University of Mississippi

Ronald A. Schroeder

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., English, Northwestern University (1973)
  • M.A., English, Northwestern University (1969)
  • B.A., English, Wesleyan University (1968)

Selected Publications

  • Natalie Schroeder and Ronald A. Schroeder.  From Sensation to Society: Representations of Marriage in the Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1862-1866.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2006.”The Misery of Bondage: Conjugal Relations in the Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon.” 19th Century Feminisms (2000).
  • “Basil’s Dream: The failure of the Social/Moral Paradigm in Wilkie Collins’s Basil.”Massachusetts Studies in English 2(1992).
  • “Byron’s ‘Darkness’ and the Romantic Dis-Spiriting of Nature.” Approaches to Teaching Byron’s Poetry (1991)
  • “Ellis, Sainte-Palaye, and Byron’s ‘Addition’ to the ‘Preface’ of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage I-II.” Keats-Shelley Journal (1983).
  • “The Rejection and Redefinition of Romance in Byron’s Early Poetry.” The University of Mississippi Studies in English (1981)

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Natalie Schroeder

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University (1978)
  • M.A., Northwestern University (1970)
  • B.S., Northwestern University (1963)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Victorian Literature
  • Dickens
  • Contemporary Women’s Literature
  • Popular Literature
  • Gothic Fiction

Selected Publications

  • Natalie Schroeder and Ronald A. Schroeder.  From Sensation to Society: Representations of Marriage in the Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1862-1866.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2006.Ouida, Under Two Flags. Introduction and Notes by Natalie Schroeder, Kansas City: Valancourt Books, 2009.
  • Co-author Shari Hodges Holt, Ouida the Phenomenon: Evolving Social, Political, and Gender Concerns in her Fiction. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008.
  • Ouida, In Maremma Ed. Natalie Schroeder, Chicago: Valancourt Books, 2006.
  • Regina Maria Roche, Clermont. Ed. Natalie Schroeder, Chicago Valancourt Books, 2006.
  • Co-author Shari Hodges Holt, “The Gin Epidemic: Gin Distrubution as a Means of Control and Profit in Dickens’s Early Non Fiction and Oliver Twist,”in Dickens Studies Annual. Volume 36 (2005): 1-32 .
  • “Feminine Sensationalism, Eroticism, and Self-Assertion: M.E. Braddon and Ouida”,Contemporary Literary Criticism. Gale Research, Inc. 2005.
  • Ouida, Moths. Ed. Natalie Schroeder. Petersborough, Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press, 2005.
  • Co-Author Ronald A. Schroeder, “Miserable Bondage: Marital Companionship and Neglect in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s The Lady’s Mile,” Nineteenth-Century Feminisms, Spring 2000.
  • “Stephen King’s Misery: Freudian Sexual Symbolism and the Battle of the Sexes,”Journal of Popular Culture 30.2 (1996):137-148.
  • “Barnaby Rudge and Jack Sheppard: Yet More ‘Humbug’from a ‘Jolter-Head,'” Studies in the Novel 18 (1986):27-35.
  • “Feminine Sensationalism, Eroticism, and Self- Assertion: M.E. Braddon and Ouida,”Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 7 (1988):87-103
  • “The Mysteries of Udolpho and Clermont: The Radcliffean Encroachment on the Art of Regina Maria Roche,” Studies in the Novel 12 (1980): 131-143.
  • “The Anti-Feminist Reception of Regina Maria Roche,” Essays in Literature 9 (1982):55-65.

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Gregory Alan Schirmer


  • Ph.D., English, Stanford University, (1978)
  • M.A., English, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY (1974)
  • M.A., Journalism, Columbia University (1966)
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, University of Illinois (1965)

Selected Publications

  • The Midnight Court: Eleven Versions of Merriman. Dublin: The Lillilput Press, 2015. 
  • After the Irish: An Anthology of Poetic Translation. 2009.
  • The Irish Poetry of J.J. Callanan. 2005.
  • Out of What Began: A History of Irish Poetry in English. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.
  • Reviews and Essays of Austin Clarke. 1995.
  • William Trevor: A Study of His Fiction. 1990.
  • The Poetry of Austin Clarke. University of Notre Dame Press, 1983.

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Peter Reed

  • Ph.D. in English, Florida State University (2005)
  • M.A. in Humanities, Florida State University (2000)
  • B.A. in English, Harding University (1998)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Early American Literature
  • Early American and Transatlantic Theatre
  • Performance Studies
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

  • Rogue Performances: Staging the Underclasses in Early American Theatre Culture(Palgrave Macmillan, June 2009)
  • “Conquer or Die: Staging Circum-Atlantic Underclasses in Polly and Three-Finger’d Jack,” Theatre Journal 59 (May 2007): 241-258.
  • “There Was No Resisting John Canoe: Circum-Atlantic Transracial Performance,”Theatre History Studies 27 (2007): 65-85.
  • “Theatrical Rebels and Refugees: The Triumphs of Love, the Haitian Revolution, and American Theatre,” essay in the edited collection Early America and the Haitian Revolution, ed. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael Drexler, forthcoming 2010.

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Karen Raber

Karen Raber is Professor of English. She specializes in Renaissance literature with emphasis on ecostudies, animal studies, and posthumanist theory. She joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi in 1995, after taking her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of California, San Diego. Her publications include three monographs: Shakespeare and Posthumanist Theory (Bloomsbury 2018), Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture (U Penn 2013, a finalist for the 2015 ASLE Book Award), and Dramatic Difference: Gender, Class and Genre in the Early Modern Closet Drama (Delaware, 2001). She is also coeditor with Monica Mattfeld of Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater (Penn State, 2017); with Ivo Kamps and Tom Hallock of Early Modern Ecostudies: From Shakespeare to the Florentine Codex (Palgrave 2009); with Treva Tucker of The Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline and Identity in the Early Modern World (Palgrave 2005); and with Ivo Kamps of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: Texts and Contexts (Bedford 2004). She is also editor of Routledge’s series Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture ( In 2014 she was awarded the University’s Faculty Achievement Award. Her current monograph-in-progress uses new materialist methods to investigate the nature of meat in early modern culture; other ongoing projects include the Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare and Animals, and Routledge’s Handbook of Shakespeare and Animals, which she is co-editing with Holly Dugan. When not writing, researching or teaching, she can usually be found riding or competing her two horses in dressage and hanging out with Doug McPherson and other human and non-human animal friends.


  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1995)
  • M.A., Univ. of California, San Diego (1992)
  • B.A., Yale University (1983)

Research Interests

  • Early modern British literature and culture
  • Early modern women writers feminist theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Horses and horsemanship in early modern England/Europe
  • Animal Studies
  • Ecocriticism

Selected publications:

  • Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture.  Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 
  • Ed., and Intro., Early Modern Ecostudies: From Shakespeare to the Florentine Codex, with Tom Hallock and Ivo Kamps.  New York:  Palgrave, 2009. 
  • Ed. The Culture of the Horse:   Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World, with Treva Tucker.  New York:  Palgrave Press, 2005. 
  • Ed. William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure:  Texts and Contexts, with Ivo Kamps.  New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
  • Dramatic Difference:  Gender, Class and Genre in the Early Modern Closet Drama. Delaware:  Univ. of Delaware Press, 2001.
  • “Chains of Pearls: Gender, Property, Identity,” in Ornamentalizing the Renaissance, ed. Bella Mirabella (University of Michigan Press, 2011): 159-180. 
  • “Vermin and Parasites:  Shakespeare’s Animal Architectures,” in “Ecocritical Shakespeare,” ed. Linda Bruckner and Daniel Brayton, (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2011): 13-32.
  • “How to do things with Animals:  Thoughts on/with the Early Modern Cat,” in Early Modern Ecostudies: From Shakespeare to the Florentine Codex, ed. Tom Hallock, Ivo Kamps, and Karen Raber (New York:  Palgrave, 2009): 93-114.
  • From Sheep to Meat, From Pets to People:  Animal Domestication 1600-1800” in A Cultural History of Animals, Vol. IV: 1600-1800, ed. Matthew Senior,  (London:  Berg, 2007): 73-99.
  • “Recent Ecostudies in Tudor and Stuart Literature,” ELR 37:1 (Winter 2007): 151-71.



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Jack Pendarvis

Jack Pendarvis is the author of one novel and two collections of short stories. He is a columnist for Oxford American, and The Believer. His work has appeared in many other publications, including McSweeney’sThe New York Times, and the 2006 Pushcart Prize anthology.

Selected Publications

  • Awesome, 2008
  • Your Body is Changing, 2007
  • The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure, 2005

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Chris Offutt

Associate Professor of English & Screenwriting


  • M.F.A., Fiction. The University of Iowa (1990)
  • B.A., Theatre, Morehead State University (1981)

Selected Honors

  • Writers Guild of America Nominee for best writing, “True Blood” (2008)
  • Lennan fellowship for Fiction (2003)
  • Gugenheim Foundation Fellowship for Fiction (1996)
  • Best American Short Stories
  • Best American Essays
  • Pushcart Prize

Selected publications


  • Country Dark, 2018
  • My Father the Pornographer, 2016
  • No Heroes (memoir) (2002)
  • Out of the Woods (stories) (1999)
  • The Good Brother (novel) (1997)
  • The Same River Twice (memoir) (1993)
  • Kentucky Straight (stories) (1992)


  • Treme, 2012
  • Tough Trade” (various episodes) Lions Gate (2010)
  • “Weeds” Showtime (2009)
  • “True Blood” ( episodes 107, 110) (2007, 2008)
  • “Out of the Woods” (2004)


  • The Trapper (2011)
  • Out of the Woods

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Kathryn McKee

KatieMckee1Kathryn McKee is McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and English. She has a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught briefly in Wisconsin before joining the UM faculty in the fall of 1997. Her research interests include the nineteenth-century U.S. South, particularly the lives of women, and recent scholarly trends toward locating the American South as a global space. She has published articles and delivered papers about a range of Southern writers, including Sherwood Bonner, Ellen Glasgow, Bobbie Ann Mason, Josephine Humphreys, and William Faulkner.


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996)
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1989)
  • B.A., Centre College(1987)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • United States Literature
  • U.S. Southern literature
  • Global South Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Writing by Women
  • Humor Studies

Selected Publications

  • “Sherwood Bonner and the Postbellum Legacy of Southwestern Humor.”  in
    Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches, Ed. Ed Piacentino.  Jackson: The University
    Press of Mississippi, 2013.  104-130.
  • American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary. Co-edited with Deborah Barker.
  • Athens: University of Georgia Press, New Southern Studies Series, 2011.
  • “’the silence which/Smothers you’: Kaye Gibbons’s On the Occasion of My Last
  • Afternoon.”  in Still in Print: The Southern Novel Today, Ed. Jan Nordby Gretlund.Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.  43-57.
  • “Local Literatures, Global Contexts: The New Southern Studies.” Co-authored introduction (with Annette Trefzer) to special issue of American Literature, 78.4(2006): 677-690.
  • “Writing Region from ‘the Hub’: Sherwood Bonner’s Travel Letters and Questions of Postbellum U.S. Southern Identity,” Legacy, 22.2 (2005): 126-143.
  • “The Forgotten World of Idora McClellan Moore’s Betsy Hamilton Letters.” Studies in American Humor, 3.10 (2003). 65-76.
  • “‘Honey, yer ain’t harf as smart as yer thinks yer is!’: Race and Humor in Sherwood Bonner’s Short Fiction.” Southern Literary Journal 35.1 (Fall 2002), 28-46.
  • “The Portable Eclipse: Hawthorne, Faulkner, and Scribbling Women” Faulkner and America: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 1998. Eds. Ann Abadie and Joseph Urgo. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press.
  • “Finding Bobbie Ann Mason’s Present in Her Past.” Southern Literay Journal 31.1 (Fall 1998): 35-50.
  • “Simply Talking: Women and Language in Kaye Gibbons’s A Cure for Dreams.”Southern Quarterly 35.4 (Summer 1997): 97-106.
  • “‘A fearful price I have had to pay for loving him’: Ellery Channing’s Troubled Relationship with Ralph Waldo Emerson.” Studies in the American Renaissance(1994): 251-269.
  • “‘A small heap of glittering fragments’: Hawthorne’s Disillusionment with the Short Story.” American Transcendental Quarterly 8.2 (June 1994): 137-147.
  • “Rewriting Southern Male Introspection in Josephine Humphreys’s Dreams of Sleep.”Mississippi Quarterly 46.2 (Spring 1993): 241-254.


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Ben McClelland

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  • Ph.D., Indiana University (1972)
  • M.A., Indiana University (1967)
  • B.A., Grove City College (1965)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • nonfiction writing
  • composition
  • writing theory
  • writing program administration

Selected Publications

  • Soldier’s Son. Jackson, MS: The University Press of Mississippi. March, 2004.
  • “Writing Program Administration Theories,” in Theorizing Composition: A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies. Mary Lynch Kennedy (ed.). Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1998. (Dictionary Entry)
  • The New American Rhetoric. New York: HarperCollins, January, 1993. (Freshman English textbook)
  • Writing Practice: A Rhetoric of the Writing Process. New York: Longman, Inc., 1984. (Freshman English textbook)
  • “A New Millennium for the Writing program,” in Administrative Problem-Solving for Writing Programs and Writing Centers. Linda Myers-Breslin (ed.). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1999. 167-179.
  • “From Icon to Partner: Repositioning the Writing Program Administrator,” in Theorizing and Enacting Difference: Resituating Writing Programs Within the Academy. Joe Janangelo and Kristine Hansen (eds.) Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Boynton Cook, 1996. 151-159.
  • “Responding to Student Writers,” in Twelve Readers Reading. Ronald Lunsford and Rick Straub (eds.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 1996.
  • “A Writing Program Administrator’s Response,” in Writing Theory and Critical Theory. John Clifford and John Schilb (eds.). New York: Modern Language Association, 1994. 262-270.

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Colby Kullman

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas (1981)
  • M.Phil., University of Kansas (1973)
  • M.A., University of Chicago (1968)
  • B.A., DePauw University (1966)

Teaching and research interests

  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Satire
  • Biography
  • Comedy
  • Tragedy

Selected Publications

  • Kullman, Colby H., and Philip C. Kolin, editors. Speaking on Stage: Inerviews with Contemporary American Playwrights. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 1996.
  • Kullman, Colby H., and William C. Young, editors-in-chief. Theatre Companies of the World. 2 vols. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1986.
  • Kullman, Colby H., and Philip C. Kolin, co-founders and co-editors. Studies in American Drama: 1945-Present. Volumes 5-8. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1991-1994. Volumes 1-4. Dexter, Michigan: Thomson-Shore, Inc. 1986-1990.
  • “Death of a Salesman at Fifty: An Interview with Arthur Miller.” Michigan Quarterly Review 37, No. 4 (Fall 1998), pp. 624-634.
  • “Rule by Power: ‘Big Daddyism’ in the World of Tennessee Williams’s Plays.”Mississippi Quarterly 48, No.4 (Fall 1995), 667-676.
  • “Appreciating Gall: Boswell’s Frank Wit.” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries into the Early Modern Era. Edited by Kevin L. Cope. New York: AMS Press, 1994, pp. 369-380.

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