Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Bookshelf

Explore recent books and other major publications from the Department of English faculty at Carnegie Mellon University.

Past Publications

2017 Faculty Books


Street Calligraphy

By Jim Daniels

Steel Toe Books, 2017


Untimely Democracy

By Gregory Laski

Oxford University Press, 2017


2016 Faculty Books and Articles

digital humanities quarterly

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: A Statistical Method for Reconstructing Large Historical Social Networks

By Christopher Warren, Daniel Shore, Jessica Otis, Lawrence Wang, Mike Finegold, and Cosma Shalizi

Digital Humanities Quarterly, July 2016

toll gate

College and the New Class Divide

By Jeffrey Williams

Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2016

pittsburghese expertise

Pittsburghese Expertise: Dropping “To Be”

By Barbara Johnstone

The Glassblock, July 2016

mr darcy's shirt

Scholarship Should Be Fun, Dammit!

By Kristina Straub

Duke University Press Blog, July 2016

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Anthony Hamlet

Plagiarism hysteria strikes Pittsburgh schools

By Kathy Newman

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 30, 2016

science and the internet: communicating knowledge in a digital age

Science and the Internet: Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age

By James Wynn

Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2016 

love and friendship move film

From Hero to Lady Susan: Kate Beckinsale in ‘Love & Friendship’

By Kristina Straub

Folger Shakespeare Library Shakespeare & Beyond Blog, June 10, 2016


Why Are People Trying to Take My Disabled Daughter's Job Away?

By Jane Bernstein

Broadly, May 1, 2016

english professor jane bernstein's writing is featured in creative nonfiction

The Marrying Kind

By Jane Bernstein

Creative Nonfiction, Spring 2016

fourth genre

The Incident in My Park

By Jane Bernstein

Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2016, pp. 99-110

fouth genre

21st Century Perspectives on Music, Technology, and Culture

Edited by Richard Purcell and Richard Randall

Palgrave Macmillan, April 2016

Our Fenian dead: the inheritance of martyrdom is an article co-written by English special faculty jennifer keating-miller

Our Fenian dead: the inheritance of martyrdom

By Jennifer Keating-Miller and Colin MacCabe

Critical Quarterly, Volume 58, Issue 1, pages 103–112, April 2016


The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter

The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter 

Contributions by David Shumway (1 - The emergence of the singer-songwriter)

Cambridge University Press, April 2016

eighteenth-century life

Curating Will & Jane [.pdf]

By Janine Barchas & Kristina Straub

Eighteenth-Century Life, Volume 40, Number 2: 1-35, 2016

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature

Contribution by David Shumway (Countercultures)

Cambridge University Press, March 2016

journal of second language writing

Impact of source texts and prompts on students’ genre uptake

By Thomas Mitchell and Silvia Pessoa

Journal of Second Language Writing, Volume 31, March 2016, Pages 11–24

“Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy: Readings of ‘Dreams from My Father

Barack Obama’s Literary Legacy: 'Readings of Dreams From My Father'

Edited by Richard Purcell and Henry Veggian

Palgrave Macmillan, February 2016

Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education by jeff williams

Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education [.pdf]

By Jeffrey J. Williams

Dissent, 2016


american historical review cover

Marilyn Morris, Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

By Kristina Straub

The American Historical Review, Volume 120, Issue 5, December 2015

american literary history winter 2015

Generation Jones and Contemporary US Fiction

By Jeffrey J. Williams

American Literary History

Oxford Journals, 2015

digging into literature was co-authored by joanna wolfe

Digging into Literature

By Joanna Wolfe and Laura Wilder

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015

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The Newspaper ‘Trial’ of Charles Macklin’s Macbeth and the Theatre as Juridical Public Sphere [.pdf]

By Kristina Straub

Eighteenth Century Fiction, Volume 27, Number 3-4, Spring-Summer 2015

journal of business and technical communication

Teaching Students to Focus on the Data in Data Visualization

By Joanna Wolfe

Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 29, no.3, pp. 344-359, July 2015

Hermann Paul's 'Principles of Language History' Revisited

Hermann Paul's 'Principles of Language History' Revisited

Contributions by Paul Hopper (pp. 99-133, 196-213 and 237-256)

De Gruyter, July 2015

storyworlds, volume 7, is edited by andreea deciu ritivoi and david r. shumway

StoryWorlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies

Volume 7, Number 1, Summer 2015

Edited by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and David R. Shumway

University of Nebraska Press, 2015

chris warren's new book

Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

By Chris Warren

Oxford University Press, 2015

david shumway wrote rockstars as icons

The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

Edited by Andy Bennett and Steve Waksman

Rockstars as Icons (pp. 301-317)

By David Shumway

apology to the moon is a collection of poems by jim daniels

Apology to the Moon

By Jim Daniels

BatCat Press, 2015

the new modesty in literary criticism by jeffrey williams

The New Modesty in Literary Criticism

By Jeffrey J. Williams

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2015


storyworlds edited by andreea deciu ritivoi and david r. shumway

StoryWorlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies

Volume 6, Number 2, Winter 

Edited by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and David R. Shumway

University of Nebraska Press, 2014

How to Be an Intellectual

How to Be an Intellectual:

Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

By Jeffrey J Williams

Fordham University Press, 2014

john oddo's published book

Intertextuality and the 24-Hour News Cycle: A Day in the Rhetorical Life of Colin Powell's U.N. Address

By John Oddo

Michigan State University Press, 2014

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers:

Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and

Said in American Political Discourse

By Andreea Ritivoi

Columbia University Press, 2014


Rock Star

Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons

from Elvis to Springsteen

By David Shumway

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014

contemporary art

The 'Contemporary Moment'

By Jeffrey J. Williams

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2014

criticism after critique

Criticism after Critique

Aesthetics, Literature, and the Political
Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Chapter 1

A Geneology

By David R. Shumway

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Eight Mile High

Eight Mile High

By Jim Daniels

Michigan State University Press, 2014

david shumway's realism elsewhere

American Literary History

Realism Elsewhere

By David Shumway

Oxford University Press, 2014

the remediation of higher education and the harm of student debt

The Remediation of Higher Education and the Harm of Student Debt

By Jeffrey J. Williams

Duke University Press, 2014

adam hodge's rethinking context: leveraging human and machine computation in disaster response

Rethinking Context: Leveraging Human and Machine Computation in Disaster Response

By Adam Hodges and Sarah Vieweg

IEEE. 2014



Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect

By Barbara Johnstone

Oxford University Press, 2013


Transfiguring the Arts and Sciences:

Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age

By Jon Klancher

Cambridge Unversity Press, 2013


Race, Ralph Ellison and American Cold War Intellectual Culture. 

By Richard Purcell

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Arab Women in Arab News

Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media

By David Kaufer, Suguru Ishizaki, Amal Al-Malki, and Kira Dreher

 Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012


Outrage! Art, Controversy, and Society

Edited by Andreea Ritivoi and Judith Schachter

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

First You Try Everything

First You Try Everything

By Jane McCafferty

Harper, 2012

John Sayles

John Sayles

By David Shumway

University of Illinois Press, 2012

Evolution by the Numbers

Evolution by the Numbers:

The Origins of Mathematical Argument in Biology

By James Wynn

Parlor Press, 2012



Tracking Modernity: 

India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

By Marian Aguiar

University of Minnesota Press, 2011

Daniels book cover

Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry

By Jim Daniels

Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011

Trigger Man

Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City

By Jim Daniels

Michigan State University Press, 2011


Chaucer and the Social Contest

By Peggy Knapp

Routeledge Revivals, 2011


Post: A Fable

By Hilary Masters

BkMk Press, 2011


Milltown cover

From Milltown to Malltown

By Jim Daniels with Jane McCafferty

and Charlee Brodsky

Marick Press, 2010

Keeping the Wolves at Bay cover

Keeping the Wolves at Bay:

Stories by Emerging American Writers

Edited by Sharon Dilworth

Autumn House Press, 2010

Year of the Gingko

Year of the Gingko

By Sharon Dilworth

Unbound Press, 2010

The SAGE Handbook of Socoiolinguistics

The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Edited By Barbara Johnstone

Co-edited with Ruth Wodak and Paul E. Kerswill

Sage Publications Ltd., 2010


johnstone ed rhet

Rhetoric in Detail:

Discourse Analysis of Rhetorical Talk and Text

Edited By Barbara Johnstone

Co-edited with Christopher Eisenhart

Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishers, 2009.

klancher edited

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

Edited By Jon Klancher

Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

masters indians buried dead

How the Indians Buried Their Dead: Stories.

By Hilary Masters

Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.

Winner of 2010 Bronze Medal in the Literary Short Story Collection category, Independent Publisher Book Awards


In Rooms of Memory

By Hilary Masters

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009


Domestic Affairs: Intimacy, Eroticism, and Violence Between Servants

and Masters in Eighteenth-Century Britain

By Kristina Straub

Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2009


flower com lit

Community Literacy and the Rhetoric of Public Engagement

By Linda Flower

Carbondale Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.

Winner of 2009 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award for best work in rhetorical study