Selected Bibliography

 

Here is a bibliography of some of my scholarly work.

 

Book

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

 

Essays

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

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

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.

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

“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.

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

“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.

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

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

 

Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems, by Lorna Dee Cervantes. Rocky Mountain Review 67.1 (2013): 75-76.

Review of Darger’s Resources, by Michael Moon. Rocky Mountain Review 66.2 (2012): 214-15.

 

Edited Projects

Editor, Mennonite/s Writing in Canada, Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S., and General Discussions of Mennonite Literature Bibliographies, 2018-present.

Editor, Queer Mennonite Literature. Special Issue of Journal of Mennonite Writing 10.3 (2018).

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

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

 

Journalism

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

 

Presentations

“Samuel R. Delany’s Heavenly Breakfast as Queer Theory.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 11 January 2020, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.

“Teaching Intersectional Literature.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, 30 March 2019, Oregon Convention Center, Portland.

“Queering Space in Ana Castillo’s Give It to Me.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 3 January 2019, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago.

“Sofia Samatar’s Postcolonial Queer Mennonite Writing.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 13 April 2018, Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh.

“Queering Tradition in Jessica Penner’s Shaken in the Water.” Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries, 23 June 2017, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

“‘It was like reading my own life’: Teaching Mennonite Literature.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, 10 February 2017, Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.

“‘This is my body’: Ethics in Corey Redekop’s Husk.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 5 January 2017, Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia.

“Stephen Beachy’s boneyard, the Martyrs Mirror, and Anabaptist Activism.” Mennonite/s Writing VII, 14 March 2015, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA.

“Stephen Beachy’s Haunted boneyard.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 3 April 2014, Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg, PA.

“Queering Mennonite Literature.” After Identity: Mennonite/s Writing in North America Symposium, 30 May 2013, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

“The Liberating Role of Nudity in Samuel R. Delany’s Non-Fiction.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 4 January 2013, Sheraton Hotel, Boston.

“The Liberating Role of Nudity in Samuel R. Delany’s Fiction.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention, 13 October 2012, Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO.

 

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