The educators of the Department of English at Messiah frequently publish and present quality scholarship in their field and in the context of their vibrant Christian faith.

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Submissions from 2020

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Reimagining Harrisburg's old eighth ward through poetry, Jean Thompson Corey

Submissions from 2017

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A Small Mad Hope: Pale Fire, Hazel Shade, and the Oedipal Disaster, Matthew Roth

Submissions from 2015

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The Composition of Nabokov’s Pale Fire, Matthew Roth

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Milton’s Inward Liberty: A Reading of Christian Liberty from the Prose to Paradise Lost, by Filippo Falcone., Samuel Smith

Submissions from 2014

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Knowledge and Praise: An Open Letter to Christian Students at the Journey’s Beginning, Peter Kelly Powers

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Fleshly Tabernacles: Milton and the Incarnational Poetics of Revolutionary England, by Bryan Hampton Adams, Samuel Smith

Submissions from 2013

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Milton’s Theology of the Cross: Substitution and Satisfaction in Christ’s Atonement, Samuel Smith

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Reading Evil in and Out of Milton: A Review Essay, Samuel Smith

Submissions from 2009

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Glimmers of Shelley in John Shade’s Verse, Matthew Roth

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John Shade’s Duplicate Selves: An Alternative Shadean Theory of Pale Fire, Matthew Roth

Submissions from 2008

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A Clash of Civilizations: Religious and Academic Discourse in the English Classroom, Peter Kelly Powers

Submissions from 2007

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A Source of Character Names in Pale Fire, Matthew Roth

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Three Allusions in Pale Fire, Matthew Roth

Submissions from 2006

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Harlem Renaissance, Peter Kelly Powers

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W.E.B. DuBois, Peter Kelly Powers

Submissions from 2005

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My Culture, Their Culture: Literature, Cultural Property, and Student Identity in the Multicultural Classroom, Peter Kelly Powers

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The treacherous body: Isolation, confession, and community in James Baldwin, Peter Kerry Powers

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“Dallas Wiebe, Cheryl Denise, and Shari Wagner,” Review of three books of poetry, Matthew Roth

Submissions from 2004

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Cullen, Frederick Asbury, Peter Kelly Powers

Religion, Peter Kelly Powers

Religious Organizations, Peter Kelly Powers

Submissions from 2003

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Review of Empty Room with Light, Matthew Roth

Submissions from 2002

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The Ghost in the Collaborative Machine: Expression, Authority and the White Male Teacher in the Multicultural Classroom, Peter Kelly Powers

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Gods of physical violence, stopping at nothing: Masculinity, religion, and art in the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Peter Kerry Powers

Submissions from 2000

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The Singing Man Who Must Be Reckoned With’: Private Desire and Public Responsibility in the Poetry of Countee Cullen, Peter Kelly Powers

Submissions from 1999

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The Poet King on Stage and Page, Samuel Smith

Submissions from 1995

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Disruptive Memories: Cynthia Ozick, Assimilation, and the Invented Past, Peter Kelly Powers

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'Pa is Not Our Pa'; Sacred History and Political Imagination in The Color Purple, Peter Kelly Powers

Submissions from 1994

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Scribbling for a Life: Masculinity, Doctrine, and Style in John Updike, Peter Kelly Powers

Submissions from 1993

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Words of Hope: A Postmodern Faith, Samuel Smith

Submissions from 1991

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A Word of Hope, Paul Nisly

Submissions from 1987

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Of Caricatures and the Faith, Paul Nisly