Publications by English Department Faculty

Carol Dole, Professor

“The Return of Pink: Legally Blonde, third-wave feminism, and having it all,” Chick
Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies, ed. Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young (New York: Routledge, 2007): 58-78.

“Jane Austen and Mud: Pride & Prejudice (2005), British Realism, and the Heritage
Film,” Persuasions On-line 27.2 (summer 2007).

“Children in the Jane Eyre Films,” A Breath of Fresh Eyre: Intertextual and
Intermedial Reworkings of Jane Eyre, ed. Margarete Rubik and Elke
Mettinger-Schartmann (New York: Rodopi, 2007): 243-257.

“Classless, Clueless: Emma Onscreen,” Approaches to Teaching Austen’s Emma, ed. Martha McClintock Folsom (New York: Modern Language Association, 2004): 88-99.

“The Gun and the Badge: Hollywood and the Female Lawman,” Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies, ed. Martha McCaughey and Neal King (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2001): 78-105.

Entries on Long Day’s Journey into Night, Wait Until Dark, and The Importance ofBeing Earnest in Video Versions: A Guide to Plays Available on Video, ed. Thomas Erskine and James Welsh, Greenwood Press, 2000. 163-164; 201-202; 368-369.

“Woman with a Gun: Cinematic Law Enforcers on the Gender Frontier,” Bang Bang Shoot Shoot: Essays on Guns and Popular Culture, ed. Murray Pomerance and John Sakeris (New York: Simon and Schuster, December 1998): 23-33 . Reprinted in reconfigured second edition, published by Pearson Educational, 2000: 11-21.

“Austen, Class, and the American Market,” Jane Austen in Hollywood, ed. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1998): 58-78.

“The Return of the Father in Spielberg’s The Color Purple,” Literature/Film Quarterly 24 (Jan. 1996).

“Mary Coleridge,” in 1890s: An Encyclopedia of British Literature, Art, and Culture, ed. George Cevasco (Garland 1993).

“The Natural World in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea.” West Virginia Philosophical Papers 37 (1991): 60-66.

“Angus Reach,” in British Mystery Writers, 1860 – 1919. Ed. Bernard Benstock and Thomas Staley (Gale 1988): 253-257.

“Three Tyrants in The Castle of Otranto,” English Language Notes, 26 (Sept. 1988): 26-35.

“Oppression, Obsession: Henry James and Virginia Woolf,” The Southern Review, 24 (Spring 1988): 253-271 .

“Innocent Trifles, or ‘Signs and Symbols,’” Studies in Short Fiction, 24 (Summer 1987): 303-305.

Elizabeth Ho, Associate Professor

Past Recovery:" The Memory of the Victorian in the Present_ (book manuscript in progress). 

 From “Having it All” to “Away From it All:” Post-feminism in Posy Simmonds’s Tamara DreweCollege Literature: Special Issue on Visual Literatures  (Forthcoming, 2011).

 Co-editor, Thatcher & After: Margaret Thatcher and Contemporary Culture (Palgrave, 2010).

  “Postimperial landscapes: Psychogeography and Englishness in Alan Moore’s graphic novel From Hell.”   Cultural Critique, vol. 63, 2006: 99 – 121.

“Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs and the trauma of convictism.” Antipodes: A North American Journal for Australian Studies, December, 17 (2), 2003: 124 – 132.

Rebecca Jaroff, Associate Professor

“‘Madame Célestin's Divorce’: a Critical Analysis.” In Masterplots II: Short Stories Series, Revised Edition. Ed. Charles May. 8 vol. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2004. 2483-2485.

“James A. Herne: American Playwright and Actor.” In Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition. Ed. Tracy Irons-George. Pasedena, CA: Salem Press, 2004. 1474.

“Charlotte Barnes, A Life in the Theatre,” In Women and the Nineteenth-Century American Stage” Ed. Miriam López Rodríguez and María Dolores Narbona Carrión. Valencia: University of Valencia, 2004. 59-70.

“Breaking the News.” Review of Elizabethan News Pamphlets: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marloweand the birth of Journalism, by Paul J. Voss. Marlowe Society of America 21.1 (2002).

“Straight to the Source: A Collection of Family Letters Sheds New Light on the Old South.” Review article of A World Turned Upside Down: The Palmers of South Santee, 1818-1881, ed. Louis P. Towles. Documentary Editing 19 (1997): 72-76.

One on One: The Best Women's Monologues for the 2st Centure (Edited by Joyce E. Henry, Rebecca Jaroff and Bob Shuman)

Opposing Forces: (Re)Playing Pocahontas and the Politics of Indian Removal on the Antebellum Stage, in Comparative Drama



"Precious Jones: Visual Text, Visual Reader." 4th Global Conference on Visual Literacies e-book, Oxford University/Mansfield College. Pending, Summer, 2010.

“Sonia Sanchez: ‘Fearless About the World.’” Impossible to Change: Women, Culture, and the Sixties. Ed. Bloch & L. Umansky. New York University Press, 2005.

Selected Poems in Anthologies:

“Swinging Door: Upon Viewing Sardonyx Amulets and Funerary Faceware at the Rosenbach Museum” Rosenbach Museum 100th anniversary booklet, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

Mad Poets Review, Winter, 2003

The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, (U. of Georgia) Nikky Finney, ed. 2007

Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (U. of Michigan Press) Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady, Camille Dungy, eds. 2006

Twenty-Six Poets, Rosenbach Museum 100th anniversary booklet, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Beyond the Frontier: African-American Poetry for the 21st Century (Black Classics), E. Ethelbert Miller, ed., 2002

Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Random House), Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera, eds., 2001

Confirmation: An Anthology of African-American Women (Crown Press) Amina Baraka & Amiri Baraka, eds., 1984.


Birthmarks (poems) Nightshade Press, 1993

Selected Poems in Journals:

MELUS Journal: Special Issue on Poetics, Summer, 2010

nocturnes literary review, Spring, 2005

Mad Poets Review, Winter, 2003

African Voices, Spring-Summer, 2002

Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, November, 2002

Confirmation: An Anthology of African-American Women(Crown Press) Amina Baraka & Amiri Baraka, eds., 1984.

Selected Media Presentations

“Words In Place” Videopoems About Philadelphia, PBS (WHYY- TV12), 1998

Matthew Kozusko, Associate Professor

Thunder at a Playhouse: Essays on Shakespeare and the Early Modern Stage (co-editor, with Peter Kanelos), Susquehanna UP (2010)

Two Gentlemen of Verona (editor), in The New Kittredge Shakespeare series (forthcoming 2010)

"Monstrous!: Actors, Audiences, Inmates, and the Politics of Reading Shakespeare," Shakespeare Bulletin 28:2 (Summer 2010), 235-251.

"The Shakspere Society of Philadelphia," Borrowers & Lenders 2:2 (Spring 2007)

"Taking Liberties," Early Theatre 9:1 (Spring 2006)

"Bard in a Barn," Borrowers & Lenders 1:1 (Fall 2005)

Joyce Lionarons, Professor

“Napier Homily 50: Wulfstan’s Eschatology at the Close of His Career.” Archbishop Wulfstan of York. Ed. Matthew Townend. Turnhout: Brepols, 2004. 413-428.

“Epic Genre,” Supplement to the Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. William Jordon. New York: Doubleday, Thomson Gale, 2004. 178-81.

Review of Volsunga saga: The Saga of the Volsungs. The Icelandic Text According to MS Nks. 1824 b, 4B. Kaaren Grimstad. Bibliotheca Germanica Series Nova, Vol. 3. Saarbrücken: AQ-Verlag, 2000. Speculum 78 (2003): 182-83.

Joyce Tally Lionarons, ed. Old English Literature in its Manuscript Context. Morgantown, WV: University of West Virginia Press, 2004.

“Textual Appropriation and Scribal (Re)Performance in a Composite Homily: The Case for a New Edition of Wulfstan’s De Temporibus Anticristi.” In Old English Literature in its Manuscript Context. Morgan, WV: University of West Virginia Press, 2004.

“Textual Identity, Homiletic Reception, and Wulfstan’s Sermo ad Populum.” Review of English Studies, New Series 55 (2004): 157-182.

“Introduction: Manuscript Context and Materialist Philology.” In Old English Literature in its Manuscript Context, ed. Joyce Tally Lionarons. Morgantown: University of West Virginia Press, 2004. 1-9.

“From Monster to Martyr: The Old English Legend of Saint Christopher.” In Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations, ed. Timothy S. Jones and David A. Sprunger. Kalamazoo: Medieval Instituted, 2002. 171-186. (invited essay, volume peer-reviewed).

“Sometimes the Dragon Wins: Unsuccessful Dragon-Fighters in Medieval Literature.”Essays on Old, Middle,and Modern English and Old Icelandic in Honor of Raymond P. Tripp, Jr. Ed. Loren Gruber. Edwin Mellon Press, 2000.

Lionarons, J. T. “The Otherworld and Its Inhabitants in Das Nibelungenlied,” Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, 41, (2000), 247-255.

Wulfstan’s Eschatological Homilies: A Hypertext Edition. Electronically Published at

The Medieval Dragon: The Nature of the Beast in Germanic Literature Enfield Lock, Middlesex: Hisarlik Press, 1998.

“Another Old English Text of the Passio Petri et Pauli.” Notes & Queries, n.s. 45 (1998) 12-14. (peer reviewed).

“The Otherworld and its Inhabitants in Das Nibelungenlied.” A Companion to the Nibelungenlied, ed. Winder McConnell. Camden House, 1998. (invited essay).

"Cultural Syncretism and the Construction of Gender in Cynewulf's Elene." Exemplaria 10 (1998): 51-68. Preprinted on the World Wide Web at (peer reviewed).

“Technology and Deception in The Canterbury Tales.” Readings on the Canterbury Tales. Ed. Don Nardo. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1997. 101-108.

"Beowulf: Myth and Monsters." English Studies 77 (1996): 1‑14. (peer reviewed)

"Bodies, Buildings, and Boundaries: Metaphors of Liminality in Old English and Old Norse Literature." Essays in Medieval Studies 11(1994):43‑50.(peer reviewed).

"The Sign of a Hero: Dragon‑Slaying in Þiðreks saga af Bern." Proceedings of the Medieval Academy of the Midwest 2 (1993): 47‑57. (peer reviewed).

"Magic, Machines, and Deception: Technology in the Canterbury Tales." Chaucer Review 27 (1993): 377‑386. (peer reviewed).

"Dragonlore Bibliography." Published electronically on the Labyrinth Medieval Studies Database:‑home.html.

“From Monster to Martyr: the Old English Legend of Saint Christopher”. Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Imaginations. Ed. Timothy S. Jones and David A. Sprunger. Board of the Medieval Institute, 2002.

Meredith Goldsmith, Associate Professor

”’Other People’s Clothes’: Homosociality, Consumer Culture, and Affective Reading in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 27.1 (Jan. 2010): 109-127.

”Tea and Cigarettes with Lily Bart: Objects and Addiction in The House of Mirth.” Forthcoming in American Literary Realism (2010).

*"A Jewish Female Intellectual's Coming of Age: Anzia Yezierska's Red Ribbon on a White Horse." Jewish Public Intellectuals: The New York Intellectuals and Beyond. Eds. Ethan Goffman and Daniel Morris. Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2009. 176-193.

“The Wages of Weight: Dorothy West’s Corporeal Politics.” Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature. 40.4 (2007): 31-59.

 "The Year of the Rose: Jewish Masculinity in The House of Mirth" Modern Fiction Studies 51.2 (2005): 374-392.

“Of Masks, Mimicry, Misogyny, and Miscegenation: The Making of Black South African Masculinity in Bloke Modisane’s Blame Me On History.” Changing African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present. Eds. Lahoucine Ouzgane and Robert Morrell. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005. 109-125.

"White Skin, White Mask: Passing, Posing, and Performing in The Great Gatsby." Modern Fiction Studies 49.3 (2003): 442-468.

Co-editor, Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s. Northeastern University Press, 2003.

“Shopping to Pass, Passing to Shop: Bodily Self-Fashioning in the Fiction of Nella Larsen.” Recovering the Body: Self-Representations by African American Women. Eds. Michael Bennett and Vanessa Dickerson. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001. 97-120. {Rept. in revised form in Middlebrow Moderns: Popular U.S. Women Writers of the 1920s, eds. Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003. 261-290.}  {*Also solicited by Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 200, 2008}.

“’The Democracy of Beauty’: Fashioning Ethnicity and Gender in the Fiction of Anzia Yezierska.” Modern Jewish Studies 11 (1999): 166-187.

“Edith Wharton's Gift to Nella Larsen: The House of Mirth and Quicksand.” Edith Wharton Review 11.2 (1994): 3-5, 15.


*Rev. of Donald Pizer, American Literary Naturalism and the Jews. Forthcoming in Jewish Cultural History [UK].

*Rev. of Betsy Klimasmith, At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 24.1 (2007): 144-145.

*Rev. of Studies in Hysteria. Vol. 1 of Penguin translation, The Standard Edition of the Psychoanalytical Works of Sigmund Freud. Ed. Adam Phillips. Modern Language Studies 36.1 (2006): 84-88.

“Wharton Engagée: Bold New Premises/An Interview with Dale Bauer.” Rev. of Dale Bauer's Edith Wharton's Brave New Politics. Edith Wharton Review 12.2 (1995): 4-9.

Patricia Schroeder, Professor

"Passing for Black: Coon Songs and the Performance of Race." Journal of American Culture 33.2 (June 2010): 139-53.


Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture. New York: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

“Rootwork: Arthur Flowers, Zora Neale Hurston, and the ‘Literary Hoodoo’ Tradition,” original published in African American Review as reprinted in Chick Bones: A Journal for Literary and Artistic African American Theme (an online journal),

"Rootwork: Arthur Flowers, Zora Neale Hurston, and the 'Literary Hoodoo' Tradition." African American Review 36.2 (Summer 2002): 263-72.

“Realism and Feminism in the Progressive Era.” Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights. Ed. Brenda Murphy. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

"The Blues as Cultural Paradigm: Albert Collins in the African American Literature Classroom.” Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies (29:1) 1998: 56-61.

The Feminist Possibilities of Dramatic Realism. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996.

"Remembering the Disremembered: Feminist Realists of the Harlem Renaissance." Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition. Ed. William W. Demastes. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996.

"Transforming Images of Blackness: Dramatic Representation, Women Playwrights, and the Harlem Renaissance." Crucibles of Crisis: Theatrical Representation and Social Change. Ed. Janelle Reinelt. University of Michigan Press, 1995.

"Re-reading Alice Childress." Staging Difference: Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort. Peter Lang, 1995.

“American Drama, Feminist Discourse, and Dramatic Form: In Defense of Critical Pluralism." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 7.2 (Spring 1993): 103-118. Reprinted in Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics. Eds. Karen Laughlin and Catherine Schueler. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995.

"Hearing Many Voices at Once: the Theatre of Emily Mann." Public Issues, Private Tensions: Contemporary American Drama. Ed. Matthew Roudane. New York: AMS Press, 1993.

"Interrogating Cultural Pluralism." Theatre Topics 3.1 (March 1993): 81-84.

"Covering the Waterfront versus Taking the Plunge: Curriculum Revision at a Liberal Arts College." ADE Bulletin Spring 1993.

“Locked Behind the Proscenium: Feminist Strategies in Getting Out and My Sister in This House." Modern Drama 32.1 (March 1989). Reprinted in Feminist Theatre and Theory. Ed. Helene Keyssar. London: Macmillan, 1996.

The Presence of The Past in Modern American Drama. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1989.

"Wendy Wasserstein." In Contemporary American Dramatists. Ed. Matthew C. Roudane. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1989.

"Reconstructing American Literature: An Ongoing Process." Toward a More Inclusive Curriculum: Proceedings of a Conference on the Integration of Gender, Race, and Class into the Curriculum. Ed. Colette Hall. Gaithersburg, MD: Belles Lettres, 1989.

"Ratliff's Descent from the Buckboard: Tall Tale Techniques in The Hamlet." Faulkner Journal, Spring 1988: 2-14.

"The Comic World of As I Lay Dying." In Faulkner and Humor. Ed. Doreen Fowler and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1986.

"Arthur Miller: Illuminating Process." REAL (The Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature) 3 (1985): 265-293.

"Point and Counterpoint in Melvin B. Tolson's Harlem Gallery." CLA Journal 27.2 (December 1983): 152-168.

Publications (book and theatre reviews):

Review of Yvonne Shafer, American Women Playwrights 1900-1950. Theatre Survey 37.2 (Nov. 1996): 161-63. (Solicited by publisher).

Review of Vivisections from the Blown Mind by Alonzo D. Lamont, Jr., produced by Seven Stages Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, 3 August 1992. Theatre Journal 45.2 (May 1993): 258-59. (Peer reviewed).

"Legitimizing the Bastard Child: Two New Looks at American Drama." American Literary History 3.2 (Summer 1991): 420-27. (Solicited by publisher).

Review of Feminine Focus, ed. Enoch Brater. Theatre Journal 43.1 (March 1991): 136-37. (Solicited by publisher).

Erec Smith, Assistant Professor

“The Lotus Sutra as Rhetorical Doctrine: Toward a Spiritual Paradigm Shift in Academia.” South Texas Review. 1.1 Dec. 2009. 4 Jan. 2010 (

“The Neutrality of Culpability: Toward a Re-conceptualization of a ‘Post-Racial’ America.” CCCC Blog. College Composition and Communication, 7 October, 2009. (

Review of Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity by Marc Lamont Hill. Composition Forum 21 (2010) (

Creamy Nougat: A Novel. Virginia Beach, VA: Community Press, 2008.

“Writing Under the Bodhi Tree” Academic Exchange Quarterly. 9 (2005): 16-22. (online at

Jon Volkmer,Professor

Volkmer, Jon. Eating Europe : A Meta-Nonfiction Love Story. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2006.

Selyem, Bruce, and Jon Volkmer. The Art of Country Grain Elevators. New York: Bottom Dog Press, 2006.

“Cutting My Father’s Hair” Spring 2004 issue of Parnassus. 27:1&2 (2004).

Sonnet of a Former Altar Boy” (poem) The Bucks County Writer 6:1, 2004.

“My Mortality Poem” (poem) Poet Lore 99:3/4, 2004.

“The Vultures of Montgomery County” (poem). The Bucks County Writer 4:3: Fall 2003.

“Emails from Abroad.” Email dispatches from France featured in travel column of South Florida Sun-Sentinel during April, 2003.

“Poetry Love Potions.” (Review article of books by James Fenton, Robert Pinksky, Edward Hirsch, Kenneth Koch, Frances Mayes, Mark Strand, Greg Kuzma) Parnassus27: 1&2, 2003.

"Telling the 'Truth' about Vietnam: Two Novels Duke it Out." Short Story Criticism,Vol. 74, (available in print and online) 2004, the Gale Group. (Reprint; originally appeared War, Literature & The Arts, 1999.)

"Beer" (poem) Country Grain Elevator Chronicles. 6:1, 2001

"New Hope." (short story) The Bucks County Writer. 3:2, 2001 (pub. in 2002)

"French, With a German Accent." The Philadelphia Inquirer. 19 Aug., 2001, sec L:1+

"New Hope" DOJ-Drexel Online Journal, available at (2001)

"The Elevator Man." Fishing for Chickens: Short Stories about Rural Youth. ed. Jim Heynen. New York: Persea Books, 2001. (anthology).

"French, With a German Accent." The Philadelphia Inquirer. 19 Aug., 2001, sec L:1+

"New Hope" DOJ-Drexel Online Journal, available at (2001).

"The Light of Provence." Ursinus Magazine. XCIV, No. 1, Winter 2001.

"Old Fire." Literal Latte 6:4 Fall 2000 (personal essay)

"The Philadelphia Story." Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. 30 July, 2000, sec. J:1+

“St. Croix: A small slice of America…with a little Danish.” Newark Star-Ledger 7 March, 1999, sec. 8:1+.

“Tales of Two Islands.” Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. 27 June, 1999 sec. J:1+ (first of two-part series)

“Return trip befits island honeymoon.” Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. 4 July, 1999 sec.J:1+ (second of two-part series).

“Telling the ‘Truth’ about Vietnam: Episteme and Narrative Structure in The Green Berets and The Things They Carried.” War, Literature & the Arts. 11:1 Spring/Summer 1999.

“The St. Croix Paradox.” The Philadelphia Inquirer 31 October, 1999 sec L:1+

“Remembering the Flood Year.” Nebraska Life Vol. 3, No. 3, March/April 1999.

"Dancing at Dinty's."(short fiction) The Seattle Review XX:1, 1998.

The Fiction Workshop Companion. Bendall Books, 1995.