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Our data shows that publication in recognized refereed venues is an important factor in the quest for high-quality academic employment.  As such, Penn State English puts a great deal of emphasis on helping our students to publish well.  Below is a selection of published and soon-to-be published work by our current and recent graduate students.

Forthcoming in 2015

Call, Joshua. "Ironic Ecology." Forthcoming in ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment).

Huang, Michelle (co-authored with MK Czerwiec). "Hospice Comics: Representations of Patient and Family Experience of Illness and Death in Graphic Novels." Forthcoming in The Journal of Medical Humanities.

Mellette, Justin. "C.L.R. James and the Aesthetics of Sport." Forthcoming in African American Review.

- - -. "'Floating I saw only the sky': Leisure and Self-Fulfillment in The Sun Also Rises. Forthcoming in The Hemingway Review.

- - -. "Of Empresses and Indians: A Compositional History of 'The End of Hate.'" Forthcoming in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.

Price, Matthew Burroughs. "A Genealogy of Queer Detachment." Forthcoming in PMLA.

Zajac, Paul. “Constructing Cavalier Authorship: The Publishing Context of Suckling’s Fragmenta Aurea.” Studies in English Literature 55.1.

Published or Forthcoming in 2014

Foley, Abram. "By What Strange Channels: Nicholas Mosley's Literary Circuits.” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts.

Maxwell, Jason.  “Killing Yourself to Live: Foucault, Neoliberalism, and the Autoimmunity Paradigm." Cultural Critique.

Ober, Bethany. "Fictive Memoir and Girlhood Resistance in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.

Owens-Murphy, Katie. "‘Miss Stein Instructs’: Revisiting the Paris Apprenticeship." Forthcoming in Teaching Hemingway and Modernism, ed. Joseph Fruscione. Kent State UP, 2014.

Price, Matthew Burroughs. "Mapping Minor Spaces: Towards a Critical Literary Geography of Hardy's Wessex." Forthcoming in ELN: English Language Notes 52.1 (Spring/Summer 2014).

Roeger, Tyler. “Agrarian Gothic: Carwin, Class Transgression, and Spatial Horrors in Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland." Literature in the Early American Republic, Vol. 6.

Volpicelli, Robert. “William Carlos Williams’s Syphilitic Muse.” Paideuma: Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry 41 (Winter 2014).

Woolfit, William. "Oh, Catfish and Turnip Greens: Black Oral Traditions in the Poetry of Marilyn Nelson." Forthcoming in African American Review 47.1 (Spring 2014).

Published in 2013

Fung, Julian. "Religion and the Anglican Narrator in Defoe's Tour." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 53.3 (2013): 565-82.

- - -. "Eighteenth-Century Illustrations in the Novels of Tobias Smollett."Eighteenth-Century Life.

Joudrey, Thomas J. "Maintaining Stability: Fancy and Passion in The Coquette." The New England Quarterly 86.1 (2013): 60-88.

Kennedy, Dustin. "Revising the Public Sphere: George Lippard, Class, and U.S. Nationalism." ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 59.4 (2013): 585-617.

Mannon, Ethan. “Kindred Ethics: Leopold and Badiou; Ecocriticism and Theory.” The Journal of Ecocriticism 5.1 (January 2013).

Miller, Jay. "'Nature Hath a Voice': John Woolman's Wilderness Habitus." Religion and Literature.

Rabbi, Shakil. “The Resistance Traveler: Anticolonial Rhetoric and Hospitality in Syed Mujtuba Ali’s Deshe Bideshe.” Journeys: Indian Travel Narratives. Edited by Somdatta Mandall. New Delhi, India: Creative Books, 2013.  207-222.

Salter, Sarah. “Pure Language and Linguistic Purity: Translation, Fascism, Moby-Dick.” Melville in Rome. Eds. John Bryant, Gordon Poole, Giorgio Mariani. Rome: University of Rome Sapienza Press, 2013.

Summers, Sarah. “Delivering Distance Consultations with Skype and Google Docs.” Writing Lab Newsletter. 37.7-8 (2013): 10-13.

Volpicelli, Robert. “Bare Ontology: Synge, Beckett, and the Phenomenology of Imperialism.” New Hibernia Review 17.4 (Winter 2013): 109-128.

Zajac, Paul. “Reading through the Fog: Perception, the Passions, and Poetry in Spenser’s Bower of Bliss.” English Literary Renaissance 43.2 (Spring 2013): 211-38.

Published in 2012

Gael, Patricia. "The Origins of the Book Review in England, 1663 to 1749." The Library 13.1 (2012): 63-89.

Smith, Joshua S. “Reading Between the Acts: Satire and the Interludes in The Knight of the Burning Pestle," Studies in Philology 109.4 (Summer 2012).

Sturges, Mark.  "Text and Trail:  Ecocriticism, Textual Criticism, and William Bartram's Travels."  Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 14.1 (2012): 1-20.

Volpicelli, Robert. “Against Things: The At-Home Objects of Marianne Moore.” Twentieth-Century Literature 58.4 (Winter 2012): 640-662.

Published in 2011

Faris, Michael J., and Stuart A. Selber. “E-Book Issues in Composition: A Partial Assessment and Perspective for Teachers.” Composition Forum 24 (2011). Online.

Fung, Julian. "Frances Burney as Satirist." Modern Language Review 106 (2011): 937-53.

Hackenbracht, Ryan.  "The Plague of 1625-26, Apocalyptic Anticipation, and Milton's Elegy III." Studies in Philology 108.3 (2011): 403-38.

Kennedy, Dustin. "Going Viral: Stedman's Narrative, Textual Variation, and Life in Atlantic Studies." Romantic Circles Praxis Series (October 2011). Online.

McGunigal, Lisa. "Twins of Genius: Mark Twain on the Stage, Huck Finn on the Page." The Mark Twain Annual 9.1 (2011): 84–97.

Moiles, Sean. "The Politics of Gentrification in Ernesto Quinonez's Novels." Critique 52.1 (2011): 114-133.

Owens-Murphy, Katie. "Modernism and the Persistence of Romance."  Journal of Modern Literature 34.4 (2011): 48-62.

Orr, Leah. "Christopher Smart as a Christian Translator: The Verse Horace of 1767," Studies in Philology 108.3 (2011): 439-467.

- - -. "Genre Labels on the Title Pages of English Fiction, 1660-1800." Philological Quarterly 90.1 (2011): 65-93.

- - -. "The Basis for Attribution in the Canon of Eliza Haywood," The Library, 7th series, 12.4 (2011): 335-375.

Owens-Murphy, Katie. "The Frontier Ethic Behind Cormac McCarthy's Southern Fiction." Arizona Quarterly 67.2 (Summer 2011): 155-178.

Schrock,Chad, "Neoplatonic Theodicy in Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women.'" Studies in Philology 108.1 (2011): 27-43.

Sturges, Mark.  "Enclosing the Commons:  Thomas Jefferson, Agrarian Independence, and Early American Land Policy, 1774-1789."  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 119.1 (2011):  42-74.

Published in 2010

Davis, Geffrey. “The Threads That Connect Us: An Interview with Charles Johnson.” Callaloo 33.3 (2010): 807-819.

- - -. Reprinted. Ghosh, Nibir K. and E. Ethelbert Miller, eds. Charles Johnson: Embracing the World. Delhi, India: Authorspress, 2011. 17-32.

Summers, Sarah. “‘Twilight is so anti-feminist that I want to cry:’ Twilight fans finding and defining feminism on the World Wide Web.” Computers and Composition 27.4 (2010): 315-323.

Published in 2009

Brown, Megan. The Cultural Work of Corporations. Palgrave (2009).

Moiles, Sean. "Search for Utopia, Desire for the Sublime: Cristina Garcia's Monkey Hunting." MELUS 34.4 (2009): 167-186.

Owens-Murphy, Katie. "Hemingway's Pragmatism: Truth, Utility, and Concrete Particulars in A Farewell to Arms." The Hemingway Review 29.1 (2009).

Spielman, David Wallace. "'Solid Knowledge' and Contradictions in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss." Critique 51.1 (2009): 74-89.

Published in 2008

Lundin, Rebecca Wilson. “Rhetorical Iconoclasm: The Heresy of Lollard Plain Style.” Rhetoric Review 27 (2008): 131-41.

- - -. “Teaching with Wikis: Toward a Networked Pedagogy.” Computers and Composition 25.4 (2008): 432-448.

Marshall, Ashley.  “Melmoth Affirmed: Maturin’s Defense of Sacred History.” Studies in Romanticism 47.2 (2008): 121-145.

- - -.  “The Aims of Butler’s Satire in Hudibras.” Modern Philology 105 (2008): 637-65.

- - -.  “The Myth of Scriblerus.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 31 (2008): 77-99.

Pierrot, Gregory. "'Our hero': Toussaint Louverture in British Representations." Criticism 50.4 (Fall 2008).

Schrock, Chad.  “A Myth of Hubris in Till We Have Faces.”  VII 25 (2008).

Spielman, David Wallace. "Sir Robert Howard, John Dryden, and the Attribution of The Indian-Queen." The Library, 7th series, 9.3 (2008): 334-48.

Published in 2007

Davis, Geffrey. "Clarifying Clarity." Oregon English Journal 29. 2 (2007): 3-8.

Kale, Verna.  “Hemingway's Poetry and the Paris Apprenticeship.”  The 
Hemingway Review
26.2 (2007): 58-73.

Marshall, Ashley.  “Daniel Defoe as Satirist.” Huntington Library Quarterly 70 (2007): 553-76.

- - -.  “Erasmus Darwin contra David Hume.” British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 30 (2007): 89-111.

- - -.  “Gulliver, Gulliveriana, and the Problem of Swiftian Satire.” Philological Quarterly 84 (2005): 211-39. [appeared Fall 2007]

- - -.  “Reframing Charles Williams: Modernist Doubt and the Problem of World War in All Hallows’ Eve.” Journal of Modern Literature 30 (2007): 64-85.

Published in 2006

Marshall, Ashley.  “‘I saw him dead’: Marvell’s Elegy for Cromwell.” Studies in Philology 103 (2006): 497-519.

Schrock, Chad.  “From Child to Childlike: The Cycle of Education in Novalis and George MacDonald.”  North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies 25 (2006): 58-76.

- - -.  “The Pragmatics of Prophecy in John Knox’s The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.”  Renaissance and Reformation 30.2 (Spring 2006): 83-98.

Whitney, Jason.  “Mom Dad Buddy and Sis Stories:  A Drama and Fiction Writing Workshop.” English Journal:  The Official Journal of the National Council of Teachers of English 95.6 (July 2006):  52-57.