Achievements 2011: Department of English

Recent research activity conducted by Department of English faculty members includes three books, three poems, 12 journal articles or book chapters, and three grants.  

Claire Culleton (Kent)   

Culleton, Claire. Research fellowship and a two-month residency at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway (€5000).   

Susanna Fein (Kent)   

Fein, Susanna. “Studies in Middle English Poetry in Honor of C. David Benson.” Chaucer Review 46.1&2 (Jul/Oct 2011): 1-258. (Double issue ed. with D. Donoghue, D. Raybin, J. Simpson, and N. Watson)  

Fein, Susanna. “English Devotions for a Noble Household: The Long Passion in Audelay’s Counsel of Conscience.” In After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth-Century England. Ed. Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh, 325-42. Trunhout: Brepols, 2012.    

Fein, Susanna. “Mary to Veronica: John Audelay’s Sequence of Salutations to God-Bearing Women.” Speculum 86 (2011): 964-1009.

Fein, Susanna. “Example to the Soulehele: John Audelay, the Vernon Manuscript, and the Defense of Orthodoxy.” Chaucer Review 46.1&2 (2011): 182-202.   

Fein, Susanna. NEH Seminar Co-Director Grant ($136,555), Summer Seminar for School Teachers on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, London, 2012.  

Willie J. Harrell, Jr. (Kent)    

Harrell, Willie J., Jr. Origins of the African American Jeremiad: The Rhetorical Strategies of Social Protest and Activism, 1760–1861. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011.  

Harrell, Willie J., Jr. “‘Sons of the Forest’: The Native American Jeremiad Materialized in the Social Protest Rhetoric of William Apess, 1829-1836.” AMERICIANA: E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary 7.2 (2011): 20 pages.

Harrell, Willie J., Jr. “A ‘21st Century Economic Agenda for America’: Barack Obama’s Pre-Presidential Economic Jeremiads.” Canadian Review of American Studies 41.3 (2011): 299-324.

Harrell, Willie J., Jr. “‘The Reality of American Life Has Strayed From its Myths’: Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope and the Discourse of the American Reclamation Jeremiad.” Journal of Black Studies 41.1 (2010): 164-183, first published on July 15, 2009. Reprinted inBarack Obama: Political Frontiers and Racial Agency. Eds. Ama Mazama and Molefi K. Asante, 275-292. Washington DC: CQ Press College, 2011.    

Donald M. Hassler (Kent)

Hassler, Donald M. "World Building" and “Literary Criticism and Science Fiction" in Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction, edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman, 364-5 and 575-6. Wildside Press, 2011.   

Keith Lloyd (Stark)   

Lloyd, Keith. “Culture and Rhetorical Patterns: Mining the Rich Relations between Aristotle’s Enthymeme and Example and India’s Nyāya Method.” Rhetorica 29.1 (2011): 76-105.   

Sara Newman (Kent)    

Newman, Sara. “Disability and Self Life Writing: Reports from the Nineteenth Century Asylum.” Special Issue of The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 5/3 (2011): 261-278.    

Mary Powers (Tuscarawas)

Powers, Mary. "Good Citizens' in a Twenty-First-Century University: Institutional Texts, Social Class, and the (Anti-)Democratic Politics of Place."  Open Words: Access and English Studies.  5.2 (2011):  4-28. Web.    

Powers, Mary. “Feminist Historiography, Epideictic Rhetoric, and the Kent State Shootings: Controversy, Commemoration, and Culpability.”  Concord and Controversy.  Ed. Antonio de Velasco and Melody Lehn, 61-71. Long Grove, IL:  Waveland, 2012. Print

Wesley Raabe (Kent)

Raabe, Wesley and Harrison, Les. ``Selection from `Uncle Tom's Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition': Topsy." Scholarly Editing. Forthcoming, February 2012,

Raabe, Wesley. “Letters of Louisa Van Velsor Whitman," Walt Whitman and Reconstruction, Walt Whitman Archive, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (KSU Subcontract), National Historical Preservation and Records Commission, $6,079, Fall 2011--Spring 2012.

Robert W. Trogdon (Kent)

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume One: 1907-1922. Ed. Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Robert White (Ashtabula)

White, Robert. Haftmann’s Rules. Forestdale, MA:  Grand Mal, 2011. Novel. Print. 

Catherine Wing (Kent)

Wing, Catherine. “Time is Happy is Money is Up.” The Lumberyard 8 (Summer 2011): 13. Poem. Print. 

Wing, Catherine. “The Brain Truck.” The Kenyon Review Online 4.2 (Spring 2011). Poem. Web. 

Wing, Catherine. “Perk Hopscotch.” 2011. Poem. Stone Engraving. Perk Park/Chester Commons, Cleveland.