Publications by faculty in the University of Iowa Department of English.


Submissions from 2011

Fate and Redemption in New Orleans: Or, Why Geographers Should Care about Narrative Form, Barbara J. Eckstein

Beyond “The Trouble with Wilderness”, Laura Rigal

Submissions from 2010

The University of Iowa Response, Barbara J. Eckstein and Rod Lehnertz

Submissions from 2009

An Endangered River Runs Through Us, Barbara J. Eckstein

Submissions from 2008

Specters of the City, Barbara J. Eckstein


Black Work at the Polling Place : the Color Line in 'The County Election', Laura Rigal

Submissions from 2007

From Fiction to Foodways: Working at the Intersections of AfricanAmerican Literary and Culinary Studies, Anne Bower


A Bad Day on the Prairie: The Chickasaw County Massacre, Laura Rigal

Submissions from 2006


Planning for Diaspora: New Orleans Before and After the Hurricanes, Barbara Eckstein

Sustaining New Orleans : literature, local memory, and the fate of a city / Barbara Eckstein, Barbara J. Eckstein

Submissions from 2003

Story and sustainability : planning, practice, and possibility for American cities, Barbara J. Eckstein and James A. Throgmorton

In the Eye of the Pyramid: Geographic Enterprise from John Smith to America Incorporated, Laura Rigal

Submissions from 2001

My Kitchen Was the World’: Vertamae Smart Grosvenor’s GeecheeDiaspora, Sherrie A. Inness


Electric Books of 1747: Franklin’s Luminous Gilt, Laura Rigal

Review: Global Feminisms and Food: A Review Essay, Doris Witt

Submissions from 2000

Framing the Fabric: A Luddite Reading of Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Laura Rigal

Whose Affirmative Culture? Response to Pfister, Laura Rigal

Submissions from 1999

Review: Public Culture in the Early Republic: Peale's Museum and Its Audience, Laura Rigal

Black hunger : food and the politics of U.S. identity / Doris Witt, Doris Witt

Submissions from 1998

The American manufactory : art, labor, and the world of things in the early republic / Laura Rigal, Laura Rigal

Soul Food: Where the Chitterling Hits the (Primal) Pan, Doris Witt

Submissions from 1997

Recalcitrant Students and Arts of Resistance, Barbara J. Eckstein

Submissions from 1996

Iconicity, immersion and otherness: the Hegelian 'dive' of J. M. Coetzee and Adrienne Rich, Barbara J. Eckstein


A Conversation about Kwame Anthony Appiah's In My Father's House, Barbara J. Eckstein, Mahoumbah Klobah, Mawuena Logan, Dean Makuluni, Cherry Muhanji, and Theresa Riffe


Empire of Birds, Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology, 1807-1814, Laura Rigal

Raising the Roof: Authors, Spectators and Artisans in the Grand Federal Procession of 1788, Laura Rigal

Submissions from 1995

Ethnicity Matters, Barbara J. Eckstein

Submissions from 1994


Strategy for Seeing White: Patricia Williams's Polar Bears, Barbara J. Eckstein


What (N)ever Happened to Aunt Jemima: Eating Disorders, Fetal Rights, and Black Female Appetite in Contemporary American Culture, Doris Witt

Submissions from 1992


Nadine Gordimer: Nobel Laureate in Literature, 1991, Barbara J. Eckstein

Submissions from 1991

Review: Franklin and Bache: Envisioning the Enlightened Republic by Jeffrey A. Smith, Laura Rigal

In Search of Our Mothers’ Cookbooks: Gathering African-AmericanCulinary Traditions, Doris Witt

Submissions from 1990

The language of fiction in a world of pain : reading politics as paradox / Barbara J. Eckstein, Barbara J. Eckstein

Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of an American Identity in Colonial New England by John Canup (Book Review), Laura Rigal