Recent Faculty Publications of the History Department
From the time of its founding, the faculty members of Western Connecticut State University's History Department have maintained active research agendas. This page highlights some of the recent publications of the department's faculty.
“The Symbiosis of Norse and Medieval Christian Eschatology in DC Vertigo’s Lucifer series” in Apocalyptic Chic: Visions of the Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse in Literature and Visual Arts. Barbara Bordman and Jim Doan, eds. Rowman, Littlefield, Brown (forthcoming)
“Could Guinevere ever be a Superhero? Depictions of a Warrior Queen in Camelot 3000 (1982- 1985)” Journal of Graphic Novels and Comic Books (March 9, 2017) DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2017.1299022
"A Poisoned Past Book Review Assignment: Reading and Writing Academic Book Reviews as an Effective Pedagogical Tool" co-authored with WCSU students Jessie Britton, Amanda O’Boy and Andrew Vince New England Journal of History 73:1 (Fall 2016), 116-131
"Monstrous Morgana: Arthurian Women as Unnatural Amazons in Madame Xanadu (2008- 2010)" Arthuriana 26:3 (Fall 2016), 119-142.
“’Representations of Masculinity: Where are all the Naked Men?’ Art Exhibit at MAC650 Gallery Review” New England Popular Culture Association Review, November 14,
“Reginal Intercession and the Case of Cristina, convicted murderer” Medieval Feminist Forum 51:1 (November 2015), 41-72.
“Costumes, Bodies and Gender in The Queen’s Company 2004 Production of Edward II” Marlowe Studies: An Annual 3 (July 2013), 1-23.
"Vampiric Viragoes: Villainizing and Sexualizing Arthurian Women in King Arthur v. Dracula (2005)" in The Universal Vampire. Barbara Bordman and Jim Doan, eds.. Rowman, Littlefield, Brown, 2013, 149-163.
“Elfquest”in Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes Bart Beaty and Stephen Weiner, eds.. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2012, 295-300.
Who's Your Paddy? Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish-American Identity (New York: NYU Press, 2013)
James Madison and the Making of America (New
York: St. Martin's Press, 2012).
Named February 2012 History Book Club Main Selection
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2007).
Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007).
I Could Not Call Her Mother: The Stepmother in Popular Culture (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013).
Women's Roles in Twentieth-Century America. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2009.
The Inverted Mirror: Mythologizing the Enemy in France and Germany 1898-1914 (New York: Bergahn Books, 2005).
Salt and the Colombian State (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).
Allegories of the Vietnamese Past. (New Haven, CT: Yale Southeast Asia Studies, 2011).
Editor, Vietnam and the West: New Approaches. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Southeast Asia Publications, 2010).