Publications

The most recent publications by our members will be featured below (in alphabetical order by the last name). Please let us know if you would like to propose another member publication for inclusion:

“The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature” PMLA January 2006 (a special issue)

Janet Badia and Jennifer Phegley, eds., Reading Women: Literary figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present (University Toronto Press, 2005)

Amy Blair, Reading up: middle-class readers and the culture of success in the early twentieth-century United State (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011)

Daniel Cavicchi, Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2011)

Cecilia Konchar Farr, The Ulysses Delusion: Rethinking Standards of Literary Merit - American Literature Readings in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Ellen Gruber Garvey, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Philip Goldstein, Modern American Reading Practices: Between Aesthetics and History (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009)

Philip Goldstein and James Machor, New Directions in Reception Study (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Barbara Hochman, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011)

---. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the World’s Columbian Exposition”, in Libraries & Culture 41.1 (Winter 2006), Special Issue: The Woman’s Building Library of the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Guest Editor: Sarah Wadsworth

Charles Johanningsmeier, “How real American readers originally experienced James’s The Real Thing” Henry James Review 27 (1): 75-99 WIN 2006

James L. Machor, Reading Fiction in Antebellum America: Informed Response and Reception Histories, 1820-1865 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011)

Kristin L. Matthews, Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)

Barbara Ryan, Chronicling *Ben-Hur's Early Reception: America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924* (Routledge, 2017)

Emily Satterwhite, Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011)

---. “Reading Craddock, Reading Murfree: Local Color, Authenticity, and Geographies of Reception,” American Literature 78:1 (March 2006): 59-88

Barbara Sicherman, Well-read lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010)

Gillian Silverman, Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)

Janet Staiger, Media Reception Studies (New York: New York University Press, 2005)

Margaret Genevieve West, Zora Neale Hurston & American literary culture (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005)