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Department of English and Literary Arts

Department of English

Research & Publications

Faculty Publications

Linda Bensel-Meyers


  • Rhetoric for Academic Reasoning. HarperCollins, 1992.
  • Literary Culture. Simon & Schuster, 1999; rev. 2000; 2/E 2002.
  • New Student's Guide to Research. Simon & Schuster, 1997; 2/e, 1999; 3/e, 2001.


  • "Philosophical Art or Rhetorical Skill: How Perelman's Ethical Pluralism Makes McKeon's Analytical Pluralism Ethically Conscientious." In The Promise of Reason: Studies in The New Rhetoric. Southern Illinois University Press, 2011: 162-70.
  • "The Tortoise Could Win: How The Economy is Exposing the Lie That Intercollegiate Athletics is Good for Higher Education." Teachers College Record (2009): n.p.
  • "English Emblem Book Reception Theory and the Meditations of Renaissance Women," in The
  • Changing Tradition: Women in the History of Rhetoric. U of Calgary P, 1999: 97-108.
  • "Empowering the Audience: The Rhetorical Poetics of Renaissance Drama." Style 23:1 (1989): 70-86.

Other Work:

  • Imagistic Reasoning in English Renaissance Culture: The Emblem Tradition and Rhetorical
  • Education. [book manuscript in progress].
  • "A Figure Cut in Alabaster": Widows on the English Stage, 1540-1640. [near submission]
Clark Davis


  • It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing. University of Texas Press, 2015.
  • Hawthorne's Shyness: Ethics, Politics, and the Question of Engagement. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
  • After the Whale: Melville in the Wake of Moby-Dick. University of Alabama Press, 1995.
  • Awarded the press's Elizabeth Agee Prize for best manuscript submission in American literature, 1993.


  • "Melville and the Poetics of Ventriloquism: Giving Voice 'At the Hostelry.'" Melville as Poet: The Art of 'Pulsed Life.' Ed. Sanford Marovitz. Kent State University Press, 2013.
  • "Herman Melville." The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists. Ed. Timothy Parish. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • "'Environment is all': William Goyen's East Texas." Southwest Review 94.3 (Summer 2009): 430-49.
  • "William Goyen and the Strangeness of Reading." Raritan 28.4 (Spring 2009): 138-57.
  • " 'Not Like Any Form of Activity': Waiting in Emerson, Melville, and Weil." Common Knowledge 15.1 (2009): 39-58.
  • "Outside the Custom House?: On the Philosophy of Shyness." Common Knowledge 12.3 (Fall 2006): 410-19.
  • "The Hungry Art of William Goyen." The Southern Review 40.4 (Autumn 2004): 816-28.
  • "Facing the Veil: Hawthorne, Hooper, and Ethics." Arizona Quarterly 55.4 (Winter 1999): 1-19.
Donna Beth Ellard


  • Anglo-Saxon(ist) pasts, postSaxon futures. Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Books, 2019.

Journal Articles

  • "'Anglo-Saxonist, n.': Professional Scholar or Anonymous Person," Rethinking History 23.1 (2019).
  • "Communicating Between Species and Between Disciplines—Lessons from the Old English Seafarer." Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory 30.4 (2018): 293-315.
  • "Ella's Bloody Eagle: Sharon Turner's History of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Saxon history," postmedieval : a journal of medieval cultural studies 5.2 (2014): 215–234.
  • "Going Interspecies, Going Interlingual, and Flying Away with the Phoenix," Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory 23.3 (2011): 268-292.

Book Chapters

  • "Writing with Birds," co-written with Bailey Pittenger. In American/Medieval goes North: Earth and Water in Transit. Volume 2. Edited by Gillian Overing and Ulrike Wiethaus. V&R UniPress. (forthcoming, volume under contract).
  • "The "Wildernesses" of Beowulf: Landscapes, Liminality, and Environmental Criticism," Practical Guide to Teaching Beowulf. Medieval Institute Press: Kalamazoo, MI. (forthcoming, volume under contract).
  • "Beowulf and Babies." In Dating Beowulf: Studies in Intimacy. Edited by Dan Remein and Erica Weaver. Manchester: Manchester UP. (forthcoming, volume under contract).
  • "Ekphrastic Beowulf: Defying Death and Staying Alive in the Academy." In Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts by L.A.O. Fradenburg. 263-84. Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2013.
Rachel Feder


  • Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood Under the Sign of Frankenstein (Northwestern University Press, 2018)
  • Bad Romanticisms (poetry). Astrophel Press, 2018.
  • Other People's Scorpions (poetry). MoonChaps, 2018.
  • "Wordsworth on the Radio," in Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth and Rock from Dylan to U2, ed. James Rovira, forthcoming from Lexington Books (2018).
  • "Zonkey Romanticism." Romantic Circles Pedagogies Commons (April 2017).
  • "Practicing Infinity." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 34 (2016), 195-200.
  • "The Poetic Limit: Mathematics, Aesthetics, and the Crisis of Infinity." ELH 81.1 (2014): 167-195.
  • "The Experimental Dorothy Wordsworth." Studies in Romanticism 53.4 (2014): 541-559.

Other Work

  • Words with Friends (poetry).  dancing girl press chapbook series, 2014.
Graham Foust

Books (Poetry):

  • Time Down to Mind. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2015.
  • To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2013.
  • An Amazon Best Book of 2013Shortlisted for the 2014 Believer Poetry Award
  • A Mouth in California. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2009.
  • Necessary Stranger. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2007.
  • Finalist: Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award.
  • Leave the Room to Itself. Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press, 2003.
  • Winner: 2003 Sawtooth Poetry Prize.
  • As in Every Deafness. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2003.

Books (Translation):

  • Of Entirety Speak the Sentence [translation of Ernst Meister's Sage vom Ganzen den Satz]. With Samuel Frederick. Seattle & New York: Wave Books, forthcoming 2016.
  • Wallless Space [translation of Ernst Meister's Wandloser Raum]. With Samuel Frederick. Seattle & New York: Wave Books, forthcoming September 2014.
  • In Time's Rift [translation of Ernst Meister's Im Zeitspalt]. With Samuel Frederick. Seattle & New York: Wave Books, 2012.

Selected Reviews:


  • With Barbara Claire Freeman:
Jan Gorak


Reissue of The Making of the Modern Canon (Bloomsbury 2014).

“T.S. Eliot and the Prophetic Tradition,’ in Stephen Prickett, The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014).



‘Angels, Dancers, Mermaids: The Hidden History of Peckham in Muriel Spark’s The Ballad of Peckham Rye,’ Scottish Literary Review (Spring/Summer) 2014, 29-46.


Other Work

Manuscript Reviewer for Scottish Literary Review, Plenary Lecturer at the University of Bucharest.  


Eric Gould
Book: The University in a Corporate Culture.  Yale University Press, 2003.  Won the 2004 Frandson Prize for Literature from the UCEA.
Book chapter: “The University, the Marketplace, and Civil Society.”  The Business of Higher Education, ed. John C. Knapp and David J. Siegel.  Praeger, 2009.


Tayana Hardin



Doug Hesse



W. Scott Howard

Selected Awards

Yale University, Beinecke Library, Donald C. Gallup Research Fellowship, 2015.

NEH Digital Humanities & Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 2011-12.

The Pew Charitable Trusts, Teaching Fellowship, 1996.



  • Poetics and Praxis 'After' Objectivism. Ed. W. Scott Howard and Broc Rossell. University of Iowa Press, scheduled for 2018.
  • Archive and Artifact: Susan Howe's factual telepathy. Talisman House, scheduled for 2018.
  • SPINNAKERS. The Lune, 2016. Available Here.
  • Ann Collins and the Historical Imagination. Ashgate, 2014.
  • ROPES. Delete, 2014. Available Here
  • The Divorce Tracts of John Milton: Texts and Contexts. Duquesne, 2010.


  • "Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields." Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. 16.1 (2016).
  • "Water: Resources and Discourses." Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. 6.3 (2006).

Selected Articles (since 2006):

  • "Katherine Philips's Elegies and Historical Figuration." Women's Writing 24.3 (2017): 313-331; and Routledge / Taylor & Francis online (2016).
  • "WYSIWYG Poetics: Reconfiguring the Fields for Creative Writers & Scholars." The Journal of Electronic Publishing. 14.2 (2011).
  • "Anglo-American Metaphysical Poetics: Reflections on the Analytic Lyric from John Donne to Susan Howe." The McNeese Review. 46 (2008): 36-52.
  • "Historical Figuration: Poetics, Historiography, and New Genre Studies." Literature Compass. 3.5 (2006): 1124-1149
  • "Literal / Littoral Crossings: Re-Articulating Hope Atherton's Story After Susan Howe's articulation of sound forms in time." Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. 6.3 (2006): 

Selected Book Chapters (since 2006):

  • "Prophecy, Power, and Religious Dissent." A History of Early Modern Women's Writing. Ed. Patricia Phillippy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 315-331.
  • "Archives on Trial: 'Executing' Richard II and Eikon Basilike in the Digital Age." Teaching Early Modern Literature From the Archives. MLA, 2014. 152-61.
  • "Apophatic Haecceity: William Bronk & the Analytic Lyric." William Bronk in the Twenty-First Century. Talisman, 2013. 81-91.
  • "'That Noble Flame': Literary History & Regenerative Time in Katherine Philips' Elegies and Society of Friendship." Dialogism & Lyric Self-Fashioning: Bakhtin and the Voices of a Genre. Susquehanna, 2008. 136-62.
  • "'Fire harvest: harvest fire': Resistance, Sacrifice & Historicity in the Elegies of Robert Hayden." Reading the Middle Generation Anew: Culture, Community, and Form in Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Iowa, 2006. 133-52.

Selected Literary Essays:

Selected Poetry:

Sonictexts & Images:

Peer-Reviewed Journals (Founding Editor):

Selected Reviews (of books):

Selected Interview:

Eleanor McNees


Eucharistic Poetry:  The Search for Real Presence in John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dylan Thomas and Geoffrey Hill. Lewisburg: PA: Bucknell UP, 1991.

Edited Collections:

Selected Papers from the 18th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Ed. Eleanor McNees and Sara

Veglahn. Clemson, SC: Clemson UP, 2009.

The Development of the Novel: Literary Sources and Documents. 3 vols. Ed. Eleanor McNees. London: Helm Information Ltd., East Sussex, England, 2006.

Critical Assessments of the Brontë Sisters, 4 vols. Ed. Eleanor McNees. London: Helm Information Ltd. East Sussex, England, 1996.

Critical Assessments of Virginia Woolf, 4 vols. Ed. Eleanor McNees.  London: Helm Information Ltd., East Sussex, England, 1993.

Scholarly Editions:

The Years by Virginia Woolf. Ed and annotated by EleanorMcNees.  New York: Harcourt, 2008.

Selected Articles:

History as Scaffolding: Woolf’s Use of The Times in TheYears.” Seclected Papers from the 22nd Annual

 Virginia Woolf Conference. Eds. Kathryn Holland and Ann Martin. Clemson, SC: Clemson UP, (2013. 41-


“Public Transport in Woolf’s City Novels: The London Omnibus.” Woolf and the City: Selected Papers from the 19th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference. Eds. Elizabeth Evans and Sarah Cornish. Clemson, SC: Clemson UP, 2010. 31-39.

“Accounts for the Arm-Chair Traveler: The Italy of Badham and Dickens.” The Victorians and Italy: Literature, Travel, Politics and Art. Eds. Alessandro Vescovi, Luisa Villa and Paul Vita. Milan, IT: Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher, 2009. 45-60.

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine and Dickens’s Pictures from Italy: Another Source for the Italian Letters?” Conference Proceedings from University of Genoa, 2008-09.

Reluctant Source: Murray’s Handbooks and Pictures from Italy,” Dickens Quarterly, Dec. 2007: 211-29.

Selected Reviews:

Review of The Years, ed. Anna Snaith, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. Virginia

Woolf Quarterly (Spring 2014).

Review of Virginia Woolf’s Essayism, by Randi Saloman. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012 in Virginia Woolf Bulletin (January 2014).

Review of Virginia Woolf and the Spanish Civil War, by Lolly Ockerstrom. Cecil Woolf Publishers

(Bloomsbury Heritage Series, No. 66). London, 2012. Woolf Bulletin (September 2013): 62-64.

Review of Julian Bell: From Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War, by Peter Stansky and William

Abrahams. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2012. Virginia Woolf Bulletin (September 2012): 70-72.                                                                      

Maik Nwosu


  • The African Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema: A Poetics of Laughter. Routledge, New York, 2016.
  • A Gecko's Farewell (novel). Parrésia, Lagos, 2016.
  • The Critical Imagination in African Literature: Essays in Honor of Michael J. C. Echeruo. Ed. Maik Nwosu and Obiwu. Syracuse University Press, New York, 2015.
  • Markets of Memories: Between the Postcolonial and the Transnational. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ, 2011.
  • Alpha Song (novel). Beacon Books, Lagos, 2001.
  • Invisible Chapters (novel). Tivolick, Lagos, 1999.
  • Suns of Kush (poetry). Malthouse Press, Lagos, 1998.
  • Return to Algadez (short stories). Malthouse Press, Lagos, 1997.


  • "The Festival Spirit and the Comic Horizon in African Literature." Journal of Narrative Theory, 46.2 (Summer 2016): 151-170.
  • "The Figuration of the Un: Between African and World Literature." The Critical Imagination in African Literature. Ed. Maik Nwosu and Obiwu. Syracuse University Press, New York, 2015: 25-43.
  • "Derek Walcott and the Idea of Postcolonial Globalization." Critical Insights: Cultural Encounters. Ed. Nicholas Birns and Eugene Lang Colleg. Salem Press, Ipswich, MA, 2012.
  • "In the Name of the Sign: The Nsibidi Script as the Language and Literature of the Crossroads." Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies 2010.182 (October 2010): 285-303.
  • "A Poetics of Laughter: Characterizing the African Comic Novel." Commonwealth Essays and Studies 32.2 (Spring 2010): 35-46.
  • "'Barrabás came to us by sea': Absence and Presence in Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits." Transnational Literature. 1.2 (May 2009): 1-12.
  • "Derek Walcott's Omeros and the Refiguration of the Caribbean Eden." Journal of Postcolonial Writing 44.2 (June 2008): 127-137.
  • "The River, the Earth, and the Spirit World: Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Ben Okri, and the Novel in Africa." Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society 35 (Texts, Tasks, and Theories: Versions and Subversions in African Literatures 3). Eds. Tobias Robert Klein, Ulrike Auga, and Viola Prüschenk. Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York, 93-109.
  • "Christopher Okigbo and the Postcolonial Market of Memories." Research in African Literatures 34.8 (Winter 2007): 70-86.
  • "Children of the Anthill: Nsukka and the Shaping of Nigeria's 1960s Literary Generation." English in Africa 32.1 (May 2005): 37-50.

Other Work:

  • "An African Dystopia" – Review of Sanya Osha's On A Sad Weather-Beaten Couch, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, April-June 2017: 28-34.
  • "Isé" (poem). On Broken Wings: An Anthology of Best Contemporary Nigerian Poetry. Ed. Unoma Azuah. DLite Press, Yorktown Heights, NY, 2014.
  • "Like a Blood Parable" (poem). We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poems from Africa. Ed. Dike Okoro. Malthouse Press, Lagos, 2012: 210-212.
  • "Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo." Oxford Dictionary of African Biography. Eds. Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Oxford University Press, New York, 2011.
  • "ụgbọ-anị: automobile." Lexikon der Sperrigen Worter [Short Dictionary of Unwieldy Words], Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010: 272-274.
  • "In Parenthesis" (short story). Agni Online (October 2010).
  • "Night Song" (poem). Lagos of the Poets. Ed. Odia Ofeimun. Hornbill House, Lagos, 2010: 214-216
  • "In Biafra" (short story). Fiction International 42 (November/December 2009): 100-107.
  • "In Leopardville" (short story). New Writing from Africa. Ed. Robin Malan. Johnson & KingJames, Cape Town, 2009: 105-115.
  • "In the Time of His Excellency" (short story). The Dublin Quarterly: International Literary Review No.13 (Nov. 2008 - Feb. 2009).
  • "In America" (short story). El Ghibli 5.22 (December 2008).
  • "In the Shadow of His Excellency (short story)." New Writing 14. Granta, London, 2006: 236-244.
  • "Like an Angelus" and "River Legend" (poems). DrumVoices Revue 13 (Spring 2005): 100-103.
Bin Ramke


Light Wind Light Light, Omnidawn, 2018.

Missing the Moon. Omnidawn, 2014.

Aerial. Omnidawn, 2012. Aerial was a finalist for 2013 Los Angeles Times book award 

Selected Reviews:

Publishers Weekly: & 

Boston Review:


With Tony Leuzi:

With Rob McLennan:


Adam Rovner
Books: Selected Academic Articles:
  • "Jewish Geographies: Jabotinsky and Modernism." Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. 15:2 (2017): 315-339.
  • "What If the 'Uganda Plan' Had Succeeded?" in "If Only We Had Died in Egypt!": What Ifs of Jewish History from Abraham to Zionism. Ed. Gavriel Rosenfeld. Cambridge UP: [2016]: 165-186.
  • “The Shape of Time in Microfiction: Alex Epstein and the Search for Lost Time.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. 33.4 (2015): 73-95.
  • "Forcing the End: Apocalyptic Israeli Fiction (1971-2009)." Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture. Eds. Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman. Wayne State UP: 2012. (205-220)
  • "Alternate History: The Case of Nava Semel's IsraIsland and Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union." Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. Vol. 9. No.1 (2011): 131-152.
  • "Hebrew Literature Post-1948." The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish Religion, History, and Culture. Ed. Judith Baskin. Cambridge UP, 2012. (381-384)
  • "A Fable: Or, How to Recognize a Narrative When You Play One." Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. Vol. 1. No. 2 (2010): 99-117.
  • "So Easily Assimilated: The New Immigrant Chic." Association for Jewish Studies Review 30:2 (2006): 314-324.
  • "Jewish Humor in Our Popular Culture: The Little Men Come and Go." The Jewish Role in American Life. Vol. 4 (2004): 74-107.
  • "Instituting the Holocaust: Comic Fiction and the Moral Career of the Survivor." Journal of Jewish Culture and History 5.2 (2003): 1-24.
  • The 7:30 Report. Australian Broadcasting Company (Dec. 2009)
Documentary Film:


Billy J. Stratton


Buried in Shades of Night : Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip's War ,University of Arizona Press, 2013; pb. 2014.

Editor, A Critical Companion to the Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones, University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming, 2015.


“Reading Through Peoplehood: Towards a Culturally Responsive Approach to Native American Literature and Oral Tradition” in Twenty-First Perspectives on Indigenous Studies: Native North America in (Trans)motion. Eds. Birgit Däwes, Karsten Fitz, Sabine Meyer, Routledge (in press, 2015).

“‘You have liberty to return to your own country:’ Tecumseh, Myth and the Mediation of Native Sovereignty,” in Mediating Indianness. Ed. Cathy Covell Waegner, Michigan State University Press (in press, 2015)

“Everything depends on reaching the coast:” Inscriptions of Placelessness in John Hillcoat’s adaptation of The Road,”Arizona Quarterly 70:4 (2014).

“‘A Reservation Hero is a Hero Forever:’ Basketball, Irony, and Humor in the Novels of James Welch, Sherman Alexie, and Stephen Graham Jones,” in Native Games: Indigenous Peoples and Sports in the Post-Colonial World. Eds. Chris Hallinan and Barry Judd. Bingley U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing, 2013. 43-57.

“Towards a Heteroholistic Approach to Native American Literature,” Weber the Contemporary West, 29:2 (2013): 148-150.

“Deterritorialization, Pure War, and the Consequences of Indian Captivity in Transnational Colonial Discourse,” Rhizomes, 24 (2012):

 “‘el brujo es un coyote:’ Taxonomies of Trauma in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian,” Arizona Quarterly, 67:3 (2011): 151-172.

“Alone on the Colorado: Glen Canyon, Edward Abbey, and the Origins of Radical Environmentalism,” Weber: The Contemporary West, 27:2 (2011): 97-109.

“The Poetics of Decolonization: Linguistic Subversion in the Work of Laura Tohe,” Red Ink, 14:1 (2008): 66-71.

With Frances Washburn, “The Peoplehood Matrix: A New Theory of American Indian Literature,” Wíčazo Ša Review, 28:1 (2008): 82-118.

Kristy L. Ulibarri


"Atomix Latinx: The Narrative Making and Unmaking of Subjects in Cecile Pineda's Bardo99 and Devil's Tango." In Cecile Pineda: An Undisciplined Subject. (forthcoming)

"Documenting the U.S.-Mexico Border: Photography, Movement, and Paradox." Art Journal. (forthcoming 2019)

"Quotidian Inequality: Free-Market Logic in Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club and Helena María Viramontes' Their Dogs Came with Them." Aztlán 43.1 (2018): 121-148. (link)

"Speculating Latina Radicalism: Labour and Motherhood in Lunar Braceros 2125-2148." Feminist Review 116.1 (2017): 85-100. (link)

"Consuming Aztecs, Producing Workers: Economies of Indigeneity and Ambivalence in the Chicana/o and Latina/o Imagination." Latino Studies 14.2 (2016): 214-233. (link)

"Neoliberalism." The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literatures. Eds. Frances R. Aparicio and Suzanne Bost. London: Routledge, 2012. 152-161. (link)