill and Nicholas Cook, eds., New Perspectives on Performance Studies: Music Across the Disciplines (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)

Philip Richards, An Integrated Boyhood: Coming of Age in White Cleveland (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press)

Babli Sinha, ed., South Asian Transnationalisms: Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century (New York: Routledge)

Anna Siomopoulos, Hollywood Melodrama and the New Deal: Public Daydreams (New York: Routledge)


Paul Cefalu, The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the Subjunctive (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press)

Robert Corber, Cold War Femme: Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)

Robert Denham, The Northrop Frye Handbook: A Biographical and Bibliographic Guide (Jefferson, NC, and London: MacFarland)

Michael Flachmann, Nexus: A Philosophical Reader for Writers (Essex: Longman)

William Freedman, Last Things and After (Adelaide, Australia: Ginninderra Press)

Judith Yaross Lee, Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi

Victoria Olwell, The Genius of Democracy: Fictions of Gender and Citizenship in the United States, 1860-1940 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press)

Judith W. Page and Elise L. Smith, Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: England's Disciples of Flora, 1780-1870 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Donald Pease, Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England)

Michelle Raheja, Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press), Emory Elliott Book Prize

David Richter and James Phelan, eds., Fact, Fiction and Form: Essays of Ralph Rader (Columbus: Ohio State University Press)

John L. Simons and Robert Merrill, Peckinpah's Tragic Westerns: A Critical Study (Jefferson, NC: McFarland)

David Stewart, Reading and Disorder in Antebellum America (Columbus: Ohio State University Press)

Orrin Wang, Romantic Sobriety: Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press), 2011 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize, International Conference on Romanticism

James Whitlark, ed., Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis: Critical Inquiries (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press)


Paula Amad, Counter-Archive: Film, the Everyday, and Albert Kahn's Archives de la Planete (New York: Columbia University Press)

Elizabeth Arnold, Effacement (Chicago: Flood Editions)

Linda Bergmann, Academic Research and Writing: Inquiry and Argument in College (Boston: Pearson/Longman)

Patricia Chu, Race, Nationalism and the State in British and American Modernism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

James Coleman, Writing Blackness: John Edgar Wideman's Art and Experimentalism (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press)

Ann C. Colley, Victorians in the Mountains: Sinking the Sublime (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate)

Robert Denham, Poets on Paintings: A Bibliography (Jefferson, NC, and London: MacFarland)

Robert Denham, ed., Remembering Northrop Frye: Recollections by His Students and Others in the 1940s and 1950s (Jefferson, NC, and London: MacFarland)

Michael Flachmann, Blood Royal (play, produced at Southwest Shakespeare Festival)

Michael Flachmann, Shakespeare in Performance: Inside the Creative Process (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press)

Barbara Foley, Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)

Elizabeth Freeman, Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)

Barri Gold, ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science (Boston: MIT Press)

Susan Griffin, ed., All a Novelist Needs: Colm Toibin on Henry James (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press)

Bonnie Gunzenhauser, Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition (London: Pickering & Chatto)

Anthony Harrison, The Cultural Production of Matthew Arnold (Oxford: Ohio University Press)

Matthew Hofer and Gary Scharnhorst, eds., Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews (Urbana: University of Illinois Press)

Mary Hotz, Literary Remains: Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England (Albany, NY: SUNY Press)

Alice Levine, ed., Byron's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition (New York: Norton)

Jean Ma, Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema (Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press)

Maureen McLane, World Enough: Poems (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Donald Pease, Theodor Seuss Geisel (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Jonathan Sachs, Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832 (New York: Oxford University Press)

James Shapiro, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (New York: Simon & Schuster)

Catherine Skeen, ed., The Parson's Revels, by William Dunkin (Dublin: Four Courts Press)

Harvey Teres, The Word on the Street: Linking the Academy and the Common Reader (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)

Peter Travis, Disseminal Chaucer: Rereading the Nun's Priest's Tale (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press)

David Scott Wilson-Okamura, Virgil in the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Pamela Robertson Wojcik, The Apartment Plot: Urban Living in American Film and Popular Culture, 1945-1975 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)


Samuel Baker, Written on the Water: British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press)

Paul Cefalu, Moral Identity in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

James Coleman, Faithful Vision: Treatments of the Sacred, Spiritual, and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century African American Fiction (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press)

Brian Corman, Women Novelists Before Jane Austen: The Critics and Their Canons (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)

Frances Dolan, Marriage and Violence: The Early Modern Legacy (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press)

Arlene Elder, Narrative Shape-Shifting: Myth, Humor and History in the Fiction of Ben Okri, B. Kojo Laing, and Yvonne Vera (Oxford: James Curry)

Jonathan Field, Errands into the Metropolis: New England Dissidents in Revolutionary London (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth University Press)

Joanne Gabbin, ed., Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi)

Paul Gilmore, Aesthetic Materialism (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press)

Mike Goode, Sentimental Masculinity and the Rise of History, 1790-1890 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Marshall Gregory, Shaped by Stories: The Ethical Power of Narratives (South Bend, IN: Notre Dame University Press)

Jan Keesan, Cardinal Men and Scarlet Women: A Colorful Etymology of Words That Discriminate (Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press)

Aaron Kitch, Political Economy and the States of Literature in Early Modern England (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate)

William Kretzschmar, The Linguistics of Speech (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Mary Ellen Lamb and Valerie Wayne, eds., Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare (New York: Routledge)

Seth Lerer, Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop's Fables to Harry Potter (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press)

Donald Pease, The New American Exceptionalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press)

Lawrence Rainey, ed., Futurism: An Anthology (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press)

Lauri Ramey (with R. Victoria Arana), Black British Writing (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)

Angela Sorby, Bird Skin Coat (poems) (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press)

Peter Travis, Desseminal Chaucer: Rereading The Nun's Priest's Tale (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press)

Cynthia Wall, ed., The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan (New York: Norton)


Thomas Bonnell, The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry, 1765-1810 (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Paul Borgman, David, Saul & God: Rediscovering the Ancient Story (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Kristina Bross and Hilary Wyss, eds., Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press)

John Bryant, Melville Unfolding: Sexuality, Politics, and the Versions of 'Typee' (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)

Walter A. Davis, Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in/and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press)

Kavita Daiya, Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Postcolonial India (Philadelphia: Temple University Press)

Mary C. Erler, ed., Records of Early English Drama: Ecclesiastical London (London and Toronto: British Library and University of Toronto Press)

Michael Flachmann, ed., Shakespeare From Page to Stage: An Anthology of the Most Popular Plays and Sonnets (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson)

Sabine Haenni, The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880-1920 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press)

Noel Jackson, Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Gregory Kneidel, Rethinking the Turn to Religion in Early Modern English Literature: The Poetics of All Believers (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan)

Darby Lewes, Double Vision: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Literary Palimpsests (Lanham, MD: Lexington)

Jean Ma and Karen Beckman, eds., Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)

Maureen McLane, Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Paula McQuade, ed., Catechisms Written for Mothers, Schoolmistresses and Children, 1575-1750 (Aldershot: Ashgate)

Susan Morgan, Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the 'King and I' Governess (Berkeley: University of California Press)

Lauri Ramey, Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan); 2nd rev. ed., 2010

Lauri Ramey, ed., The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975: A Research Compendium (London: Ashgate)

Meri-Jane Rochelson, A Jew in the Public Arena: The Career of Israel Zangwill (Detroit: Wayne State University Press)

Dana Seitler, Atavistic Tendencies: The Culture of Science in American Modernity (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press)


Colleen Glenney Boggs, Transnationalism and American Literature: Literary Translation, 1773-1892 (New York: Routledge)

Julie Carlson, England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press)

Paul Cefalu, English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory: Sublime Objects of Theology (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press)

John Cox, Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and the Skeptical Faith (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press)

Kevin Gilmartin, Writing Against Revolution: Literary Conservatism in Britain, 1790-1832 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Seth Lerer, Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language (New York: Columbia University Press)

Trish Loughran, The Republic in Print: Print Culture in the Age of U.S. Nation Building, 1770-1870 (New York: Columbia University Press)

Rolland Murray, Our Living Manhood: Literature, Black Power, and Masculine Ideology (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press)

David G. Nicholls, ed., Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures, 3rd. ed. (New York: Modern Language Association)

William Orchard and Yolanda Padilla, eds., The Plays of Josefina Niggli: Recovered Landmarks of Latino Literature (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press)

James Phelan, Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative (Columbus: Ohio State University Press)

Paige Reynolds, Modernism, Drama, and the Audience for Irish Spectacle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Margaret Soltan, Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Merrill, and Woolf (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)

Robert Spadoni, Uncanny Bodies: The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre (Berkeley: University of California Press)


Jenny Adams, Power Play: The Literature and Politics of Chess in the Late Middle Ages (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press)

Elizabeth Arnold, Civilization (Chicago: Flood Editions)

Linda S. Bergmann and Edith M. Baker, eds., Composition and/or Literature: The End(s) of Education (Urbana, IL: NCTE Press)

Paul Borgman, The Way According to Luke: Hearing the Whole Story of the Luke-Acts (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans)

John Bryant, Herman Melville's 'Typee': A Fluid Text Edition (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda), rev. ed. 2009

Leigh Anne Duck, The Nation's Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism (Athens: University of Georgia Press)

Elizabeth Ermarth, ed. and intro., Rewriting Democracy: Postmodern Cultural Politics (Aldershot: Ashgate)

Hilary K. Justice, The Bones of the Others: The Hemingway Text from the Lost Manuscripts to the Posthumous Novels (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press)

Darby Lewes, Auto-Poetica: Representations of the Creative Process in Nineteenth-Century British and American Fiction (Lanham, MD: Lexington)

Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey, eds., Every Goodbye Ain't Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press)

Lawrence Rainey, Revisiting "The Waste Land" (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press) and The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press), jointly awarded Robert Motherwell Book Prize

Eric Rasmussen and Jonathan Bate, eds., The Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works of William Shakespeare (London: Macmillan/Palgrave; New York: Random House)

Philip Richards, Black Heart: The Moral Life of Recent African American Letters (New York: Peter Lang)

David Richter, The Critical Tradition: Classical Texts and Contemporary Trends (Boston: Bedford St. Martin's)

Craig Rustici, The Afterlife of Pope Joan (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)

Lise Sanders, Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press)

Cynthia Wall, The Prose of Things: Transformation of Description in the Eighteenth Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)

Paul Young, The Cinema Dreams Its Rivals: Media Fantasy Films from Radio to the Internet (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press)


Robert Bray, Peter Cartwright: Legendary Frontier Preacher (Urbana: University of Illinois Press)

John Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press)

Brad Evans, Before Cultures: The Ethnographic Imagination in American Literature, 1865-1920 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)

Andrew Hoberek, The Twilight of the Middle Class: Post-World War II American Fiction (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press)

Robert Inchausti, Subversive Orthodoxy: Outlaws, Revolutionaries, and Other Christians in Disguise (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos)

Adam Lowenstein, Shocking Representation: Historical Trauma, National Cinema, and the Modern Horror Film (New York: Columbia University Press)

Stacey Margolis, The Public Life of Privacy in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Durham, NC: Duke University Press)

Terry Meyers, ed., Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, 3 vols. (London: Pickering and Chatto)

Christanne Miller, Cultures of Modernism: Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Else Lasker-Schüler. Gender and Literary Community in New York and Berlin (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)

James Phelan, Living to Tell About It: A Rhetoric and Ethics of Character Narration (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press)

Lawrence Rainey, ed., Modernism: An Anthology (Malden, MA: Blackwell)

Eric Rasmussen and Richard Proudfoot, eds., William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

David Read, New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing (Columbia: University of Missouri Press)

Jacqueline Stewart, Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity (Berkeley: University of California Press)

Howard D. Weinbrot, Menippean Satire Reconsidered: From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century ( Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press)