University of Minnesota
Department of English

Department of English

Faculty Books

New Books

Cover of BORROWED LIGHTTimothy Brennan
Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies (Stanford University Press, 2014)

El Dorado coverPeter Campion
El Dorado: Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2013)

Henry Stubbe and the Beginnings of IslamNabil Matar
Henry Stubbe and the Beginnings of Islam (Columbia University Press, 2013)

Fashioning the 19th Century cover Paula Rabinowitz
Fashioning the Nineteenth Century: Habits of Being III, edited with Cristina Giorcelli (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)

Dear Committee Members coverJulie Schumacher
Dear Committee Members (Doubleday, 2014)


Books, 2000-Present

Charles Baxter
Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories, editor (Library of America, 2012)
Gryphon: New and Selected Stories
(Pantheon, 2011)
The Soul Thief
(Pantheon Books, 2008)
The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot (Graywolf, 2007)
Saul and Patsy (Pantheon, 2003)

Timothy Brennan
Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, and the Colonies (Stanford University Press, 2014)
Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz
(Verso, 2008)
Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right (Columbia University Press, 2006)
Music in Cuba, editor (University of Minnesota Press, 2001)

Tony C. Brown
The Primitive, the Aesthetic, and the Savage: An Enlightenment Problematic (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

Michael Dennis Browne (Emeritus)
What the Poem Wants: Prose on Poetry (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009)
To Be Certain of the Dawn, an oratorio with music by Stephen Paulus, recorded by Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra (BIS Records, 2009)
(Indulgence Press, 2008)
Things I Can’t Tell You: Poems (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2005)
Give Her the River, picture book, paintings by Wendell Minor (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004)
Greatest Hits, 1965-2000 (Pudding House Publications, 2001)

Peter Campion
El Dorado: Poems
(University of Chicago Press, 2013)
The Lions: Poems
(University of Chicago Press, 2009)
Other People: Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
Mitchell Johnson
[art monograph] (Terrence Rogers Fine Art, 2004)

Thomas Clayton
"A Certain Text": Close Readings and Textual Studies on Shakespeare and Others; in Honor of Thomas Clayton (University of Delaware Press, 2002)

Siobhan Craig
Cinema After Fascism: The Shattered Screen (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Lois Cucullu
Expert Modernists, Matricide, and Modern Culture: Woolf, Forster, Joyce (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

Andrew Elfenbein
Dracula, editor (Longman Cultural Edition/Pearson, 2010)
Romanticism and the Rise of English
(Stanford University Press, 2008)

Genevieve Escure (Emerita)
Creoles, Contact and Language Change: Linguistic and Social Implications, edited with Armin Schwegler (John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2004)

Lianna Farber
An Anatomy of Trade in Medieval Writing: Value, Consent, and Community (Cornell University Press, 2005)

Shirley Garner
Is Feminism Dead? Theory in Practice, co-editor (New York University Press, 2000)

Brian Goldberg
The Lake Poets and Professional Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Ray Gonzalez
Sudden Fiction Latino, edited with Robert Shapard and James Thomas (W. W. Norton, 2010)
Cool Auditor: Prose Poems
(B.O.A. Editions, 2009)
Faith Run: Poems
(University of Arizona Press, 2009)
Renaming the Earth: Personal Essays
(University of Arizona Press, 2008)
Consideration of the Guitar: New and Selected Poems (B.O.A. Editions, 2005)
The Religion of Hands: Prose Poems and Short Fictions (University of Arizona Press, 2004)
Human Crying Daisies: Prose Poems (Red Hen Press, November 2003)
The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande: Poems (B.O.A. Editions, 2002)

Patricia Hampl
Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing A Life, edited with Elaine Tyler May (Borealis Books, 2008)
The Florist’s Daughter
(Harcourt, 2007)
Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime (Harcourt, 2006)
I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory (W. W. Norton & Company, 2000)

Qadri Ismail
Abiding by Sri Lanka: On Peace, Place and Postcoloniality (University of Minnesota Press, 2005)

Calvin Kendall (Emeritus)
Bede: On the Nature of Things and On Times, Translated Texts for Historians, with Faith Wallis (Liverpool University Press, 2010)
On Genesis: Bede, translated (Liverpool University Press, 2008)

Rebecca Krug
Reading Families: Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England (Cornell University Press, 2002)

Josephine Lee
Asian American Plays for a New Generation, edited with Don Eitel and R. A. Shiomi (Temple University Press, 2011)
The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado (University of Minnesota Press, 2010)
Re/collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Cultural History
, edited with Imogene Lim and Yuko Matsukawa (Temple University Press, 2002)

Toni A. H. McNaron (Emerita)
Into the Paradox: Conservative Spirit, Feminist Politics (Hurley Publishing, 2013)
I Dwell in Possibility: A Memoir, revised, expanded edition (Feminist Press, 2001)

Nabil Matar
Henry Stubbe and the Beginnings of Islam (Columbia University Press, 2013)
Through the Eyes of the Beholder: The Holy Land, 1517-1713, co-edited with Judy A. Hayden (Brill, 2012)
Britain and the Islamic World: 1558-1713
, co-authored with Gerald MacLean (University of Oxford Press, 2011)
Europe Through Arab Eyes, 1578-1727 (Columbia University Press, 2008)
Britain and Barbary: 1589-1689 (University Press of Florida, 2005)
In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century, edited and translated (Routledge, 2003)

Ellen Messer-Davidow
Disciplining Feminism: From Social Activism to Academic Discourse (Duke University Press, 2002)

Valerie Miner (Emerita)
The Night Singers (Five Leaves Publications, 2004)
The Low Road: A Scottish Family Memoir (Michigan State University Press, 2001)

Dan Philippon
Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota's Wild Places, editor (University of Minnesota Press, 2009)
Coming into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice (University of Georgia Press, 2007)
Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement (University of Georgia Press, 2004)

Paula Rabinowitz
Fashioning the Nineteenth Century: Habits of Being III, edited with Cristina Giorcelli (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)
Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
, edited with Cristina Giorcelli (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)
Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I, edited with Cristina Giorcelli (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)
Black & White & Noir: America's Pulp Modernism
(Columbia University Press, 2002)

Peter Reed (Emeritus)
Kurt Vonnegut: Images and Representations, edited with Marc Leeds (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000)

Marty Roth (Emeritus)
Contours of Privacy: The Ethnography of a Social and Aesthetic Concept (Academica Press, 2012)
Cultures of Memory: Memory Culture, Memory Crisis and the Age of Amnesia (Academica Press, 2011)
Drunk the Night Before: An Anatomy of Intoxication (University of Minnesota Press, 2005)

Jani Scandura
Down in the Dumps: Place, Modernity, American Depression (Duke University Press, 2008)
Modernism, Inc.: Body, Memory, Capital, edited with Michael Thurston (New York University Press, 2001)

Andrew Scheil
The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England (University of Michigan Press, 2004)

Katherine Scheil
She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America
(Cornell University Press, 2012)
Shakespeare, Adaptation, Modern Drama: Essays in Honour of Jill Levenson
, edited with Randall Martin (University of Toronto Press, 2011)
The Taste of the Town: Shakespearian Comedy and the Early Eighteenth-Century Theatre
(Bucknell University Press, 2003)

Julie Schumacher
Dear Committee Members (Doubleday, 2014)
Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls
(Delacorte, 2012)
Black Box
(Delacorte, 2008)
The Book of One Hundred Truths (Delacorte, 2006)
The Chain Letter (Delacorte, 2005)
Grass Angel (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2004)

Geoffrey Sirc
Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition, authored with A. Wysocki, J. Johnson-Eilola, and C. Selfe (Utah State University Press, 2004)
English Composition as a Happening (Utah State University Press, 2002)

Madelon Sprengnether
Near Solstice: Mourning (West Town Press, 2009)
The Angel of Duluth: Prose Poems
(White Pine Press, 2006)
Crying at the Movies: A Film Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2002)

John Watkins
Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds: National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age, authored with Carole Levin (Cornell University Press, 2009)
Shakespeare and the Middle Ages,
edited with Curtis Perry (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England: Literature, History, Sovereignty
(Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Joel Weinsheimer (Emeritus)
Hans-Georg Gadamer: A Biography by Jean Grondin, translator (Yale University Press, 2003)
Untimely Ripped (Authors Choice Press, 2002)
Hermeneutics, Religion, and Ethics by Hans Georg Gadamer, translator (Yale University Press, 2000)

George T. Wright (Emeritus)
The Wrights of Vermont: Searching for My Father's Family (Wheatmark, 2013)
Hearing the Measures: Shakespearean and Other Inflections (University of Wisconsin Press, 2002)

John Wright
Shadowing Ralph Ellison (University Press of Mississippi, 2006)