Daniel Shank Cruz Selected Bibliography

Here is a list of some of my publications.


Queer Mennonite Literature

Queering Mennonite Literature: Archives, Activism, and the Search for Community. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press,  2019.

“The Queer Call of Wes Funk.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 36 (2018): 101-15.

Editor, Queer Mennonite Literature. Special Issue of Journal of Mennonite Writing 10, no. 3 (2018).

A Brief History and Bibliography of Queer Mennonite Literature.” Journal of Mennonite Writing 10, no. 3 (2018).

On Postcolonial Mennonite Writing: Theorizing a Queer Latinx Mennonite Life.” Journal of Mennonite Writing 9, no. 4 (2017).

“Archiving Queer Space in Widows of Hamilton House.” In 11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction, edited by Hildi Froese Tiessen. Winnipeg: Mennonite Literary Society, 2017. 103-18.

“Learning to Listen in Greg Bechtel’s ‘Smut Stories’.” In Education with the Grain of the Universe: A Peaceable Vision for the Future of Mennonite Schools, Colleges, and Universities, edited by J. Denny Weaver. Telford, PA: Cascadia Publishing House, 2017. 213-22.

“Reading My Life in the Text: Adventures of a Queer Mennonite Critic.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 34 (2016): 280-86.

Stephen Beachy’s boneyard, the Martyrs Mirror, and Anabaptist Activism.” Mennonite Life 70 (2016).

“Queering Mennonite Literature.” In After Identity: Mennonite Literature in North America, edited by Robert Zacharias. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015. 143-58.

“Learning About Gender: Some Stories.” Rhubarb Winter 2015: 6-8.

Rev. of A Safe Girl to Love, by Casey Plett. Mennonite Life 69 (2015).

General Mennonite Literature/Mennonite Studies

Rev. of Women Talking, by Miriam Toews. Mennonite Quarterly Review 93, no. 3 (2019): 428-31.

“Fiction, Theory, Memoir: Sofia Samatar’s ‘Request for an Extension on the Clarity.’” Journal of Mennonite Writing 11, no. 1 (2019).

Mennonites in Belize.” New York Times, 16 September 2018, ST4.

Rev. of The Sins of Angels, by Keith Miller. Journal of Mennonite Studies 35 (2017): 393-95.

“A Bibliography and Subject Index of Published Work from the Mennonite/s Writing Conferences.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 91.1 (2017): 93-130.

Songs from an Empty Cage as Literary Criticism and Theology.” Mennonite Life 70 (2016).

Rev. of Eigenheim, by Joanne Epp. Mennonite Quarterly Review 90.1 (2016): 119-120.

Rev. of Everyday Mercies, by Evie Yoder Miller. Mennonite Quarterly Review 89.2 (2015): 350-52.

Editor, Sports. Special Issue of Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 6.4 (2014).

“Writing About Sports: Some Thoughts on David Wright.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 6.4 (2014).

Rev. of Somewhere Near Defiance, by Jeff Gundy. Your Impossible Voice 3 (2014).

Rev. of Shaken in the Water, by Jessica Penner. Mennonite Quarterly Review 88.1 (2014): 157-59.

“Narrative Ethics in Miriam Toews’s Summer of My Amazing Luck.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 5.1 (2013).

“My Journey With Sacred Texts, or How Mennonite Literature Changed My Life.” In Wrestling With the Text: Young Adult Perspectives on Scriptures, edited by Keith Graber Miller and Malinda Elizabeth Berry. Telford, PA: Cascadia Publishing House, 2007. 109-20.

Editor, How Julia Kasdorf Changed My Life: Reflections on Mennonite Identity. Goshen, IN: Pinchpenny Press, 2001.

General Queer/LGBT-related Literature

“Failed Thirdspaces and the Search for Home in Michael Cunningham’s A Home at the End of the World.” Journal of Contemporary Thought 36 (2012): 85-97.

“The Problematic Treatment of Lesbianism in Julia Alvarez’s ¡Yo!Crítica Hispánica 31.1 (2009): 127-45.

Miscellaneous U.S. Literature

Rev. of Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander, ed. Ewuare X. Osayande. Your Impossible Voice 3 (2014).

“Writing Back, Moving Forward: Falling Man and DeLillo’s Previous Works.” Italian Americana 29.2 (2011): 138-52.

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