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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.

Student Publications

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.

Happy Captive Magazine

Happy Captive Magazine is a printed and online publication for students and faculty across campus. They are on the lookout for a great story, regardless of the form it takes; they are open to writing, art, video, music, and more. Happy Captive Magazine prides itself on being a slave to its art, and is all too delighted to be so.


The Femellectual (lovingly dubbed the fem) is a student-run annual arts & literary publication rooted in intersectional feminism. The fem strives to center, amplify, and uplift marginalized voices to unsettle systems of power which perpetuate oppression.


As the university's principal undergraduate literary arts magazine, Inklings publishes undergraduate work annually. All members of the editorial staff are undergraduates, and many are English majors. Their mission is to encourage creativity by providing an outlet for artistic endeavors within the Miami community, particularly among all Miami undergraduates, to foster an artistic community on campus that includes both students and faculty, and to produce a high-quality magazine that provides a forum for undergraduate creative endeavors.

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

Oxford Magazine

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

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

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.

The Miami Student Magazine

The Miami Student Magazine, found both in print and online, is run by students who believe in the power of a true story, especially one that is artfully told. The Magazine is committed to showcasing the best creative nonfiction and features journalism the Miami University community has to offer.

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, JenFor Those in Peril on the Sea. Mad Creek Books. (Forthcoming)


Legg, EmilyStories of our Living Ephemera: Storytelling Methodologies in the Archives of the Cherokee National Seminaries, 1846-1907. Utah State Press. (Forthcoming)

Roley, Brian. The Ice Beneath the Earth. C&R Press. 2023 (Forthcoming)

Johnson, Katie. Racing the Great White Way: Black Performance, Eugene O’Neill, and the Transformation of Broadway. University of Michigan Press, 2023

Navakas, Michele. Coral Lives: Literature, Labor, and the Making of America. Princeton University Press, 2023.


Bates, JosephThe Strikeout Artist. BlazeVOX, 2022.

Mannur, AnitaIntimate 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, JamesClothing 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, DaisyThe 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 AscalonAmbuscade. Finishing Line Press, 2021. 


Corbett, Mary JeanIn Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts. Cornell University Press. 2020.

Lockridge, Tim and Derek Van Ittersum. Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing. University of Michigan 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.

Nesbit, TaraShea. Beheld. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020. 

Wagner, Catherine. Of Course. Fence, 2020.

Wardle, Elizabeth and Doug Downs. Writing about Writing, 4th edition. Bedford/St. Martins, 2020. 


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.

Wardle, Elizabeth, and Rita Malenczyk, Susan Miller-Cochran, Kathleen Blake Yancey. Composition, Rhetoric, and Disciplinarity. Utah State University Press, 2018


Androne, Helane. Ritual Structures in Chicana Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 

Detloff, Madelyn and Brenda Helt, eds. Queer BloomsburyEdinburgh U Press, 2016. 

Detloff, MadelynThe Value of Virginia Woolf. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 

Luongo, MargaretHistory of Art. LSU Press, 2016. 

Roley, Brian Ascalon. The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal and Other Stories.,Northwestern University Press, 2016.


Johnson, Katie. Sex for Sale: Six Progressive-Era Brothel DramasUniversity of Iowa Press, 2015.

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 CultureMcFarland, 2014. 

Casey, Moira and Amanda Tucker, eds. Where Motley is Worn: Transnational Irish LiteraturesCork University Press, 2014. 

Mauk, JohnField Notes for the Earthbound. Black Lawrence Press, 2014.

Nesbit, TaraSheaThe Wives of Los AlamosBloomsbury USA. 2014. 


Bates, JosephTomorrowland: Stories. Chicago, IL: Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2013

Bromley, James and Will Stockton, eds. Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Cho, Yu-FangUncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910. Albany: SUNY, 2013.

Hebard, Andrew. The Poetics of Sovereignty in American Literature, 1885-1910. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Ku, Robert, Martin Manalansan, and Anita Mannur, eds. Eating Asian America: A Reader. New York University Press, 2013. 

McKee, Heidi A., and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, eds. Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2013.


Bromley, James. Intimacy and Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Goodman, Eric. Twelfth and Race. University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

Melley, Timothy. The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.

Peterson, Kaara and Deanne Williams, eds. The Afterlife of Ophelia. Palgrave, 2012.

Wagner, Cathy. Nervous Device. Spotlight Series in Poetry, City Lights Books, 2012.


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.

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.

McKee, Heidi A., and James E. Porter. The Ethics of Internet Research: A Rhetorical, Case-based Approach. New York: Peter Lang, 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.

Luongo, MargaretIf the Heart Is Lean. LSU Press, Fall 2008.