PhD Publication Highlights

Benjamin Bergholtz

  • "'Certainty in its Purest Form': Globalization, Fundamentalism, and Narrative in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth." Contemporary Literature 57.4 (2017): 541-568.

Helana Brigman

  • The Fresh Table: Cooking Louisiana All the Year Round (LSU Press, 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. Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 

Amandine Faucheux

  • "Anaïs, Henry, and June: Reading Non-Monogamy in Literature." Journal of Bisexuality, 16.3 (2016)
  • Review of The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley. New Delta Review, May 2016. Online.

Michael Griffin

  • "Reading Textuality and Sexuality in Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook and Luce Irigaray's This Sex Which Is Not One." Doris Lessing Studies 29.1 (Fall 2010): 19-23.

Anthony Hoefer 

  • Apocalypse South: Judgement, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary. Columbus: The Ohio University Press. 2012. 

Brandon Katzir

  • “Paths of Virtue: Legal Rhetorics in Judaism and Islam.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 48, 1, 2018.
  • "'The Truth of Reliable Tradition’: Saadya Gaon, Arabic Rhetoric, and the Challenge to Rhetorical Historiography.” Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, 35, 2, 161-188.

Monica Miller

  • Being Ugly: Southern Women Writers and Social Rebellion. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.
  • "Designing Women and Its Post-Southern, Post-Feminist Legacy.” Small Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive. Louisiana State University Press (Louisiana State University Press, 2017).
  • “‘I’m No Swan’: The Ugly Plot of Eating the Cheshire Cat.” Mississippi Quarterly (Summer-Fall 2015, 68.3-4)
  • “Looking Ugliness Square in the Face.” Mississippi Quarterly 68.1-2 (Winter-Spring 2015).
  • “Material Matters and Millinery Work in The House of Mirth.” South Atlantic Review 82.1 (March 2017).
  • “‘No man with a good car needs to be justified’: Preaching Rock and Roll Salvation from O’Connor’s Wise Blood to Ministry’s ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod.’” Flannery O’Connor Review (Summer 2014).
  • “What Mountains Move: Magical Realism in Appalachian Literature.” Seeking Home: Marginalization and Representation in Appalachian Letters and Song. Eds. Jürgen E. Grandt and Leslie Worthington. (University of Tennessee Press, 2017).
  • “What Neil Gaiman Teaches Us About Survival: Making Good Art and Diving into the Ocean.” Neil Gaiman in the Twenty-first Century. McFarland Press (2015).

Jiwon Min

  • Review of Victorian Melodrama in the Twenty-First Century by Katie Kapurch. The Journal of Pop Culture. December 2017.

Joshua Myers

  • Review of The Ecology of Modernism by Joshua Schuster. Journal of Modern Literature. Fall 2017.

Mary Pappalardo

  • "Pictures at an Exhibition." Real Life. November 8, 2017.
  • Review of Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing by Stephane Robolin. Safundi. August 2017.
  • "The Network Imaginary," Review of Network Aesthetics by Patrick Jagoda. The Los Angeles Review of Books. November 1, 2016.

Ankita Rathour

  • "The Case of the Missing Kid." AbstracTales. New Delhi: Kalamos Literary Services. 2016.
  • "Defiance and sHe."The Lady in Me. New Delhi: Kalamos Literary Services. 2017
  • Epiphany: Tales of Revelations. Allahabad: Cyberwit. 2016.
  • "Hide and Seek." Shout It Out. Lost Tower Publications, 2016.

Thomas Sowders

  • "The Lion and the Girl: Wallace Stevens, Sublimation, and the Problem of Being Ordinary." The Wallace Stevens Journal, Fall 2010.

Jordan Von Cannon

  • (co-authored with Kathleen Anderson). "Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Palmer: The Path to Female Self-Determination in Austen's Sense and Sensibility." Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal. 30 (2008): 135-48.

Michael Von Cannon

  • "Traumatizing Arcadia: Postwar Pastoral in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises," The Hemingway Review. 32: 1(Fall 2012): 57-71

Kelly Vines

  • “A Drama of Race and Class: Southern Progressivism in Paul Green’s The House of Connelly.” Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the North Carolina Literary Review. Spec. issue of North Carolina Literary Review, vol. 25, 2016, pp. 72-85.
  • [Co-Editor and Contributing Author.] “Blast South: Manifestos of Southern Vorticism.” Special Roundtable for Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 1-2, 2015. pp. 5-42.
  • About South Podcast. 1 Jul. 2016-8 Dec. 2017,

Anna West (co-authored with Susan Weinstein)

  • “Call and responsibility: Critical Questions for Youth Spoken Word Poetry.” Harvard Educational Review. June 2012. 82(2): 282-302