Faculty Publications

The faculty in the department of English and Communication are active scholars and creative writers. The following selection of publications highlights most recent work.

James J. Donahue, Failed Frontiersmen: White Men and Myth in the Post-Sixties American Historical Romance

 

James J. Donahue

Failed Frontiersmen: White Man and Myth in the Post-Sixties American Historical Romance. University of Virginia Press. January 2015.

James J. Donahue, "Focalization, Ethics, and Cosmopolitanism in James Welch's Fools Crows

 

James J. Donahue

"Focalization, Ethics, and Cosmopolitanism in James Welch's Fools Crow." JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. 44.1  (Winter 2014): 54-80.

Derek C. Maus, Understanding Colson Whitehead

 

Derek C. Maus

Understanding Colson Whitehead. University of South Carolina Press. 2014.

Sharmain van Blommestein, "Medieval Redemptive Suffering: Female Mystical Expressions of Pain and Pleasure and Medieval Society's Influence on Mystical Spirituality"

 

"Medieval Redemptive Suffering: Female Mystical Expressions of Pain and Pleasure and Medieval Society's Influence on Mystical Spirituality." The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. vol 4. 2014: 39-53.

Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue, Eds., Post-Soul Satire

 

Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity After Civil Rights. Ed. by Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue. University Press of Mississippi, July 2014.

Trevor J. Blank, "Preserving Folk Cultures of the Digital Age: An Interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 2."

 

Trevor J. Blank

"Preserving Folk Cultures of the Digital Age: An Interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 2." The Signal: Digital Preservation - Library of Congress Blogs (1 July 2014)

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Trevor J. Blank

"Understanding Folk Culture in the Digital Age: An Interview with Folklorist Trevor J. Blank, Pt. 1" The Signal: Digital Preservation - Library of Congress Blogs (30 June 2014.

Trevor J. Blank, Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Folklore and the Internet.

 

Trevor J. Blank

Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Folklore and the Internet. Current Arguments in Folklore Series. Boulder, CO: Utah State University Press (University Press of Colorado). May 2014.

Trevor J. Blank, Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State, with David J. Puglia.

 

Trevor J. Blank

Maryland Legends: Folklore from the old Line State (with David J. Puglia). Charleston, SC: The History Press, May 2014.

Sharmain van Blommestein, "The Dancing Whore and the Body as Spectacle: Ballet Girls, Gender Construction, and the Romance between Ballet and Prostitution"

 

Sharmain van Blommestein

"The Dancing Whore and the Body as Spectacle: Ballet Girls, Gender Construction, and the Romance between Ballet and Prostitution." The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies. vol. 10. 2013:107-119.

Trevor J. Blank, The Last Laugh: Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age.

 

Trevor J. Blank

The Last Laugh: Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age.  Folklore Studies in a Multiculural World Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. August 2013.

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, "Last Train to Budapest"

 

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

"Last Train to Budapest." Southern Humanities Review. (Winter 2013): 61-83.

Trevor J. Blank "Hybridizing Folk Culture: Toward a Theory of New Media and Vernacular Discourse," Western Folklore

 

Trevor J. Blank

"Hybridizing Folk Culture: Toward a ATheory of New Media and Vernacular Discourse." Western Folklore 72,  2  2013: 105-30.

Donald J. McNutt, From "Some Unmentionable Cellar": The Natural World of the Urban Underground in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

 

Donald J. McNutt

"From 'Some Unmentionable Cellar': The Natural World of the Urban Underground in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. 20.2 (Spring 2013): 356-376.

Trevor J. Blank, Tradition in the 21st Century: Locating the Role of the Past in the Present. Ed. by T. Blank and R. Howard

 

Trevor J. Blank

Tradition in the 21st Century: Locating the Role of the Past in the Present.  Ed. by T. Blank and R. Howard. Utah State University Press.  2013.

Liberty S. Stanavage, "'Such a sinnner of his memory': Prospero, Bruno, and the failure of neo-Platonic memory magic"

 

Liberty S. Stanavage

"'Such a sinner of his memory': Prospero, Bruno, and the failures of neo-Platonic memory magic." Staging the Superstitions of Early Modern Europe.  Ed. by V. Theile and A. Mccarthy.  Ashgate Publishing Company.  2013: 171-190.

 

Christina M. Knopf, "Relational Dialectics in the Civil-Military Relationship: Lessons from Veterans' Transition Narratives"

 

Christina M. Knopf

"Relational Dialectics in the Civil-Military Relationship: Lessons from Veterans' Transition Narratives."  Political & Military Sociology: An Annual Review. Vol. 40. Ed. by N. Karakatsanis and J. Swarts. Transaction Publishers.  2013: 171-192.

 

 
Sharmain van Blommestein, Body as Book: Mortification of the Flesh, Self-Harm, and Wounds as Rhetorical Sign and Agency

 

Sharmain van Blommestein

Body as Book: Mortification of the Flesh, Self-Harm, and Wounds as Rhetorical Sign and AgencyThe International Journal of the Book.  9.4.  2012: 161-174.

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, "Hazzard's."

 

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

"Hazzard's."  Press 53.  (2012): 85-140.

Christina M. Knopf, "Fourth Generation Warfare & the US Military's Social Media Strategy: Promoting the Academic Conversation"

 

Christina M. Knopf

"Fourth Generation Warfare & the US Military's Social Media Strategy: Promoting the Academic Conversation."  Air & Space Power Journal - Africa & Francophonie, Q4. 2012: 3-22.

Liberty S. Stanavage, Titus Out of Joint: Reading the Fragmented Titus Andronicus

 

Liberty S. Stanavage

Titus out of Joint: Reading the Fragmented Titus Andronicus.    Ed. by L. Stanavage and P. Hehmeyer.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  2012.

 

Trevor J. Blank, Folk Culture in the Digital Age


Trevor J. Blank

Folk Culture in the Digital Age: The Emergent Dynamics of  Human Interaction.  Ed. by Trevor J. Blank.  Utah State University Press,  2012.

James J. Donahue, Cooper, Doctorow, and American Exceptionalism; or, why we love historical fiction

 

James J. Donahue

Cooper, Doctorow, and American Exceptionalism; or, why we love historical fiction.  Narrative is the Essence of History: Essays on the Historical Novel.  Ed. by Jackie Cameron. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.  2012: 89-99.

Alan Steinberg, "The Tattooed Nurse"

 

Alan Steinberg

"The Tattooed Nurse."  Roll: A Collection of Personal Narratives.  Ed. by C. Harris. Telling Our Stories Press. 2012: 36-40.

 

Alan Steinberg, "The Alzheimer's Man"

 

Alan Steinberg

"The Alzheimer's Man."  Body & Soul: Narratives of Healing from Ars MedicaUniversity of Toronto Press.  2012: 213-214.

Rebecca Lehmann, Between the Crackups

 

Rebecca Lehmann

Between the CrackupsSalt Publishing.  2011.

Derek C. Maus, Unvarnshing Reality: Subversive Russian and American Cold War Satire

 

Derek C. Maus

Unvarnishing Reality: Subversive Russian and American Cold War Satire. University of South Carolina Press. 2011.

Alan Steinberg, Maurice Kenny: Celebrations of a Mohawk Writer


Alan Steinberg

Maurice Kenny: Celebrations of a Mohawk Writer. Ed. by Penelope Myrtle Kelsey.  SUNY Press.  2011.  With essays by Alan Steinberg and Karen Gibson.

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 Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

 "Balsam."  The Missouri Review. (Fall 2011): 150-67.

Christina M. Knopf, "Those Who Bear the Heaviest Burden: War and American Exceptionalism in the Age of Entitlement"

 

Christina M. Knopf

"Those Who Bear the Heaviest Burden: War and American Exceptionalism in the Age of Entitlement." The Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism: Critical EssaysMcFarland Press. (2011): 171-88.

Alan Steinberg, Inquiry, Argument, & Change: A Rhetoric with Readings

 


Alan Steinberg, Barbara Krieger, Paul Saint-Amand, and Warren Neal

Inquiry, Argument, & Change: A Rhetoric with Readings. Kendall Hunt. 2010.

 

Christina M. Knopf, "Al Gore's Reasonable Faith and Irrational Religion"


Christina M. Knopf

 "Al Gore's Reasonable Faith and Unreasonable Religion."  What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics.  Ed. by D. Weiss.  Lexington Books (2010): 93-113.

 



James J. Donahue, Visions of Gerard and Jack Kerouac's Complicated Hagiography


James J. Donahue

"Visions of Gerard and Jack Kerouac's Complicated Hagiography." The Midwest Quarterly. LI.1 (Autumn 2009): 26-44.

Lisa Wilson, The Public's Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England, Edited by Laura Engel

 

Lisa M. Wilson

"From Actress to Authoress: Mary Robinson's Pseudonymous Celebrity." The Public's Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England. Ed. Laura Engel. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (2009): 156-75.

Trevor J. Blank, Folklore and the Internet

 

Trevor J. Blank

 Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a Digital World. Ed. by Trevor J. Blank. Utah State University Press.  2009.

Karyn Crispo Jones, Building a Second Home

 

Karyn Crispo Jones

Building a Second HomeFinishing Line Press.  2009.

Christine M. Doran, “Reading Right to Left: How Defamiliarization Helps Students Read a Familiar Genre.”

 

Christine M. Doran

“Reading Right to Left: How Defamiliarization Helps Students Read a Familiar Genre.” Teaching the Novel Across the Curriculum: A Handbook for Educators. Ed. Colin Irvine.  Greenwood Press. (2008): 118-29.

Rick Henry, Chant

 


Rick Henry

Chant. BlazeVOX Books. 2008.

Maurice Kenny, Connotations

 

 Maurice Kenny, Emeritus, Writer in Residence

 Connotations.  White Pine Press. 2008.      

Derek C. Maus, Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

 

Derek C. Maus

Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction. Ed. by Owen E. Brady and Derek C. Maus. University Press of Mississippi, 2008.

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, No Longer Any Place But Here

 

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

No Longer Any Place But Here. Finishing Line Press, 2007.


Donald J. McNutt, Urban Revelations: Images of Ruin in the American City, 1790-1860

 

 Donald J. McNutt

 Urban Revelations: Images of Ruin in the American City, 1790-1860Routledge, 2006.

 

Rick Henry, Lucy's Eggs

 

Rick Henry

Lucy’s EggsSyracuse University Press, 2006.

 

Richard Henry, Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife by William H. Gass - A Casebook

 

Richard Henry

William Gass' Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife an On-Line Casebook.  Ed. by R. Henry. Dalkey Archive. 2006.

Henry, Tyler, Coyne DeGhett, Gann, Steinberg, Gilborn, The Blueline Anthology

 

Rick Henry, Anthony O. Tyler, Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett, Myra Gann, Alan Steinberg, Alice Wolf Gilborn

The Blueline Anthology.  Ed. by Henry, Tyler, Coyne-DeGhett, Gann, Steinberg, and Gilborn.  Syracuse University Press.  2004.

Alan Steinberg, Cry of the Leopard

 

 Alan Steinberg

 Cry of the LeopardSt. Martin’s Press. 1997.

 

Richard Henry, Pretending and Meaning: Toward a Pragmatic Theory of Fictional Discourse

 

Richard Henry

Pretending and Meaning: Toward a Pragmatic Theory of Fictional Discourse. Contributions in Philosophy, vol. 57. Greenwood. 1996.

Maurice Kenny, Molly Brant

 

Maurice Kenny, Emeritus, Writer in Residence

Tekonwatoni/Molly BrantWhite Pine Press.  1992.

 

Judith Funston, Henry James, a reference guide, 1975-1987

 

Judith E. Funston

Henry James; a reference guide 1975-1987G.K.Hall & Co, 1991.