Phd Publication Highlights

Recent Notable PhD Student Publications 

Banecker, Andrew. “The Badiouvian Rawls: An Attempt to Reconcile Justice as Fairness With the Ethics

of Truth.” LiCuS – Journal of Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, 2008.


Brigman, Helana. The Fresh Table: Cooking Louisiana All the Year Round, Louisiana State UP, 2013.

---.'Gathered in Illustrious Assembly': Mesmeric-Agents, Villains, and their Magnetic Networks' in

Alexander Dumas’s The Queen’s Necklace."  Criminal Papers: Reading Crime in the French

Nineteenth Century, edited by Rosemary A. Peters. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.


Doan, Caleb. "From Typee's Tombo to Moby-Dick's Ishmael: gift exchange in the capitalist world system." Atlantic Studies vol. 13, no. 2, 2016.


Faulk, Laura. “Destructive Maternity in Aurora Leigh.” Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 41, no. 1,



Frye, Mitch. “Westward Expansion, Economic Contraction: The ‘Semi-Cowboy’ Politics of Fitzgerald’s

The Last Tycoon.” The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 9, 2011.

---. “The Enchanter’s Education: Nabokov’s Lectures on Dickens and the Development of Lolita.”

Nabokov Studies, vol. 11, 2009.


Griffin, Michael. "Reading Textuality and Sexuality in Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook and Luce

Irigaray's This Sex Which Is Not One." Doris Lessing Studies, vol. 29, no. 1, 2010.


Hoefer, Anothy. Apocalypse South: Judgement, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary.”

Ohio State UP, 2012. 


Hubbs, Travis. "The Consumption of Simulacra: Deconstructing Otherness in Katherine Anne Porter's

Mexican Conceptual Space." Journal of Texas Women Writers, vol. 1, no. 2, 2009.


Katzir, Brandon. "The Truth of Reliable Tradition: Saadya Gaon, Arabic Rhetoric, and the Challenge to Rhetorical Historiography." Forthcoming, Rhetorica. 

"William of Ockham's Rhetoric of Statism: Argumentation, Petrine Supremacy and Secular Government in the Late Middle Ages." Rhetor, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015.


Ketcham-Weber, Jessica. “Techno-Mob Movements: Public Performances and the Collective Voices of

Outsiders” in Agency in the Margins: Stories of Outsider Rhetoric, edited by Anne Stockdell-Giesler.

Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2008


Kidd, Jordan. "Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Palmer: The Path to Female Self-Determination in Austen's

Sense and Sensibility." Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, vol. 30, 2008. (co-authored

with Kathleen Anderson)


Landers, Matthew. “Units of Analysis: Defining Systems in Atlantic Studies.” Atlantikos: A Journal of

Transatlantic Scholarships, vol. 2, no. 1, 2007.


Miller, Monica. "A Loa in These Hills: Voudou and the Ineffable in Lee Smith's On Agate Hill." Journal of

Appalachian Studies, vol. 15, no. 1Ž2, 2009.

---. "Gothic Revelations of Marriage in the Witch of Ravensworth and The Horrors of Oakendale Abbey."

Studies in Gothic Fiction, vol. 1, no. 1, 2010.

---. "Reading as Initiation: Ceremonial Metanarratives in Mayra Montero's The Messenger."

OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2011.


Moody, Lisa. “The American ‘Lives’ of Jesus: The Malleable Figure of Christ as a Man of the People.”

Christianity and Literature, vol. 58, no. 2, 2009.

---. “Edmund Hoyle’s Treatises on Whist: Literary Piracy in the Eighteenth Century.” 1650-1850: Ideas,

Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, vol. 16, 2009.


Pulliam, June. Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in the Genre. 3rd ed, Libraries Unlimited,

2009. (co-authored with Anthony Fonseca)


Sowders, Thomas. "The Lion and the Girl: Wallace Stevens, Sublimation, and the Problem of Being

Ordinary." The Wallace Stevens Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 2010.


Von Cannon, Michael. "Traumatizing Arcadia: Postwar Pastoral in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also

Rises." The Hemingway Review, vol. 32, no. 1, 2012.


West, Anna. “Call and responsibility: Critical questions for youth spoken word poetry.” Harvard

Educational Review, vol. 82, no. 2, 2012. (co-authored with Susan Weinstein)