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Gillian Silverman, “Growing Up in the House of Freud.” The New Yorker, 15 Jul. 2023

Barbara Hochman, “Location, Location Location: Reading Canonical Fiction in Periodical Context.” Teaching the History of the Book, edited by Emily Todd and Matteo Pangallo, U Mass Press, 2023

James L. Machor, The Mercurial Mark Twain(s): Reception History, Audience Engagement, and Iconic Authorship. Routledge, 2023

Barbara Hochman, “Little Women on Film: Socks or Buttons.” J19 The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. vol. 10, no. 2, 2022, pp. 231-240

Kelsey Squire, Willa Cather: The Critical Conversation. Camden House, 2020

Paul B. Armstrong, Stories and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Narrative. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020

Kinohi Nishikawa, Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground. University of Chicago Press, 2019

Barbara Hochman, “Novels.” Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume 5, U.S. Popular Print Culture to 1860, edited by Ronald Zborary and Mary Saracino Zboray, 2019

Steven Mailloux, Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction. Cornell University Press, 2018

Barbara Ryan, Chronicling Ben-Hur’s Early Reception: America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924. Routledge, 2017

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

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

Cecilia Konchar Farr and Jaime Harker, eds. This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics. University of Illinois Press, 2015

Paul B. Armstrong, How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014

Yung-Hsing Wu, “Reading, Feeling, Faulkner.” The Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 3, 2013, pp. 393-422

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

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

Philip Goldstein, Post-Marxist Theory: An Introduction. SUNY Press, 2012

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

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

Amy Blair, Reading Up: Middle-class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-century United State. Temple University Press, 2011

Janet Badia, Sylvia Plath and the Mythology of Women Readers. University of Massachusetts Press, 2011

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

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

Barbara Sicherman, Well-read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women. University of North Carolina Press, 2010

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

Emily Satterwhite, “Reading Craddock, Reading Murfree: Local Color, Authenticity, and Geographies of Reception.” American Literature, vol. 78, no. 1, 2006, pp. 59-88

Charles Johanningsmeier, “How real American readers originally experienced James’s The Real Thing.” Henry James Review, vol. 27, no. 1, 2006, pp. 75-99

Barbara Hochman, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin at the World’s Columbian Exposition.” Libraries & Culture, vol. 41, no. 1, 2006, pp. 82-108

“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

Janet Staiger, Media Reception Studies. New York University Press, 2005

Margaret Genevieve West, Zora Neale Hurston & American Literary Culture. University Press of Florida, 2005

Paul B. Armstrong, Play and the Politics of Reading: The Social Uses of Modernist Form. Cornell University Press, 2005

Patsy Schweickart, Reading Sites. Modern Language Association of America, 2004