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.

Katherine Allocco

“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, 2015

 “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.

Jennifer Duffy, Who's Your Paddy? Cover

Jennifer Duffy

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

Kevin Gutzman

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

Kevin Gutzman

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution.  (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2007).


Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic

Kevin Gutzman

Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic.  (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007). 


Lindenauer, I Could Not Call Her Mother

Leslie Lindenauer

I Could Not Call Her Mother: The Stepmother in Popular Culture (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013).


Women's Roles in Twentieth-Century America

Martha May

Women's Roles in Twentieth-Century America.   Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2009. 


The Inverted Mirror: Mythologizing the Enemy in France and Germany 1898-1914

Michael Nolan

The Inverted Mirror:  Mythologizing the Enemy in France and Germany 1898-1914 (New York: Bergahn Books, 2005).


Salt and the Colombian State 

Joshua Rosenthal

Salt and the Colombian State  (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012). 


Salt and the Colombian State

Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox

Allegories of the Vietnamese Past.  (New Haven, CT: Yale Southeast Asia Studies, 2011).

Allegories of the Vietnamese Past

Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox

Editor, Vietnam and the West: New Approaches.  (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Southeast Asia Publications, 2010). 


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