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Recent Books by English Department Alumni


Anderson, Misty G.
Ph.D. 1995
Female Playwrights and Eighteenth-Century Comedy:
Negotiating Marriage on the London Stage
University of Tennessee Press (2003)

Anderson, Thomas P.
Ph.D. 2002
Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton
Ashgate Press (2006)

Beliles, David 
Ph.D. 1994
Theoretically-Informed Criticism of Donne's Love Poetry: Towards a Pluralist Hermeneutics of Faith
Peter Lang Publishers
2000

Bost, Suzanne
Ph.D. 1997
Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature
Details TBA

Mulattas and Mestizas: Representing Mixed
Identities in the Americas, 1850-2000
University of Georgia Press (2003) 

Crocker, Holly
Ph.D. 1999
"Comic Provocations: Exposing the Corpus of Old French Fabliaux" in
Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures
Palgrave Macmillan Publishers (2006)

Dicker, Rory
Ph.D. 1998
Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century
[ed., with Alison Piepmeier]
Northeastern University Press (2003)

Ellis, Juniper
Ph.D. 1997
Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin
Columbia University Press (2008)


Fesmire, Julia 
Ph.D. 1994
Beth Henley: A Casebook
Routledge Publishers (2002)

Haddox, Thomas
Ph.D. 2000
Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South
Fordham University Press (2005)

Heneghan, Bridget 
Ph.D. 1998
Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination University Press of Mississippi (2003)

Hipp, Daniel
Ph.D. 1998
The Poetry of Shell Shock: Wartime Trauma and Healing in Wilfred Owen,
Ivor Gurney and Siegfried Sassoon McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers (2005)

Koenigsberger, Kurt
Ph.D. 1999
The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness, and Empire
Ohio State University Press (2006)

McGraw, Eliza R. L.
Ph.D. 1999
Two Covenants: Representations of Southern Jewishness
Louisiana State University Press (2005)

Metress, Christopher
Ph.D. 1991
The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative, ed.
University of Virginia Press (2002)

The Critical Response to Dashiell Hammett, ed.
Greenwood Press (1995)

Nel, Philip
Ph.D. 1997
Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature
[ed., with Julia Mickenberg]
New York University Press (2008)
Reviewed in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (January 2009)


The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats
Random House Publishing (2007)

Dr. Seuss: American Icon
Continuum Publishing (2004)

The Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks
University Press of Mississippi (2002)

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels: A Reader's Guide
Continuum Publishing (2001)

Patterson, Laura
Ph.D. 2001
Stirring the Pot:  The Kitchen and Domesticity in the Fiction of Southern Women 
McFarland (2008)

Phillips, Philip Edward
Ph.D. 1996
New Directions in Boethian Studies
[ed., with Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr.]
Medieval Institute Publications (2007)

John Milton's Epic Invocations: Converting the Muse 
Peter Lang Publishing (2000)

Piepmeier, Alison
Ph.D. 1999
Out in Public: Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-Century America
University of North Carolina Press (2004)

Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century
[ed., with Rory Dicker]
Northeastern University Press (2003)

Richards, Gary
Ph.D. 1996
Lovers and Beloveds: Sexual Otherness in Southern Fiction, 1936-1961
Louisiana State University Press (2005)

Shelton, Jennifer
Ph.D. 1995
Joyce and the Narrative Structure of Incest
University Press of Florida (2006)

Westman, Karin
Ph.D. 1996
Pat Barker's Regeneration: A Reader's Guide
Continuum Publishing (2001)

Wilson, Anthony
Ph.D. 2002
Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture
University Press of Mississippi (2006)

List of Ph.D. Recipients

2009
Rebecca Renee Chapman
Sarah Louise Childress
Frances Dianne Henderson
Lauren Wood Hoffer
Jennifer A. Krause
Donald C. Jellerson
Christina Marie Neckles
Miranda Garno Nesler
Brian James Rejack
Daniel Frederick Spoth
Nafissa D. Thompson-Spires

2008
Brian Daniel Deyo
Joshua Benjamin Epstein
Katherine A. Fusco
Benjamin Thomas Graydon
Persephone Emily Harbin
Christian Bradley Long
Jeffrey Michael Menne
Nicole E. Seymour

2007
Jennifer Clement 
Charles Kinian Cosner, Jr.
Briana O'Riordan McCoy
David L. Smith

2006
Susan Crisafulli
Brian Scott Hicks
Melanie Butler Holladay
Dean Anthony Masullo
Beccie Randhawa

2005
Andrea Bradley
Hyeyurn Chung
Shalyn Claggett
Melissa Hull
Michael Karounos
Lisa Niles
Laurel Young

2004
Mark Barr
Aisha Francis
Ellen Levy
Karissa McCoy

2003
Daniel Turner

2002
Thomas Anderson
Elizabeth Barnes
Sean Heuston
Lauren Ashley Trice
Anthony Wilson

2001
Vicki Hill
Julie Schuetz Hipp
Deandra LIttle
Antonia Moser
Laura Patterson
Kathryn Pratt

2000
Thomas Haddox

1999
Marilyn Lewis Allison
Wendy Barry
Holly Crocker
Kurt Koenigsberger
William Kupinse
Carol Manthey
Eliza R. L. McGraw
Alison Piepmeier
Alison Touster-Reed
Honor Wallace

1998
Rory Dicker
Christopher Flack
Bridget Heneghan
Daniel Hipp
Michael Kensak
Amanda Kinard
John David Macey
Lelia Phillips
Lady Vowell Smith

1997
Gregg Hecimovich
Philip Nel
Risa Nystrom
Suzanne Bost
Hyunghee Kim
Anita Welbon
Juniper Ellis

1996
Frank Nigro
Lisa M. Siefker Long
Elaine Phillips
Philip Edward Phillips
Clayton Railey
Gary Richards
Jonathan Rogers
Adriane Stewart
Steven Craig Watson
Karin Westman


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