Books and faculty from years past

​As one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences our faculty members have collectively published over 100 books, bringing cutting-edge research into the classroom.


Recent and forthcoming publications by English and Film & Television faculty:

Book CoverBook Details
cover of Black is the Body by Emily BernardBernard, Emily, Black is the Body (Knopf, 2019)
cover of Still Lives by Maria HummelHummel, Maria, Still Lives (Counterpoint Press, 2018)
cover of The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value by David JenemannJenemann, David, The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value (Routlege Taylor & Francis Group, 2018)
Jackson, Major (Editor) Renga for Obama (Harvard Review, 2017)
Bessette, Jean, Rectroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017)
Sabines, Jamie & Cramer, Stephen, A Jar of Moon Air Translated by Cramer, Stephen & Merizalde, Alejandro (Literal Publishing, 2017)
Vaccaro, Christopher & Kisor (editors), Yvette Tolkien and Alterity (Springer Nature, 2017)
Larsen, Nella & Bernard, Emily (Introduction), Passing (Penguin Classics, 2017)
Magistrale, Tony, Dialogues Among Lost Tourists (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
McGowan, Todd, Only a Joke Can Save Us: A Theory of Comedy (Northwestern University Press, 2017)
cover of Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views edited by Mary Lou Kete and Elizabeth PetrinoKete, Mary Lou, Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views, Co-edited with Elizabeth Petrino. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).
Dante & Simone, Tom, Paradiso (Focus, 2017)
Barnaby, Andrew, Coming Too Late: Reflections on Freud and Belatedness (SUNY Press, 2017)
Baruth, Philip, Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes (University Press of New England, 2017)
cover of Peace Has No Borders by Deb EllisEllis, Deb, Peace Has No Borders, Co-Producer, Co-Director, Editor, 2017, 64 min.
Todd McGowan, Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets (Columbia University Press, 2016)

Gennari, John, Flavor and Soul: Italian American at Its African American Edge (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
Grady, Maura & Magistrale, Tony, The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World's Favorite Movie (Palgrave Macmillian, 2016).
Scott, Tony & Welch, Nancy, eds. Composition in the Age of Austerity (Utah State University, 2016). 
Neroni, Hillary, Feminist Film Theory and Cleo from 5 to 7 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)
Cramer, Stephen, Bone Music, (Trio House Press, 2016) 
Baruth, Philip, American Zombie Beauty: Stories (Wolfson Press, 2015)
Jackson, Major, Roll Deep: Poems (W. W. Norton, 2015)
Rohy, Val, Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
Williamson, James, The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2015)
cover of Excerpts from a Natural History by Holly PainterPainter, Holly, Excerpts from a Natural History, (Titus Books, 2015.)
Alexander, Sarah, Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable (Pickering and Chatto, 2015)
Neroni, Hillary, The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film (Columbia University Press, 2015)
Huh, Jinny, The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection  (University of Virginia Press, 2015)



Littleton Long, also known as "Tiny," was a professor at the English department from the fall of 1949 until his retirement in 1985. Here he is seen on his motorcycle which he would often ride to work from his nearby apple orchard.