The Department of English is actively engaged in ongoing research.


Darren Crovitz, Michelle D. Devereaux and Clarice M. Morgan, Next Level Grammar for a Digital Age: Teaching with Social Media and Online Tools for Rhetorical Understanding and Cricital Creation, (Routledge, 2022)

Michelle D. Devereaux and Chris C. Palmer, Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom, (Routledge, 2022)

Rob and Amanda Montgomery, A Place to Write: Getting Your Students out of the Classroom and into the World, (NCTE, 2021)

John C. Havard and Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso, editors. Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century. Routledge, 2021.

Miriam Brown Spiers, Encountering the Sovereign Other: Indigenous Science Fiction. Michigan State University Press, 2021.

Garcia, A., Dail, J.S., & Witte, S. (Eds.). Playing with teaching: Considerations for implementing gaming literacies in the classroom. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2020.

Garcia, A., Dail, J.S., & Witte, S. (Eds.). Studying gaming literacies: Theories to inform classroom practice. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2020.

David King, Cinema and Catholicism: 125 Years of Spirituality in Film. Collegium Institute of U Pennsylvania, 2020.

Chris C. Palmer and Colette Moore, Teaching the History of the English Language. MLA, 2019.

Michelle D. Devereaux and Chris C. Palmer, Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom, Routledge, 2019.

Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo, Immigrant Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication: Memoirs of a First Generation, NCTE, 2019.

Anne Richards edited with Adrienne Lamberti. Communication and Conflict Studies: Disciplinary Connections, Research Directions. New-York: Palgrave-Macmillan. 2019.

Lara Smith-Sitton, Tea Rozman-Clark, Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School (Wise: 2018; Green Card Youth Voices/Ingram: 2019)

Tony Grooms, The Vain Conversation, (University of South Carolina Press, 2018)

Jennifer Dail, Towards a More Visual Literacy: Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Letizia Guglielmo, Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, Solutions. 2 vols. (ABC-CLIO, 2018)

Andy Plattner, Dixie Luck: Stories and the Novella Terminal, (Mercer 2018)

Linda Niemann, Cosas: Folk Art Travels in Mexico, (University of New Mexico Press, 2018)

Jennifer Dail, Shelbie Witte, and Steven Bickmore. Young Adult Literature and the Digital World: Textual Engagement through Visual Literacy, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018)

Cherif Diop, Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature, (Africa World Press, 2018)

Darren Crovitz and Michelle D. Devereaux, Grammar to Get Things Done: A Practical Guide for Teachers Anchored in Real-World Usage, (Routledge and NCTE, 2017)

Ashley Shelden, Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union, (Columbia University Press, 2017)

Larrie Dudenhoeffer, Anatomy of the Superhero Film, (Palgrave, 2017)

Clarice Moran, Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to English Language Arts Education, (IGI Global, 2017)

Sergio Figueiredo, Inventing Comics: A New Translation of Rodolphe Töpffer’s Reflections on Graphic Storytelling, Media Rhetorics, and Aesthetic Practice. Trans. Sergio C. Figueiredo. (Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2017)


Articles and Creative Activity

John C. Havard, Lilian Mina, and Eric Sterling. “Making Pedagogically Responsible Decisions in Online Course Programming.” English Studies Online: Programs, Practices, Possibilities, edited by Susan Spangler and Will Banks, Parlor P, 2021, pp. 60-83.

David King, “Culture and the Church,” The Georgia Bulletin First Prize Catholic Press Awards of the Catholic Media Association, 2021.

Oumar Diop

  • "Lost & found memories: letters to Dr. P. from his Senegalese students." Journal of the African Literature Association, 2021, DOI: 10.1080/21674736.2021.1900262.
  •  "Violence and Silencing Systems in Nawal El Saadawi’s God Dies by the Nile," The New York African Studies Association Newsletter 73 (Spring/Summer 2020).  
  •  “Voices from the Margins: Female Protagonists Navigating Power-geometries.” The Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses edited by Tanure Ojaide and Joyce Ashuntangtang, pp. 218-232. May 2020, Routledge. New York.
  • “Happiness, The Wound and the Word: Aminatta Forna Joins the Conversation on Trauma.” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, 6(3), pp 388–399 September 2019. © Cambridge University Press, 2019. doi:10.1017/pli.2019.5

Michelle D. Devereaux, Chris C. Palmer, and Victoria E. Thompson. "Pandialectal Learning: Teaching Global Englishes in a 10th-Grade English Class." American Speech: A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage, vol. 96, no. 2, 2021, pp. 235-52.

Katarina Gephardt,

  • “Pandemic Consciousness and Narrative Perspective in Sheri Holman’s The Dress Lodger.” Victoriographies 10.1, 2021, pp. 185–205.  
  • “Gender, Genre, and Geography in Ménie Dowie’s A Girl in the Karpathians.” Continental Exploration: Tourism and Travel Writing, 1815–1915.  Eds. Benjamin Colbert and Lucy Morrison. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 243–267.
  •  “Dervla Murphy.” Handbook of British Travel Writing. Ed. Barbara Schaff. De Gruyter, 2020. 515–533.
  •  “Productive Uses of Nostalgia in Contemporary Slovak Fiction: Veronika Sikulová’s and Maroš Krajňak’s Experiments with Generational Memory.” Canadian Slavonic Papers (2018).

Patrick Herald,

  • “Introducing Analysis with YouTube.” The National Teaching & Learning Forum. vol. 30, no. 6, 2021, pp. 8-9.
  •  “The Anxiety of Authorship: Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, Fields, and Professional Jurisdiction.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 60, no. 5, 2019, pp. 600-612.

Kristin Rajan,

  • “Night Hike” and “Road Trip.” Wayfinding: Poetry Celebrating American’s Parks and Public Lands. Finishing Line Press, 2021.
  •  “Smiles in the Fog”; “Sundays and Shadows”; “Lakeview Cemetery.” Inscape Magazine. June 2020.
  •  “Genetic Weight.” Change Seven Magazine. Winter 2020.
  •  “Ann Patchett’s Run and James Joyce’s “The Dead”: A Call to ActionANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, 22 November 2020. DOI: 10.1080/0895769X.2020.1844557
  •  “Early Pregnancy Test on the Vernal Equinox.” Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Fall 2019.
  •  “Hibernation.” Vitamin ZZZ: 40 Winks. February, 2019.
  •  “What We Find Along The Way.” Surprised by Joy, 2018.
  •  “Identity in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Miss Brill’ and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography.” Katherine Mansfield Society, 2018.
  •  “Tiger Lily.” Rorschack’s Ink: Writer’s Guild of Iowa State University Anthology. November 2017.
  • “Smoking Cigars.” Postcard Poems and Prose. June 2017.
  •  “Night Hike” and “Road Trip: Indiana Dunes National Seashore.” Parks and Points. April 2017.
  •  “Invitations.” Apeiron Review. April 2017.
  • “My Grandmother’s Funeral” in Just A Little More Time: 56 Writers on Loss and Love. Corbin Lewars, editor. March 2017.

Jennifer Dail,

  • Foreword. In C. Moran (Ed.), Affordances and constraints of mobile phone use in English language arts classrooms. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Goss, S., The student X: Centering identity and agency via public art and young adult literature. In B. Maldonado (Ed.). Arts integration and young adult literature: Strategies to enhance academic skills and empower student voice. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.
  • Witte, S., What have we lost?: Using young adult literature narratives to examine grief journeys. In N. Sieben & S. Shelton (Eds.). Humanizing grief in higher education: Narratives of allyship and hope. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 2021, pp. 38-48.
  • Goodsite, M.B, Using All American Boys to contextualize Othello. In V. Malo-Juvera, P. Greathouse, & B. Eisenbach (Eds.). Shakespeare and adolescent literature: Pairing and teaching. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021, pp. 87-102.
  • Witte, S., with Latuszek, L., Thompson, V., & Watson, A, A practice of passion: Advocacy in online spaces. In A. Garcia & C. Fleischer (Eds.). Everyday advocacy: Teachers who change the literacy narrative. New York, NY: Norton Press, 2020, pp. 140-147.
  •  Jones, W.K., & Chance, G, Leading students to Exit through the Gift Shop: Reading Banksy's public art through documentary film and director's cuts. In Literacy engagement through peritextual analysis. In S. Witte, D. Latham, & M. Gross (Eds.). Chicago, IL: American Library Association & National Council of Teachers of English, 2019, pp. 155-166.
  •  “Leading Students to Exit through the Gift Shop: Reading Banksy’s Public Art through Documentary Film and Director’s Cuts.” Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis, ALA and NCTE, 2019.
  • Anete Vasquez. "Google Drive: Facilitating Collaboration and Authentic Community Beyond the Classroom." Voices from the Middle, 25(4), 24-28, 2018. 
  •  Michelle Goodsite, and Stephanie Sanders. "Teacher Empowerment through Dynamic State-level Partnerships: Aspiring toward a Sustaining Model of Professional Development." English Journal, 107(4), 20-25. 2018.
  • Shelbie Witte . "Graphic Young Adult Literature Representations of Brutalized Communities: Exploring Loss through Don Brown's Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans." In M.M. Falter & S.T. Bickmore (Eds.), Moving Beyond Personal Loss to Societal Grieving: Discussing Death's Social Impact through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Bahl, Erin Kathleen.

Laura McGrath.

  • “‘That’s the Wonder of It’: Affective Dimensions of Visual Rhetoric for Biodiversity Conservation.” Res Rhetorica 8 (2): 82-96. 2021.
  •  “Achieving Visibility: Midlife and Older Women’s Literate Practices on Instagram and Blogs.” Literacy in Composition Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, 2018.

Anna Weinstein (writer),

  • The Jack Tales, a one-hour television pilot script based on the book by Richard Chase. Developed with Robert Mitas (producer) and Jay Russell (director). Los Angeles: Voyage Media, 2021.  
  • Broads of Bohemian Greenwich Village, a one-hour television pilot script. Developed with funding from an Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Arts Fellowship, 2021.
  •  Foreword. In S. Bailey (Ed.), Creative Arts Therapy Careers (PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional), (pp. xi-xiii). New York: Routledge, 2021.
  •  Foreword. In S.R. Meyer (Ed.), Interactive Storytelling for the Screen (PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional), (pp. ix-xi). London: Routledge, 2021.
  •  “Diva Directors Around the Globe: Bettina Oberli on My Wonderful Wanda.” Film International, Intellect, May 8, 2021.
  •  “Diva Directors Around the Globe: Suzanne Lindon on Spring Blossom.” Film International, Intellect, May 21, 2021.
  • When Dreams Come True, a feature film script based on the novel by Betty Lowrey. Developed with Robert Mitas (producer). Los Angeles: Voyage Media, 2020.  
  •  Foreword. In A. D’Adamo (Ed.), Producing for the Screen Careers (PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional), (pp. xiii-xv). London: Routledge, 2020.
  •  Foreword. In M.L. Belli (Ed.), Acting for the Screen Careers (PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional), (pp. xii-xiv). New York: Routledge, 2019.  
  •  “The History of Women in Silent Film: What Is It Really? An Interview with Jane M. Gaines.” Film International, Intellect, 17(1), 2019.

Mitch Olson,

  • Producer & "Story By", Allison Lobel (Writer), Diane Foster (Executive Producer), Will Amato (Producer and "Story By"). Easter, Bloody Easter. Feature screenplay. Wallybird Productions and Point South Productions, 2021.
  •  Creator/Producer/Host. Six-Page Scripts. Ep. 1-33. Audio podcast, 2020.
  •  Edward Stephens, Writers. A House Divided one-hour Drama Pilot. 2019.
  •  (Writer & Producer), Emily Skye (Director) and Murray Mile (Co-Producer). The Deal. Shewolf Films, 2019.
  •  “7 Tips and Tricks to get the Most out of Networking Events.” 2019.
  •  “Kicking Off the ScreenCraft Writers Summit in Atlanta.” 2019.
  • “8 Takeaways from the ScreenCraft Writers Summit in Atlanta.” 2019.
  •  “The Importance of Screenwriting Competitions and Fellowships.” 2019.

Mary Behrman, “Angle-Ing for Arthur: Erasing the Welsh in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Studies in Medievalism XXIX: Politics and Medievalism (Studies), edited by Karl Fugelso, Boydell & Brewer, 2020, pp. 49–66.

David Johnson,

  • Irish Accents are Cool, Valley Girl Accents are So Annoying: Voice actors and accent considerations for recorded lectures in online linguistics courses. Southern Journal of Linguistics, 44 (2), 2020, pp. 53-72.
  • Cox, Jennifer, The Linguistic Deception of the Phrase Best Practices: A Critical Analysis of Articles Discussing “Best” Practices in Online Learning. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2020, 23(1).
  • Easy Preparation for Online Courses: Why Professors as Educators Should be Anxious About Becoming Non-Essential. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning,
  •  A Linguistic Analysis of the Word Pain in the Age of American Secularism. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 14 (9). 2018.

Miriam Brown Spiers,

  • “Communities of Grief: Surviving War in the Fiction of Ralph Salisbury,” Transmotion 6.1, 2020.
  • “’The Yellow Monster’: Reanimating Nuclear Fears in Cherokee Science Fiction,” Native South vol. 12, 2019.

Anne Richards

  • with Adrienne Lamberti, “Dynamic Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Conflict and Communication.” An introduction to Communication and Conflict Studies: Disciplinary Connections, Research Directions. 2019.
  •  “The World Parliament of Religions, the Swami, and the Evangelist: Contextualizing Late 19th-Century American Responses to Hinduism.” Journal of Global Initiatives (2018).

Jenny Sadre-Orafai.  "Geminis," NELLE (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2019)

Lara Smith-Sitton,

  • Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, and Paul McDaniel, "When Local Community Writing Initiatives Crashed into White House Public Policy: Green Card Youth Voices: Stories from an Atlanta High School," Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, Volume 1, 2019.
  •  "“Interview of Tea Rozman Clark on the Power of Storytelling in Activist Work,” Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal, Volume 1, 2019.
  •  Shannan Rivera, "Why Writing Matters: Helping Students Rethink the Value of English and Writing Studies.” Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing, Volume 6, 2018

Beth Giddens et al.

  • “Sustainability Education and Organizational Change: A Critical Case Study of Barriers and Change Drivers at a Higher Education Institution.” Sustainability 2019, 11, no.2: 501.
  •  “Living ‘On Own Account’.” Smokies Life Magazine (2018).

Khalil Elayan, “Sana’a Sunrise.” A Gathering of the Tribes, 2019.

Chris Martin, “God.” New Southerner, 2018.

Figueiredo, Sergio C.

  • “The Same as it Ever Was: Invention as the Future of Digital Rhetorics.” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, Blog Carnival 14 [“Discerning Digital Rhetorics’ Futures”]. Eds. Lauren Garskie, Derek Mueller, and Jason Tham. (Oct. 2018).
  • S. Andrew Stowe. “Experimenting with Flash Reason, the H’MMM Disciplines, and Affect in Scattered Media Ecologies” Textshop Experiments 5 (Aug. 2018).
  • Sundvall, Scott , “Ulmerian Bingo Card” (Graphic Design Project). Textshop Experiments 5 (Aug. 2018).
  • Memmott, Talan, Davin Heckman, Claire Donato,  Jeremy Hight, Jeff T. Johnson, Kelly Lydick, Mark Marino, Craig Saper, Orchid Tierney, and Erik Zepka. “Meme Culture, Alienation Capital, and Gestic Play.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 32 (May 2017). (International Journal)

Leah Benedict. "Impotence Made Public: Reading Sex on the Stage and in the Courtroom," ELH , vol. 85, no. 2 (Summer 2018): 441-469.

Jeanne Bohannon. “Google, Baidu, the Library, and ACRL Framework: Assessing Information-Seeking Behaviors of First-Year Multilingual Writers Through Research-Aloud Protocols.” Purdue Information Literacy Handbook, First-year Writing, Purdue University Press, 2018.

Andrew Plattner.

  • “Selection,” New World Writing (Spring 2018)
  •  “Landslide,” The Southern Review (Spring 2018)
  •  "Pontiac," Birmingham Arts Journal (Fall 2018)
  •  “Library,” New World Writing (Spring 2017)

Keith Botelho.

  • “Occult Testimonies in John Aubrey’s Miscellanies.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies 94:1 (2017): 93-108.
  • “Winstanley and Post-Revolutionary Soil." Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science. Ed. Hillary Eklund (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2017). 117-128. 

Chris Palmer (with co-author Elan Louis). “Tremble and Tremor: Etymology, Usage Patterns, and Sound Symbolism in the History of English.” Neurology, vol. 88, no.7, 2017, pp. 706-10.