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School of English Studies

Faculty Bookshelf

Books published and forthcoming by English Studies faculty
Four Days to Trinity

by Bill Mesce Jr
Endeavour Media, 2018)


The Hindered Hand
Sutton E. Griggs, Edited by John Cullen Gruesser and Hanna Wallinger 
West Virginia University Press, 2017



Aftercare Instructions: A Novel 
Bonnie Pipkin
Flatiron Books, 2017



No Rule That Isn't a Dare: How Writers Connect With Readers
Bill Mesce Jr.
Serving House Books, 2016

Idols, Icons, and Illusions: The Moves We Love – and Love to Hate – and the People Who Made Them
Bill Mesce Jr.
Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2015

Reel Change: The Changing Nature of Hollywood, Hollywood Movies, and the People Who Go to See Them
Bill Mesce Jr.
BearManor Media, 2014

Race, Gender, and Empire in American Detective Fiction
John Cullen Gruesser
McFarland Books, 2013

New Literacy Narratives from an Urban University
Sally Chandler
Hampton Press, 2013

The Eudaimonic Turn
James O. Pawelski and D. J. Moores
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014

Religious Allusion in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks
Margot Harper Banks
McFarland Books, 2012

The Empire Abroad and the Empire at Home
John Cullen Gruesser
University of Georgia Press, 2012

Wild Poets of Ecstasy
D. J. Moores
Pelican Pond, 2011

The Dark Enlightenment
D. J. Moores
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010

A Century of Detection
John Cullen Gruesser
McFarland, 2010

Reading the Plays of Wendy Wasserstein
Jan Balakian
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2010

The Last Judgment:  Michelangelo and the Death of the Renaissance
James A. Connor
St. Martin's Griffin, 2010
Loopholes and Retreats: African American Writers and the Nineteenth Century 
John Cullen Gruesser and Hanna Wallinger, eds.
LIT Verlag, 2009

The Drive Home
Susanna Rich
Finishing Line Press, 2009

Kepler's Witch (2008)
James A. Connor

Nation, Race & History in Asian American (2008)
Maria C. Zamora

Long Ago and Far Away:  Hollywood and the Second World War (2008)
Robert Fyne

Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark (2008)
Susanna Rich (Poetry and Voice-over)

Craig Lindvahl (Producer, Composer, Director of Photography)

Television Daddy: A Poetry Chapbook (2008)
Susanna Rich

Pascal's Wager: The Man Who Played Dice with God (2006)
James A. Connor

Mystical Discourse in Wordsmith and Whitman: A Transatlantic Bridge (2006)
D. J. Moores


The Net Works for Language Learners: Exploring the Internet for High-Beginning ESL (2006)
Ruth P. Griffith

Comment and Controversy in Today's World (2006)
Margot Harper Banks (ed.)


Everyone's Depressed (2005)
Jan Balakian


Cognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis (2005)
Ellen Contini-Morava, Robert S. Kirsner and Betsy Rodriguez-Bachiller (eds.)

Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literacy Studies, and the Black Atlantic (2005)
John Gruesser

Shock Language

Shock Language (2004)
Nancy Brilliant and Betsy Rodriguez-Bachiller

The American Indian Integration of Baseball

The American Indian Integration of Baseball (2004)
Jeffrey Powers-Beck and Joseph B. Oxendine

 A Teenager's Journey ...

Margit: A Teenager's Journey through the Holocaust and Beyond (2003)
Margit Feldman and Bernard Weinstein

The Flexible Writer

The Flexible Writer (4th ed., 2003)
Susanna Rich

Silent Fire

Silent Fire (2002) 
James A. Connor

Writing the Reformation

Writing the Reformation: Actes and Monuments and the Jakobean History Play (2002)
Marsha S. Robinson

The Black Sleuth

The Black Sleuth (2002)
John Edward Bruce, edited with an introduction by John Cullen Gruesser

Issues and the Individual

Issues and the Individual: Reading for College Composition (2nd ed., 2002)
Margot Harper Banks (ed.)

Black on Black

Black on Black: Twentieth Century African American Writing about Africa (2000)
John Cullen Gruesser

Post-Colonial Condition of African Literature

Journeys Near and Far One: Reading and Responding Critically (2000)
Jessie M. Reppy and Linda Best

Journeys Near and Far Two

Journeys Near and Far Two: Reading and Responding Critically (2000)
Linda Best and Jessie M. Reppy

Writing Together

Writing Together: A Project for Team Research (1998) 
Andrea G. Osborne and Sylvia S. Mulling

Explorations in World Literature

Explorations in World Literature: Readings to Enhance Academic Skills (1998)
Carole Shaffer-Koros and Jessie M. Reppy

Writing at Kean

Writing at Kean: A Student Guide (1998)
Dean Casale

Writing the Flesh

Writing the Flesh: The Herbert Family Dialogue (1998)
Jeffrey Powers-Beck

The Unruly Voice

The Unruly Voice: Rediscovering Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1996)
John Cullen Gruesser (ed.) with introduction by Nellie Y. McKay, and afterword by Elizabeth Ammons

The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams

The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams: The Volumes of Collected Poetry as Lyrical Sequences (1995)
Robert J. Cirasa

Hollywood Propaganda of WWII

The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II (1994)
Robert Fyne

White on Black

White on Black: Contemporary Literature about Africa (1992)
John Cullen Gruesser


Beastbook: A Bestiary of Wit, Wisdom and Foibles of our Fellow Mortals (1990)
Edwin Thomason

An Epic of Epigrams

An Epic of Epigrams (1986)
Edwin Thomason

Robert Frost and Sidney Cox

Robert Frost and Sidney Cox: Forty Years of Friendship (1986)
William R. Evans

The Wages of Expectation

The Wages of Expectation: A Biography of Edward Dahlberg (1978) 
Charles DeFanti


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