Selected Publications

Jed Dobson

James E. Dobson


Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2019) [Reviewed by Journal of Folklore Research, Choice Reviews, Leonardo Reviews, Pedagogies, Journal of Web Librarianship, Journal of Literary Theory]

with Rena J. Mosteirin, Moonbit (punctum books, 2019)

Modernity and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century America: Literary Representations of Communication and Transportation Technologies (Palgrave, 2017) [Reviewed by Biography]

Articles and Chapters

“Interpretable Outputs: Criteria for Machine Learning in the Humanities,” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly  15, no. 2 (2021).

"Autobiography, Modernity, and Biopolitics: Individuality and Writing the Self at the Fin-de-Siècle." Arizona Quarterly (forthcoming) 

“Narratives of the Later Lives of Frederick Douglass: Old-Age Autobiography Before Senescence” Common-place 17, no. 2 (2017).

"Knowing and Narration: Shirley Jackson and the Campus Novel." In Shirley Jackson: Influences and Confluences, edited by Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kröger, 123-141. New York: Routledge, 2016.

"Lucy Larcom and the Time of the Temporal Collapse." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 33, no. 1 (2016): 82-102.

"Can an Algorithm be Disturbed? Machine Learning, Intrinsic Criticism, and the Digital Humanities." College Literature 42, no.4 (2015): 543- 564. 

"Bits of Autobiography: Radical Deindividualization and Everydayness." Arizona Quarterly 71, no. 1 (2015): 83-99.

"Mark Twain, Memory, and the Failures  of Historicism." The Mark Twain Annual 11 (Fall 2013): 62-76.

Pandey, S., Voorsluys, W., Rahman, M., Buyya, R., Chiu, K., and Dobson, J. “A Grid Workflow Environment for Brain Imaging Analysis on Distributed Systems." Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 21, no. 16 (2009): 2118-2139.

Pandey, S., Voorsluys, W., Rahman, M., Buyya, R., Chiu, K., and Dobson, J. “Brain Image Registration Analysis Workflow for fMRI Studies on Global Grids," Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-09), Bradford, UK, (May 2009).

Van Horn, J.D., Dobson, J.E., Woodward, J., Wilde, M., Zhao, Y., Voeckler, J., Foster, I. “Grid-Based Computing and the Future of Neuroscience Computation.” In Methods in Mind, edited by Carl Senior, Tamara Russell and Michael S. Gazzaniga. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

Dobson, J.E,Woodward, J., Schwarz, S.A, Marchesini, J.C, Farid, F., and Smith S., “The Dartmouth Green Grid,” ICCS 2005 Conference Workshop on HPC in Academia (2005).

Van Horn, J.D., Wolfe, J., Agnoli, A., Woodward, J., Schmitt, M., Dobson, J.E., Schumacher, S., and Vance, B. “Neuroimaging Databases as a Resource for Scientific Discovery,” International Review of Neurobiology 66C (2005): 55-87.

Zhao, Y., Dobson, J.E., Foster, I., Moreau L., Wilde, M. “A Notation and System for Expressing and Executing Cleanly TypedWorkflows on Messy Scientific Data,” ACM SIGMOD Record 34 (2005): 37-43.

Zhao, Y., Wilde, M., Foster, I., Voeckler, J., Dobson, J.E., Gilbert, E., Jordan, T. and Quigg, E. “Virtual Data Grid Middleware Services for Data-intensive Science.” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 18, no. 6 (2004): 595-608.

Zhao, Y., Wilde, M., Foster, I., Voeckler, J., Jordan, T., Quigg, E., and Dobson J.E, “Grid Middleware Services for Virtual Data Discovery, Composition, and Integration,”  MGC ’04 Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Middleware for Grid Computing (2004): 57-62.

+ View more

Barbara S. Kreiger

The Dead Sea and The Jordan River (Third edition, expanded, Indiana University Press, 2016).

The Dead Sea is not only the lowest place on earth, it is the lowest by far, and is so saline that it can’t support life. The site of Sodom and Gomorrah, the lake was reviled by centuries of travelers who associated it with the sins of those cities millennia earlier. This book examines the myths that kept travelers away, and the scientific curiosity that compelled others to investigate.

Following the signing of the Peace Accord between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea, a shared body of water, took on new significance. But in recent years the Dead Sea environment has been tragically altered, and the other half of the environmental disaster is the Jordan River. Both the river and the lake are threatened with extinction, and the challenge in the next years is how to halt the devastation and create new terms for cooperation and peacemaking.


Divine Expectations: An American Woman in 19th-Century Palestine (Ohio University Press, 1999).

Divine Expectations is the story of Clorinda Minor, a charismatic American Christian woman whose belief in the Second Coming prompted her to leave a comfortable life in Philadelphia in 1851 and take up agriculture in Palestine.

Following a failed prophecy about the End of Days, Mrs. Minor  announced that her mission was to teach the poverty-stricken Jews of the Holy Land to work the soil. Her farm was a unique settlement where Christians, Muslims, and Jews labored alongside each other, but tragic events prevented her work from expanding.



“The Search for Herod’s Tomb,” Smithsonian Magazine (August 2009).


Anna Minardi

Book: Ponit. Italiano Terzo millenio. (with E. Tognozzi, G. Cavatorta)  Second Year Italian Language workbook, lab manual and website. Heinle-Cengage Learning: Boston, 2009. Second edition.

Book: Ponti. Italiano Terzo Millennio. (with E. Tognozzi, G. Cavatorta)  Second Year Italian Language workbook, lab manual and website. Houghton & Mifflin: Boston, 2003. First edition.

Rena J. Mosteirin

Rena J. Mosteirin

Experiment 116 (Counterpath Press, forthcoming)

Rena J. Mosteirin and James E. Dobson, Moonbit (punctum books, 2019)

half-fabulous whales (Little Dipper, 2019)

Nick Trail's Thumb (Kore Press, 2008) Winner of the Kore Press Short Fiction Award judged by Lydia Davis

Donald E. Pease

Donald E. Pease

Theodor Seuss Geisel, (Oxford University Press 2010)

New American Exceptionalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) — Nominated for the James Russell Lowell Prize at MLAp.

Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies, co-edited with Winfried Fluck and John Carlos Rowe in Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies 2011

“The Crisis of Critique in Postcolonial Modernity,” boundary 2 2010

“The Mythological Foundations of the Global Homeland State” A Companion to American Literature and Culture, edited by Paul Lauter 2011

“Dr. Seuss in Ted Geisels Never-Never Land,” PMLA 2011

Introduction: Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies ed. Winfried Fluck, John Carlos Rowe, Donald Pease, Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies 2011

“Black Orpheus: Barack Obama’s Governmentality,” Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités 2011

The Laicization of American Literary Studies,” Contemporary Literature, Spring 2012

“Obamas Rifts” boundary 2 2012

Luis Gispert: Loud Image, Hood Museum of Art (University Press of New England, 2004)

Futures of American Studies, (Duke University Press, 2002)

National Identities and Postnational Narratives, (Duke University Press, 1994)

New Americanists: Revisionist Interventions into the Canon, (Duke University Press, 1994)

Cultures of U.S. Imperialism, (Duke University Press, 1992) with Amy Kaplan

Editor and introduction: New Essays on the Rise of Silas Lapham, (Cambridge, 1991)

Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context, (University of Wisconsin, 1987)

The American Renaissance Reconsidered: Selected Papers of the English Institute, 1982-1983, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985) with Walter Benn Michaels.

+ View more

Regine Rosenthal

“Performing Identity: Intersectionality in Three Autobiographical Texts by Women.” Interactions 23,1-2 (2014), 207-218.

“Gendered Post/Colonial Carribean Identities: The Challenge of Historical Transformation in Novels by Rhys, Allfrey, and Kincaid.” Change and Challenge. Eds. Murat Erdem, Lois R. Helmbold, Attila Silkü, Esra S. Öztarhan. Izmir: Ege University Press, 2012. 371-380.

“Literary, Critical and Theoretical Peregrinations: Geoffrey Hartman, Deconstruction, and the Wandering Jew.” A Voyage Through American Literature and Culture Via Turkey: Festschrift for Sam S. Baskett’s 90th Birthday. Ed. Nur Gökalp Akkerman. Prepared by Belma Ötüş-Baskett and Oya Başak. Istanbul: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınevi, 2011. 226-252.

“Modernism, Cosmopolitanism, and Difference in Yvan Goll’s Work.” Redefining Modernism and Postmodernism. Eds. Şebnem Toplu and Hubert Zapf. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 124-137.

“Border Crossings and Enchantment: Transformations of Ovid’s Orpheus in Works by Tennessee Williams and Thomas Pynchon.” Metamorphosis: Ovid and Modernity. Eds. Manfred Schmeling, Monika Schmitz-Emans. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2010. 131-142.

Translation of “Zerafa,” story by Immanuel Mifsud. In Transcript: European Internet Review of Books and Writing. (English-German translation and translator profile)

“Cultural Identity, History, and National Allegiance: Ludwig Lewisohn’s Search for Belonging.” Mattoid 55 (2006), 23-35.

“In Search of (a Jewish American Writer’s) Biography: Hero and Antihero in Alan Lelchuk’s Ziff: A Life?Literature and Theatre in Crosscultural Encounters. Ed. Regine Rosenthal. Lebanon, NH: Lebanon College Press, 2006. 173-181.

“Identity, Difference, and Exile: Demythologizing the Wandering Jew.” Komparatistik als Arbeit am Mythos. Eds. Monika Schmitz-Emans & Uwe Lindemann. Hermeia 6. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2004. 275-290.

“William Styron” in Holocaust Novelists: Dictionary of Literary Biography 299. Ed. Efraim Sicher. Detroit: Thomson/Gale, 2004. 331-339.

“Trivializing Horror, or Ethics in Holocaust Narrative: D.M. Thomas’s Pictures at an Exhibition.” ZAA, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 50, 2 (2002): 142-154.

“The Ravenous Wandering Jew: Mordecai Richler's Irreverent Tale of Gursky Im/ migration.” Canada and the Nordic Countries in Times of Reorientation / Le Canada et les Pays Nordiques à L’Heure de la Réorientation.. Ed. A. K. Lauridsen. The Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS) Text Series, Vol. 14. Aarhus, Denmark: NACS, 1999. 45-57.

“Inventing the Other: Ambivalent Constructions of the Wandering Jew/ess in 19th Century American Literature.” Representations of Jews Through the Ages. Studies in Jewish Civilization 8. Eds. Leonard Jay Greenspoon and Bryan F. Le Beau. Omaha, NE: Creighton UP, 1996. 171-188.

“Reinscribing the Other: Transformations of the Wandering Jew in Heym, Kafka, and Werfel.” Carleton Germanic Papers (Ottawa, Canada), 24 (1996): 127-153.

“Immigrants’ Daughters: Mary Antin, Anzia Yezierska, and the Democratic Self.” Democracy and the Arts in the United States. Ed. Alfred Hornung, Reinhard R. Doerries, and Gerhard Hoffmann. American Studies 73. München: Wilhelm Fink, 1996. 219-226.

“Alan Lelchuk interviewed by Regine Rosenthal.” American Contradictions: Interviews with Nine American Writers. Eds. Wolfgang Binder and Helmbrecht Breinig.Wesleyan UP and UP of New England: Hanover and London, 1995. 49-75.

“Memory and the Holocaust: Mr. Sammler's Planet and The Bellarosa Connection.” Saul Bellow at Seventy-Five: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Gerhard Bach. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1991. 81-92; also in The Critical Response to Saul Bellow. Ed. Gerhard Bach. Westport CT: Greenwood, 1995.

“The Cultural Work of American Jewish Immigrant Autobiographies.” The Future of American Modernism: Ethnic Writing Between the Wars. Ed. William Boelhower. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1990. 152-175.


(Ed.) Literature and Theatre in Crosscultural Encounters. Lebanon, NH: Lebanon College Press, 2006. 201pp.

Die Erben des Lazarillo: Identitätsfrage und Schlußlösung im pikarischen Roman [The Heirs of Lazarillo: Identity and Narrative Ending in the Picaresque Novel]. Frankfurt/Main, Bern: Peter Lang, 1983. 168 pp.

+ View more