Modern Fiction Studies Department of English

Book Reviews

MFS is currently looking for potential book reviewers. Below is our current list of books received. If you are interested in writing a review for us, please send an email containing the title of the book you would like to review and a short CV to We will consider requests from doctoral students who are ABD. Also, please explain any personal or professional relationship you have with the author of the book.


Current List of Books Received

Lindsay Thomas, Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 (Minnesota 2021)

Paul Ardoin, Not a Big Deal: Narrating to Unsettle (Nebraska 2021)

Timothy Weintzen, Automatic: Literary Modernism and the Politics of Reflex (John Hopkins 2021)

Frances S. Hasso, Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction, and Death in Modern Palestine (Cambridge UP 2022)

Thomas Heise, The Gentrification Plot: New York and the Postindutrial Crime Novel (Columbia UP 2022)

Ina C. Seethaler, Lives Beyond Borders: US Immigrant Women's Life Writing, Nationality, and Social Justice (SUNY P 2021)

Kevin R. McNamara, editor, The City in American Literature and Culture (Cambridge UP 2021)

Lauren S. Cardon, Fashioning Character: Style, Performance, and Identity in Contemporary American Literature (U of Virginia P, 2021)

Adam Nemmers, American Modern(ist) Epic: Novels to Refound a Nation (Clemson U, 2021)

Windy Counsell Petrie, Templates for Authorship: American Women's Literary Autobiography of the 1930s (U of Massachusetts P, 2021)

Myra Mendible, American War Stories: Veteran-Writers and the Politics of Memoir (U of Massachusetts P, 2021)

Lowell Wyse, Ecospatiality: A Place-Based Approach to American Literature (U of Iowa P, 2021)

David M. Higgins, Reverse Colonization: Science Fiction, Imperial Fantasy, and Alt-Victimhood (U of Iowa P, 2021)

Richard Hughes Gibson, Paper Electronic Literature: An Archeology of Born-Digital Materials (U of Massachusetts P, 2021)

Mark Christian Thompson, Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory (U of Chicago P, 2022)

Chadwick Allen, Earth Works Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts (U of Minnesota P, 2022)

Robert G. O'Meally, Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture (Columbia UP, 2022)

Andrew H. Miller, On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives (Harvard UP, 2020)

Akshya Saxena, Vernacular English: Reading the Anglophone in Postcolonial India (Princeton UP, 2022)

Arnold Weinstein, The Lives of Litearture: Reading, Teaching, Knowing (Princeton UP, 2021)

Windy Counsell Petrie, Templates for Authorship: American Women's Literary Autobiography of the 1930s (U of Massachusetts P, 2021)

GAvin Jones, Reclaiming John Steinbeck: Writing for the Future of Humanity (CAmbridge UP, 2021)

Paul Benzon, Archival Fictions: Materiality, Form, and Media History in Contemporary Literature (U of Massachusetts P, 2021)

Margaret Cohen, The Underwater Eye: How the Movie Camera Opened the Depths and Unleashed New Realms of Fantasy (Princeton UP, 2022)

Seb Franklin, The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value (U of Minnesota P, 2021)

MArlon B. Ross, Sissy Insurgencies: A Racial Anatomy of Unfit Manliness (Duke UP, 2021)

IAn C. Seethaler, Lives Beyond Borders: US Immigrant Women's Life Writing, Nationality, and Social Justice (State U of New York P, 2021)

Frances S. Hasso, Buried in the Red Dirt, Race, Reproduction, and Death in Modern Palestine (Cambridge UP, 2022)

Kevin Rulo, Satiric Modernism (Clemson UP, 2021)

Christopher N. Okonkwo, Kindred Spirits: Chinua Achebe & Toni Morrison (U of Virginia P, 2022)

Mary Pat Brady, Scales of Captivity: Racial Capitlism and the Latinx Child (Duke UP, 2022)

Kimberly Mack, Fictional Blues: Narrative Self-Invention from Bessie Smith to Jack White (U of Massachusetts P, 2020)

David DAmrosh, Comparing the Liteartures: Literary Stuides in a Global Age (Princeton UP, 2020)

Nahum Dimitri Chandler, "Beyond this Narrow Now" Or, Delimitations, of W. E. B. DuBois (Duke UP, 2022)

Rox Samer, Lesbian Potentiality & Feminist Media in the 1970s (Duke UP, 2022)

Sue Thomas, Jean Rhys's Modernist Bearings and Experimental Aesthetics (Bloomsbury, 2022)

Lindsey B. Green-Simms, Queer African Cinemas (Duke UP, 2022)

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