Recent Publications


April Anson, “Silent Sounds of Sundown: Survivance Ecology in John Joseph Matthews’ Bildungsroman.” Western American Literature, vol. 53, no. 4 (forthcoming).

Gina Filo, “Gender, Genre, and Donne’s ‘The Flea.’” Modern Philology (forthcoming).

Courtney Floyd, “‘Always the same unrememberable revelation’: Thoreau’s Telegraph Harp, the Development of an Immanent Romantic Secularism and Golden Age Children’s Literature.” Nineteenth-Century Literature (forthcoming).

-----. “‘Her who never spoke’: Oral/Aural Disability, the Female Voice, and the Deafened Moment in M. E. Braddon’s ‘Waiting.’” Women’s Writing (forthcoming).

-----. “‘Take it when tendered’: M. E. Braddon’s Thou Art the Man and The Weekly Telegraph’s Media Model of Disability.” Victorian Review (forthcoming).

Kyle Keeler, "I Thought This Is a Bad Dream and Tried to Cry Out: Sleep as Trauma in the Fiction of Ambrose Bierce." Midwest Quarterly (forthcoming). 

Sean Mock, “‘Against a Dwarf’: The Medieval Origin of the Dangerous Dwarf Stereotype.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (forthcoming).

Nate Otjen, "Barbadian Biocontact Zones and Threatened English Colonialism: Reading the Unruly Species of Richard Ligon's History." ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (forthcoming).

-----. “Energy Anxiety and Fossil Fuel Modernity in H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds.” Journal of Modern Literature (forthcoming).

-----. "The Fire Ants of Hurricane Harvey: Displacement and Belonging in Houston." Otherness: Essays and Studies (forthcoming).

Chris Roethle, "A Healthy Play of Mind: Art and the Brain in Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper.'" American Literary Realism (forthcoming).

Angela Rovak, “Speculative Black Maternity: Ntozake Shange’s Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo and Fran Ross’s Oreo.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (forthcoming).

Debarghya Sanyal, "The Desi Archi: Selling India's America to America's India." International Journal of Comic Art (forthcoming).

Alexander Steele, "Sacred Space, Secular Time: Sundown and the Indigenous Modernism of John Joseph Mathews." Modernism/Modernity (forthcoming).



Claire Graman, “‘That girl’s got it!’: The Unruly Woman, Romantic Comedy, and Sexual Modernity.” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 58, 2018.

Kyle Keeler, "The Great Global Warmer: Jay Gatsby as Microcosm for Climate Change." F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 16, 2018, pp. 177-184.

Rachel Rochester, “Speculative Diasporas: Hari Kunzru’s Historical Consciousness, the Rhetoric of Interplanetary Colonization, and the Locus-Colonial Novel.” New Directions in Diaspora Studies: Cultural and Literary Approaches, edited by Sarah Ilott, Ana Cristina Mendez, and Lucinda Newns, Rowan and Littlefield, 2018, pp. 55-68.



Lizzy LeRud, “Living Poems in Thoreau's Prose.” Nineteenth Century Prose, vol. 44, 2017, pp. 155-176.

Taylor McHolm, “A Formal Spilling: Leaking and Leaching in Warren Cariou's Petrography and 'Tarhands: A Messy Manifesto.'” Western American Literature, vol. 51, no. 4, 2017, pp. 429-446.

Nate Otjen, “Processes of Barrio Formation in Iowa City, Iowa, 1916-1936: Mexican Section Laborers and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company.” Annals of Iowa, vol. 76, no. 4, 2017. 

Jennifer DeRoss, contract with Pulp Hero Press, “Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox.”

Danielle Seid, “Cold War ‘Asian/American Chic’ on TV: Beauty, Fashion, and the Asian/American Femme.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 50, no. 6, 2017, pp. 1254-1275.

-----, “Teaching Hope, Teaching Rage: An Interview with Mike Copperman.” The  Margins, Asian American Writers Workshop, 13 June 2017,



Paul Bellew, “‘My Trespass Vision’: Disability, Marginality, and Nationality in Hart Crane’s Versions of ‘The Idiot.’” Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 62, no. 1, 2016, pp. 56-74.

Dina Muhic, "'Neutrality Does Not Exist in the Face of Murder': Bosnian Minimalismand and the Politics of Neutral Observation in Tanović’s No Man’s Land.” Third Text, vol. 30, no. 3-4, 2016, pp. 207-218.

Stephen Siperstein, Shane Hall and Stephanie LeMenager (eds.), Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities. Routledge Press, 2016.



Matt Hannah, “Desires Made Manifest: The Queer Modernism of Wallace Thurman’s Fire!!Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 38, no. 3, 2015, pp. 162-80.

Mary Ganster, “Fact, Fiction, and the Industry of Violence: Newspapers in Brown’s Clotel.” African American Review, vol. 48, no. 4, 2015, pp. 431-44.

Bethany Jacobs, “Mothering Herself: Manifesto of the Erotic Mother in Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 40, no. 4, 2015, pp. 110-128.

Jeni Rinner, “From Bronzeville to the Mecca and After: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Location of Black Identity.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 40, no. 4, 2015, pp. 150-72.



April Anson, “‘The World is My Backyard’: Eco-Romanticization, Thoreauvian Rhetoric, and Constructive Confrontation in the Tiny House Movement.” From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns and Urban Efforts (Research in Urban Sociology 14), edited by William G. Gold, Emerald Group Publishing, 2014.

Elizabeth Bruno, “Her Cape is at the Cleaners: Searching for Single Motherhood in a Culture of Self-Sufficiency.” Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood Across Cultural Differences, edited by Andrea O’Reilly, Demeter Press, 2014.

Brian Gazaille, “Making a Mill of a Mouth More Productive: Efficiency and Linguistic Management in Twain’s Connecticut Yankee.” American Literary Realism, vol. 47, no. 1, 2014, pp. 55-70.

-----. “Textual Wrecks and Natural Relics in Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, vol. 60, no. 3, 2014, pp. 151-84.

Francesca Gentile, “When Center Catches in the Classroom (and Classroom in the Center): The First-Year Writing Tutorial and the Writing Program.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2014, pp. 33-38.

Joe Griffin, “‘In’ and not ‘Of’: Metaphors of ‘the World’ in LDS Discourse.” Journal of Communication and Religion, vol. 37, no. 4, 2014, pp. 30-41.

-----, “Sonic Palimpsests: Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ as Threnody for Sandy Hook,” The New Union, May 2014.

-----, “Dereliction.” Terrain: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, 31 May 2014,

Matt Hannah, “‘A furtive lorry’: Colonial Things in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September.” Writing Difference: Nationalism, Identity, Literature, edited by Girindra Ray, Jaydip Sarkar, and Anindya Bhattacharya, Atlantic (New Delhi), 2014, pp. 198-208.

-----. “Photoplay, Literary Celebrity, and The Little Review.” The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 2014, pp. 223-244.

Bethany Jacobs, “Woman Like You: Troubling Same-Sex Desire in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora and Eva’s Man.” Callaloo, vol. 37, no. 5, 2014, pp. 1196-1213.

Emily McGinn, Amy Leggette, Matt Hannah, with Paul Bellew, “Comparing Marks: A Versioning Edition of Virginia Woolf’s ‘The Mark on the Wall.’” Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing, vol. 35, 2014,

Elizabeth Peterson and Michael Aronson, “No Birds, No Bees, No Moralizing: Lester F. Beck, Progressive Educational Filmmaker.” The Moving Image, vol. 14, no. 1, 2014, pp. 49-70.

Rachel Rochester, “We’re Alive: The Resurrection of the Audio Drama in the Anthropocene.” Philological Quarterly, vol. 93, no. 3, 2014, pp. 361-81.

Danielle Seid, “Suay.” Hawai’i Review, vol. 80, 2014, pp. 73-77.

Danielle Seid, “Reveal.” Transgender Studies Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 1-2, 2014, pp. 176-77.

Jenée Wilde, “Dimensional Sexuality: Exploring New Frameworks for Bisexual Desires.” Sexual and Relationship Therapy, vol. 29, no. 3, 2014, pp. 320-38.