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Submissions from 2024

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The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Literatures in English, Sarah Eron, Nicole N. Aljoe, and Suvir Kaul

Submissions from 2022

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Raiding the Bull in a China Shop, Christine Mok

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Staging Asian America in a History of Present Illness, Christine Mok

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Adrienne Rich’s Deciphering Flame, Jeannette E. Riley

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Capital Fictions in the Age of Fictitious Capital, Ryan Trimm

Submissions from 2021

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Mind over Matter: Memory Fiction from Daniel Defoe to Jane Austen, Sarah Eron

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Re/collecting Asian American Performance, Christine Mok

Submissions from 2020

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ASECS at 50: Interview with Susan S. Lanser, Sarah Eron and Susan S. Lanser

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Critique, belief, and the negative tendencies of New England transcendentalism, David Faflik

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Transcendental Heresies: Harvard and the Modern American Practice of Unbelief, David Faflik

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Urban Formalism: The Work of City Reading, David Faflik

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Teaming up to Teach Teamwork in an LIS Master’s Degree Program, Lauren H. Mandel, Mary H. Moen, and Valerie Karno

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Continuing education for public library staff: Valued competencies and preferred delivery format, Mary H. Moen, Lauren H. Mandel, and Valerie Karno

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Replica Britannia: heritage as postmodern industry in Downriver and England, England, Ryan Trimm

Submissions from 2019

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Casual Racism in Victorian Literature, Carolyn Betensky

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Review of Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920, by F. Q. Christianson & L. Thorne-Murphy, Carolyn Betensky

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Of mood: A sonic repertoire, Mary Cappello

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Notes to reader Whitman’s adventures in metafiction, David Faflik

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Making American white men great again: Tom Brady, Donald Trump, and the allure of white male omnipotence in post-Obama America, Kyle W. Kusz

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Introduction, Mary L. Mullen and Carolyn Betensky

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Supporting Sustained Faculty Engagement in Blended Learning, Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Joannah Portman-Daley, Jeannette E. Riley, and Kathleen M. Torrens

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Unspeakable Creation: Writing in Paradise Lost and Early Modern Mathematics, Travis D. Williams

Submissions from 2018

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Reading Fantasies in Eugène Sue’s Les Mystères de Paris, Carolyn Betensky

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More than a conscious feeling: Reading Evelina's mind in time, Sarah Eron

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Why memory matters: Surviving intentions, Sarah Eron

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Melville and the Question of Meaning, David Faflik

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Spirits in the Material World: Spectral Worlding in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas, Ryan Trimm

Submissions from 2017

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“Tenured Allies” and the Normalization of Contingent Labor, Carolyn Betensky

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Antebellum apathy: A study of indifference in Melville, David Faflik

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Fashion, France, and the Politics of form, David Faflik

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Melville’s Little Historical Method, David Faflik

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Transcendentalism, David Faflik

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LIS education in an interdisciplinary frame: Integrating digital media into the ethics of digital personhood, Valerie Karno and Adam David Roth

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Trumpism, Tom Brady, and the reassertion of white supremacy in militarized post-9/11 America, Kyle W. Kusz

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“questing toward what might otherwise be:” Adrienne Rich’s Later Work, Jeannette E. Riley

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Introduction, Jeannette E. Riley, Meredit Benjamin, and Maggi Rehm

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Heritage as trope: conceptual etymologies and alternative trajectories, Ryan Trimm

Submissions from 2016

Contact, Mary Cappello

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Stuart hall and the whiteness of the whale, David Faflik

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Introduction: “The hungry ocean”, Steve Mentz and Martha Elena Rojas

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The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture, Steve Mentz and Martha Elena Rojas

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Mathematical enargeia: The rhetoric of early modern mathematical notation, Travis D. Williams

Submissions from 2015

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Somewhere in Space, Talvikki Ansel

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The Art of Redundancy: Sublime Fiction and Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, J. Jennifer Jones

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The Mysteries of Paris, Eugene Sue, Carolyn Betensky, and Jonathan Loesberg

Submissions from 2014

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Retrospective Writing, Melissa B. Cavaliero

The poetics of trauma: Intertextuality, rhythm, and concision in vertigo and writing as a way of healing, Peter Covino

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Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment, Sarah Eron

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Beyond Burke’s Precedent and Back Again: Longinus and the Romantic Sublime, J. Jennifer Jones

For the love of national manhood: Excavating the cultural politics and media memorializations of pat tillman, Kyle W. Kusz

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Speaking Truth to Power: The Legacies of Rachel Carson, Karen F. Stein

Submissions from 2013

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Introduction to Queer Moments: The Performative Temporalities of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Stephen M. Barber and David L. Clark

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Regarding Sedgwick: Essays on queer culture and critical theory, Stephen M. Barber and David L. Clark

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Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference, by Rebecca N. Mitchell, Carolyn Betensky

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Merit Badge, Mary Cappello

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Flanking Romantic Marriage, J. Jennifer Jones

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Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, & the Possibility of Politics by Emily Sun (review), J. Jennifer Jones

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This piercing bouquet: An interview with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Stephen M. Barber, and David L. Clark

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Inclusion and Exclusion in Some Feminist Utopian Fictions, Karen F. Stein

Submissions from 2012

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Wending artifice: Creative noniction, Mary Cappello

Queering an Italian American poetic legacy, Peter Covino

Bound ... By their narrowing perceptions: Sympathetic bondage and perverse pity in Blake's The Book of Urizen, Sarah Eron

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A Nobel Sport: The Racial Football Rhetoric of Mandela, Obama, and Martin Luther King Jr., David Faflik

Boarding out : Inhabiting the American urban literary imagination, 1840-1860, David Faflik

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Review of Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality by Peter Otto, J. Jennifer Jones

Submissions from 2011

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The Weather in Proust, Stephen M. Barber

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Ingestion/Alone on Floor with Pile of Buttons, Mary Cappello

Submissions from 2010

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Feeling for the Poor: Bourgeois Compassion, Social Action, and the Victorian Novel, Carolyn Betensky

Negotiating gifts: Jefferson's diplomatic presents, Martha Elena Rojas

Donald Sutherland: The politics and Erotics of submission, Jean Walton

Submissions from 2009

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States of emergency, states of freedom: Woolf, history, and the novel, Stephen M. Barber

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Getting the News: A Signer among Signs, Mary Cappello

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Review of Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments, 1750-1830 by Ron Broglio, J. Jennifer Jones

Submissions from 2008

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Ed fagan and the ethics of causes: Who stole identity politics?, Valerie Karno

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Remasculinizing American white guys in/through new millennium American sport films, Kyle W. Kusz

Submissions from 2007

Losing consciousness to a lost art, Mary Cappello

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From NASCAR Nation to Pat Tillman: Notes on sport and the politics of White cultural nationalism in post-9/11 America, Kyle W. Kusz

Submissions from 2006

Queer Theory, Stephen M. Barber

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Absorbing Hesitation: Wordsworth and the Theory of the Panorama, J. Jennifer Jones

Submissions from 2005

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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky, Stephen M. Barber

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Dickinson's Facing or Turning Away, Mary Cappello

Submissions from 2004

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Exit Woolf, Stephen M. Barber

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Princes as Paupers: Pleasure and the Imagination of Powerlessness, Carolyn Betensky

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Extreme America: The cultural politics of extreme sports in 1990s America, Kyle Kusz

Submissions from 2002

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Knowing Too Much and Never Enough: Knowledge and Moral Capital in Frances Trollope's "Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy", Carolyn Betensky

Submissions from 2000

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Voices in the outer room, Mary Cappello

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Roberta Torre: Filmmaker of the incoscienza, Mary Cappello, Wallace Sillanpoa, and Jean Walton

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Institutional Critique: A Rhetorical Methodology for Change, James E. Porter, Patricia Sullivan, Stuart Blythe, Jeffrey T. Grabill, and Elizabeth A. Miles

Submissions from 1997

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Lip-Reading: Woolf's Secret Encounters, Stephen M. Barber

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"Nightmare of the Uncoordinated White-Folk": Race, Psychoanalysis, and Borderline, Jean Walton

Submissions from 1996

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Margaret Atwood's Modest Proposal: The Handmaid's Tale, Karen F. Stein

Submissions from 1995

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Speaking in Tongues: Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God as Gothic Narrative, Karen F. Stein

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Re-Placing Race in (White) Psychoanalytic Discourse: Founding Narratives of Feminism, Jean Walton

Submissions from 1994

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‘Facing the Absolute Nude’: Thomas Eakins, Alice Barber Stephens, and the Philadelphia School, Mary Cappello

Submissions from 1989

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The Authority of Self-Definition in Thomas Shepard's Autobiography and Journal, Mary Cappello