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Poetry and Poetics

Courses, Dissertations, Faculty Publications, Student Presentations, & Guest Speakers:

Courses: 2008-2017

Milton and 17th Century Religious and Devotional Poetry (St. Hilaire, FA10)
Modernist Poetry and Visual Culture (LKinnahan, SP11)
19th Century British Poetry (Watkins, FA11)
Spenser (St. Hilaire, SP12, SP17)
Chaucer (Brannen, FA12; Wright, SP15)
Faith in Renaissance Literature (St. Hilaire, SP13)
Contemporary American Poetry (LKinnahan, SP13)
18th Century Poetry (Watkins, FA13)
20th Century American Women's Poetry (LKinnahan, SP14)
American Modernist Poetry (LKinnahan, FA15)
19th Century American Poetry (Barrett, SP16)
Contemporary British and American Poetry (LKinnahan, FA17)
Pilgrimage Narratives (Wright, SP18)

Dissertations: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Matthew Heilman, "The Complete Poems of Anne Bannerman" (in progress) Directed by Dr. Sue Howard
Mary Parish, Masculinity in Post-WWII Life Writing by Men - Poetry, Memoir, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Michelle Gaffey, 20th c. Documentary Poetics, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Michael Smith, Cartography and 20th c. American Poetry, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2015:
Maureen Gallagher, "Lyric Subjectivity, Ethics, and Contemporary Poetics: Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, and Elizabeth Robinson" (2015) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Justin Stevenson, "Sin, History and Liberty: Milton, Anna Letitia Barbauld, and Anne Grant in the Eighteen Hundreds" (2015) Directed by Dr. Susan Howard
Matthew Vickless, "Visionary Nonconformity: Miltonic Resonances and the Poetics of Religious Dissent in the Long Eighteenth Century" (2015) Directed by Dr. Daniel Watkins
Jeff Stoyanoff, "Bringing Frames into Focus: Reading Middle English Literature" (2015) Directed by Dr. Danielle St. Hilaire

2014:
Justin Kishbaugh, "Pound's Progress: The Vortextual Evolution of Imagism and its Poetic Image" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Emily Rutter, "Constructions of the Muse: Blues Tribute Poems in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Poetry" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2012:
Sharon George, "The Pursuit of Divinity: Religious Faith and Fear in late Victorian Women's Poetry" (2012) Directed by Dr. Daniel Watkins

2009:
Patricia Callahan, "The Reader of Milton's Higher Argument in Paradise Lost" (2009)
Rosemary Scanlon McTier, "An Insect View of Its Plain: Nature, Perception, and Insects in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Muir" (2009) Directed by Dr. Frederick Newberry

2008:
Heather Shippen Cianciola, "A Poetics of the Soul: Victorian Devotional Poetry in Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Christina Rossetti" (2008) 
John Zedolik, "The Transcendent Comedy of the Canterbury Tales: Harmony in 'Quying', Harmony in Fragmentation" (2008) Directed by Anne Brannen

Recent Faculty Publications:

2017:
Barrett, Faith. "Becoming Animal in Leslie Scalapino's The Tango." "Quo Anima": Innovation and Spirituality in Contemporary Women Poets," edited by Elizabeth Robinson and Jennifer Phelps. Forthcoming from the University of Akron Press.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Labor and Poetic Form in Marianne Moore and Lola Ridge." 21st-Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance. Eds. Elizabeth Gregory and Stacy Hubbard. (forthcoming, 2018)
Kinnahan, Linda. Mina Loy, Photography, and Contemporary Women Poets. Routledge, March 2017
Kinnahan, Linda. Digital Humanities Project, "Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde." Multimedia scholarly website, co-authored by Suzanne Churchill (Professor of English, Davidson College); Andrew Rikard (Davidson College class of 2017), Susan Rosenbaum (Assoc. Prof. of English, Univ. of Georgia), Linda Kinnahan (Prof. of English, Duquesne Univ.).
St. Hilaire, Danielle. "The Grammar of Salvation and the Poetics of Possibility in Donne's Holy Sonnets," Studies in Philology, 114.3 (2017): 591-608.

2016:
Barrett, Faith. "Constituting Communities: Reading the Civil War in Poetry and Song." Approaches to Teaching the Civil War. Ed. Colleen Boggs. New York: Modern Language Association, 2016.71-80.
Barrett, Faith. "'Naked Genius': The Civil War Poems of George Moses Horton." The Literary Cultures of the American Civil War. Ed. Timothy Sweet. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 77-96.
Barrett, Faith. "'What Witty Sally': Phoebe Cary's Poetics of Parody." A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. Eds. Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 203-218.
Kinnahan, Linda. Editor, A Cambridge History of 20th-Century American Women's Poetry. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Adrienne Rich's Snapshots of a Daughter-In-Law: The Postwar Photo and Feminist Reframing." Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics and Performance in U.S. Contemporary Women's Poetry. Ed. Laura Hinton. New York: Rowman and Littlefield (2016): 45-62.
Kinnahan, Linda. "The Category of ‘Woman Poet'." The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry. Ed. Linda A. Kinnahan. London and New York: Cambridge University Press (2016): 3-23.
St. Hilaire, Danielle. "Reason, Love, and Regeneration in Paradise Lost, Book 10," ‘With Wandering Steps': Generative Irresolution in Milton, eds. Mimi Fenton and Louis Schwartz (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2016), 191-234.

2015:
Barrett, Faith. "Imitation and Resistance in Civil War Poetry and Song." A History of American Civil War Literature. Ed. Coleman Hutchison. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 96-118.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Feminist Poetics: First-Wave Feminism, Theory, and Modernist Women Poets" Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory. Ed. Robin Truth Goodman. London and New York: Cambridge UP (2015): 54-68.

2014:
Barrett, Faith. "American Poetry Fights the Civil War." Eds. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt. Cambridge History of American Poetry. London: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 306-328.

2013:
Barrett, Faith. "Emily Dickinson, Slavery, and the Civil War." Emily Dickinson in Context. Eliza Richards, ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 206-215.

2012:
Barrett, Faith. "To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave": American Poetry and the Civil War. University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
Barrett, Faith. "Abraham Lincoln and Poetry." Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln. Shirley Samuels, ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 22-39.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore." The Oxford Handbook to Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. London and New York: Oxford University Press. (2012): 143-172.
St. Hilaire, Danielle. Satan's Poetry: Fallenness and Poetic Tradition in "Paradise Lost." Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 2012.

2011:
Kinnahan, Linda. "British Experimentation and Women: Interview with Caroline Bergvall." Contemporary Women's Writing 5.3 (Fall 2011): 1-29.
Kinnahan, Linda. "The Internationalized Midwest in the Poetry of John Matthias." The Salt Companion to John Matthias. Ed. Joe Francis Doerr. London: Salt Publishing, 2011: 44-63.

2010:
Kinnahan, Linda. " ‘An Incremental Shaping': Kathleen Fraser and a Visual Poetics in Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling." Contemporary Women's Writing 4.1 (March 2010): 1-23.

2009:
Kinnahan, Linda. "Lyric, Self, and Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry by Women." A Concise Companion to Post-War British and Irish Poetry. Eds. Charles Blanton and Nigel Alderman. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009. 176-199.

2008:
Barrett, Faith. "'Drums off the Phantom Battlements': Dickinson's War Poems in Discursive Context." Emily Dickinson Companion. Mary Loeffelholz and Martha Nell Smith, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 107-132.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Postmodernism and the Language of Poetry: Feminism's Experimental ‘work at the language-face'." The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century British and Irish Women's Poetry. Ed. Jane Dowson. Cambridge University Press, 2011: 254-279.
St. Hilaire, Danielle. "The Satanic Question and the Poetics of Creation," in John Milton: "Reasoning Words." Ed. Kristin A. Pruitt and Charles W. Durham (Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2008), 88-114.

2007:
Barrett, Faith. "'They answered him aloud': Popular Voice and Nationalist Discourse in Melville's Battle-Pieces." Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 9 (2007): 35-49.
Barrett, Faith. Review essay: "Public Selves and Private Spheres: Studies of Emily Dickinson and the Civil War, 1984-2007." Emily Dickinson Journal 16.1 (2007): 92-104.
Kinnahan, Linda. "‘A Right Good Salvo of Barks': Essays on Marianne Moore, ed. Robin Schulze, Cristanne Miller, and Linda Leavell," The William Carlos Williams Review (forthcoming Summer 2007; 8 manuscript pages).
Kinnahan, Linda. "Perception and the Visual Lyric: Wayne Miller's Only the Senses Sleep and Katherine Peterson's This One Tree," Notre Dame Review 25 (Winter/Spring 2007): 203-211.

Recent Student Presentations:

2017:
Anzalone, Marla. Forthcoming in November: "Returning, resuming, I thread my way through the hospitals:" Recursive Memory in Walt Whitman's "The Wound-Dresser." Midwest Modern Language Association-Civil War Studies Caucus, 2017. Cincinnati, OH.

2015:
Anzalone, Marla. "Civil War Nurse as Civil War Nurse as Information Intermediary: The Transfer of Knowledge in Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches and Maria M.C. Hall's Letter Correspondence." INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, 2015. Atlanta, GA

2012:
Heilman, Matthew. "The Shaping of Unstable Material: Antonia White's Modernist Appropriations of the Gothic." College English Association. Richmond, VA. March 2012.

Guest Speakers: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Cristanne Miller and Nick Wasmoen, SUNY Buffalo: "Relentless Accuracy: Editing (and Using) A Digital Archive of Moore's Notebooks." April 6, 2017.
Suzanne Churchill, Davidson College: "DH and Visual Culture: 'Mina Loy, Navigating the Avant-Garde." March 27, 2017.

2016:
Bill Deasy, Singer, Songer, Novelist, & Screenwriter: The First-Year Writing Program Speaker Series (Guest speaker). April 11, 2016.

2015:
Dr. Ruth Evans, St. Louis University. "Knots of Memory and the Logic of Sexuation in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde." October 1, 2015.
Nathan Hensley, Georgetown University. "Sovereignty and Form in Victorian Modernity: Swinburne/Drone Art." April 22, 2015.

2014:
Jim Daniels, Poet and Professor at Carnegie Mellon University: The First Year Writing Pgoram Speaker Series (Public Reading). April 2, 2014.
Toi Derricotte, Award Winning Poet and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh: The First Year Writing Program Speaker Series (Reading)

2012:
Desmond Egan, Renowned Irish Poet and Honorary PhD from Washburn University: A Taste of Ireland Event. March 14, 2012.

2011:
Terrance Hayes, Pittsburgh Poet and Professor at Carnegie Mellon University: Reading from Lighthead. April 4, 2011.'

2010:
Desmond Egan, Renowned Irish Poet and Honorary PhD from Washburn University: Poetry reading. March 17, 2010.
Romana Huk, Notre Dame: "Philosophy, Theology, and Poetry at Mid. Century: George Oppen & Denise Levertov square off." March 12, 2010.

2009:
Miloš Đurđević, International Poet: International Poetry Reading. September 11, 2009.
Meena Kandasamy, International Poet author of Touch and Black Magic & contributing editor to Muse India/Writer for Ultra Violet: International Poetry Reading. September 11, 2009.
Soheil Najm, International Poet and editor of Alajnabia (Foreign Culture) journal in Baghdad: International Poetry Reading. September 11, 2009.
Dr. Samuel Hazo, Professor Emitus of English at Duquesne University: Reading. April 17, 2009.
Desmond Egan, Renowned Irish Poet & Honorary PhD from Washburn University: St. Patrick's Day Event (Reading). March 17, 2009.

Modernist Studies

Courses, Dissertations, Faculty Presentations, Student Presentations, & Guest Speakers

Courses: 2008-2017

The Country House in Twentieth-Century British Culture (Suh, FA08)
British Modernism (Suh, FA10, FA15)
20th C. Lit & Economics (LKinnahan, SP10)
Modernist Poetry and Visual Culture (LKinnahan, SP11)
Modernism and the Feminist Context (LKinnahan, FA12)
Gender and Empire (Suh, SP13)
Postwar British Fiction and Film (Suh, FA13)
20th Century American Women's Poetry (LKinnahan, SP14)
American Modernism and the Visual Arts (LKinnahan, FA14)
Literary and Philosophical Modernism (Eyers, SP15)
American Modernist Poetry (LKinnahan, FA15)
Introduction to Postcolonial Theory (Suh, FA15)
American Modernism (Barnhisel, SP16)
Joyce and Faulkner (Barnhisel, Sp16)
War in Film and Literature (Suh, Sp17)

Dissertations: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
David Young, "Narrative Forms of Fascism, Violence, and Power in Twentieth-Century British Fiction" (2017) Directed by Dr. Judy Suh

2016:
Marcie Rovan, "Happily Ever After? Ambiguous Closure in Modernist Children's Literature" (2016) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2014:
Justin Kishbaugh, "Pound's Progress: The Vortextual Evolution of Imagism and its Poetic Image" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Emily Rutter, "Constructions of the Muse: Blues Tribute Poems in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Poetry" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2012:
Jennifer Lauren, "Challenging the Nation: English Women's Novels, 1915-1927" (2012) Directed by Dr. Judy Suh

2009:
Richard Clark, "War and Women in the Early Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald," (2009) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2008:
Rita Kondrath, "Performing to Reclaim: War Trauma and Female Non-Combatant Recovery in Sylvia Townsend, Virginia Woolf, and H.D." (2008) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan

2008:
Sean Martin, "H.P. Lovecraft and the Modernist Grotesque" (2008) Directed by Anne Brannen
Kristianne Vaccaro, "Transatlantic Acts: Nation, Self-Narration, and Celebrity in Victorian and Modernist Women's Autobiography" (2008) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan

Recent Faculty Publications:

2017:
Engel, Laura. The Archival Tourist: Women, Performance, and the Material of Memory 1780-1915 (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan)
Kinnahan, Linda. "Labor and Poetic Form in Marianne Moore and Lola Ridge." 21st-Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance. Eds. Elizabeth Gregory and Stacy Hubbard. (forthcoming, 2018)
Kinnahan, Linda. Mina Loy, Photography, and Contemporary Women Poets. Routledge, March 2017.
Kinnahan, Linda. Digital Humanities Project, Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde." Multimedia scholarly website, co-authored by Suzanne Churchill (Professor of English, Davidson College); Andrew Rikard (Davidson College class of 2017), Susan Rosenbaum (Assoc. Prof. of English, Univ. of Georgia), Linda Kinnahan (Prof. of English, Duquesne Univ.).
Suh, Judy. Book chapter. "Empire." Forthcoming in Ed. James Smith. The Cambridge Companion to the 1930s. Cambridge University Press.
Suh, Judy. Book chapter. "Modern Travel on the Fringes of Empire." Forthcoming in Ed. Holly Laird. History of British Women's Writing: 1880-1920. Series editors Cora Kaplan and Jennie Batchelor. Macmillan.
Suh, Judy. "Sylvia Townsend-Warner." Entry forthcoming in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Eds. Thomas Davis and Stephen Ross.

2016:
Kinnahan, Linda. Editor, A Cambridge History of 20th-Century American Women's Poetry. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Suh, Judy. Book chapter. "D. H. Lawrence's Other Grand Tour." Ed. Lisa Colletta. The Legacy of the Grand Tour: New Essays on Travel, Literature, and Culture. University of Wisconsin Press. 2016.

2015:
Kinnahan, Linda. "Feminist Poetics: First-Wave Feminism, Theory, and Modernist Women Poets" Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory. Ed. Robin Truth Goodman. London and New York: Cambridge UP (2015): 54-68.

2013:
Suh, Judy. Book chapter. "Jean Rhys' Voyage in the Dark: Community, Race, and Empire." Communal Modernisms: Teaching Literary and Cultural Texts in the Twenty-first Century Classroom. Ed. Emily Hinnov. Palgrave Macmillan (2013). 96-108.

2012:
Kinnahan, Linda. "Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore." The Oxford Handbook to Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. London and New York: Oxford University Press. (2012): 143-172.
Suh, Judy. "Women, Work, and Leisure in British Documentary Realism," Literature/Film Quarterly (Salisbury University). 40:1 (2012). 54-76.

2009:
Suh, Judy. Fascism and Antifascism in Twentieth-Century British Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. An exploration of politics in the novels of Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Olive Hawks, Phyllis Bottome, Muriel Spark, George Orwell, Jan Struther, Nancy Mitford, Elizabeth Bowen, Betty Miller, P.G. Wodehouse, and others.

2008:
Suh, Judy. "Christopher Isherwood and Virginia Woolf: Diaries and Fleeting Impressions of Fascism," Modern Language Studies 38.1 (2008).

2007:
Kinnahan, Linda. "‘A Right Good Salvo of Barks': Essays on Marianne Moore, ed. Robin Schulze, Cristanne Miller, and Linda Leavell," The William Carlos Williams Review (forthcoming Summer 2007; 8 manuscript pages).
Suh, Judy. "The Familiar Attractions of Fascism in Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," Journal of Modern Literature 30:2 (2007).

Recent Student Publications:

2014:
Butcher, Ian. "The Humanities and the Question of Value in Willa Cather's The Professor's House," Modernist Studies Association Conference; Pittsburgh, PA 2014.

Guest Speakers: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Suzanne Churchill, Davidson College; Linda Kinnahan, Duquesne University; Susan Rosenbaum, University of Georgia: "DH and Visual Culture: 'Mina Loy, Navigating the Avant-Garde." March 27, 2017.

2015:
Nathan Hensley, Georgetown University: "Sovereignty and Form in Victorian Modernity: Swinburne/Drone Art." April 22, 2015.

2010:
Romana Huk, Notre Dame. "Philosophy, Theology, and Poetry at Mid. Century: George Oppen & Denise Levertov square off." March 12, 2010.

American Literary Studies

Courses, Dissertations, Faculty Publications, Student Presentations, & Guest Speakers:

Courses: 2008-2017

American Literature and Landscape (TKinnahan, SP08)
American Autobiography, Pre-1900 (Tkinnahan, SP09)
20th C. American Lit & Economics (LKinnahan, SP10)
19th Century African-American Literature (Glass, FA10, SP17)
American Fiction Since the 1960s (Michael, FA10)
Hawthorne and Melville (Newberry, SP11)
Modernist Poetry & Visual Culture (LKinnahan, SP11)
American Literature and the Environment (TKinnahan, SP12)
Contemporary American and British Drama (Engel, SP12)
19th Century American Women's Fiction (Newberry, FA12)
Modernism and the Feminist Context (LKinnahan, FA12)
Early American Lit (TKinnahan, FA12, FA17)
Contemporary American Poetry (LKinnahan, SP13)
19th Century African-American Fiction (Glass, SP13)
Civil War Literature (Barrett, FA13)
20th Century American Women's Poetry (LKinnahan, SP14)
Slave Narratives (Glass, FA14)
American Modernism and the Visual Arts (LKinnahan, FA14)
American Modernist Poetry (LKinnahan, FA15)
Joyce and Faulkner (Barnhisel, Sp16)
Ecocriticism and Literature (TKinnahan, SP17)
Contemporary British and American Poetry (LKinnahan, FA17)

Dissertations: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Mary Parish, Masculinity in Post-WWII Life Writing by Men - Poetry, Memoir, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Michelle Gaffey, 20th c. Documentary Poetics, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Michael Smith, Cartography and 20th c. American poetry, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Ashley Kunsa, "Reconstructing the War in Iraq: Post-9/11 American War Fiction in Dialogue with Official-Media Discourse" (2017) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Christopher Maverick, "Superheroes, Sweethearts, Sisters and Sexpots: Gendering the Superhero Monomyth" (2017) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Lisa Weddell, "Troubling the Water: Unsettling the Ideology of Separate Spheres" (2017) Directed by Dr. Faith Barrett
Bryon Williams, "Black, White, and Green: Nature Writing and African-American Voices, 1820-1860" (2017) Directed by Dr. Tom Kinnahan

2016:
Erin Rentschler, "Reading the Vietnam War and Encountering Other Others: Race and Ethnicity in American Novels of the Vietnam War" (2016) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Rachel Luckenbill, "Representations of Christianity in Contemporary Native American Literature by Women" (2016) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Marcie Rovan, "Happily Ever After? Ambiguous Closure in Modernist Children's Literature" (2016) Directed by Dr. Kinnahan

2015:
Maureen Gallagher, "Lyric Subjectivity, Ethics, and Contemporary Poetics: Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, and Elizabeth Robinson" (2015) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2014:
Gina Bessetti-Reyes, "Women in the American Wilderness: Responses to Landscape and Myth" (2014) Directed by Dr. Tom Kinnahan
Jesse Gipko, "Road Narratives as Cultural Critiques: Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, and William Least Heat-Moon" (2014) Directed by Dr. Frederick Newberry
Lee Ann Glowzenski, "The Fullest Possible Account: Knowledge and Exceptionalism in Post-911 Literature" (2014) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Justin Kishbaugh, "Pound's Progress: The Vortextual Evolution of Imagism and its Poetic Image" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Emily Rutter, "Constructions of the Muse: Blues Tribute Poems in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Poetry" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2013:
Ian Butcher, "Reading the Culture Wars in the New Academic Novel, 1985-Present" (2013) 
Marianne Holohan, "Scenes of Reading: Forgotten Antebellum Readers, Self-Representation, and the Transatlantic Reprint Industry" (2013) Directed by Dr. Tom Kinnahan

2011:
Ruth Newberry, "Wallace Stegner's Wolf Willow and 1960s Critical Essays: Renarrativizing Western
American Literature for the West & America" (2011) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Bettina Jones, " ‘This is Me Right Here': August Wilson and Pittsburgh's Hill District" (2011) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2009:
Richard Clark, "War and Women in the Early Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald," (2009) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Scanlon McTier, "An Insect View of Its Plain: Nature, Perception, and Insects in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Muir" (2009) Directed by Dr. Frederick Newberry
Sean Martin, "H.P. Lovecraft and the Modernist Grotesque" (2008) Directed by Dr. Frederick Newberry

2008:
Kristianne Vaccaro, "Transatlantic Acts: Nation, Self-Narration, and Celebrity in Victorian and Modernist Women's Autobiography" (2008) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan

Recent Faculty Publications:

2017:
Barrett, Faith. "Becoming Animal in Leslie Scalapino's The Tango." "Quo Anima": Innovation and Spirituality in Contemporary Women Poets," edited by Elizabeth Robinson and Jennifer Phelps. Forthcoming from the University of Akron Press.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Labor and Poetic Form in Marianne Moore and Lola Ridge." 21st-Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance. Eds. Elizabeth Gregory and Stacy Hubbard. (forthcoming, 2018)
Kinnahan, Linda. "‘A Right Good Salvo of Barks': Essays on Marianne Moore, ed. Robin Schulze, Cristanne Miller, and Linda Leavell," The William Carlos Williams Review (forthcoming Summer 2017; 8 manuscript pages).
Kinnahan, Linda. Digital Humanities Project, "Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde." Multimedia scholarly website, co-authored by Suzanne Churchill (Professor of English, Davidson College); Andrew Rikard (Davidson College class of 2017), Susan Rosenbaum (Assoc. Prof. of English, Univ. of Georgia), Linda Kinnahan (Prof. of English, Duquesne Univ.).
Kinnahan, Linda. Mina Loy, Photography, and Contemporary Women Poets. Routledge, March 2017.
Kinnahan, Thomas. "Troubled Vistas: Looking Westward Through the Eyes of the Nation, 1870-1879"Journal of American Studies: Journal of the British Association for American Studies. Forthcoming.

2016:
Barrett, Faith. "'Naked Genius': The Civil War Poems of George Moses Horton." The Literary Cultures of the American Civil War. Ed. Timothy Sweet. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 77-96.
Barrett, Faith. "Constituting Communities: Reading the Civil War in Poetry and Song." Approaches to Teaching the Civil War. Ed. Colleen Boggs. New York: Modern Language Association, 2016.71-80.
Glass, Kathy. Book note for Our Black Sons Matter, edited by Edited by George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, and Susan Hadley. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Kinnahan, Linda. Editor, A Cambridge History of 20th-Century American Women's Poetry. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Adrienne Rich's Snapshots of a Daughter-In-Law: The Postwar Photo and Feminist Reframing." Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics and Performance in U.S. Contemporary Women's Poetry. Ed. Laura Hinton. New York: Rowman and Littlefield (2016): 45-62.
Kinnahan, Linda. "The Category of ‘Woman Poet'." The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry. Ed. Linda A. Kinnahan. London and New York: Cambridge University Press (2016): 3-23.
Kinnahan, Thomas. "A History of Violence: Narrating ‘The Destruction of the Pequods' in Timothy Dwight's Greenfield Hill (1794)"Literature of the Early American Republic. 7, (2016): 63-84.

2015:
Barrett, Faith. "Imitation and Resistance in Civil War Poetry and Song." A History of American Civil War Literature. Ed. Coleman Hutchison. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 96-118.
Glass, Kathy. "Nella Larsen's Spiritual Strivings." In A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson. (Blackwell, 2015).
Glass, Kathy. "Remembering Dr. Angelou, 1920-2014." KALFOU: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 2.2 (2015): 379-382.

2014:
Barrett, Faith. "American Poetry Fights the Civil War." Eds. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt. Cambridge History of American Poetry. London: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 306-328.
Glass, Kathy. "Race-ing the Curriculum: Reflections on a Pedagogy of Social Change." In Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect, edited by Maria Lupe Davidson and George Yancy. (Routledge, 2014).

2013:
Barrett, Faith. "Emily Dickinson, Slavery, and the Civil War." Emily Dickinson in Context. Eliza Richards, ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 206-215.

2012:
Barrett, Faith. "To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave": American Poetry and the Civil War. University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
Barrett, Faith. "Abraham Lincoln and Poetry." Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln. Shirley Samuels, ed. London: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 22-39.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore." The Oxford Handbook to Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. London and New York: Oxford University Press. (2012): 143-172.

2011:
Glass, Kathy. "Untitled." Book review of Charles Johnson in Context by Linda Selzer (2009). The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience. (Published in Spring 2011, but in the Fall 2011 issue. Volume10, Number 1.)
Kinnahan, Linda. "The Internationalized Midwest in the Poetry of John Matthias." The Salt Companion to John Matthias. Ed. Joe Francis Doerr. London: Salt Publishing, 2011: 44-63.

2010:
Glass, Kathy. "Calling all Sisters: Continental Philosophy and Black Feminist Theory." In Convergences: Black Women and Continental Philosophy, edited by Maria Lupe Davidson, Kathryn Gines, and Donna-Dale Marcano. (SUNY, 2010).
Kinnahan, Linda. "‘An Incremental Shaping': Kathleen Fraser and a Visual Poetics in Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling." Contemporary Women's Writing 4.1 (March 2010): 1-23.

2009:
Glass, Kathy. "Love Matters: bell hooks on Political Resistance and Change." In Critical Perspectives on bell hooks, edited by George Yancy and Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson. (Routledge, 2009).
Glass, Kathy. "Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949, and Blackening of the Bible: The Aims of African American Biblical Scholarship. African American Review. (Published in Spring 2009, Volume 43, No. 1.)

2008:
Barrett, Faith. "'Drums off the Phantom Battlements': Dickinson's War Poems in Discursive Context." Emily Dickinson Companion. Mary Loeffelholz and Martha Nell Smith, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 107-132.
Kinnahan, Thomas. "Charting Progress: Narratives of Western Expansion in F.A. Walker's Statistical Atlas of the United States." American Quarterly: Journal of the American Studies Association 60 (2008): 399-423.

2007:
Barrett, Faith. "'They answered him aloud': Popular Voice and Nationalist Discourse in Melville's Battle-Pieces." Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 9 (2007): 35-49.
Barrett, Faith. Review essay: "Public Selves and Private Spheres: Studies of Emily Dickinson and the Civil War, 1984-2007." Emily Dickinson Journal 16.1 (2007): 92-104.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Perception and the Visual Lyric: Wayne Miller's Only the Senses Sleep and Katherine Peterson's This One Tree," Notre Dame Review 25 (Winter/Spring 2007): 203-211

Recent Student Presentations:

2017:
Anzalone, Marla. Forthcoming in November: "Returning, resuming, I thread my way through the hospitals:" Recursive Memory in Walt Whitman's "The Wound-Dresser." Midwest Modern Language Association-Civil War Studies Caucus, 2017. Cincinnati, OH.
Smith, Mike. "Critical Placemaking and Geocriticism: A Conversation" National Humanities Conference. Boston, MA. November 2-5, 2017. Forthcoming.
Smith, Mike. "Playing on the Tracks: Sanctifying and Profaning along the Transcontinental Rail." Modern Language Association. Austin, TX. January 7-10, 2016.


2016:
Anzalone, Marla. "The Embattled Pastoral: The Civil War and the Redefined American Landscape in Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook." INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, 2016. Asheville, NC.
Maverick, Christopher. 2015 Wizard World Pittsburgh -Pittsburgh, PA - Panelist - Round Table: "1940: World War II and Comics: The Joker, Robin, The Flash, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and The Spirit!"

2015:
Anzalone, Marla. "Civil War Nurse as Civil War Nurse as Information Intermediary: The Transfer of Knowledge in Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches and Maria M.C. Hall's Letter Correspondence." INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, 2015. Atlanta, GA
Anzalone, Marla. "Informational Access Embodied: Louisa May Alcott and the Civil War Nurse as Information Intermediary between Home and War Fronts." Duquesne University English Graduate Organization Conference, 2015. Pittsburgh, PA
Butcher, Ian. "From Straight Man to Invisible Man: The Admin-ification of the Academic Novel," (Panel organizer: "Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon"); Modern Language Association Annual Convention; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2015.
Smith, Mike. Moderator for "Paula Kane: Religious Innovation in Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. Pittsburgh, PA. March 26-29, 2015
Smith, Mike. "The Literary Cartography of City-Text as Revealed through Geographic Information Systems." Modern Language Association. Vancouver, BC. January 8-11, 2015.

2014:
Anzalone, Marla. "Getting the War in the Books: Representations of Trauma and Complexity of the Idyllic Good Death in Alexander Gardner's Civil War Photography." MAPACA: Mid-Atlantic Pop and American Culture Association Annual Conference, 2014. Baltimore, MD.
Butcher, Ian. "Boredom, Bureaucracy, and Contemporary Life in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King," Northeast Modern Language Association Convention; Susquehanna University, Harrisburg, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "‘Had I been more, I'd be more': Straight Man and the Fall of the Faculty," Duquesne University English Department Colloquia Series; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "Reading Theory: Academic Novels and the Plot to Abolish the English Department," American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference; New York University, New York City, NY 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "Reading the Theory Wars in the New Academic Novel," (Panel organizer: "Reading the New Academic Novel"); 42nd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "The Humanities and the Question of Value in Willa Cather's The Professor's House," Modernist Studies Association Conference; Pittsburgh, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "The Limits of Political Correctness in Perfect Agreement, Blue Angel, and Japanese by Spring," Duquesne University Graduate Student Research Symposium; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "The Pale King of Capitalist Realism" (Panel organizer: "Ethical Fictions, Fictional Ethics: David Foster Wallace and The Pale King"); 40th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2014.

Smith, Mike. "Processes and Possibilities: Geographic Information Systems and Digital Humanities." Modernist Studies Association. Pittsburgh, PA. November 6-9, 2014.

2013:
Anzalone, Marla. "New Age Women Pioneers: Alexandra Bergson, Marie Shabata, and Female Companionship and Sexuality in Cather's O Pioneers!" Fourth Annual Revise The World: Carson Academic Conference, 2013. Pittsburgh, PA.
Butcher, Ian. "‘No TV and no beer make Homer go crazy,' or, How The Simpsons Gets The Shining Right," 41st Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2013.

2012:
Butcher, Ian. "‘And this time I might be successful': Compulsion and Ideology in Philip K. Dick's ‘Retreat Syndrome,'" 23rd Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Annual Conference; Pittsburgh, PA 2012
Heilman, Matthew. "The Shaping of Unstable Material: Antonia White's Modernist Appropriations of the Gothic." College English Association. Richmond, VA. March 2012.

Guest Speakers: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Nick Wasmoen, SUNY Buffalo: Workshop on "DH Opportunities & Archives." April 7, 2017.
Cristanne Miller, SUNY Buffalo: "Navigating Print and Digital Archives." April 7, 2017.
Cristanne Miller, SUNY Buffalo: "Relentless Accuracy: Editing (and Using) A Digital Archive of Moore's Notebooks." April 6, 2017.
Brian McHale, Ohio State University: "Monumental Language On Verbal Art in Built Space." March 16, 2017.
Dr. Matthew J. Lavin, University of Pittsburgh: "Computational Methods in Authorship Studies: Willa Cather as a Case Study." February 22, 2017.
Dr. Matthew J. Lavin, University of Pittsburgh: "Digital Humanities Approaches to Text Analysis." February 22, 2017.

2016:
Bill Deasy, Singer, Songer, Novelist, & Screenwriter: The First-Year Writing Program Speaker Series (Guest Speaker). April 11, 2016.
Jean Lutes, Villanova University: American Women Writer's Study Group/Symposium. April 1, 2016.

2013:
Maggie Jackson, Author of Distracted: Speech to Undergraduate Learning Communities on Distracted. November 7, 2013.
Katherine Hayles, Duke University. "Writer and Cross-Disciplinary Filmmaker." February 15, 2011.

2010:
Linda Hogan, Author of Mean Spirit: Creative Reading. October 12, 2010.
Romana Huk, Notre Dame: "Philosophy, Theology, and Poetry at Mid. Century: George Oppen & Denise Levertov square off." March 12, 2010.

Women's and Gender Studies

Courses, Dissertations, Faculty Publications, Student Presentations, & Guest Speakers:

Courses: 2008-2017

Gothic Bodies (Engel, SP08)
The Family, Sex and Marriage in British Fiction (Howard, SU08)
Staging Gender in the Eighteenth-Century Theater (Engel, SP10)
American Fiction Since the 1960s (Michael, FA10)
Medieval Women Writers (Brannen, SP11)
Sensation Literature (Engel, SP11)
Modernist Poetry and Visual Culture (LKinnahan, SP11)
Contemporary American and British Drama (Engel, FA11)
Shakespeare and Gender (Kurland, FA12)
Engendering the Self: Eighteenth-Century Diaries and Letters (Engel, FA12)
Feminist Theory (Michael, SP12, FA13; Kinnahan, FA15)
Modernism and the Feminist Context (LKinnahan, SP12)
18th Century Diaries and Letters (Howard, FA12)
Gender and Empire (Suh, SP13)
Queer Theory (Engel, SP13)
Masculinity and American Fiction since the 1950s (Michael, SP14)
American Modernism & The Visual Arts (LKinnahan, FA14)
20th Century American Women's Poetry (LKinnahan, SP14)
Drama and Material Culture (Engel, SP15)
19th-Century American Fiction (TKinnahan, SP15)
Ethnic American Literature since the 1960s (Michael, FA15)
American Modernist Poetry (LKinnahan, FA15)
Queens (Engel, SP17)
Celebrity Studies (Engel, SU17)
Contemporary British & American Poetry (LKinnahan, FA17)
Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace (Barrett, SP18)

Dissertations: Recent and Last 10 Years

2017:
Michelle Gaffey
, 20th c. Documentary Poetics & Gender, (in progress) Directed by Linda Kinnahan
Mary Parish, Masculinity in Post-WWII Life Writing by Men - Poetry, Memoir, (in progress) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Christopher Maverick, "Superheroes, Sweethearts, Sisters and Sexpots: Gendering the Superhero Monomyth" (2017) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Alexandra Reznik, "Staging Intersectionality: Performance and Power in American Cultural Texts" (2017) Directed by Dr. Kathy Glass
Sara Tavela, "What a Poor Passive Machine': Women, Psychosomaticism and the Eighteenth-Century Novel" (2017) Directed by Dr. Laura Engel
Lisa Weddell, "Troubling the Water: Unsettling the Ideology of Separate Spheres" (2017) Directed by Dr. Faith Barrett

2016:
Jade Higa, "'A Stranger to the world': Women, Bisexuality and Performance" (2016) Directed by Dr. Laura Engel
Rachel Luckenbill, "Representations of Christianity in Contemporary Native American Literature by Women" (2016) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2015:
Maureen Gallagher, "Lyric Subjectivity, Ethics, and Contemporary Poetics: Claudia Rankine, Fanny Howe, and Elizabeth Robinson" (2015) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Justin Stevenson, "Sin, History and Liberty: Milton, Anna Letitia Barbauld, and Anne Grant in the Eighteen Hundreds" (2015) Directed by Dr. Susan Howard

2014:
Gina Bessetti-Reyes, "Women in the American Wilderness: Responses to Landscape and Myth" (2014) Directed by Dr. Tom Kinnahan
Emily Rutter, "Constructions of the Muse: Blues Tribute Poems in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century American Poetry" (2014) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2013:
Marianne Holohan, "Scenes of Reading: Forgotten Antebellum Readers, Self-representation, and the Transatlantic Reprint Industry" (2013) Directed by Dr. Tom Kinnahan
Melissa Wehler, "Illegitimate Celebrity" (2013) Directed by Dr. Laura Engel

2012:
Sharon George, "The Pursuit of Divinity: Religious Faith and Fear in late Victorian Women's Poetry" (2012) Directed by Dr. Daniel Watkins
Jennifer Lauren, "Challenging the Nation: English Women's Novels, 1915-1927" (2012) Directed by Dr. Judy Suh

2011:
Amy Criniti Phillips, "Private Reader, Public Redactor: Narrative Strategies of the Nineteenth-Century Female Revisionist" (2011) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan

2009:
Richard Clark
, "War and Women in the Early Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald," (2009) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan

2008:
Heather Shippen Cianciola, "A Poetics of the Soul: Victorian Devotional Poetry in Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Christina Rossetti" (2008)
Kristianne Vaccaro, "Transatlantic Acts: Nation, Self-Narration, and Celebrity in Victorian and Modernist Women's Autobiography" (2008) 

Recent Faculty Publications:

2017:
Engel, Laura. The Archival Tourist: Women, Performance, and the Material of Memory 1780-1915 (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan)
Engel, Laura. "Afterward" Public Interiors: Intimacy and Celebrity in Eighteenth-Century Literary Culture. Victoria Joule and Emrys Jones eds. (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan).
Engel, Laura. "Eighteenth Century Actresses and Material Culture" The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage. Jan Sewell and Clare Smout eds. (Under contract with Palgrave Macmillan).
Engel, Laura. "Magazine Miniatures: Portraits of Actresses, Princesses, and Queens in Late Eighteenth-Century Periodicals" Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain 1660-1840. Jennie Batchelor and Manushang Powell eds. (forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press, Spring 2018).
Kinnahan, Linda. "‘A Right Good Salvo of Barks': Essays on Marianne Moore, ed. Robin Schulze, Cristanne Miller, and Linda Leavell," The William Carlos Williams Review (forthcoming Summer 2017; 8 manuscript pages).
Kinnahan, Linda. "Labor and Poetic Form in Marianne Moore and Lola Ridge." 21st-Century Marianne Moore: Essays from a Critical Renaissance. Eds. Elizabeth Gregory and Stacy Hubbard. (forthcoming, 2018)
Kinnahan, Linda. Mina Loy, Photography, and Contemporary Women Poets. Routledge, March 2017.


2016:
Barrett, Faith. "'What Witty Sally': Phoebe Cary's Poetics of Parody." A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. Eds. Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 203-218.
Engel, Laura. Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making (Ohio State University Press, 2011, Paperback, 2016).
Engel, Laura. Co-editor with Elaine McGirr, Stage Mothers: Women, Work and the Theater 1660-1830 (Bucknell University Press, 2014, Paperback, 2016)
Engel, Laura. "Stage Beauties: Eighteenth-Century Actresses and Celebrity Culture," Literature Compass, Volume 13, Issue 12, December, 2016, 749-761.
Glass, Kathy. Book note for Our Black Sons Matter, edited by Edited by George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, and Susan Hadley. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Kinnahan, Linda. Editor, A Cambridge History of 20th-Century American Women's Poetry. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Adrienne Rich's Snapshots of a Daughter-In-Law: The Postwar Photo and Feminist Reframing." Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics and Performance in U.S. Contemporary Women's Poetry. Ed. Laura Hinton. New York: Rowman and Littlefield (2016): 45-62.
Kinnahan, Linda. "The Category of ‘Woman Poet'." The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century American Women's Poetry. Ed. Linda A. Kinnahan. London and New York: Cambridge University Press (2016): 3-23.

2015:
Engel, Laura. Review of Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell (Yale University Press, 2015) in Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. Volume 34, No. 2, Fall 2015, 430-432.
Engel, Laura. Review of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, by Janine Barchas (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) in 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, November 2015.
Engel, Laura. "Representations of Women in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama" The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 Jack Lynch and Gary Day eds.(Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2015).
Glass, Kathy. "Nella Larsen's Spiritual Strivings." In A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson. (Blackwell, 2015).
Glass, Kathy. "Remembering Dr. Angelou, 1920-2014." KALFOU: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 2.2 (2015): 379-382.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Feminist Poetics: First-Wave Feminism, Theory, and Modernist Women Poets" Literature and the Development of Feminist Theory. Ed. Robin Truth Goodman. London and New York: Cambridge UP (2015): 54-68.

2014:
Engel, Laura. Austen, Actresses, and Accessories: Much Ado About Muffs (Palgrave Pivot Series, 2014).
Engel, Laura. "Close Encounters: Frances Burney, Actresses, and Models for Female Celebrity" in The Burney Journal, Volume XII, 2014, 7-27.
Engel, Laura. "Mommy Diva: The Divided Loyalties of Sarah Siddons" in Stage Mothers: Women, Work and the Theater, 1660-1830. Laura Engel and Elaine McGirr eds.(Lewisberg: Bucknell University Press, 2014) 217-232.
Engel, Laura. "The Secret Life of Archives: Sally Siddons, Sir Thomas Lawrence and the Material of Memory," ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1660-1850, Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 2, 2014.
Glass, Kathy. "Race-ing the Curriculum: Reflections on a Pedagogy of Social Change." In Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect, edited by Maria Lupe Davidson and George Yancy. (Routledge, 2014).
Engel, Laura. Review of Women, Work, and Clothes in the Eighteenth-Century Novel by Chloe Wigston Smith (Cambridge UP, 2013) in Women's Writing, Volume 21, Issue 2 May 2014.

2013:
Engel, Laura. Review of Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice, by Judith Pascoe (University of Michigan Press, 2011) in Women's Writing, Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2013, 283-285.


2012:
Barrett, Faith. "To Fight Aloud Is Very Brave": American Poetry and the Civil War. University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore." The Oxford Handbook to Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. London and New York: Oxford University Press. (2012): 143-172.
Suh, Judy. "Women, Work, and Leisure in British Documentary Realism," Literature/Film Quarterly (Salisbury University). 40:1 (2012). 54-76.

2011:
Engel, Laura. Review of Rival Queens: Actresses, Performance, and The Eighteenth-Century British Theatre, by Felicity Nussbaum (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010) in Women's Writing Vol. 18, No. 4 November 2011, pp. 568-571
Kinnahan, Linda. "British Experimentation and Women: Interview with Caroline Bergvall." Contemporary Women's Writing 5.3 (Fall 2011): 1-29.
Kinnahan, Linda. "Postmodernism and the Language of Poetry: Feminism's Experimental ‘work at the language-face'." The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century British and Irish Women's Poetry. Ed. Jane Dowson. Cambridge University Press, 2011: 254-279.

2010:
Engel, Laura. Review of Bettymania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture, by Jeffrey Kahan(Lehigh University Press, 2010) 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, And Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, Volume 19, 2013.
Glass, Kathy. "Calling all Sisters: Continental Philosophy and Black Feminist Theory." In Convergences: Black Women and Continental Philosophy, edited by Maria Lupe Davidson, Kathryn Gines, and Donna-Dale Marcano. (SUNY, 2010).
Kinnahan, Linda. "‘An Incremental Shaping': Kathleen Fraser and a Visual Poetics in Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling." Contemporary Women's Writing 4.1 (March 2010): 1-23.

2009:
Engel, Laura. Editor, The Public's Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).
Engel, Laura. "The Muff Affair: Fashioning Celebrity in the Portraits of Late Eighteenth-Century Actresses" in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture. Volume 13, Issue 3, September, 2009, 278-298.
Glass, Kathy. "Love Matters: bell hooks on Political Resistance and Change." In Critical Perspectives on bell hooks, edited by George Yancy and Maria Del Guadalupe Davidson. (Routledge, 2009).
Kinnahan, Linda. "Lyric, Self, and Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry by Women." A Concise Companion to Post-War British and Irish Poetry. Eds. Charles Blanton and Nigel Alderman. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009. 176-199.

2008:
Barrett, Faith. "'Drums off the Phantom Battlements': Dickinson's War Poems in Discursive Context." Emily Dickinson Companion. Mary Loeffelholz and Martha Nell Smith, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. 107-132.
Engel, Laura. "Notorious Celebrity: Mary Wells, Madness and Theatricality" in Eighteenth-Century Women, Volume V, 2008 181-205. Reprint in The English Malady: Enabling and Disabling Fictions, Glen Colburn ed. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) 305-325.
Engel, Laura. "'The Personating of Queens': Lady Macbeth, Sarah Siddons, and the Creation of Female Celebrity in the Late Eighteenth Century" in Macbeth: New Critical Studies, Nicholas Moschovakis ed. (New York: Routledge Press, 2008) 240-249.

Recent Student Presentations:


2017:
Maverick, Christopher. Panelist - Round Table: "Comic Strip and Editorial Cartoon Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction"
Maverick, Christopher. "Oracle of the Invisible: Sexual Assault and Rape in The Killing Joke" 2017 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) Conference - San Diego, CA.
Maverick, Christopher. 2017 Toonseum Summer Lecture Series: "Suffrage and Sappho: 75 Years of Wonder Woman." - The Toonseum - Pittsburgh, PA
Maverick, Christopher. "I Wear My Underwear on the Outside: Performative Gender, Sexuality and the Costume in Superhero Comics and Movies" - Keynote Lecture. 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.
Maverick, Christopher. Panelist - Round Table: "Wonder Woman at 75: The Amazon Princess in Context" 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.

2016:
Maverick, Christopher. "‘Don't Ya Wanna Rev Up Your Harley?':Feminine Sexual Power as Agency in Superhero Comics and Cosplay" -Panel: "Comics and Comic Art: Violence and Feminism" 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) Conference - Seattle, WA
Rush, Josie. "Acting Human: Clones and Humans as Simulacra in Never Let Me Go." Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, Kentucky. February 2016.

2015:
Anzalone, Marla. "Informational Access Embodied: Louisa May Alcott and the Civil War Nurse as Information Intermediary between Home and War Fronts." Duquesne University English Graduate Organization Conference, 2015. Pittsburgh, PA
Reznik, Alexandra. "Dissonant Colonization and Harmonious Resistance in Bessie Head's The Question of Power" for South Central Modern Language Association Conference on "Sound and Story: Rhythms of Language" in Nashville, October 2015.

2013:
Anzalone, Marla. "New Age Women Pioneers: Alexandra Bergson, Marie Shabata, and Female Companionship and Sexuality in Cather's O Pioneers!" Fourth Annual Revise The World: Carson Academic Conference, 2013. Pittsburgh, PA.

2007:
Maverick, Christopher. 2007 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) - Boston, MA. - "My Life as a Professional Wrestler: A Firsthand Critical Analysis of Professional Wrestling as Performance Art" - Panel: "Masculinities"

Guest Speakers: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Suzanne Churchill, Davidson College; Linda Kinnahan, Duquesne University; Susan Rosenbaum, University of Georgia: "DH and Visual Culture: 'Mina Loy, Navigating the Avant-Garde." March 27 2017.

2015:
Dr. Ruth Evans, St. Louis University: "Knots of Memory and the Logic of Sexuation in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde." October 1, 2015.

2013:
Heather Love, Author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History, University of Pennsylvania: "Reading the Social: Erving Goffman and Sexuality Studies." November 7, 2013.
Toi Derricotte, Award Winning Poet & Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh: The First Year Writing Program Speaker Series (Reading). April 4, 2013.

2011:
Dr. Jennie Batchelor, University of Kent-Canterbury: "Gaining a 'Footing in the Inclosure': The Lady's Magazine and Women's Literary Histories." September 21, 2011.
Caroline Bergvall, University of California, Berkley: "Writer and Cross-Disciplinary Filmmaker." February 15, 2011.

Narrative Studies

Courses, Dissertations, Faculty Publications, Student Presentations, & Guest Speakers:

Courses: 2008-2017

18th Century Scottish Nationalist Literature (Howard, FA10)
American Fiction Since the 1960s (Michael, FA10)
Sensation Literature (Engel, SP11)
Hawthorne and Melville (Newberry, SP11)
Postcolonial Author as Exile (Mirmotahari, SP11)
British Romantic Novels (Howard, SP12)
19th Century American Women's Fiction (Newberry, SP12)
Irish Literature (Brannen, SP12)
The African Novel (Mirmotahari, SP12)
Contemporary Fiction and History (Michael, FA12)
19th Century African-American Fiction (Glass, SP13)
Masculinity and American Fiction since the 1950s (Michael, SP14)
Victorian Novels, Science, and Critical Perspectives (Gibson, FA14)
21st Century British Fiction (Michael, FA14)
Rise of the Novel (Howard, FA15)
Ethnic American Literature since the 1960s (Michael, FA15)
Joyce and Faulkner (Barnhisel, Sp16)
The Gothic (Gibson, FA16)
History and Contemporary Literature (Michael, FA16)
African Literature (Mirmotahari, SP15)

Dissertations: Recent and Past 10 Years

2017:
Steven Geitgey, "'So that those who hear or read might strive to imitate': Rhetorical Strategies and Mimesis in Richard Rolle and Julian of Norwich" (2017) Directed by Dr. Sarah Wright
Ashley Kunsa, "Reconstructing the War in Iraq: Post-9/11 American War Fiction in Dialogue with Official-Media Discourse" (2017) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Alexandra Reznik, "Staging Intersectionality: Performance and Power in American Cultural Texts" (2017) Directed by Dr. Kathy Glass
Sara Tavela, "'What A Poor, Passive Machine': The Psychosomatic Heroine from Austen to Richardson" (2017) Directed by Dr. Laura Engel
Lisa Weddell, "Troubling the Water: Unsettling the Ideology of Separate Spheres" (2017) Directed by Dr. Faith Barrett
David Young, "Narrative Forms of Fascism, Violence, and Power in Twentieth-Century British Fiction" (2017) Directed by Dr. Judy Suh

2016:
Rachel Luckenbill, "Representations of Christianity in Contemporary Native American Literature By Women" (2016) Directed by Dr. Kinnahan
Erin Rentschler, "Reading the Vietnam War and Encountering Other Others: Race and Ethnicity in American Novels of the Vietnam War" (2016) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Marcie Rovan, "Happily Ever After? Ambiguous Closure in Modernist Children's Literature" (2016) Directed by Dr. Kinnahan

2014:
Gina Marie Bessetti-Reyes, "Women and the American Wilderness" (2014) Directed by Dr. Tom Kinnahan
Jesse Gipko, "Road Narratives as Cultural Critiques: Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, and William Least Heat-Moon" (2014) Directed by Dr. Frederick Newberry
Lee Ann Glowzenski, "The Fullest Possible Account: Knowledge and Exceptionalism in Post-911 Literature" (2014) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Shreyashi Mukherjee, "What Fragments Shore My Ruins: Identity and Representation in The Eye of the Mirror, Kindred, and A Wreath Upon the Dead" (2014) Directed by Dr. Kathy Glass

2013:
Madhuchhanda Ray Choudhury, "Taming a Monstrous Genre: Vexed Author-figures and their Lethal Texts: 1719-1824" (2013) Directed by Dr. Susan Howard
Ian Butcher, "Reading the Culture Wars in the New Academic Novel, 1985-Present" (2013)

2012:
Jennifer Lauren, "Challenging the Nation: English Women's Novels, 1915-1927" (2012) Directed by Dr. Judy Suh

2011:
Ruth Newberry, "Wallace Stegner's 'Wolf Willow' and 1960s Critical Essays: Renarrativizing Western American Literature for the West and for America" (2011) Directed by Dr. Kinnahan
Beth Buhot Runquist, "Women and the Suburbs in Late 20th and Early 21st Century American Film and Fiction" (2011) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael
Amy Criniti Phillips, "Private Reader, Public Redactor: Narrative Strategies of the Nineteenth-Century Female Revisionist" (2011) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan

2010:
Claire Barbetti, "Ekphrastic Medieval Visions: A New Discussion in Ekphrasis and Interarts Theory" (2010) Directed by Dr. Anne Brannen

2009:
Richard Clark, "Fitzgerald in the late 1910s: War and Women" (2009) Directed by Dr. Linda Kinnahan
Jessica Jost-Costanzo, "The Editor, The Preface, and the Eighteenth-century Edition: A Critical Bibliographic Study" (2009) Directed by Dr. Susan Howard
Julie Kloo, "The Architecture of the Great House in the Contemporary PostColonial Novel" (2009) Directed by Dr. Magali Michael

2008:
Rita Kondrath, "Performing to Reclaim: War Trauma and Female Non-Combatant Recovery in Sylvia Townsend, Virginia Woolf, and H.D." (2008) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan
William Racicot, "'If We Shadows Have Offended': Reflections of Social Attitudes Towards Reform in Late Medieval and Reformation Dream Visions" (2008) Directed by Dr. Anne Brannen
Sean Martin, "H.P. Lovecraft and the Modernist Grotesque" (2008) Directed by ?
Kristianne Vaccaro, "Transatlantic Acts: Nation, Self-Narration, and Celebrity in Victorian and Modernist Women's Autobiography" (2008) Directed by Dr. Laura Callanan

Recent Faculty Publications:

2017:
Gibson, Anna. "Charlotte Brontë's First Person." Narrative 25.2 (Forthcoming, 33ms. pages, May 2017)
Gibson, Anna. The Digital Dickens Notes Project (www.dickensnotes.com)
Aims to bring to life the process and interactivity of Victorian serial novel form by digitalizing and exploring the working notes Charles Dickens kept for his novels.

2015:
Gibson, Anna. "Our Mutual Friend and Network Form." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 48.1 (2015): 63-84.

Recent Student Presentations:

2017:
Maverick, Christopher. Panelist - Round Table: "'Aliens, Vampires and Spies, Oh My!': Genre in Storytelling" 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.
Maverick, Christopher. Moderator and Panelist - Round Table: "Comic Book Film Adaptations" 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.
Maverick, Christopher. Panelist - Round Table: "Comic Strip and Editorial Cartoon Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction" 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.
Maverick, Christopher. "Disavowal of the Innocent: ‘Sally The Sleuth' and the Survivor Narrative" - U.S. Studies Online - British Association for American Studies -May 2017 - Staffordshire, England
Maverick, Christopher. "Oracle of the Invisible: Sexual Assault and Rape in The Killing Joke" - Panel: "Comics and Comic Art: Superheroes, Gender, and Violence" 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.
Maverick, Christopher. "I Wear My Underwear on the Outside: Performative Gender, Sexuality and the Costume in Superhero Comics and Movies" - Keynote Lecture. 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.
Maverick, Christopher. "Review of The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction by Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon" - ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies - Accepted for publication (scheduled: Spring 2017. Vol. 9. No. 1) - University of Florida
Maverick, Christopher. 2017 Toonseum Summer Lecture Series: "Suffrage and Sappho: 75 Years of Wonder Woman." - The Toonseum - Pittsburgh, PA
Maverick, Christopher. Panelist - Round Table: "Wonder Woman at 75: The Amazon Princess in Context" 2017 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference (3RSC) - Pittsburgh, PA.

2016:
Fox, Carol. "Hybridity and the Critique of Imperial Narrativization in Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1," PCA/ACA's annual conference Seattle Washington, March 2016.
Maverick, Christopher. 2015 Wizard World Pittsburgh -Pittsburgh, PA - Panelist - Round Table: "1940: World War II and Comics: The Joker, Robin, The Flash, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and The Spirit!"
Maverick, Christopher. "‘Don't Ya Wanna Rev Up Your Harley?':Feminine Sexual Power as Agency in Superhero Comics and Cosplay" - Panel: "Comics and Comic Art: Violence and Feminism" 2016 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) Conference - Seattle, WA
Rush, Josie. "Acting Human: Clones and Humans as Simulacra in Never Let Me Go." Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, Kentucky. February 2016.
Young, David. Participant in "Reading Contemporary Fiction: Ali Smith's How to Be Both" (Seminar). Society for Novel Studies Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2016.

2015:
Butcher, Ian. "From Straight Man to Invisible Man: The Admin-ification of the Academic Novel," (Panel organizer: "Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon"); Modern Language Association Annual Convention; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2015.
Butcher, Ian. "Gentrification, Immigration, and the Creation of the Neo-Subject in Dinaw Mengestu's The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears," (Panel organizer: "Capitalist Realist Fictions"); International Conference on Narrative; Chicago, IL 2015.
Butcher, Ian. "Reading Theory: Academic Novels and the Plot to Abolish the English Department," American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference; New York University, New York City, NY 2015.
Butcher, Ian. "Reading the Theory Wars in the New Academic Novel," (Panel organizer: "Reading the New Academic Novel"); 42nd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2015.
Maverick, Christopher. 2015 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) Conference - New Orleans, LA - "Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Man, I Learned From Professional Wrestling" - Panel: "Theatre & Drama: Professional Wrestling - Spectacle & Performance"
Maverick, Christopher. 2015 Homewood Children's Village Summer Program -Pittsburgh, PA - Guest Lecturer - "Understanding Comics and Graphic Storytelling"
Reznik, Alexandra. "Dissonant Colonization and Harmonious Resistance in Bessie Head's The Question of Power" for South Central Modern Language Association Conference on "Sound and Story: Rhythms of Language" in Nashville, October 2015.

2014:
Butcher, Ian. "Boredom, Bureaucracy, and Contemporary Life in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King," Northeast Modern Language Association Convention; Susquehanna University, Harrisburg, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "‘Had I been more, I'd be more': Straight Man and the Fall of the Faculty," Duquesne University English Department Colloquia Series; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "The Humanities and the Question of Value in Willa Cather's The Professor's House," Modernist Studies Association Conference; Pittsburgh, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "The Limits of Political Correctness in Perfect Agreement, Blue Angel, and Japanese by Spring," Duquesne University Graduate Student Research Symposium; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 2014.
Butcher, Ian. "The Pale King of Capitalist Realism" (Panel organizer: "Ethical Fictions, Fictional Ethics: David Foster Wallace and The Pale King"); 40th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2014.

2013:
Butcher, Ian. "‘And this time I might be successful': Compulsion and Ideology in Philip K. Dick's ‘Retreat Syndrome,'" 23rd Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Annual Conference; Pittsburgh, PA 2012.
Maverick, Christopher. 2013 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) - Washington DC - "Changing Faces: The Evolution of a Professional Wrestling Champion and the Society that Creates Him" - Panel: "Theatre & Drama: Performance in Professional Wrestling"

2012:
Butcher, Ian. "History, Nationalism, Gardening: The Question of Exile in J. M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K," (Seminar co-organizer: "Forms of Exile"); American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference; Brown University, Providence, RI 2012.
Butcher, Ian. "‘Why are you making us read this?': African Literature in the Freshman Classroom," African Studies Association Annual Conference; Philadelphia, PA 2012.

2011:
Maverick, Christopher. 2011 Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) - Chicago, IL - "Is it Fake? The Art of Storytelling in Professional Wrestling." - Panel: "Staging Violence: Shifting Views of Performance in Professional Wrestling and Sports Entertainment"
Maverick, Christopher. 2011 Comparative Drama Conference (CDC) - Los Angeles, CA - "The Mythology of Pain: An Analysis of the Varying Degree of Perceived Lethality of Professional Wrestling Maneuvers Due to Changes in Audience Suspension of Disbelief Over Time" - Panel: Between the Ropes: "The Theatrical Study of Professional Wrestling"

2010:
Maverick, Christopher. 2010 Pittsburgh Small Press Festival (SPF) - Pittsburgh, PA - Panelist - Round table: "So You Want To Write Your Own Comic?" - Panel: "Independent Comic Authors and Publishers"

2007:
Maverick, Christopher. 2007 Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association (PCA/ACA) - Boston, MA. - "My Life as a Professional Wrestler: A Firsthand Critical Analysis of Professional Wrestling as Performance Art" - Panel: "Masculinities"

Guest Speakers: Recent and Past 10 Years

2015:
Dr. Guarav Desai, Tulane University: "Gandhi as Allegory." October 8, 2015.

2012:
Stewart O'Nan, Novelist: The First-Year Writing Program Speaker Series (Reading from Last Night at the Lobster). March 26, 2012.

2010:
Katherine Hayles, Duke University: "How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine." November 12, 2010.