Recent Graduate 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).


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


Nate Otjen, “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).


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



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 Minimalism 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, 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, ed. 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.


Brian Gazaille, “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.