Faculty and students in the Department of English edit and produce a number of publications. The production of these publications within the department often involves faculty and student collaboration and the events and reading that accompany publications foster community.
Miami University Press
Since 2004, Miami University Press has published one book of poetry each year (including poetry in translation) and one book of short fiction.
Since 2005 the press has sponsored an annual novella contest judged by a member of the creative writing faculty assisted by colleagues and graduate students in the department.
Together with poetry and poetry in translation, novellas and short fiction, the press occasionally publishes books about Miami University history or about conferences held at the university.
Miami University is home to a plethora of student publications. This list is only a selection, focusing on writing-related organizations that may be of interest to English majors.
MQ Magazine (Miami Quarterly)
MQ is a student-run magazine that seeks to entertain and inform. Articles can range from an insider look at the lives of Miami’s top-ranked hockey players to hookah bar trends to an editor’s blog with a wide following. Send an email communicating your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford Magazine, is a national literary magazine edited by students in the graduate program in the department. Since publishing its first issue in 1984, the magazine has featured both celebrated and new writers working in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Interviews, photography, and other visual art have also occasionally appeared in the journal, and the possibility of including literary criticism and reviews is currently on the table. The magazine also sponsors three or four readings a semester featuring graduate students, faculty, and visiting writers.
UP Magazine is Miami University’s student-run fashion and lifestyle publication. A 100+ staff of writers, bloggers, stylists, makeup artists, photographers, videographers, marketing team, social media team, layout design team, event planners and board of directors produce three print issues each year and digital content weekly. New members are hired at the beginning of each school year.
College Composition at Miami, the handbook for first-year composition students, describes department composition courses and policies and includes award-winning essays by undergraduate students. View the online companion site to the printed handbook.
As a branch of TMS Media, the Magazine acts as a sister publication to The Miami Student newspaper, and complements it by publishing written and multimedia content that wouldn’t typically be found in newsprint. The Magazine welcomes the offbeat, the personal and the unconventional as valuable perspectives to share with the students of Miami University and the surrounding community.
Books by Faculty
Faculty in the Department of English author and edit books on a variety of topics. For information on papers, journal articles, and conference presentations, please visit individual faculty member profile pages.
Sammons, Jen. For Those in Peril on the Sea. Mad Creek Books. (Forthcoming)
Legg, Emily. Stories of our Living Ephemera: Storytelling Methodologies in the Archives of the Cherokee National Seminaries, 1846-1907. Utah State Press. (Forthcoming)
Bates, Joseph. The Strikeout Artist. BlazeVOX, 2022.
Mannur, Anita. Intimate Eating Publics: Food and Radical Forms of Belonging. Duke University Press, 2022.
Wardle, Elizabeth, Angela Glotfelter, Caitlin Martin, Mandy Olejnik, and Ann Updike, Eds. Changing Conceptions, Changing Practices: Innovating Teaching Across Disciplines. Utah State University Press, 2022.
Bromley, James. Clothing and Queer Style in Early Modern English Drama. Oxford University Press, 2021.
Dunning, Stefanie. Black to Nature: Pastoral Return, Abolition, and Interbeing. University Press of Mississippi, 2021.
Hernandez, Daisy. The Kissing Bug: A True Story of A Family, An Insect, and A Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease. Tin House, 2021.
Peterson, Kaara L. and Amy Kenny, eds. Humorality in Early Modern Art, Material Culture, and Performance. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2021.
Roley, Brian Ascalon. Ambuscade. Finishing Line Press, 2021.
Corbett, Mary Jean. In Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts. Cornell University Press. 2020.
Mannur, Anita and Josephine Lee, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Jennifer Ho and Floyd Cheung, Eds. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture (3-Volume Set). Oxford University Press, 2020.
Wagner, Catherine. Of Course. Fence, 2020.
Kulbaga, Theresa. Campuses of Consent: Sexual and Social Justice in Higher Education (with Leland G. Spencer). Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2019.
Wardle, Elizabeth. Co-Editor. (Re)Considering What We Know: Learning Thresholds in Writing, Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy. Utah State University Press. 2019
Navakas, Michele. Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.
Pearman Vandementer, Tory. Disability and Knighthood in Malory's Morte d'Arthur. Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture. Routledge. 2018.
Royer, Diana, and Kathleen Stuckey Fox. Fannie Hurst, In Her Own Words, 1952-1968: Love Notes To Her Deceased Husband, Jacques S. Danielson. Ketmoy Publishers, 2018.
Murphy, Patrick. Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James. Penn State University Press, 2017.
Simmons, Michele (co-author). Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation. Routledge, 2017.
Wardle, Elizabeth and Linda Adler-Kassner. Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies. Utah State University Press, 2015.
Webb-Sunderhaus, Sara and Kim Donehower, eds. Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Androne, Helane, ed. Multiethnic American Literatures: Essays for Teaching Context and Culture. McFarland, 2014.
Casey, Moira and Amanda Tucker, eds. Where Motley is Worn: Transnational Irish Literatures. Cork University Press, 2014.
Bromley, James and Will Stockton, eds. Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Hebard, Andrew. The Poetics of Sovereignty in American Literature, 1885-1910. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Melley, Timothy. The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.
Klestinec, Cynthia. Theaters of Anatomy: Students, Teachers, and Traditions of Dissection in Renaissance Venice. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Corbett, Mary Jean. Family Likeness: Sex, Marriage, and Incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. Paperback, 2010.
Mannur, Anita. Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture. Temple University Press, 2010.
Detloff, Madelyn. The Persistence of Modernism: Loss and Mourning in the Twentieth Century. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
DeVoss, Dànielle Nicole, Heidi A. McKee, and Richard Selfe, eds. Technological Ecologies and Sustainability. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2009. http://ccdigitalpress.org/tes
Dunning, Stefanie. Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire, and Contemporary African American Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.
Johnson, Kelli. ed. Performing Worlds into Being: Native American Women’s Theater. Oxford: Miami University Press, 2009.
Powell, Douglas Reichert and John Paul Tassoni, eds. Composing Other Spaces. New York: Hampton Press, 2009.
Detloff, Madelyn, and Diana Royer, eds.Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism. Clemson University Digital Press, 2008.