AMERICAN LITERATURE INTEREST GROUP

FIELD EXAM LIST:

Recommended Guidelines

The Americanist Interest Group recommends that students begin talking about their reading lists with members of the faculty as early in their graduate careers as possible.  In general, we recommend that a student’s final list of 60-80 works should be composed of 30-40 primary works and 30-40 critical works (note: up to 10 of these critical works can come from outside this list).

American Literature before 1800

Nina Baym, “Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors.” American Quarterly 33 (1981): 123-39

Sacvan Bercovitch, The Puritan Origins of the American Self (1975)

Mitchell Breitwieser, American Puritanism and the Defense of Mourning: Religion, Grief, and Ethnology in Mary White Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative (1990)

Joanna Brooks, American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African-American and Native American Literatures (2003)

Lisa Brooks, The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (2008)

Cathy Davidson, Revolution and the Word (1986; 2004 expanded edition)

Jay Fliegelman, Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language, and the Culture of Performance (1993)

__________, Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority, 1750-1800 (1982)

Perry Miller, Errand in the Wilderness (1956)

Dana D. Nelson, The Word in Black and White: Reading Race in American Literature, 1638-1867 (1992)

Richard Slotkin, Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860 (1973)

William Spengemann, A New World of Words: Redefining Early American Literature (1994)

Julia Stern, The Plight of Feeling: Sympathy and Dissent in the Early American Novel (1997)

Ivy Schweitzer, The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England (1991)

Michael Warner, The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America  (1990)

19th-Century American Literature

Jonathan Arac, The Emergence of American Literary Narrative, 1820 - 1860 (2005)

Nina Baym, “Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors.” American Quarterly 33 (1981): 123-39

__________, Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America (1984)

Sacvan Bercovitch and Myra Jehlen ed, Ideology and Classic American Literature (essays; 1986)

Lauren Berlant, The Anatomy of National Fantasy: Hawthorne, Utopia, and Everyday Life (1991)

__________, The Queen of America Goes to Washington City (1997)

The Female Complaint:  The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture (2008)

Anna Brickhouse, Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth Century Public Sphere (2004)

Richard Brodhead, Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America (1993)

Lawrence Buell, New England Literary Culture: From Revolution through Renaissance (1986)

Ann Douglas, The Feminization of American Culture (1979)

Michael T. Gilmore, American Romanticism and the Marketplace (1988)

Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993)

Saidiya V. Hartman, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (1997)

C.L.R. James, Mariners, Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In (1952)

Maureen Konkle, Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of

                  Historiography, 1827-1863 (2004)

Robert S. Levine, Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism (2008)

Eric Lott, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (1995)

Dana Luciano, Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth-Century America (2007)

Lucy Maddox, Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs (1991)

Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Idea in America  (1964)

F.O. Matthiessen, The American Renaissance (1941)

Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark (1992)

Genaro M. Padilla, My History, Not Yours: The Formation of Mexican American Autobiography (1994)

David S. Reynolds, Beneath the American Renaissance (1988)

Kirsten Silva-Gruesz, Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing (2001)

Eric Sundquist, To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature (1993)

Jane Tompkins, Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction (1986)

Robert Weisbuch, Atlantic Double-Cross: American Literature and British Influence in the Age of Emerson (1986)

Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century American Literature

Elizabeth Ammons, Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth Century (1992) 

Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917 (1995)

Nancy Bentley, Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870-1920 (2009)

Hazel V. Carby, Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro American Woman Novelist (1987)

Cari Carpenter, Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians (2008)

Michael A. Elliott, The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism (2002)

Stephanie Foote, Regional Fictions: Culture & Identity In Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2001)

Sandra Gunning, Race, Rape, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890-1912 (1996)

Howard Horwitz, By the Law of Nature: Form and Value in Nineteenth Century America (1991)

June Howard, Form and History in American Literary Naturalism (1985)

Amy Kaplan, The Social Construction of American Realism (1992)

__________ and Donald Pease, editors, Cultures of US Imperialism (1993)

Colleen Lye, America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945 (2005)

Lucy Maddox, Citizen Indians: Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform (2005)

Walter Benn Michaels, The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century (1987)

T. J. Jackson Lears, No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1981)

Eric Lott, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (1995)

Walter Benn Michaels, The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century (1988)

Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark (1992)

Mark Seltzer, Bodies and Machines (1992)

Eric Sundquist, To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature (1993)

Claudia Tate, Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine's Text at the Turn of the Century (1996)

Alan Trachtenberg, The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age (rev. ed. 2007)

Priscilla Wald, Constituting Americans (1995)

Kenneth Warren, Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism (1994)

20th-Century and Contemporary American Literature

Paula Gunn Allen, The Sacred Hoop (1986; 1992)

Houston A. Baker, Jr., Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984)

Houston Baker, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (1987)

Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane, editors, Modernism (1991; selections)

Hazel V. Carby, Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro American Woman Novelist (1987)

Douglas Crimp, Melancholia and Moralism:  Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (2002)

Kevin J. H. Dettmar and Stephen Watt, editors, Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading (1996)

W E B DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) 

Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (2003)

Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism (1989)

Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993)

George Hutchinson, The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White (1995)

Aaron Jaffe, Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity (2005)

Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (1991)

Walter Kalaidjian, editor, The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism (2005)

Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease, editors, Cultures of US Imperialism (1993)

Hugh Kenner, The Pound Era (1971)

Michael Levenson, A Genealogy of Modernism (1986)

___________, editor, The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (1999)

Lisa Lowe, Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics (1996)

Walter Benn Michaels, Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism (1995)

Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark (1992)

Fred Moton, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (2003)

Christopher Norris, What’s Wrong with Postmodernism: Critical Theory and the Ends of Philosophy (1990)

Michael North, The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language and Twentieth-Century Literature (1994)

Louis Owens, Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel (1992)

Ramón Saldívar, Chicano Narrative: Dialectics of Difference (1990)

Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Feminism on the Border: Chicana Gender Politics and Literature (2000)

Sanford Schwartz, The Matrix of Modernism (1988)

Bonnie Kime Scott, Refiguring Modernism: The Women of 1928; Vol. 1 (1996)

Hortense Spillers, Black, White and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture (2003)

Marita Sturken, Tangled Memories:  The Vietnam War, The AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering  (1997)

Gerald Vizenor, Manifest Manners: Postindian Warriors of Survivance (1994)

Craig Womack, Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism (1999)

American Indian Literatures

Chad Allen, Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts (2002)

Paula Gunn Allen, The Sacred Hoop (1986; 1992)

Lisa Brooks, The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (2008)

Daniel Justice, Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (2006)

Maureen Konkle, Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of

                  Historiography, 1827-1863 (2004)

Arnold Krupat, The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon (1989)

Kenneth Lincoln, Native American Renaissance (1983)

Devon A. Mihesuah, ed, Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians (1998)

N. Scott Momaday, The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Passages (1997)

Louis Owens, Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel (1992)

Greg Sarris, Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993)

Leslie Marmon Silko, Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today (1996)

Brian Swann, editor, Smoothing the Ground: Essays on Native American Oral Literature (1983)

Gerald Vizenor, Manifest Manners: Postindian Warriors of Survivance (1994)

Robert Warrior, The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction (2005)

__________, Tribal Secrets (1995)

Jace Weaver,That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community (1997)

Craig Womack, editor, Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective (2008)

__________, Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism (1999)

Asian American Literature

Anne Anlin Cheng, The Melancholy of Race (2000)

King-Kok Cheung, “The Woman Warrior vs. the Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose Between Feminism and Heroism?” in Conflicts in Feminism (1990)

Frank Chin, et al., editors, AIIIEEEEE! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (1983)

__________, The Big AIIIEEEEE! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (1991)

Kandice Chuh, Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique (2003)

Arif Dirlik, “Asians on the Rim: Transnational Capital and Local Community in the Making of Contemporary Asian America.” Amerasia 22.3 (1996): 1-24

David L. Eng, Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (2001)

Gayatri Gopinath, Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (2005)

Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women  (2002)

Elaine Kim, Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context (1982)

Susan Koshy, “The Fiction of Asian American Literature” Yale Journal of Criticism 9 (Fall 1996): 35-65

Rachel C. Lee, The Americas of Asian American Literature: Gendered Fictions of Nation and Transnation (1999)

Robert Lee, Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (1999)

Shirley Goek-Lin Lim and Amy Ling, Reading the Literatures of Asian America (1992)

Lisa Lowe, Immigrant Acts: on Asian American Cultural Politics (1996)

Colleen Lye, America’s Asia (2005)

Chandra T. Mohanty, “Defining Genealogies: Feminist Reflections on Being South Asian in North America.” in Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women (1997)

Josephine Park, Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics (2008)

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Race & Resistance: Literature & Politics in Asian America (2002)

Michael Omi and Howard Winant, Racial Formation in the United States (1994, rev. ed.)

Edward Said, Orientalism (1979)

Karen Shimakawa, National Abjection: the Asian American Body On Stage (2002)

Stephen Sumida, “The More Things Change: Paradigm Shifts in Asian American Studies.” American Studies International 38.2 (2000): 97-114

Sau-ling Cynthia Wong, “Denationalization Reconsidered: Asian American Cultural Criticism at a Theoretical Crossroads.” Amerasia 21.1-2 (1995): 1-25

Black American Literature and Culture

Houston A. Baker, Jr., Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984)

Houston Baker, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (1987)

Hazel V. Carby, Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro American Woman Novelist (1987)

W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)              

Ann DuCille, The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and the Tradition in Black Women’s Fiction (1993)

Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (2003)

Rod Ferguson, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004)

Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism (1989)

_________, editor, "Race," Writing, and Difference (1985)

Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993)

Sharon Patricia Holland, Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (2000)

George Hutchinson, The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White (1995)

Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease, editors, Cultures of US Imperialism (1993)

David Levering Lewis, When Harlem Was in Vogue (1981)

Eric Lott, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class

William J. Maxwell, New Negro, Old Left: African American Writing and Communism Between the Wars (1999)

Deborah E. McDowell, “The Changing Same”: Black Women’s Literature, Criticism, and Theory (1995)

Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark (1992)

Fred Moton, In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (2003)

Michael Omi and Howard Winant, Racial Formation in the United States (1994, rev. ed.)

Werner Sollors, Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature (1997)

Hortense Spillers, Black, White and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture (2003)

Eric Sundquist, To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature (1993)

Claudia Tate, Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine's Text at the Turn of the Century (1996)

Cheryl Wall, Changing Our Own Words: Essays On Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women (1989)

Chicana and Chicano Literature

Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987)

Yolanda Broyles-González, El Teatro Campesino: Theatre in the Chicano Movement (1994)

Angie Chabram-Dernersesian, “I Throw Punches for My Race, but I Don’t Want to Be a Man: Writing Us—Chica-nos (Girl, Us)/Chicanas—into the Movement Script” (1992)

Jorge Huerta, Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth (2000)

José E. Límon, Mexican Ballads, Chicano Poems: History and Influence in Mexican-American Social Poetry (1992)

Jose Munoz, Disidentifications:  Queers of Color and Performance (1999)

Genaro M. Padilla, My History, Not Yours: The Formation of Mexican American Autobiography (1994)

Rafael Pérez-Torres, Movements in Chicano Poetry (1995)

Tey Diana Rebolledo, Women Singing in the Snow: A Cultural Analysis of Chicana Literature (1995)

Ramon Saldívar, Chicano Narrative (1990)

__________, The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary (2006)

Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Feminism on the Border: Chicano Gender Politics and Literature (2000)

American Film

Dudley Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory (1984)

André Bazin, What is Cinema? (1971)

Lauren Berlant, The Female Complaint:  The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture (2008)

Donald Bogle, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (2001)

Francesco Casetti, Theories of Cinema, 1945-1990 (1999)

Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film (2nd enlarged edition, 1979)

Teresa de Lauretis, Alice Doesn’t: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema (1984)

Mary Ann Doane, The Desire to Desire: The Woman’s Film of the 1940s (1987)

Andrew Dudley, Major Film Theories: An Introduction (1976)

__________, Concepts in Film Theory (1984)

Miriam Hansen, Babel and Babylon:  Spectatorship in American Silent Film (1991)

John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson, editors, The Oxford Guide to Film Studies (1998)

Molly Haskill, From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women at the Movies (1973)

E. Ann Kaplan, Feminism and Film (2000)

Jacquelyn Kirkpatrick, Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film (1999)

Gina Marchetti, Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (1994)

Laura Mulvey, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” Screen 16.3 (Autumn 1975): 6-18

Bill Nichols, Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary (1991)

Charles Ramirez Berg, Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance (2002)

P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde (1974)

Vivian Sobchack, The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience (1992)

Janet Staiger, Media Reception Studies (2005)

Robert Stam, Film Theory: an introduction (2000)

Patricia White, Uninvited:  Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (1999)

Linda Williams, Playing the Race Card:  Melodramas of Black and White from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson (2001)

Slavoj Žižek, Welcome to the Desert of the Real (2000)

American Poetry

Paula Bennett, Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women's Poetry, 1800-1900 (2003)

R. P. Blackmur, Form and Value in Modern Poetry (1957)

Harold Bloom, Wallace Stevens:  The Poems of Our Climate (1977)

Max Cavitch, American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman (2007)

Betsy Erkkila, Whitman the Political Poet (1989)

Virginia Jackson, Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading (2005)

Randall Jarrell, Poetry and the Age (1955)

Hugh Kenner, The Pound Era (1971)

Frank Lentricchia, Modernist Quartet (1994)

Susan McCabe, Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film (2005)

Elisa New, The Line's Eye: Poetic Experience, American Sight (1999)

Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Black Chant: Languages of African-American Postmodernism (1997)

Roy Harvey Pearce, The Continuity of American Poetry (1961)

Rafael Perez-Torres, Movements in Chicano Poetry (1995)

Dean Rader and Janice Gould, editors, Speak to Me in Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry (2003)

Joan Shelley Rubin, Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America (2007)

Kirsten Silva-Gruesz, Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing (2001)

Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel:  Essays on Reality and the Imagination (1951)

Theory and Historiography of American Literature

Nina Baym, “Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors” in American Quarterly 33 (1981): 123-39

Sacvan Bercovitch, The Puritan Origins of the American Self (1975)

__________ and Myra Jehlan, editors, Ideology and Classic American Literature (1987)

Robert Berkhofer, Jr, The White Man's Indian: Images of the American Indian From Columbus to the Present (1978)

Anna Brickhouse, Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth Century Public Sphere (2004)

Bill Brown, A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature (2004)

Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler, editors, Keywords for American Cultural Studies (2007)

Evan Carton and Gerald Graff, “Criticism Since 1940” in The Cambridge History of American Literature, volume 8 (2006)

William Charvat, Literary Publishing in America, 1790-1850 (1959)

Richard Chase, The American Novel and Its Tradition (1957)

Cathy Davidson, Revolution and the Word (2004 rev. ed.)

__________ and Jessamyn Hatcher, editors, No More Separate Spheres! (2002)

Wai-Chee Dimock, Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time (2008)

Richard Drinnon, Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building (1980)

Michael A. Elliott and Claudia Stokes, editors, American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader (2002)

Leslie Fiedler, Love and Death in the American Novel (1962)

Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic (1993)

David D. Hall, general editor, A History of the Book in America (selected essays; 2000- )

Paul Jay, Contingency Blues: The Search for Foundations in American Criticism (1997)

Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease, editors, Cultures of US Imperialism (1993)

Perry Miller, Nature's Nation (1967)

Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark (1992)

Chris Newfield, Unmaking the Public University (2008)

Américo Paredes, With his pistol in his hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero (1958)

Richard Poirier, The World Elsewhere: The Place of Style in American Literature (1985)

José David Saldívar, Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (1997)

Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Feminism on the Border: Chicana Gender Politics and Literature (2000)

David Shumway, Creating American Civilization: a Genealogy of American Literature as an Academic Discipline (1994)

Richard Slotkin, Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860 (1973)

Henry Nash Smith, Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth (1950)

William Spengemann, A Mirror for Americanists: Refelctions on the Idea of American Literature (1989)

Werner Sollors, Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture (1987)

Eric Sundquist, To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature (1993)

Jane Tompkins, Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction (1986)

Michael Warner, Publics and Counterpublics (2002)

Representative Faculty Publications

Phillip Barrish, American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige 1880-1995, (2001)

__________, White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism, (2005)

Betsy Berry, “‘Forever in My Dreams’: Generic Conventions and the Subversive Imagination in Blue Velvet.” Literature/Film Quarterly, No. 2 (1988): 82-90

__________, “The Family” in Texas Short Stories 2 (2000)

Brian A. Bremen, William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture (1993)

__________, “Emerson, DuBois, and the 'Fate' of Black Folk.” American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 24 (Spring 1992): 80-88

Evan Carton, The Rhetoric of American Romance (1985)

__________ and Gerald Graff, “Criticism Since 1940” in The Cambridge History of American Literature, volume 8 (2006)

Matt Cohen, Brother Men: The Correspondence of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Herbert T. Weston (2005)

__________, The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England (2009)

James Cox, Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions (2006)

Ann Cvetkovich, An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (2003)

Alan Friedman, Fictional Death and The Modernist Enterprise (1995)

__________, William Faulkner (1984)

John M. González, Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature (2009)

_______________, “The Warp of Whiteness: Domesticity and Empire in Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona.” American Literary History 16(3): 437-465. 2004

Don B. Graham, Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire (2003)

__________, Giant Country: Essays on Texas (1998)

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, We Happy Few (2006)

__________, Ask A Policeman (1998)

__________, The Useless Servants (1993)

Coleman Hutchison, “On the Move Again: Tracking the Exploits, Adventures and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez.” Comparative American Studies Winter 2007 (5.4): 423-440.

__________, “Whistling Dixie for the Union (Nation, Anthem, Revision).” American Literary History Fall 2007 (19.3): 603-628.

Meta DuEwa Jones, The Muse is Music (2009)

__________, “Reading Race, Reading Rivers: The Future of Black Aesthetics and Poetics.” Mixed Blood 3, Summer (2007): 16-32

__________, “Understanding the New Black Poetry:  Orality, Visuality and the Spoken Word.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, 5.1 Winter (2003): 16-31

Martin Kevorkian, Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in America (2006)

__________, “’Within the domain of Chaos’: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lucretian Physics, and Martial Logic.” Studies in the Novel, 31:2 (1999) 178-201

Julia Lee, "Estrangement on a Train: Race and Narratives of American Identity." ELH 75.2 (2008): 345-365

Wayne Lesser, ''Criticism, Literary History, and the Paradigm: The Education of Henry Adams.'' PMLA (1982)

__________, ''The Frustrations and Possibilities in Literary History.'' Studies in the Novel (1982)

José Limón, Mexican Ballads and Chicano Poems: History and Influence in Mexican-American Social Poetry (1992)

__________, Dancing with the Devil: Society and Cultural Poetics in Mexican-American South Texas (1994)

Gretchen Murphy, Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narrative of US Empire (2005)

__________, “Symzonia, Typee, and the Dream of U.S. Global Isolation.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, 49:4 (2003): 249-284

__________, “How the Irish Became Japanese: Winnifred Eaton and Racial Reconstruction in a Transnational Context.” American Literature, 79:1 (2007): 29-56.

Domino Renee Perez, There Was a Woman: La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture (2008)

__________, “Lost in the Cinematic Landscape: Chicanas as Lloronas in Contemporary Film” in Velvet Barrios, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, editor (2003)

William J. Scheick, Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America (1998)

__________, Alice Maude Ewell's Peterson's Magazine Fiction, 1883-1893 (1998)

Jeffrey Walker, Rhetoric and Poetics in Antiquity (2000)

__________, Bardic Ethos and the American Epic Poem: Whitman, Pound, Crane, Williams, Olson (1989)

Thomas B. Whitbread, The Structures Minds Erect (2007)

__________, “The Poet-Readers of Wallace Stevens” in In Defense of Reading: A Reader’s Approach to Literary Criticism, Reuben A. Brower and Richard Poirier, editors (1962): 94-109

Jennifer Wilks, Race, Gender, and Comparative Black Modernism: Suzanne Lasascade, Marita Bonner, Suzanne Césaire, Dorothy West (2008)

Michael Winship, American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields (1995)

__________, 'The Greatest Book of Its Kind':  A Publishing History of Uncle Tom's Cabin (2002)

Helena Woodard, “Reading the Two Marys (Prince and Shelley) on the Textual Meeting Ground of Race, Gender, and Genre.” Tennessee Studies in Literature (1994)