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Graduate Student Publications

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.