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#59: Rebecca Harding Davis.

  • Real Lives in the Iron-Mills; or, Differing Views of the Welsh Experience of America (Robin Cadwallader)
  • Rights Claims and the Rule of Law in Rebecca Harding Davis's "Life in the Iron-Mills" (Mischa Renfroe)
  • Rebecca Harding Davis's Bad Rapp: Realism versus Rumor in "The Harmonists" (Timothy W. Bintrim)
  • "There's no place for such as you": Domesticity, Working-Class Street Children, and Rebecca Harding Davis's "The Promise of the Dawn" (Aaron J. Rovan)
  • The Woman Question and Women's Highest Calling in Rebecca Harding Davis's "A Day with Doctor Sarah" (Jane E. Rose)
  • "Uncouth monsters swathed in ice": Rebecca Harding Davis and the Abject Landscape of Appalachia (LeAnne Davis)
  • "By the author of": Performative Publishing and the Major Biographies of Rebecca Harding Davis (Nicole Keller Day)

#58: Pirates.

  • All at Sea: An Accusation of Piracy Against William Herle in 1565 (Robyn Adams)
  • The Enemy Within: Staging Turkish Pirates in Bristol, 1613 (Laurence Publicover)
  • Blackbeard: Creation of a Legend (Arne Bialuschewski)
  • "He a cripple and I a boy": The Pirate and the Gentleman in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (Chamutal Noimann)
  • Dead Man Talking: Conflicting Discourses in Pirate Charles Gibb's Criminal Narratives (Lynda Prewitt Davis)
  • Howard Pyle's Pirates: Late Victorian Children's Literature and the Best Reading for Over-Refined Boys (David Head)

#57: Harry Potter and His Dark Materials: Essays on J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman.

  • States of Nature in His Dark Materials and Harry Potter (Zoe Jaques)
  • Of Wands and Spyglasses: Reconciling the Hero’s and Heroine’s Journeys (Valerie Estelle Frankel)
  • Gender Politics and the Return of the Innocent Child in His Dark Materials (Lilijana Burcar)
  • Taboo: Name and Naming in Harry Potter (Sylvia A. Pamboukian)
  • The Remembrance of Things Past: Narrating Humanity in the Harry Potter Books (LuAnn McCracken Fletcher)
  • Media and Isolation in the Harry Potter Series (Brandy Ball Blake)
  • From Odysseus to Harry Potter: A Mythological Evolution (Dian Duchin Reed)

#56: Utopias and Dystopias.

  • The Snake in the Garden: Crime and Punishment in Utopian Thought (Mark Stephen Jendrysik)
  • Christine de Pizan as Utopian Artisan: The Book of the City of Ladies (Judith Anderson Stuart)
  • Aryans in Utopia: Mary Bradley Lane’s Mizora as an Example of the Contemporaneity of the Utopian Form (Karen A. Bruce)
  • Warnings, Alternatives, and Action: The Totalistic Dystopias of the Twentieth Century in We, Brave New World, and Nineteen Eighty-Four (Peter G. Stillman)
  • Come Again? The Contexts of Bryher’s Visa for Avalon (Elizabeth D. Lloyd-Kimbrel)
  • Utopia and Irony in Ursula Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” and Rodolfo Martínez’s El abismo te devuelve la mirada (Derek J. Thiess)
  • “The metamorphosis of freedom”: Utopia and Dystopia in A. S. Byatt’s Quartet (Carmen Lara-Rallo)
  • Delivering the Songs of the Sibyls in Michèle Roberts’s The Book of Mrs Noah (Sarah Falcus)

#55: Marriage.

  • William Blake’s Conception of Marriage: A Re-Vision of Difference (Ann Fievet)
  • The Limits of “Laudable Action”: Women’s Marital Choice in John Shebbeare’s The Marriage Act (Ann Campbell)
  • Alliance or Love? Reflections on Marriage, Career, and Creativity through the Life and Painting of Pauline Auzou (John P. Lambertson)
  • American Slave-Concubines and the Labor of Assimilation: The Examples of John Gabriel Stedman’s Joanna and Toussaint Charbonneau’s Sacagawea (Susan B. Iwanisziw)
  • Feminizing Casaubon: Gender and the Aging Husband in Middlemarch (Esther Godfrey)
  • The Future of Marriage: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland (Chloé Avril)
  • Economics and Marital Estrangement in Alice Childress’s “Mojo: A Black Love Story” and P. J. Gibson’s “Konvergence” (Ama S. Wattley)
  • Reading Between the Aisles: Same-Sex Marriage as a Conflicted Symbol of Social Equity (Danielle Mitchell)
  • Growing Pains of a Young Nation: Exploring the Roman Catholic Church’s Stance on Polygamy in Papua New Guinea (Daniel J. Stollenwerk)
  • The Death of the Housewife in Desperate Housewives (Holly Randell-Moon)
  • Marriage, Divorce, Bachelorhood and Kids: A Mormon Auto-Ethnography (Nathan Bennett)

#54: Harry Potter.

  • Children's Literature or Adult Classic? The Harry Potter Series and the British Novel Tradition (Paige Byam)
  • Aesthetic Organization: The Structural Beauty of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series (Kathleen McEvoy)
  • Fantasy and the Interpretation of Fantasy in Harry Potter (Steven Barfield)
  • Harry Potter's Heritage: Tolkien as Rowling's Patronus against the Critics (Miranda Maney Yaggi)
  • Tolkien and Rowling: Reflections on Reception (DawnEllen Jacobs)
  • Questioning Witchcraft and Wizardry as Obscenity: Harry Potter's Potion for Regulation (Lee Ann Diffendal)
  • Disillusionment in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Donna C. Woodford)
  • "You Survived to Bear Witness": Trauma, Testimony, and the Burden of Witnessing in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Heather Debling)
  • Is Seeing Believing? Truth and Lies in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Marla Harris)
  • Harry Potter and the Freedom of Information: Knowledge and Control in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Jennifer Flaherty)
  • From Books to Battle: Hermione's Quest for Knowledge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Karley Kristine Adney)

#53: A Festschrift for Professor Walter S. Sanderlin. Editor: Thomas Mainwaring (History).

  • Comecon, the EEC, and the Cold War in Europe (Robert H. Dodge)
  • A Tale of Two Archives (Robert H. Ferrell)
  • From St. Mihiel to Tora Bora: A Retrospective on Patton's Inter-War Defense of the Horse Cavalry (R. Shane Fitzpatrick)
  • In the Hands of the Saints: William Butler Yeats and the Early Tuscan Painters (William P. Keen)
  • The Right Myths at the Right Time: Myth Making and Hero Worship in Post-Frontier American Society--George Edward Waddell versus Christy Mathewson (Alan Levy)

#52: Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania. Guest Editor: Nicholas P. Ciotola (Sen. John Heinz Center for Regional History).

  • Emigration from Torino di Sangro to Two Communities in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1890-1924: Baggaley and Jeannette (Michael Di Virgilio)
  • The Decline of the Socialist Vote among Italian Americans in Pittsburgh After World War 1 (Stefano Luconi)
  • Dominick Gelotte: Labor Agitator and Community Activist, Nanty-Glo, Pennsylvania, 1919-33 (Irwin M. Marcus)
  • Italian Americans, Catholics, and the Ku Klux Klan: A Clash of Ethnicity and Culture in the Lilly Riot of 1924 (Elizabeth Ricketts)
  • Italian or American? Second-Generation Ethnic Identity Development in Pittsburgh (Domnic La Cava)
  • Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania: A Bibliography (Nicholas Ciotola)

#51: Religion in the Eighteenth Century. Editor: Linda Troost (English). Includes papers presented at the EC/ASECS conference at W&J College in 1999 (limited supply).

  • The Structure and Operation of the Anti-Catholic Penal Laws in England during the Long Eighteenth Century (Allan Nelson)
  • International Protestantism at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century (Brijraj Singh)
  • Christianity, Feminism, and Samuel Richardson's Clarissa: A Platonic Menage a Trois (E. Derek Taylor)
  • They Burned Him at the Stake: The Life (and Times) of the Archpriest Avvakum, Written by Himself (John Mark Scott)
  • Eighteenth-Century Russian Philosophy on the Immortality of the Soul (Tatiana V. Artemieva)

#50: A Memorial to James Gargano, Professor Emeritus of English. Editors: William P. Keen, Dwayne Thorpe, and Linda Troost (English).

  • Henry James's The Americans: Balance and Symmetry (James W. Gargano)
  • The Active Imagination: Milly Theale in Henry James's The Wings of the Dove (James W. Gargano)
  • Once More into the Breach: Joseph Heller Gives Catch-22 a Second Act (Sanford Pinsker)
  • Burke's Ocean and Cooper's Forests: The Americanization of the Sublime (Joseph M. DeFalco)
  • Cross-Pollination: George Herbert, R. S. Thomas, and "The Flower" (William J. McGill)
  • "Elizabeth Stock's One Story": Kate Chopin and the Writing Lives of Women (James M. Hutchisson)
  • The Intersection of Text and Dream: A Palimpsestic Reading of Lockwood's Nightmare Visions in Wuthering Heights (Elizabeth Gargano)
  • Chaucer's Imaginable Audience and the Oaths of The Shipman's Tale (William P. Keen)

#49: International and Regional Organizations into the 21st Century. Editors: Shane Fitzpatrick (Social and Behavioral Sciences, Centenary College) and Robert M. Dodge (History).

  • Regional Integration in Europe: The Intersection of Domestic and International Policies and Practices (Michelle Egan)
  • NATO: A Military Alliance and a Security System for Europe (Robert H. Dodge)
  • From the CSCE to the OSCE: The Expanding Agenda of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Shane Fitzpatrick)
  • The Role of the League of Arab States as We Enter the Twenty-First Century (Tansa George Massoud)
  • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) (Buba Misawa)
  • The Uruguay Round and the International Trading System (Andrew John Tabler)

#48: Jane Austen Goes to the Movies. Editor: Linda V. Troost (English).

  • Jane Austen and Technology (Linda Troost)
  • Mr. Darcy's Body: Privileging the Female Gaze (Lisa Hopkins)
  • Janespotting (John Maurice Forde)
  • Catherine Moreland: Gothic Heroine after All? (Marilyn Roberts)
  • Is Emma Clueless? Fantasies of Class and Gender from England to California (John R. Greenfield)
  • "Piracy is our only Option": Postfeminist Intervention in Sense and Sensibility (Kristin Flieger Samuelian)
  • Emma Thompson's Sense and Sensibility as Gateway to Austen's Novel: A Pedagogical Experiment (M. Casey Diana)
  • Austenmania, EQ, and the End of the Millennium (Jennifer Foster)

#47: Multicultural Education. Editor: Edward M. Greb (Sociology).

  • Multiethnic School and Multicultural Education (Margaret A. Gibson)
  • Mathematically Speaking, Mathematically Being (Paul. J. Longo)
  • Common Links (Patricia D. Maloney)
  • The Family--Cornerstone of Ghanaian Culture (Joseph Zaphenat Amenowode)
  • Anthropological Perspectives in Business Education: Global and Local Linkages (Frank J. Giannotta)
  • Universities in National Development (James Mauch)

#46: John Keats: A Bicentennial Celebration. Editor: Kenneth M. Mason, Jr. (English).

  • At a House in Hampstead: A Personal Account of Keats's Place in American Culture (Andrew O. Jones)
  • Keats and the Act of Translation: The Discovery of Voice in "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (Kenneth M. Mason, Jr)
  • Mist and Crag: The Poetry of Keats's Walking Tour (Nick Halpern)
  • Keats's Violation of Romance: Transgression in "The Eve of Saint Agnes" (Rhonda Ray Kercsmar)
  • Poem: Fair Youth Beneath the Spanish Steps (Sanford Pinsker)
  • Black Border: Keats's Urn and the Displacement of Fear (Daniel O'Hearn)
  • Escape from Slow Time: Sculpture and Tactile Temporality in Keats's Later Poems (Terrie Aamodt)

#45: The Whiskey Rebellion. Editor: W. Thomas Mainwaring (History).

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