Welcome to the Faculty Bookshelf
This page lists up to three of the most recent books published by each English department faculty member. To view all of the books published by a particular individual, click on her/his name.
Editor. My First Booke of My Life, by Alice Thornton. University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
The Occasional Meditations of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2009.
Editor. The Remembrances of Elizabeth Freke, 1671-1714. Royal Historical Society Camden Fifth Series, Volume 18. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? New York: St. Martin’s, 2016.
They Used to Call Me Snow White . . . but I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor. University Press of New England [UPNE], 2013.
Vital Ideas: Sex. Great Books Foundation, 2011.
Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature. The Great Courses, 2017.
Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction. Palgrave, 2013.
Editor, with Tamarah Kohanski. The Book of John Mandeville. Medieval Institute Publications, 2007.
Public Piers Plowman: Modern Scholarship and Late Medieval Culture. Pennsylvania State University Press,2003.
Editor, with Lynne Blanchfield. The Manuscripts of Piers Plowman: The B-Version. Boydell & Brewer, 1997.
Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville’s Early Works. Kent State University Press, 2009.
Editor. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. eBook edition. Penguin, 2009.
Editor. Herman Melville’s Omoo. Penguin, 2007.
Editor. The Apocrypha. Instrumenta Anglistica Mediaevalia. Medieval Institute Publications, 2007.
Editor, with Charles D. Wright and Thomas N. Hall. Source of Wisdom: Old English and Early Medieval Latin Studies in Honour of Thomas D. Hill. University of Toronto Press, 2007.
Editor, with Thomas D. Hill et al. Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture. Volume One: Abbo of Fleury, Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and Acta Sanctorum. Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2001.
Lynn Bloom (Emeritus)
Hot Genres, Alluring Nonfiction. University of Iowa Press, Forthcoming.
The Arlington Reader: Themes for Writers. 4th ed., Macmillan, 2014.
The Essay Connection. 10th ed. (Cengage, 2012).
Editor. Critical Insights: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality. Salem Press, 2014.
Editor. Good and Evil. Salem Press, 2012.
Narratives of Queer Desire: Deserts of the Heart. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Editor, with Elizabeth Brewer, Nicholas Hetrick and Melanie Yergeau. Arts and Humanities, Volume 8. Sage Publications, 2012.
Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places. New York University Press, 2009.
Disability and/in Prose. Routledge, 2008.
Editor, with Jean E. Howard. As You Like It: Texts and Contexts. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013.
Editor, with Peter Parolin. Women Players in England 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama. Ashgate, 2005.
Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England. Cornell University Press, 2003.
“Tinkers”: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Indiana University Press, 2004.
Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer. Utah State University Press, 2015.
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. 8th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.
Editor. The Portable Jack Kerouac. Penguin Press, 2007.
The Portable Beat Reader. Penguin Press, 2003.
The Hello Delay. Fordham University Press, 2012.
Raving at Usurers: Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690-1750. University of Virginia Press, 2016.
Imminent Disappearances, Impossible Numbers & Panoramic X-Rays. New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2016.
No Soap, Radio! Black Lawrence Press, 2015.
Placebo Junkies Conspiring with the Half-Asleep. Black Lawrence Press, 2012.
Joseph Comprone (Emeritus)
Contexts and Communities: Rhetorical Approaches to Composing Across the Curriculum. With Ruth Greenberg. MacMillan Publishing Company, 1994.
Perspectives: Turning Reading into Writing. Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
From Experience to Expression: A College Rhetoric. 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony. Fordham University Press, 2014.
Claiming History: Colonialism, Ethnography, and the Novel. Columbia University Press, 1999.
How Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Narratives Are Shaped by Sin: His Use of Biblical Typology in His Four Major Works. Mellen, 2008.
Patricia Morgne Cramer
Editor, with Eileen Barrett. Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings. New York University Press, 1997.
Editor. The Wadsworth Themes in American Literature Series: 1910-1945. Cengage, 2008.
Lost and Found in Translation: Contemporary Ethnic American Writing and the Politics of Language Diversity. University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Unruly Tongue: Language and Identity in American Women’s Writing, 1850-1930. University Press of Mississippi, 1999.
Editor, with Barbara Roswell and Adrian Wurr. Writing and Community Engagement: A Critical Sourcebook. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.
Writing and Community Action: A Service-Learning Rhetoric and Reader. Longman, 2003.
Writing Partnerships: Service-Learning in Composition. National Council of Teachers of English Press, 2000.
Palace of Subatomic Bliss. Canarium Books, 2016.
Dandelion Farm. Smoking Glue Gun, 2015.
Madame X (poems). Canarium Books, 2012.
Editor. The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities. University of Georgia Press, 2013.
Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim. University of Georgia Press, 2010.
In Love With Shakespeare: A Literary Memoir. University Press of America, 2001.
Diminished Capacity: A Play in Two Acts. Dramatists Play Service, 1999.
Breaking Legs, Dramatists Play Service, 1992.
Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era. University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Editor, with Leonard Cassuto and Benjamin Reiss. The Cambridge History of the American Novel. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Editor. Theodore Dreiser’s The Genius. University of Illinois Press, 2008.
A. Harris Fairbanks
Fact, Value, Policy: Reading and Writing Argument. McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Editor. What Does it Mean to Be White in America? Breaking the White Code of Silence, A Collection of Personal Narratives. 2Leaf Press, 2016.
Providencia: A Book of Poems. 2Leaf Press, 2013.
Editor. Literature in the Early American Republic. AMS Press, Inc., 2016).
Editor and Introduction. James Fenimore Cooper’s Pathfinder. Harvard University Press, 2015.
Editor and Introduction. James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans. Harvard University Press, 2011.
One Body: Poems. Louisiana State University Press, 2007.
Autumn Grasses. Louisiana State University Press, 2003.
Icon and Evidence. Louisiana State University Press, 2001.
Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey. State University of New York Press, 2014.
Poet’s Shadow (Watching Shadows). Swordsmith Books, 2013
Editor. Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. Wildside Press, 2011.
The Green Lion. Wildside Press, 2008.
Sharon Harris (Emeritus)
Editor, with Linda K. Hughes. A Feminist Reader: Feminist Thought from Sappho to Satrapi, 4 vols. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Dr. Mary Walker: An American Radical. Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Rebecca Harding Davis: The Civil War Years. University of Georgia Press, 2009.
F. Elizabeth Hart (Emeritus)
Editor, with Bruce McConachie. Performance and Cognition: Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn. Routledge, 2006.
Co-author, with Greg Semenza. The History of British Literature on Film: 1895-2015. New York and London: Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
Co-author, with Thomas Jambeck. Reading Old English. West Virginia University Press, 2005. 2nd ed. 2011.
Editor. Ancrene Wisse. Medieval Institute, 2001.
Margaret Higonnet (Emeritus)
Editor, with Susan Solomon. Margaret Hall’s Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country, 1918-1919. Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
Editor, with Jarrod Hayes and William Spurlin. Comparatively Queer: Interrogating Identities across Time and Cultures. Palgrave, 2010.
Editor. Stories and Poetry, by Guy Adams Cardwell. Hitchcock, 2005.
Imagining Kashmir: Emplotment and Colonialism. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
Beauty and Sublimity: A Cognitive Aesthetics of Literature and the Arts. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Ulysses and the Poetics of Cognition. Routledge, 2014.
Donna Hollenberg (Emeritus)
A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov. University of California Press, 2013.
H.D. and Poets After. University of Iowa Press, 2000.
Between History and Poetry: The Letters of H.D. and Norman Holmes Pearson. University of Iowa Press, 1997.
Jonathan Hufstader (Emeritus)
Tongue of Water, Teeth of Stones: Northern Irish Poetry and Social Violence. University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
God’s Time is the Best Time. Michael Glazier, 1984.
Lee Jacobus (Emeritus)
Co-author, with F. David Martin. Humanities through the Arts. 9th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2014.
Hawaiian Tales: The Girl with Heavenly Eyes. Tell Me Press, 2014.
Shakespeare and the Dialectic of Certainty. Palgrave Macmillan, 1992.
Thomas Jambeck (Emeritus, deceased)
Co-author, with Robert J. Hasenfratz. Reading Old English: A Primer and First Reader. West Virginia University Press, 2011.
Stephen Jones (Emeritus)
Scratch Dreams the Flyway. Illustrations by James Mitchell. Flat Hammock Press, 2009.
Scratch Overwinters at the Boatyard. Illustrations by James Mitchell. Flat Hammock Press, 2005.
Scratch: The Boatyard Cat. Illustrations by James Mitchell. Flat Hammock Press, 2004.
Miserere Mei: The Penitential Psalms in Late Medieval and Early Modern England. University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
American Unexceptionalism: The Everyman and the Suburban Novel after 9/11. University of Iowa Press, 2014.
John Donne and Early Modern Legal Culture: The End of Equity in the Satyres. Duquesne University Press, 2015.
Rethinking the Turn to Religion in Early Modern English Literature: The Poetics of All Believers. Macmillan, 2008.
The Travels of John Mandeville. TEAMS Middle English Texts Series, 2009.
The Book of John Mandeville: An Edition of the Pynson Text with Commentary on the Defective Version. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001.
Mannequin Girl. Norton, 2014.
The Last Chicken in America. Norton, 2007.
Wallace Stevens and Modern Art: From the Armory Show to Abstract Expressionism. Yale University Press, 1993.
Wallace Stevens and Company: The “Harmonium” Years, 1913-1923. UMI Research Press, 1983.
Editor. A Companion to Romantic Poetry. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Editor, with Michael O’Neill. Romantic Poetry: An Annotated Anthology. Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.
Editor. Leigh Hunt, Later Literary Essays: Vol. 4, Selected Writings of Leigh Hunt. Pickering and Chatto, 2003.
The Fiction of Valerie Martin: An Introduction. Louisiana State University Press, 2016.
Susan Glaspell’s Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of her Work. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Carolyn Gordon: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1989.
John Manning (Emeritus)
Editor. The First and Second Parts of John Hayward’s The Life and Raigne of King Henrie III. The Royal Historical Society, 1991.
Fatal Desire: Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660-1720. Cornell University Press, 2006.
The Re-Imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory. University Press of Kentucky, 1995.
Editor. The Appropriation of Shakespeare: Post-Renaissance Reconstructions of the Works and the Myth. Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991; St. Martins, 1992.
The Bedford Introduction to Literature, 10th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013.
Poetry: An Introduction, 6th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.
The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature. 8th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.
Ross Miller (Emeritus)
Free at Last: How the Jews Discovered America. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Here’s the Deal: The Buying and Selling of a Great American City. Knopf, 1996.
American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and The Myth of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Brenda Murphy (Emeritus)
The Theatre of Tennessee Williams. Bloomsbury Methuen, 2014.
Understanding David Mamet. University of South Carolina Press, 2011.
The Provincetown Players and the Culture of Modernity. Cambridge University Press, 2005. Paperback edition, 2009.
How I Discovered Poetry. Illustrations by Hadley Hooper. Dial, 2014.
Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011. Louisiana State University Press, 2012.
Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World. Dial Books, 2009.
Whose Flesh Is Flame, Whose Bone Is Time: Poems. Waywiser Press, 2014.
Co-author, with Nancy M. West. Tabloid, Inc.: Crimes, Newspapers, Narratives. Ohio State University Press, 2009.
Nostos: Poems. Ohio University Press, 2000.
Richard Peterson (Emeritus)
Editor. Jonsonian Soundings: Essays on the Plays, Poems, and Masques. AMS Press, 2013.
Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Ben Jonson. 2nd ed., revised. Ashgate Press, 2011.
Imitation and Praise in the Poems of Ben Jonson. Yale University Press, 1981.
Sam Pickering (Emeritus)
All My Days Are Saturdays. University of Missouri Press, 2014.
The Splendour Falls. Mercer University Press, 2013.
Dreamtime: A Happy Book. University of South Carolina Press, 2011.
Translator. Free Jazz/Black Power, by Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli. Mississippi University Press, 2015.
Editor and Introduction, with Paul Youngquist. Marcus Rainsford’s An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti. Duke University Press, 2013.
Solitary Goose. University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Editor. Coming Through the Swamp: The Nature Writings of Gene Stratton Porter. University of Utah Press, 1996.
Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford, A Publishing History. Ashgate, 2009.
Editor. Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton. Norton, 2008.
Thomas Riggio (Emeritus)
Editor. Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy. Penguin/Putnam, 2003.
Recovering Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimed. Praeger, 2016.
Editor. Jewish/Christian/Queer: Crossroads and Identities. Ashgate, 2009.
Editor. Love’s Trinity: A Companion to Julian of Norwich. Liturgical Press, 2009.
Bloodwork: Imagining Race in American Literature. Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Puerto Rican Folktales / Cuentos folclóricos puertorriqueños. 2Leaf Press, 2014.
Editor and Introduction. The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Puerto Rican Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian. Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 2013.
Boricua Literature: A Literary History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. New York University Press, 2001.
Asian America: A Primary Source Reader. Yale University Press, 2017. Ed., with K. Scott Wong and Jason O.Chang.
Flashpoints for Asian American Studies. Fordham University Press, 2017. Ed.
Editor, with Michael Gill. Disability, Human Rights, and the Limits of Humanitarianism. Ashgate, 2014.
Co-author, with Robert Hasenfratz. The History of British Literature on Film: 1895-2015. New York and London: Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
The English Renaissance in Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 2nd ed., rev., 2010.
Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace. Indications Press, 2015.
La Otra Atención: Notas del Trabajo con Michel De Salzmann (Chandolin, 1993-2000). Sennin Press, 2014. Translation.
Notes on The Next Attention. Indications Press, 2010.
Co-author, with Iris Van Rynbach. The Taxing Case of the Cows: A True Story About Suffrage. Clarion Books, 2011.
Abe In Arms. PM Press, 2010.
Noah Webster: Weaver of Words. Calkins Creek, 2009.
Flann O’Brien’s Exorbitant Novels. Bucknell University Press, 1992.
Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
Editor, with Allison P. Coudert. Hebraic Veritas? Christian Hebraists and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
Milton and the Rabbis: Hebraism, Hellenism, and Christianity. Columbia University Press, 2001.
A Companion to Lollardy. With J. Patrick Hornbeck II and Mishtooni Bose. Brill, 2016.
Editor, with Nicholas Watson. Truth and Tales: Cultural Mobility and Medieval Media. Ohio State University Press, 2015.
Feeling Like Saints: Lollard Writings After Wyclif. Cornell University Press, 2014.
The Style Booklet. 5th ed., rev. McGraw-Hill, 1998.
The Style Booklet. 4th ed, rev. McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Rossetti and the Fair Lady. Wesleyan University Press, 1970.
Gary Storhoff (Emeritus, deceased)
American Buddhism as a Way of Life. SUNY Press, 2010.
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature. SUNY Press, 2009.
Understanding Charles Johnson. University of South Carolina Press, 2004.
Co-author, with William M.S. Rasmussen. The Portent: John Brown’s Raid in American Memory. Virginia Historical Society, 2009.
Co-author, with William M. S. Rasmussen. Lee and Grant. GILES, 2008.
Co-author, with William M. S. Rasmussen. Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal. Howell Press, 2003.
Editor, with Shannon Gayk. Form and Reform: Reading across the Fifteenth Century. Ohio State University Press, 2011.
Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States. University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.
Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947. University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
Provisions: Poems. Illustrated by Peter Frisbie. Phoenix Press, 1988.
Pieces of the Whole. Illustrated by Peter Frisbie. Flights of Angels Publishing, 1986.
The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens. Fordham University Press, 2011.
Freud and the Institution of Psychoanalytic Knowledge. Stanford University Press, 1999.