Faculty Research and Creative Work

Michael Matin, Chair

BOOKS EDITED AND ARTICLES:
“ ‘The Benefit and the Handicap of Hindsight’: Modelling Risk and Reassessing Future-War Fiction after the 9/11-Induced Shift to a US National Security Strategy of Pre-emptive Attack,” Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears, David Seed ed. (Liverpool University Press, 2012), pp. 218-245.
 "The Creativity of War Planners: Armed Forces Professionals and the Pre-1914 British Invasion-Scare Genre." ELH: English Literary History (Johns Hopkins University Press), vol. 78, no. 4 (winter 2011), pp. 801-831.
 "Scrutinizing The Battle of Dorking: The Royal United Service Institution and the Mid-Victorian Invasion Controversy." Victorian Literature and Culture (Cambridge University Press), vol. 39 (2011), pp. 385-407.
"Lord Jim," by Joseph Conrad (a scholarly edition; New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2004). Author of extended introductory essay, note on the copy-text, footnotes to the text, endnotes to the text, annotated bibliography.
"Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction," by Joseph Conrad (a scholarly edition; New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2003). Author of extended introductory essay, note on the copy-texts, footnotes to the texts, endnotes to the texts, annotated bibliography.
"Kim, Invasion-Scare Literature, and the Russian Threat to British India," Kim: A Norton Critical Edition, ed. Zohreh T. Sullivan (New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 2002), pp. 358-374.
"W. H. Auden" and "T. S. Eliot" (introductory essays to their work), World Poets, vol. 1 (New York: Scribners, 2000), pp. 35-46 and 345-357.
"Anita Desai" (an extended critical and biographical essay), British Writers (series includes Anglophone postcolonial authors), second series, vol. 5 (New York: Scribners, 1999), pp. 53-76.
Part two of " 'The Hun Is at the Gate!': Historicizing Kipling's Militaristic Rhetoric, from the Imperial Periphery to the National Center," Studies in the Novel, vol. 31, no. 4 (winter 1999), pp. 432-470.
Part one of " 'The Hun Is at the Gate!': Historicizing Kipling's Militaristic Rhetoric, from the Imperial Periphery to the National Center," Studies in the Novel, vol. 31, no. 3 (fall 1999), pp. 317-356.
"'We Aren't German Slaves Here, Thank God': Conrad's Transposed Nationalism and British Literature of Espionage and Invasion," The Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press), vol. 21, no. 2 (winter 1997-98), pp. 251-280.
"David Lodge" (an extended critical and biographical essay), British Writers, second series, vol. 4 (New York: Scribners, 1997), pp. 363-387.

REVIEW ESSAY: Review of William R. Everdell, The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought, in English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, vol. 41, no. 3 (fall 1998), pp. 332-337.

MISCELLANEOUS: Map in Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 (London: Verso, 1998), p. 139.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS (since 2006):
National Endowment for the Humanities Panel on Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants (assessor of twenty-six multi-year grant applications on British, American, and Anglophone literature ranging from $58,000 to $660,000). Washington, DC, 2010. (Invited Panelist)
"National Security Fictions and the Postcolonial World." Presbyterian College. Clinton, SC, 2009. (Invited Speaker)
"Anxieties and Influences in the Nineteenth Century." Society for the Study of Narrative Literature International Conference. Washington, D.C., 2007. (Panel Chair)
"Anticipations of War: Pre-1914 British Invasion-Scare Narratives and the Post-9/11 Condition." Society for the Study of Narrative Literature International Conference. Ottawa, Canada, 2006.

Carol Howard

BOOKS:
Pride and Prejudice. By Jane Austen. Author of Introduction and Notes (New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2003).
British Writers. Supplement Volume 4. Edited with George Stade (New York: Scribner's, 1997).
British Writers. Supplement Volume 3. Edited with George Stade (New York: Scribner's, 1996).

ARTICLES:
"A Female Freemason on Stage?: Eliza Haywood's Patriotism at Henry Fielding's Haymarket Theatre" in The Public's Open to Us All: Essays on Women and Performance in Eighteenth-Century England. Edited by Laura Engel. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
Review of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor Books). In The Urban News (Asheville, NC: June, 2006), p. 19.
Review of Women Writers and the Early Modern British Political Tradition, edited by Hilda L. Smith (Cambridge University Press). In American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Book Reviews On-Line (Spring 2005).
"Wollstonecraft's Thoughts on Slavery and Corruption." The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Vol. 45, No. 1 (2004), pp. 61-86.
"Talking in Metaphors: Language, Knowledge, and Signifyin(g) in Gloria Naylor's Mama Day." Gloria Naylor: Strategy and Technique, Magic and Myth. Edited by Shirley Stave. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2001. Pp. 132-152.
"Lucille Clifton." World Poets. 3 volumes. Edited by Ron Padgett. New York: Scribners, 2000. Vol. 1, pp. 237-247.
"The Transition from Graduate School at a Research University to Teaching at a Small College." ADE Bulletin. No. 125 (Spring 2000), pp. 37-39.
"'The Story of the Pineapple': Sentimental Abolitionism and Moral Motherhood in Amelia Opie's 1805 Adeline Mowbray." Studies in the Novel. Vol. 30, No. 3 (Fall 1998), pp. 355-376.
"Aphra Behn." British Writers (Supplement III). New York: Scribners, 1996. Pp. 19-43.
Review of Enlightenment and the Shadows of Chance: The Novel and the Culture of Gambling in Eighteenth-Century France by Thomas M. Kavanagh (Johns Hopkins University Press). In The Romanic Review (November 1994), pp. 629-632.
Review of Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory, and Criticism , edited by Heidi Hutner (University Press of Virginia). In The Women's Review of Books (July 1994), p. 40.
Review of Displacements: Women, Tradition, Literatures in French, edited by Joan DeJean and Nancy K. Miller (The Johns Hopkins University Press). In The Romanic Review (March 1994), pp. 336-340.

David Mycoff

BOOKS:
Annotated Translation and Commentary: The Life of Saint Mary Magdalene and of Her Sister Saint Martha: A Medieval Biography. (Translation of De vita Mariae Magdalenae....) Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications/Western Michigan University, 1987. Cistercian Studies Series # 108.
Annotated Critical Edition and Commentary: A Critical Edition of the Legend of Mary Magdalena from Caxton's Golden Legende of 1483. Salzburg, Austria: Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universitat Salzburg, 1985. Salzburg Studies in English Literature: Elizabethan and Renaissance Studies. 92:11.

ARTICLES:
"The Legend of Mary Magdalene in a Twelfth-Century Cistercian Context." Cistercian Studies 4 (1988): 310-18.
Two Sources of Osbern Bokenham's Lyf of Maye Maudelyn. Notes and Queries. 32.2. (Sept. 1985): 310-12.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
"Saint Mary Magdalene in Cistercian Context." Delivered at the 22nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, 1987.
"Political Dimensions of High Medieval Hagiography: St. Dionysius, St. Mary Magdalene, and the Evangelization of Gaul." Delivered at the Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia Conference on Medieval Studies, 1987.
"Contexts of Discourse in Saint Bernard's Sermons on the Song of Songs." Delivered at the 23rd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, 1988.
"The Monstrous and the Holy in Caesarius of Heisterbach and Others." Delivered at the 24th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, 1989.
"Can Religion be Key to Peacemaking in the Middle East? The Experience of CPT in Hebron, 1985-Present." Delivered at American Academy of Religion, Consortium on Religions and Social Transformation. Nov. 2003.