Recent Faculty Publications

  • Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James

    Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James


    New book by Associate Professor Patrick Murphy, Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. JamesPenn State University Press (2017). 

    "In this thorough, eloquent, and convincing study, Patrick Murphy sheds important new light on one of the most renowned medievalists of the early twentieth century and on the means by which the Middle Ages continue to remake, and be remade by, popular culture." 

  • The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal

    The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal


    New short story collection from Brian Roley, associate professor of English and creative writing.

    "This beautiful collection of stories revolves around generational experiences of interconnected Filipino families…elegant…The sudden revelations in these stories make them very raw, convincing, nostalgic yet lyrical and the endings are filled with a faint whiff of sorrow that will never completely die."

  • History of Art: Stories

    History of Art


    New fiction collection from Margaret Luongo, associate professor of creative writing.

    "The stories in History of Art examine the definitive, yet paradoxical, preoccupations of humankind—namely art-making and war—and the emotions that underpin both: passion and sentimentality, obsession and delusion, ambition and insecurity, fear and envy."
  • The Value of Virginia Woolf

    The Value of Virginia Woolf


    Professor Madelyn Detloff “examines not only the significance of her most celebrated fiction but the function of time and allegory, natural and urban spaces, voice and language that give Woolf’s writings their perennial appeal. 

  • Sex for Sale: Six Progressive-era Brothel Dramas

    Sex for Sale
    This new book from Katie Johnson, associate professor of literature, provides "a new history of U.S. theatre that reveals the brothel drama’s crucial role in shaping attitudes toward sexuality, birth control, immigration, urbanization, and women’s work."