People across the Americas forge popular cultures both within and against national and global currents. They produce great literature and renowned art, both from within and without powerful institutions like the state and the church.
Work in Progress
“American Catholicism Since 1945,” in Columbia History of Roman Catholicism in America, edited by James Fisher, Columbia, forthcoming.
Roman Catholicism in America, second edition (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007).
Two Shall Become One? Interreligous Marriage in America, book manuscript.
“Historic Black Neighborhood: LeDroit Park,” in the re-issued book Washington at Home, edited by Kathryn Smith, to be published in 2008 by Johns Hopkins University Press.
The primary research effort of recent by Professor Johnson has been the completion, along with co-author Abby Arthur Johnson, of a book-length manuscript entitled “The First National Burial Ground: Congressional Cemetery and the Memory of the Nation.” This study examines the role of memorialization and historic preservation in 19th and 20th century United States. The book prospectus is now under review at various academic presses and the Johnsons hope to find a home for this work shortly.
“Taking Pears from the Elm Tree: A History of the Franciscan Missions among the Chiriguanos, 1830-1949,” finished manuscript sent to Duke University Press.
“Americanism, Catholicism, and Historicism in the Work of David J. O’Brien,” for U.S. Catholic Historian.
An anthology of early modern Spanish theater, to be published by Yale University Press.
Lettered Women: the Correspondence of Early Modern Carmelite Nuns, forthcoming from Vanderbilt University Press.
“Bringing Mexican Immigrants into American Faith-Based Justice and Civic Cultures,” in Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants, edited by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo forthcoming from Rutgers University Press 2007.
The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Professor Palacios has done continuous research on the Catholic Church in Mexico and the United States since 1996. In 2006 he has expanded his research on the social doctrine of religion to include Chile as part of a project entitled “Free Trade Religion: American Civil Religions and the Formation of Latin American Leaders.”
“Ethnographic Research on Life after Forced Labor and Servitude in the United States,” in Ethnography and Policy: What Do we Know about Trafficking?, edited by Carole Vance, forthcoming from School of American Research Press.
“Love Work in Sex Work (and After): Performing at Love,” in Intimacies, edited by William Jankowiak, forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
Her first two books focused on artistic communities in Northern Europe, but her current project, tentatively titled Ellington's Odyssey, explores the emancipation of jazz in twentieth-century American culture. Her work has been featured on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, including NPR's "Todd Mundt Show", BBC's "Music Matters" and "Proms Broadcasts", and C-Span's "Book-TV".
Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker Suite,” forthcoming from Charlesbridge Publishing (2008).
An edition of the autobiographical writing of Josephine Waggoner (1872-1943), a Hunkpapa Sioux woman from the Standing Rock reservation who was, among other things, a translator and letter-writer for Sitting Bull. Her descendants have given me access to her unpublished papers and manuscripts.
Untitled book project on Civil War Regimental Newspapers.
What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War, forthcoming from Knopf, April 2007.
"Two Tales of One City: The History of Community Development in 20th Century Rio de Janeiro," book project.
"The New Journalism under Brazil's Military Dictatorship," currently in preparation for a conference paper, and then publication in an edited volume.
The Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Writing, co-editor, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
“Beyond Writing: Theorizing Collaborative Ethnography,” article.
Beyond the Lettered City: Alphabetic Literacy and Visuality in the Andes, 16th to 18th Centuries, co-edited with Tom Cummins and Dana Leibsohn, under contract with Duke University Press.
Adam M. Lifshey
Specters of America: Hauntings of a Hemispheric Literature (book).
“‘This Dreaming Intruder’: The Frontier Rewritings of Paul du Chaillu, a (French) (American) Pioneer in the West (of Africa)” (article).
Unfamiliar: Nonsynchronous Sexualities, Narrative Form, (Trans)National Futures, book.
Testimonial Fictions: The Post-Dictatorial Mode in US Latino Literature (book, tentative title).
“Edwidge Danticat’s Latinidad: The Farming of Bones and the Cultivation (of Fields) of Knowledge,” in Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, Diaspora (Rutgers University Press, 2007) (article, forthcoming).
“American Catholics: Neither Out far Nor in Deep,” in Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States, edited by Yvonne Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and John L. Esposito (Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2003), 33-51.
“Cultura Americana e Cultura Cattolica,” in Storia Della Chiesa: I cattolici e le Chiese cristaine durante il pontificato de Giovanni Paolo II (1978-2005) (Milan: San Paolo, 2006), 174-211.
“Post-Vatican II Catholicism,” in Faith in America: Changes, Challenges, and a New Spirituality, edited by Charles H. Lippy (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006).
“Vatican II,” in Religion and American Cultures: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity, and Popular Expression, edited by Gary Laderman and Luis León (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003), 1: 94-96.
“Working-Class Catholicism: A Call for New Investigations, Dialogue, and Reappraisal,” co-authored with James P. McCartin, forthcoming in Labor: Studies in the Working-Class History of the Americas, 4:1 (Spring 2007).
“Estranged Allies on the Margins: On the Ambivalent Response of Labor Historians to Catholic History,” U.S. Catholic Historian, 21:2 (Spring 2003): 114-120.
“Utraque Unum: Finding My Way as a Catholic and a Historian,” in Faith and the Historian: Catholic Perspectives, edited by Nick Salvatore, forthcoming form University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Sophia’s Daughters: Women Writers of Early Modern Spain (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004).
Teresa de Jesús: Espiritualidad y feminismo (Biblioteca Crítica, 2006).
“Reconfiguring American Civil Religion: The Triumph of Values,” Contemporary Sociology, 35: 4 (2006): 351-354.
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006).
“Satchmo! The Story of Louis Armstrong,” 14-part syndicated series distributed nationwide by The North Carolina Press Foundation, 2006.
“Bodies in and Out of Time: Julia Ward Howe’s The Hermaphrodite and the Sexual Politics of History,” in Philosophies of Sex: New Essays on The Hermaphrodite, edited by Renee Bergland and Gary Williams, forthcoming.
“Coming Around Again: The Queer Momentum of Far From Heaven,” forthcoming as part of a special double issue on “Queer Temporalities,” edited by Elizabeth Freeman, in GLQ, 13:2-3 (Spring/Summer 2007).
“Invalid Relations: Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady,” The Henry James Review, 23: 2 (May 2002): 196-217.
“Love’s Measures,” contribution to roundtable on Brokeback Mountain, edited by Scott Herring, forthcoming in GLQ, 13:1 (Winter 2006).
“Loving the Alien,” in Queer Temporality, Queer Becomings, edited by E.L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen, forthcoming.
“Melville’s Untimely History: ‘Benito Cereno’ as Counter-Monumental Narrative,” Arizona Quarterly, 60: 3 (Fall 2004): 33-60.
“Mourning,” in American History through Literature, 1820-1870, edited by Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert D. Sattelmeyer (Scribner, 2005), 761-65.
“Passing Shadows: Melancholy Nationality and Black Publicity in Pauline E. Hopkins’s Of One Blood,” in Loss: The Psychic and Social Contexts of Melancholia, edited by David Eng and David Kazanjian (University of California Press, 2003), 148-87.
“The Gothic Meets Sensation: Brockden Brown, Poe, Southworth and Lippard,” in Companion to American Fiction, 1780-1865, edited by Shirley Samuels (Blackwell Press, 2004), 314-29.
“Voicing Removal: Mourning (as) History in Catherine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie,” The Western Humanities Review, 58: 2 (Fall 2004): 48-67.
“Cultural Studies” and “Lesbian Culture,” entries in The Reader’s Guide to Gay and Lesbian Studies (Fitzroy-Dearborn Press, 2000).
“Freemasonry,” entry in Encyclopedia of American Studies (Grolier, 2001).
“Representative Mournfulness: Nation and Race in the Time of Lincoln,” in The Subject of Death: Configurations of Mortality in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Lucy Frank, (Ashgate Press, 2007).
“Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Rural Primer,” in Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on Rural Hours and Other Works, edited by Rochelle Johnson and Daniel Patterson (University of Georgia Press, 2000).
“Politics, Performance, and Indian Identity,” American Studies International, xl: 2 (June 2002), 7-36.
“American Indians, Civilized Performance, and the Question of Rights,” Comparative American Studies, 1: 3 (2003), 315-325.
“‘A Perfect Institution Belonging to the Regiment:’ The Soldier’s Letter and Civil War Soldiers in Kansas,” Kansas History (Winter 2000).
“’A Vexed Question’: Union Soldiers on Slavery and Race,” in The View from the Ground, edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2007).
“’Like a Handle on a Jug’: Union Soldiers and Abraham Lincoln,” North and South, 9:4 (August 2006).
“Our Liberties and Institutions: What Union and Confederate Soldiers Thought the Civil War Was About,” North and South, 7:6 (October 2004).
“Politics By Other Means: Soldiers’ Views of the American Civil War, 1861-1865,” Istorika (December 2001).
“Escritura y convenciones literarias: Los retos de la intelectualidad indígena,” in La etnoeducación en la construcción de los sentidos sociales (Popayán: Universidad del Cauca-Instituto Caro y Cuero-CCELA-PROEIB Andes, 2003), 107-19.
“Imagining Colonial Culture,” Ethnohistory, 49: 3 (2002): 687-701.
Formulación de proyectos de investigación: Guía de procedimientos básicos para la formulación de un proyecto de investigación, co-authored with Rossana Barragán, Virginia Ayllón and Javier Sanjinés C. (La Paz: Proyecto de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia, 1999).
Adam M. Lifshey
“‘No podemos soñar’”: A Hispanophone African Literary Displacement of the Spanish-American War of 1898,” Hispanic Journal, 27:1 (Spring 2006), 119-34.
“Bordering the Subjunctive in Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon,” Journal X, 9:1 (Autumn 2004), 1-15.
“Arthur P. Davis: The Literary Anthologist as Cultural Conservator and Cultural Worker,” CLAJ, 49:2 (December 2005): 127-143.
“Not Enough of the Past: Feminist Revisions of Slavery in Octavia Butler’s Kindred," MELUS, 26:3 (Fall 2001): 51-75.
“Fables of (Cuban) Exile: Special Periods and Queer Moments in Eduardo Machado’s Floating Island Plays,” Modern Drama (Spring 2005).
“Writing and / in Mourning: The Legacy of Loss in Recent Texts by Madeleine Gagnon,” in Doing Gender: Franco-Canadian Women Writers of the 1990s, edited by Roseanna Dufault and Paula Gilbert (Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2001), 53-77.
“Presentation” and coordination of the special dossier “Voices in / on Memory: Tracing the Past and Facing the Future in Contemporary Women’s Writing,” Québec Studies 31 (Spring-Summer, 2001), 3-7.
“La présence des femmes dans l’enseignement de la langue et des cultures francophones au niveau universitaire en Amérique,” in Jeunesse et langue française: Créer, partager, entreprendre. Langue française au Canada et en Amérique du Nord. Actes de la XIXe Biennale de la langue française, edited by Roland Eluerd (BLF, 2002), 327-37.
“Influences réciproques: Le féminisme des années 70 en France et au Québec,” in Francophonie en Amérique: Quatre siècles d’échanges Europe-Afrique-Amérique, edited by Justin K. Bisanswa and Michel Tétu (CIDEF-AFI, 2005), 207-19.
“Transforming Visions: Pedagogical Approaches to Léa Pool's Emporte-moi (Set me Free),” co-authored with Paula Ruth Gilbert, special issue of Women in French Studies (2006), 139-55.
Roman Catholicism in America (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).
Catholic Faith in America (New York: Facts on File, 2003).
“Oakland Community Organizations' 'Faith in Action': Locating the Grassroots Social Justice Mission,” in: Living the Catholic Social Tradition: Cases and Commentary, edited by Kathleen Maas Weigert and Alexia Kelley (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
Gay Gibson Cima
Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, co-authored with Maurice Isserman (Oxford University Press, 1999).
Removals: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Politics of Indian Affairs (Oxford University Press, 1991).
Citizen Indians: Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005).
Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004).
The Freedom to Remember: Narrative, Slavery, and Gender in Contemporary Black Women's Fiction (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002).
Within the Circle: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present, editor (Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.
Calderon’s Characters: An Existential Point of View (1980).
Et in Arcadia Ego: Essays on Death in the Pastoral Novel, co-authored with Bruno Damiani (1990).
Iberian Pastoral Characters (1986).
Cultural Erotics in Cuban America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).
Mothers of Invention: Feminist Authors and Experimental Fiction in France and Quebec (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002).