The Ohio State University Press

Literary Studies Catalog 2007–2008

Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs
Edited by Geoffrey D. Smith, John M. Bennett, and Oliver Harris


January 2008

The Academic Community: A Manual for Change
Donald E. Hall
African American
Mutha’ Is Half a Word: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture
L. H. Stallings
Gender/Women’s Studies
African American

Prisons, Race, and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Film
Peter Caster
Gender/Women’s Studies
African American

Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest New-Wave Trajectory
Edited by Marleen S. Barr
Gender/Women’s Studies
Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women’s Science Fiction
Lisa Yaszek
African American
The Black Aesthetic Unbound: Theorizing the Dilemma of Eighteenth-Century African American Literature
April C. E. Langley
America’s Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of Magnalia Christi Americana
Dorothy Z. Baker
Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians
Cari M. Carpenter
Reading London: Urban Speculation and Imaginative Government in Eighteenth-Century Literature
Erik Bond
Scotland, Britain, Empire: Writing the Highlands, 1760–1860
Kenneth McNeil
Victorian Studies
The Citizen’s Body: Desire, Health, and the Social in Victorian England
Pamela K. Gilbert
Victorian Studies
Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain
Edited by Marlene Tromp

both available
Spring 2008

Victorian Studies
Crime in Verse: The Poetics of Murder in the Victorian Era
Ellen L. O’Brien
Victorian Studies
Gender/Women’s Studies
Home Economics: Domestic Fraud in Victorian England
Rebecca Stern

May 2008
Victorian Studies
Masked Atheism: Catholicism and the Secular Victorian Home
Maria LaMonaca
Victorian Studies
Gender/Women’s Studies
The Woman Painter in Victorian Literature
Antonia Losano

March 2008
Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883–1924
Damon Franke
Gender/Women’s Studies
Disciplining Love: Austen and the Modern Man
Michael Kramp
Gender/Women’s Studies
Little Songs: Women, Silence, and the Nineteenth-Century Sonnet
Amy Christine Billone
Victorian Studies
Performing the Victorian: John Ruskin and Identity in Theater, Science, and Education
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman
Victorian Studies
Problem Novels: Victorian Fiction Theorizes the Sensational Self
Anna Maria Jones
The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness, and Empire
Kurt Koenigsberger
Folklore in New World Black Fiction: Writing and the Oral Traditional Aesthetics
Chiji Akọma
The Chekhovian Intertext: Dialogue with a Classic
Lyudmila Parts
The Artistic Censoring of Sexuality: Fantasy and Judgment in the Twentieth Century Novel
Susan Mooney
Gender/Women’s Studies
Adventures of the Spirit: The Older Woman in the Works of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, and Other Contemporary Women Writers
Edited by Phyllis Sternberg Perrakis
Gender/Women’s Studies
Textual Contraception: Birth Control and Modern American Fiction
Beth Widmaier Capo
Narrative Theory
Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative
James Phelan

February 2008

Narrative Theory
Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre
Edited by Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn, James Phelan
Narrative Theory
The Rhetoric of Fictionality: Narrative Theory and the Idea of Fiction
Richard Walsh
Feeling History: Lucan, Stoicism, and the Poetics of Passion
Francesca D’Alessandro Behr
The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome’s Transition to a Principate
Basil Dufallo
Postmodern Spiritual Practices: The Construction of the Subject and the Reception of Plato in Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault
Paul Allen Miller
Gender/Women’s Studies
Traveling Economies: American Women’s Travel Writing
Jennifer Bernhardt Steadman
Poetry/Short Stories
Empire Burlesque
Mark Svenvold
Poetry/Short Stories
True Kin
Ric Jahna
Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics, 10th Edition
Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University


Clyde de L. Ryals  Becoming Browning: The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning, 1833–1846
John Harold Wilson  Medieval and Renaissance
Court Satires of the Restoration
Judson Boyce Allen and Theresa Anne Moritz  Medieval and Renaissance
A Distinction of Stories: The Medieval Unity of Chaucer’s Fair Chain of Narratives for Canterbury
Katherine H. Burkman  The Dramatic World of Harold Pinter: Its Basis in Ritual
Suzette A. Henke  Joyce’s Moraculous Sindbook: A Study of Ulysses
Joan DeJean  Libertine Strategies: Freedom and the Novel in Seventeenth-Century France
Olin H. Moore  The Legend of Romeo and Juliet
Translated from the Latin with Introductions by Leslie George Whitbread
The Mythographer
James Phelan  Narrative Theory
Narrative as Rhetoric: Technique, Audiences, Ethics, Ideology
Robert B. Pierce  Medieval and Renaissance
Shakespeare’s History Plays: The Family and the State
Phoebe S. Spinrad  Medieval and Renaissance
The Summons of Death on the Medieval and Renaissance English Stage
Clyde de L. Ryals  Victorian Studies
A World of Possibilities: Romantic Irony in Victorian Literature


The Academic Self: An Owner’s Manual
Donald E. Hall
African American
Kinds of Blue: The Jazz Aesthetic in African American Narrative
Jürgen E. Grandt
African American
Re-Forming the Past: History, The Fantastic, and the Postmodern Slave Narrative
A. Timothy Spaulding
The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Seduction Narrative
Deborah Lutz


Victorian Studies
Gender/Women’s Studies
The Imagination of Class: Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor
Dan Bivona and Roger B. Henkle
Bastards and Foundlings: Illegitimacy in Eighteenth-Century England
Lisa Zunshine
Victorian Studies
Gender/Women’s Studies
Feminist Realism at the Fin de Siècle: The Influence of the Late-Victorian Woman’s Press on the Development of the Novel
Molly Youngkin
Victorian Studies
Victorian Sensations: Essays on a Scandalous Genre
Edited by Kimberly Harrrison and Richard Fantina
    Victorian Studies
Detecting the Nation: Fictions of Detection and the Imperial Venture
Caroline Reitz
Victorian Studies
Novel Professions: Interested Disinterest and the Making of the Professional in the Victorian Novel
Jennifer Ruth
Victorian Studies
Lost Causes: Historical Consciousness in Victorian Literature
Jason B. Jones
Victorian Studies
The Old Story, with a Difference: Pickwick’s Vision
Julian Wolfreys
Gender/Women’s Studies
African American

Middle Passages and the Healing Place of History: Migration and Identity in Black Women’s Literature
Edited by Elizabeth Brown-Guillory
Gender/Women’s Studies
The Economics of Fantasy: Rape in Twentieth-Century Literature
Sharon Stockton
Narrative Theory
Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Brian Richardson


Narrative Theory
Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel
Lisa Zunshine
Gender/Women’s Studies
Desiring Rome: Male Subjectivity and Reading Ovid’s Fasti
Richard J. King
The Iuvenilia of Marc-Antoine Muret
With a translation, introduction, notes, and commentary by Kirk M. Summers
Reading Thucydides
James V. Morrison
Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku
Yoshinobu Hakutani
Gender/Women’s Studies
Soft in the Middle: The Contemporary Softcore Feature in Its Contexts
David Andrews
Interrogating Orientalism: Contextual Approaches and Pedagogical Practices
Edited by Diane Long Hoeveler and Jeffrey Cass


Gender/Women’s Studies
Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880–1920
Lise Shapiro Sanders
The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form, and Content
Joe B. Fulton
Victorian Studies
Deciphering Race: White Anxiety, Racial Conflict, and the Turn to Fiction in Mid-Victorian English Prose
Laura Callanan
Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction
Susan Honeyman
    A Thousand Words: Portraiture, Style, and Queer Modernism
Jaime Hovey
A Superficial Reading of Henry James: Preoccupations with the Material World
Thomas J. Otten
Hawthorne and the Real: Bicentennial Essays
Edited by Millicent Bell
Poetry/Short Stories
Jean Nordhaus
Poetry/Short Stories
Mexico Is Missing: And Other Stories
J. David Stevens
African American
“In the Light of Likeness—Transformed”: The Literary Art of Leon Forrest
Dana A. Williams
Victorian Studies
Allegories of One’s Own Mind: Melancholy in Victorian Poetry
David G. Riede
Narrative Theory
Narrative Causalities
Emma Kafalenos
The Crisis of Action in Nineteenth-Century English Literature
Stefanie Markovits
Poetry/Short Stories
A History of Hands
David Citino