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spring 2019

where great writing begins
. . . Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 When You Learn the Alphabet … Kendra Allen
2 Dakota in Exile … Linda M. Clemmons
3 Stamford ’76 … JoeAnn Hart
4 The Year of the Femme … Cassie Donish
5 In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps … Rob Schlegel
6 Austentatious … Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein
7 Disney’s Star Wars … William Proctor and Richard McCulloch, eds.
8 Exploiting Fandom … Mel Stanfill
9 Straight Korean Female Fans and Their Gay Fantasies … Jungmin Kwon
10 A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier … Willard L. Boyd

Stamford 11 Sky Dance of the Woodcock … Greg Hoch

12 Rehearsing Revolutions … Mary McAvoy
13 Women Adapting … Bethany Wood
CORRUPTION, 14 America in the Round … Donatella Galella
IN THE 1970S 15 Performing the Progressive Era … Max Shulman & J. Chris Westgate, eds.
16 Neocolonial Fictions of the Global Cold War … Steven Belletto & Joseph Keith, eds.
JoeAnn Hart 17 Recently Published
18 General Interest Bestsellers
19 Regional Bestsellers
20 Scholarly Bestsellers

THE FEMME 21 Recent Book Honors and Reviews
22–23 Indexes
23 Desk and Exam Copy Policies
24 Contact Information
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When You Learn the Alphabet
by Kendra Allen
2018 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction

“Kendra Allen’s When You Learn the Alphabet is a roaring medita-
tion on what black daughters in our nation do with what and
how they’ve been taught. The book brilliantly animates the
formal and informal education processes of becoming grown in
America. Allen somehow manages to make explorations of color-
ism, language, trauma, war, and love sit comfortably next to one
another. Allen’s book is an ambitious, dexterous collection that
really obliterates convenient understandings of the sentimental
in favor of dynamic, fleshy layers of soulful sincerity. It is a re-
markable artistic achievement.”—Kiese Laymon, judge, Iowa
Prize for Literary Nonfiction, author, Heavy: An American Memoir

Kendra Allen’s first collection of essays—at its core—is “Kendra Allen will not, as she writes, make
a bunch of mad stories about things she never learned to let go anyone feel good at her own expense. Nor
of. Unifying personal narrative and cultural commentary, this col- will she let herself be comforted at the
lection grapples with the lessons that have been stored between expense of others. Instead, she brilliantly
parent and daughter. These parental relationships expose the con- writes her tender origins into history, cre-
ditioning that subconsciously informed her ideas on social issues ating for future readers a complex sense
such as colorism, feminism, war-induced PTSD, homophobia, of self-recognition missing from her own
marriage, and “the n-word,” among other things. past.”—Hali Felt, University of Alabama
These dynamics strive for some semblance of accountability,
and the essays within this collection are used as displays of deep “Every generation has its seer, a writer of
unlearning and restoring—balancing trauma and humor, poetics radical, fierce talent who tells it true, who
and reality, forgiveness and resentment. writes the being and identity like a punch
When You Learn the Alphabet allots space for large moments of in the gut. Kendra Allen is this genera-
tenderness and empathy for all black bodies—but especially all tion’s sharpshooter. To think: this is her
black woman bodies—space for the underrepresented humanity first book. We are witnessing the birth
and uncared for pain of black girls, and space to have the oppor- of this astonishing star.”—Jenny Boully,
tunity to be listened to in order to evolve past it. author, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the
Writing Life
Kendra Allen was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and is cur-
rently an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama. Her work
has been published in Brevity, December Magazine, and the Rumpus.

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memoir / african american studies
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Dakota in Exile
The Untold Stories of Captives in the
Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War
by Linda M. Clemmons
Iowa and the Midwest Experience
William Friedricks, series editor

Robert Hopkins was a man caught between two worlds.
As a member of the Dakota Nation, he was unfairly imprisoned,
accused of taking up arms against U.S. soldiers when war broke
out with the Dakota in 1862. However, as a Christian convert who
was also a preacher, Hopkins’s allegiance was often questioned
by many of his fellow Dakota as well. Without a doubt, being a
convert—and a favorite of the missionaries—had its privileges.
Hopkins learned to read and write in an anglicized form of Dakota,
and when facing legal allegations, he and several high-ranking
missionaries wrote impassioned letters in his defense. Ultimately,
he was among the 300-some Dakota spared from hanging by
President Lincoln, imprisoned instead at Camp Kearney in Dav-
enport, Iowa, for several years. His wife, Sarah, and their children, “Dakota in Exile adds to our knowledge
meanwhile, were forced onto the barren Crow Creek reservation about and understanding of the history of
in Dakota Territory with the rest of the Dakota women, children, the Dakota Nation in particular and of the
and elderly. In both places, the Dakota were treated as novelties, U.S. more broadly, as the history of colo-
displayed for curious residents like zoo animals. nization and settler colonialism is integral
Historian Linda Clemmons examines the surviving letters from to the history of the United States.”
Robert and Sarah; other Dakota language sources; and letters from —Colette Hyman, author, Dakota Women’s
missionaries, newspaper accounts, and federal documents. She Work: Creativity, Culture, and Exile
blends both the personal and the historical to complicate our un-
derstanding of the development of the Midwest, while also serving “Linda Clemmons shines a light on the
as a testament to the resilience of the Dakota and other indigenous frequently overlooked aftermath of the
peoples who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Dakota War through the experiences
of prisoners of war and exiled survivors
Linda M. Clemmons is professor of history at Illinois State Uni- united in a common goal: survival of post-
versity in Normal, Illinois. She is the author of Conflicted Mission: war persecution. She captures the varied
Faith, Disputes, and Deception on the Dakota Frontier. collective experiences and humanity of
the Dakota during a chaotic, genocidal
chapter in Indian-white relations.”
—Jacki Thompson Rand, University of

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Stamford ’76

A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race,
and Feminism in the 1970s

by JoeAnn Hart

“There is a deep, elusive connection between a memoir and a
crime scene, and in Stamford ’76, JoeAnn Hart tracks it doggedly,
bringing together scenes from her rich and troubled past and A TRUE STORY
the mystery of a decades-old crime. She transports us from our OF MURDER,
moment back into the waning days of the counterculture. A sus- CORRUPTION,
penseful narrative, pressurized on every page by the release of RACE, AND
material long held close.”—Sven Birkerts, author, The Art of Time FEMINISM
in Memoir: Then, Again IN THE 1970S

In July 1976, a twenty-four-year-old white woman, Margo Olson,
was found in a shallow grave in Stamford, Connecticut, with an
arrow piercing through her heart. A few weeks later, Howie Carter,
her black boyfriend, was killed by the police. Howie and Margo’s
JoeAnn Hart
interracial relationship held a distorted mirror to the author’s own,
with Howie’s best friend, Joe. Joe’s theory was that the police didn’t “JoeAnn Hart’s obsession with a thirty-
have any evidence to arrest Howie; operating on the assumption year-old cold case quickly became my
that the black man is always guilty, they killed him instead. Margo’s own in this spellbinding work about 1970s
murder was never solved. biracial couples, drug kingpins, the mob,
Looking back at what might have happened in 1976, the author and Connecticut’s dirty cops. A thoughtful
discovers a Bicentennial year steeped in recession, racism, and exploration of the memories that haunt
unrelenting violence. It was also a time of flourishing second-wave us and the ones that let us go that kept
feminism, when young women were encouraged to do anything, if me turning the pages, wondering if Hart’s
only they knew how. Stamford was in the midst of urban renewal, die-hard beliefs were going to be the next
destroying historically black neighborhoods to create space for victim.”—Elyssa East, author, Dogtown:
corporations escaping a bankrupt and dangerous New York City, Death and Enchantment in a New England
just forty miles away. Organized crime followed the money, infil- Ghost Town
trating Stamford at all levels. The author reveals how racism, mi-
sogyny, the economy, and corruption affected the young people’s
daily lives, and helped lead Margo and Howie to their deaths.

JoeAnn Hart is author of the novel Float, a dark comedy about plas-
tics in the ocean, and Addled, a social satire. She lives in Gloucester,

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Laureen Mayer

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True Crime
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The Year of the Femme
by Cassie Donish
2018 Iowa Poetry Prize

“At the edge of a field a thought waits,” writes Cassie Donish,
in her collection that explores the conflicting diplomacies of body
and thought while stranding us in a field, in a hospital, on a shore-
line. These are poems that assess and dwell in a sensual, fantasti-
cally queer mode. Here is a voice slowed by an erotics suffused
with pain, quickened by discovery. In masterful long poems and
refracted lyrics, Donish flips the coin of subjectivity; different and
potentially dangerous faces are revealed in turn. With lyricism as
generous as it is exact, Donish tunes her writing as much to the
colors, textures, and rhythms of daily life as to what violates daily
life—what changes it from within and without.

From “Tendency”
“Donish’s voice is wreathed, garlanded,
One could live, therefore full of pollen and rain and clover and in-
digo—everything further broken, messy,
As if following a sparrow down a lovely, loving, wild, and utterly itself, and
road of light it’s in that state that this voice, lush yet
precise, is then thrown to us, the reader
Sturdy bluebells
sighing with pleasure and pathos. A
I paused the recording bold and redemptive truth is found here,
of the grass not reliant on answers for its power and
meaning.”—Brenda Shaughnessy, judge,
Grew hungry enough Iowa Poetry Prize
to eat what was offered
“Atmospherically rich, these are poems
Or would I still be holding the pear in which you can feel the weather, smell
fall coming, feel spring’s sky on your
And read all your books backwards
skin. Donish gives them all the time they
As if there is no need to fill from within with imagery and
direction intelligence. They’re also full of press-
ing questions, and she goes clearly and
In which one should live directly into some of the most pressing
of the contemporary moment—gender,
Cassie Donish is author of the poetry collection Beautyberry and the desire, loneliness, and how they might all
nonfiction chapbook On the Mezzanine. She teaches at the University condition each other. And though there is
of Missouri in Columbia. anguish here, there is also considerable
hope, a hope born of determination—
april ‘Your heart is beating, yes, despite your
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In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps
by Rob Schlegel Rob
2018 Iowa Poetry Prize Schlegel In
“Rob Schlegel has a voice you’d follow into the dark woods,
knowing full well it’s hard, awful, daily, plain, living truth you’re
running toward. The speaker in this book is a heartbreaker of the
a storyteller—a synesthesiac of mixed feelings, bad news, and Double
wordsmithery. I feel known, caught out, believed in, vulnerable,
when I read this book.”—Brenda Shaughnessy, judge, Iowa
Poetry Prize Sleeps
With calm abandon, Rob Schlegel stands among the genderless
trees to shake notions of masculinity and fatherhood. Schlegel
incorporates the visionary into everyday life, inhabiting patterns
of relation that do not rely on easy categories. Working from the
premise that poetry is indistinguishable from the life of the poet,
Schlegel considers how his relationship to the creative process is “Rob Schlegel’s In the Tree Where the Double
forever changed when he becomes something new to someone Sex Sleeps is dominated by three of the
else. “The meaning I’m trying to protect is,” Schlegel writes, “the most remarkable long poems I’ve read
heart is neither boy, nor girl.” In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps is in years, but it is especially ‘Novella’ that
a tender search for the mother in the father, the poet in the parent, has grabbed me and won’t let me go.
the forest in the human. Schlegel writes with the easy lyric mastery
he has demonstrated in each of his previ-
From “The Forested Sea” ous books. In the Tree Where the Double
Sex Sleeps quietly elicits a great clamor
Thin as the air carrying the arrow of feeling.”—Shane McCrae, author
to your favorite animal’s neck, woodswallows and National Book Award finalist, In the
nest in a tree adorned with drawings Language of My Captor
of trees, the lines of which
“Precise and nuanced, this lyric journey
are worn faint from the hands
is at once fable, field guide, confession,
of the dying. Grant them the blood of your
and thrilling meditative adventure. I know
attention. They’re ready to speak. of no poet quite so gifted as Rob Schlegel
at chronicling the way ‘impulse turns over
Rob Schlegel is the author of The Lesser Fields and January Machine. [the] mind.’”—Mary Szybist, author and
He lives and teaches in Washington state. National Book Award winner, Incarnadine

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The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans
by Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein
Fandom & Culture
Paul Booth and Katherine Larsen, series editors

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The amount of fan-generated content about Jane Austen and
her novels has long surpassed the author’s original canon. Adapta-
tions like Clueless, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen’s Fight
Club, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries have given Austen fans priceless
opportunities to enjoy the classic texts anew, and continue to bring
new and younger fans into the fold. Now, through online culture,
the amount and type of fan-created works has exponentially mul-
tiplied in recent years. Fans write stories, create art, make videos,
and craft memes, all in homage to one of the most celebrated “Giving contemporary Austen-inspired fan
authors of all time. culture its due, in a style that feels as if
This book explores online fan spaces in search of “Janeites” you’re having a conversation with smart
all over the world to discover what fans are making, how fans are friends over a glass of wine, the authors
sharing their work, and why it matters that so many women and of Austentatious have given us a seriously
nonbinary individuals find a haven not only in Jane Austen, but also fun, information-filled, and thought-­
in Jane Austen fandom. In relatable chapters based on firsthand provoking read. Whether you already
experience, the authors explore how Austen fandom has and con- know what today’s Austen ‘fanon’ is, or
tinues to build communities around women, people of color, and don’t yet know that you need to know,
the LGBTQ+ community. Whether Janeites are shrewdly picking you’ll be grateful to Luetkenhaus and
up on the latent sexual tension between women in Emma or cast- Weinstein for simultaneously illuminat-
ing people of color in leading roles, Luetkenhaus and Weinstein ing it and entertaining you—which is, of
argue that Austen fans are particularly adept at marrying fantasy course, in keeping with the mode of the
and feminism. great author herself.”—Devoney Looser,
author, The Making of Jane Austen
Holly Luetkenhaus is a librarian at Oklahoma State University
and resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Zoe Weinstein is a librarian “Written by two self-professed ‘Janeites’
at Brandeis University and resides in Somerville, Massachusetts. for both scholars and fellow Austen
fans, Austentatious offers an accessible
overview of Jane Austen fandom from its
beginnings in the nineteenth century to
its digital and diverse iterations in the
twenty-first century, reminding us that
fandom, as we think we know it, began
long before Star Trek or Sherlock Holmes.”
—Katherine Larsen, coauthor, Fangasm:
Supernatural Fangirls (Iowa, 2013)

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Disney’s Star Wars
Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception
by William Proctor and Richard McCulloch, editors
Fandom & Culture
Paul Booth and Katherine Larsen, series editors

“An international mix of authors—many of whom grew up as part “Star Wars isn’t what it used to be. This
of the Star Wars generation—turn their collective intelligence fascinating collection of essays captures 
onto Disney’s expansion of George Lucas’s epic adventure saga, a key moment in its ever-expanding uni-
considering how Star Wars has engaged audiences across multi- verse, acknowledging the contradictions
ple media platforms and inspired a range of fan responses. Each of its history, the fluidity of its continu-
essay makes a unique contribution to our understanding of one ity, and the diversity of its texts—from
of today’s most important media franchises.”—Henry Jenkins, toys to theme parks, from the Holiday
coauthor, Participatory Culture in a Networked Era Special to The Force Awakens. Engaging and
entertaining.”—Will Brooker, author,
In 2012, Disney purchased Lucasfilm, which meant it also Using the Force: Creativity, Community, and
inherited the beloved Star Wars franchise. This corporate marriage Star Wars Fans
sent media critics and fans into a frenzy of speculation about what
would happen next with the hugely popular series. Disney’s Star “No other volume engages this topic so
Wars gathers twenty-one noted fan and media studies scholars thoroughly or in-depth. Thanks to four
from around the world to examine Disney’s revival of the franchise. new Star Wars films since Disney’s acquisi-
Covering the period from Disney’s purchase through the release tion of the property, the subject is both
of The Force Awakens, the book reveals how fans anticipated, inter- hot and relevant, and the contributors
preted, and responded to the steady stream of production stories, provide insights and contextualization
gossip, marketing materials, merchandise, and other sources in for the larger Star Wars universe and the
the build-up to the movie’s release. From fears that Princess Leia academy. Plus, it’s fun to read!”
would be turned into a “Disney princess” to collaborative brand —Kevin Wetmore, Loyola Marymount
management, the authors explore the shifting relationship be- University
tween fans, texts, and media industries in the context of a crucial
rebranding campaign. The result is a fascinating examination of
a critical moment in the iconic series’ history.

William Proctor is senior lecturer in transmedia, culture, and com-
munication at Bournemouth University. He is coeditor of Global
Convergence Cultures: Transmedia Earth and of The Scandinavian Inva-
sion: The Nordic Noir Phenomenon and Beyond. Richard McCulloch is
lecturer in film and cultural studies at the Centre for Participatory
Culture, University of Huddersfield. He is coeditor of The Scandi-
navian Invasion: The Nordic Noir Phenomenon and Beyond.

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Exploiting Fandom
How the Media Industry Seeks to Manipulate Fans
by Mel Stanfill

“Exploiting Fandom is a long overdue book that brings together “Stanfill writes with an impressively strong
media and sports fandom studies under the lens of fan labor. sense of theory, helping the reader to un-
It is mandatory for anyone working in the field, and its clear derstand how fans are incited to particu-
argument and extensive and interesting case studies make it lar identities and practices and what their
accessible to more general audiences as well.”—Kristina Busse, potential exploitation by industry might
author, Framing Fan Fiction: Literary and Social Practices in Fan actually mean. In this focus on the man-
Fiction Communities (Iowa, 2017) agement of fandom, Stanfill both con-
tributes to critical media industry studies
As more and more fans rush online to share their thoughts and directs much needed attention to the
on their favorite shows or video games, they might feel like the politics of gender, sexuality, and race at
process of providing feedback is empowering. However, as fan these intersections.”—Derek Johnson,
studies scholar Mel Stanfill argues, these industry invitations for author, Media Franchising: Creative License
fan participation indicate not greater fan power but rather greater and Collaboration in the Culture Industries
fan usefulness. Stanfill’s argument, controversial to some in the
field, compares the “domestication of fandom” to the domestica-
tion of livestock, contending that, just as livestock are bred bigger
and more docile as they are domesticated, so, too, are fans as the
entertainment industry seeks to cultivate a fan base that is both
more useful and more controllable.
By bringing industry studies and fan studies into the conversa-
tion, Stanfill looks closely at just who exactly the industry consid-
ers “proper fans” in terms of race, gender, age, and sexuality, and
interrogates how digital media have influenced consumption,
ultimately finding that the invitation to participate is really an
incitement to consume in circumscribed, industry-useful ways.

Mel Stanfill is assistant professor with appointments in texts and
technology and games and interactive media at the University of
Central Florida.

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Straight Korean Female Fans
and Their Gay Fantasies
by Jungmin Kwon
Fandom & Culture
Paul Booth and Katherine Larsen, series editors

“This is the first book-length treatment of Korean women’s “Straight Korean Female Fans and Their
engagement with transnational fandom. The author makes in- Gay Fantasies is a vital contribution to
novative arguments that help us understand women’s changing the fields of fan and audience studies.
roles in Korean society, the growing significance of female con- Jungmin Kwon writes with a clear and
sumers for the Korean culture industries, and women’s interest purposeful personal voice, demonstrat-
in and support for queer issues and identities that are trans- ing the value of the situated fan-scholar
forming Korean genderscapes.”—Mark McLelland, author, Male perspective. Thoughtful, engaging, and
Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and Social Realities thought-provoking, this book is a plea-
sure to read.”—Louisa Ellen Stein, author,
This book is about ardent Korean female fans of gay represen- Millennial Fandom: Television Audiences
tation in the media, their status in contemporary Korean society, in the Transmedia Age (Iowa, 2015)
their relationship with other groups such as the gay population,
and, above all, their contribution to reshaping the Korean media’s
portrayal of gay people. Jungmin Kwon names the Korean female
fandom for gay portrayals as “FANtasy” subculture, and argues
that it adds to the present visibility of the gay body in Korean main-
stream media, thus helping to change the public’s perspective
toward sexually marginalized groups.
The FANtasy subculture started forming around text-based me-
dia, such as yaoi, fan fiction, and U.S. gay-themed dramas (like
Will & Grace), and has been influenced by diverse social, political,
and economic conditions, such as the democratization of Korea,
an open policy toward foreign media products, the diffusion of
consumerism, government investment in the culture, the Holly­
woodization of the film industry, and the popularity of Korean
culture abroad. While much scholarly attention has been paid to
female fandom for homoerotic cultural texts in many countries,
this book seeks to explore a relatively neglected aspect of the sub-
culture: its location in and influence on Korean society at large.

Jungmin Kwon is assistant professor of digital culture and film
studies in the School of Film at Portland State University.

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A Life on the Middle West’s
Never-Ending Frontier

University of Iowa College of Law
by Willard L. Boyd

University of Iowa legend Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd is a proud
middle westerner. His decades of service to the university began in
1954, when he arrived as a law professor. He later became presi-
dent of the University of Iowa from 1969 to 1981, and led the school
through times that were fraught not just for the university but for “This chronicle of Sandy’s experiences
the country. During the intense polarization of the late sixties throughout his life shows us the evolu-
and early seventies, Sandy’s compassion and steady leadership tion both of the University of Iowa and of
ensured that dissent on campus would be honored and would the nation writ large. More importantly, it
not stop the university’s educational mission. He quickly became gives us a lens through which to examine
admired, not simply for his professional achievements but also our present situation, whether debating
for his personal integrity. free speech on campus, the role of the
His memoir, interspersed with personal wisdom gleaned over arts and humanities in civil society, or the
more than six decades of service and leadership, encapsulates status of education funding.”—from the
Sandy’s shrewd yet optimistic view of the public university as an foreword by Dr. David J. Skorton, secre-
institution. At every stage in his life—in the U.S. Navy during tary, Smithsonian Institution, president
World War II, while practicing law or teaching, and in leadership emeritus, Cornell University, former
positions at Chicago’s Field Museum and the University of Iowa— president, University of Iowa
Sandy relied on his principles of open disclosure, inclusiveness,
and respect for differences to guide him on issues that matter.
This chronicle of Sandy’s experiences throughout his life shows
us the evolution both of the University of Iowa and of the nation
writ large. More importantly, this book gives us a lens through
which to examine our present situation, whether debating free
speech on campus, the role of the arts and humanities in civil
society, or the importance of funding for educational and cultural

Willard L.“Sandy” Boyd first came to the University of Iowa as a law
professor, and eventually became the university’s fifteenth presi-
dent from 1969 to 1981, when he left to become president of the
Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He returned to UI as
a law professor in 1996 and served as interim president from 2002
to 2003. He is also founder of the university’s Nonprofit Resource
Center. Sandy lives in Iowa City.

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Sky Dance of the Woodcock
The Habits and Habitats of a Strange Little Bird
by Greg Hoch
the habits
sky dance
Bur Oak Books and habitats
of a strange of the woodcock
Holly Carver, series editor little bird

“The American woodcock is the rare animal that both ignites
the imagination and inspires rational study. ‘Without both, any
story about this little bird would only be partially told,’ writes
Greg Hoch. Seasoning the text with passion-fueled literary pas-
sages as well as scientific findings, Hoch masterfully delivers the GREG HO C H

complete story.”—Tom Carney, author, Among the Aspens: Stolen
Moments in Secret Coverts

“Woodcocks are the masters of camouflage, but there is so much
more to this curious bird, as the readers of this book will learn.
Sky Dance of the Woodcock describes in fascinating detail the
natural history of this ‘woodland shorebird’ along with the chal- “Whether you are a bird lover or an upland
lenges it faces in a world of diminishing wild places.” hunter, for anyone who is a devotee of the
—Mark Madsen, former president, Bur Oak Land Trust migratory American woodcock, as I have
been for more than half a century, Greg
Woodcock are one of the oddest birds in North America. Hoch’s thoughtful, informative book is
They are a shorebird that got lost and ended up in the scrubby an indispensible source on the history,
parts of the forest, and look like they were put together with the science, ecology, and lore of this marvel-
leftover parts of other birds. Oddities aside, each spring they rise ous and mysterious bird. It is a delightful,
to great beauty with their sky dance at dusk. must-read book that sums up the best
Greg Hoch combines natural history, land management, scien- that has been written on woodcock over
tific knowledge, and personal observation to examine this little the decades.”––Robert DeMott, coeditor,
game bird. Woodcock have a complex life history and the man- Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs
agement of their habitat is also complex. The health of this bird
can be considered a key indicator of what good forests look like. “As a trained biologist, I thought I knew
about the timberdoodle, but this book
Greg Hoch works for the Minnesota Department of Natural Re- informed me that there is so much more
sources. He currently lives near Cambridge, Minnesota, where to learn. From its in-depth description of
he regularly sees woodcock, ruffed grouse, and golden-winged woodcock natural history to management
warblers. considerations, I really appreciated the
historical context often contrasted with
our current understanding of this bog-
loving bird.”—Brian Winter, president,
Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society

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$30.00 paper original, 978-1-60938-627-6
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Rehearsing Revolutions
The Labor Drama Experiment and Radical Activism
in the Early Twentieth Century

Courtesy of Highlander Center Archives
by Mary McAvoy
Studies in Theatre History and Culture
Heather S. Nathans, series editor

Between the world wars, several labor colleges
sprouted up across the U.S. These schools, funded by
unions, sought to provide members with adult education
while also indoctrinating them into the cause. As Mary
McAvoy reveals, a big part of that learning experience centered “In illuminating theatrical activity at work-
on the schools’ drama programs. For the first time, Rehearsing ers’ colleges, McAvoy offers an insightful
Revolutions shows how these left-leaning drama programs prepared vision into the pervasiveness and power
American workers for the “on-the-ground” activism emerging of theatre in American culture.”
across the country. In fact, McAvoy argues, these amateur stages —Fonzie D. Geary II, Lyon College
served as training grounds for radical social activism in early
twentieth-century America. “The book makes a significant contribu-
Using a wealth of previously unpublished material such as direc- tion to twentieth-century leftist theatre
tor’s reports, course materials, playscripts, and reviews, McAvoy scholarship by introducing archival ma-
traces the programs’ evolution from experimental teaching tool to terials heretofore forgotten or ignored.
radically politicized training that inspired overt—even militant— Additionally, in a time period when the
labor activism by the late 1930s. All the while, she keeps an eye humanities continue to come under at-
on larger trends in public life, connecting interwar labor drama tack for their ‘insignificance,’ the author
to post-war arts-based activism in response to McCarthyism, the explicates how even failed attempts at
Cold War, and the Civil Rights movement. Ultimately, McAvoy educational change are consequential.”
asks: What did labor drama do for the workers’ colleges and why —Chrystyna Dail, author, Stage for Action:
did they pursue it? She finds her answer through several differ- U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s
ent case studies in places like the Portland Labor College and the
Highlander Folk School in Tennessee.

Mary McAvoy is assistant professor in the School of Film, Dance,
and Theatre at Arizona State University. She is the coauthor
of Drama and Education: Performance Methodologies for Teaching and
Learning and coeditor of Youth and Performance: Perceptions of the Con-
temporary Child.

266 pages . 6 figures . 6 × 9 inches
$90.00s paper original, 978-1-60938-641-2
$90.00s e-book, 978-1-60938-642-9
Theatre / Education
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Women Adapting
Bringing Three Serials of the Roaring Twenties
to Stage and Screen
by Bethany Wood
Studies in Theatre History and Culture
Heather S. Nathans, series editor

“This book investigates the powerful yet previously overlooked

Wisconsin Historical Society
connections between the rarely credited women who wrote,
cowrote, influenced, and profited from the adaptation industry
and popular culture depictions of femininity and whiteness. For
historians of the early twentieth century, especially those inter-
ested in the intersections among theatre, film, magazine/serial,
and book culture, it’s a crucial addition.”—Jane Barnette,
author, Adapturgy: The Dramaturg’s Art and Theatrical Adaptation
“Wood skillfully reveals the interplay of
When most of us hear the title Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, we gender and adaptation, illustrating the
think of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell’s iconic film perfor- various societal and industrial forces that
mance. Few, however, are aware that the movie was based on Anita have contained, controlled, or curtailed
Loos’s 1925 comic novel by the same name. What does it mean, the contributions of women. Nearly a
Women Adapting asks, to translate a Jazz Age blockbuster from century later, many of the thorny issues
book to film or stage? What adjustments are necessary and what, regarding constructions of femininity per-
if anything, is lost? sist. Her work offers a potential methodol-
Bethany Wood examines three well-known stories that debuted ogy for exploring the shifting constraints
as women’s magazine serials—Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Edith Whar- and opportunities for women artists in
ton’s The Age of Innocence, and Edna Ferber’s Show Boat—and traces other periods of history or in contempo-
how each of these beloved narratives traveled across publishing, rary culture.”—Christine Woodworth,
theatre, and film through adaptation. She documents the forma- coeditor, Working in the Wings: New
tion of adaptation systems and how they involved women’s voices Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor
and labor in modern entertainment in ways that have been previ-
ously underappreciated. What emerges is a picture of a unique
window of time in the early decades of the twentieth century, when
women in entertainment held influential positions in production
and management. These days, when filmic adaptations seem end-
less and perhaps even unoriginal, Women Adapting challenges us
to rethink the popular platitude, “The book is always better than
the movie.”

Bethany Wood is assistant professor of theatre at Southwest Bap-
tist University.

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$90.00s paper original, 978-1-60938-649-8
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spring ���� | 13
America in the Round
Capital, Race, and Nation at

Courtesy of Arena Stage and Special Collections Research Center,
Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage
by Donatella Galella
Studies in Theatre History and Culture
Heather S. Nathans, series editor

“America in the Round has little to no competition in terms of its

George Mason University Libraries
historical, political, economic, racial, and cultural reach in
capturing the zeitgeist of Arena Stage from its beginnings in 1950
to its current mega status. This well documented research—told
from the perspective of a former employee of Arena—accords
this bustling, state-of-the-art regional theatre the serious and
sustained attention that its long and distinguished record com-
mands.”—Sandra G. Shannon, Howard University

Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage was the first professional
regional theatre in the nation’s capital to welcome a racially in- “Providing a close and nuanced reading of
tegrated audience; the first to perform behind the Iron Curtain; both the developmental history and iden-
and the first to win the Tony Award for best regional theatre. This tity negotiations of one of our nation’s
behind-the-scenes look at one of the leading theatres in the United most successful and celebrated theatres,
States shows how key financial and artistic decisions were made, Galella deftly offers a ‘real-life’ (and still
using a range of archival materials such as letters and photographs current) case study from which theatre
as well as interviews with artists and administrators. Close-ups of practitioners, administrators, and schol-
major productions from The Great White Hope to Oklahoma! illustrate ars can learn as we continue to define,
how Arena Stage navigated cultural trends. activate, and fortify the potential within
More than a chronicle, America in the Round is a critical history America’s regional theatres.”
that reveals how far the theatre could go with its budget and ra- —Faedra Chatard Carpenter, author,
cially liberal politics, and how Arena both disputed and duplicated Coloring Whiteness: Acts of Critique in Black
systems of power. With an innovative “in the round” approach, Performance
the narrative simulates sitting in different parts of the arena space
to see the theatre through different lenses—economics, racial
dynamics, and American identity.

Donatella Galella is assistant professor of theatre, film, and digital
production at the University of California, Riverside.

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$90.00s paper original, 978-1-60938-625-2
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Performing the Progressive Era

Courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division
Immigration, Urban Life, and Nationalism on Stage
by Max Shulman and J. Chris Westgate, editors
Studies in Theatre History and Culture

of the Library of Congress
Heather S. Nathans, series editor

The American Progressive Era, which spanned from the
1880s to the 1920s, is generally regarded as a dynamic period
of political reform and social activism. In Performing the Pro-
gressive Era, editors Max Shulman and Chris Westgate bring
together top scholars in nineteenth- and twentieth-century theatre “The Progressive Era’s profound, unset-
studies to examine the burst of diverse performance venues and tling, and contested change is treated
styles of the time, revealing how they shaped national narratives here with sharp insight. Shulman and
surrounding immigration and urban life. Contributors analyze Westgate compellingly frame the com-
performances in urban centers (New York, Chicago, Cleveland) plex varieties of performance during the
in comedy shows, melodramas, Broadway shows, operas, and period, and they further our understand-
others. They pay special attention to performances by and for ing of the ways in which performance
those outside mainstream society: immigrants, the working-class, reflects and shapes culture and politics
and bohemians, to name a few. Showcasing both lesser-known both at local and national levels.”
and famous productions, the essayists argue that the explosion —Christopher Herr, Missouri State
of performance helped bring the Progressive Era into being, and University
defined its legacy in terms of gender, ethnicity, immigration, and
even medical ethics. “The Progressive Era is a rich historical
period in which to investigate key cultural
Contributors issues like urbanism, social reforms,
Amy Arbogast, Gillian Arrighi, Rick DesRochers, Megan E. reproductive rights, immigration, na-
Geigner, Les Hunter, Susan Kattwinkel, Hillary Miller, Ariel tionalism, sexuality, gender norms, and
Nereson, Michael Schwartz, Max Shulman, J. Chris Westgate race relations. It is also a moment when
American theatre artists were cutting the
Max Shulman is assistant professor of theatre in the Department apron strings from Europe and fashioning
of Visual and Performing Arts at University of Colorado, Colorado nativist dramas and popular entertain-
Springs. J. Chris Westgate is professor of English at California ments. This collection weaves these two
State University, Fullerton. He is the author of Urban Drama: The important strands together, shedding
Metropolis in Contemporary North American Plays and Staging the Slums, light on U.S. culture during this vibrant
Slumming the Stage: Class, Poverty, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in American time.”—Katie N. Johnson, author, Sisters
Theatre, 1890–1916. in Sin: Brothel Drama in America, 1900–1920

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spring ���� | 15
Neocolonial Fictions of
the Global Cold War
by Steven Belletto and Joseph Keith, editors
The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in
Contemporary Literature and Culture
Samuel Cohen, series editor

Bringing together noted scholars in the fields of literary, “Neocolonial Fictions distinguishes itself
cultural, gender, and race studies, this edited volume challenges in the field of new Cold War studies by
us to reconsider our understanding of the Cold War, revealing it arguing that, at least in terms of culture
to be a global phenomenon rather than just a binary conflict be- and literature, the Cold War was not sui ge-
tween U.S. and Soviet forces. Shining a spotlight on writers from neris, but rather was distinguished by rela-
the war’s numerous fronts and applying lenses of race, gender, tions and dynamics that came into being
and decolonization, the essayists present several new angles from long before 1946 and have, in many cases,
which to view the tense global showdown that lasted roughly a continued to the present. The contribu-
half-century. Ultimately, they reframe the Cold War not merely tors read Cold War–era literature with
as a divide between the Soviet Union and the United States, but an eye to decolonization, the civil rights
between nations rich and poor, and mostly white and mostly not. movement in the U.S., the struggle for
By emphasizing the global dimensions of the Cold War, this in- women’s liberation, and the metastasis of
novative collection reveals emergent forms of post-WWII empire the bureaucratic state.”—Greg Barnhisel,
that continue to shape our world today, thereby raising the ques- author, Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature,
tion of whether the Cold War has ever fully ended. and American Cultural Diplomacy

Contributors “Neocolonial Fictions is a welcome, worth-
Kate Baldwin, Steven Belletto, Michele Hardesty, Cheryl while collection that takes seriously the
Higashida, Andrew Hoberek, Crystal Parikh, Donald E. Pease, centrality of world liberation movements
Adam Piette, John Carlos Rowe, Adam V. Spanos, William V. in the making of a mid-century U.S. literary
Spanos, Cedric Tolliver canon; as important, the anthology maps
the afterlives of such movements and Cold
Steven Belletto is professor of English at Lafayette College. He War–engagements vis-à-vis the contempo-
is the author of No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War rary ‘War on Terror’ imaginary. Neocolonial
American Narratives. Joseph Keith is associate professor and chair Fictions is impressive and capacious.”
of English at Binghamton University, SUNY. He is the author of —Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, author, War,
Unbecoming Americans: Writing Race and Nation from the Shadows of Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American
Citizenship: 1945–1960. Memory Work

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Literary Criticism
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Fame, the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the National to his family) has served me as a model. Gable’s life is truly University of Iowa
Wrestling Hall of Fame, and is the namesake of inspiring.”— John IrvIng THE INSPIRING STORIES OF DAN GABLE “No one is a better motivator than Gable
the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable
“Dan Gable has been called ‘Sports Figure of the Century’ and that is a huge part of the success of

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Gable was named one of the “100 Golden
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DAN GABLE with Scott Schulte
how, beginning at a very young age, Dan Gable was able his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the
US Olympians of all time. During the 2012
to use personal achievement, adversity, and even tragedy as murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career
Olympics, he was inducted into the filA Hall of
motivation to reach the highest levels of success and to have from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest
Fame Legends of the Sport category, becoming one
a profound affect on those around him. Gable’s love and wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics;
of three people in the world to receive this honor.
commitment to his family, teammates, teams, and friends coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs
He resides in Iowa City, Iowa, with his wife Kathy.
jumps out in story after story.”— mIke golIc , esPN to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made
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incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction
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IN SMALL TOWN earned his place as the godfather of Iowa sports.”
— naTe kaedIng , former Iowa Hawkeye and Nfl
Whether we are athletes or not, we all dream of
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First Then For Single


“In 2015, Zachary Turpin made international news by discovering a long-
lost book of Whitman’s journalism called Manly Health and Training, LIFE AND ADVENTURES

We We Mothers
which was rightly hailed as the most significant Whitman find in gener-
ations. Unbelievably, Turpin has outdone himself by discovering an even of
more important lost Whitman work, this time a novel, the only piece of

Whitman fiction that we know of that was written after Leaves of Grass

was published.”—Ed Folsom, editor, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

and co-director, Walt Whitman Archive

in 1852, young walt whitman—a down-on-his-luck housebuilder
in Brooklyn—was hard at work writing two books. One would become one
of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse the lost novel of

as T�ain
revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel,
would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper.
A short, rollicking story of orphanhood, avarice, and adventure in New WALT WHITMAN
e m e r s o n on York City, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle appeared to little fanfare.
the Creativ e Process Then it disappeared.

No one laid eyes on it until 2016, when University of Houston literary
scholar Zachary Turpin followed a paper trail deep into the Library of
Congress, where the sole surviving copy of Jack Engle has lain waiting

for generations. Now, after more than 160 years, the University of Iowa
Press is honored to reprint this lost work, restoring a missing piece of
American literature by one of the world’s greatest authors, written as he
verged on immortality.

University of Iowa Press
“This discovery makes us rethink everything we
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thought we knew about Whitman’s career.”

Laura Esther Wolfson
ed folsom , Walt Whitman Quarterly Review
Robert D. Richardson cover art
Granger Historical Picture Archive IOWA

author of William James and Emerson

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“Lucidly written and intelligently conceived, Invisible Hawkeyes is a timely and import-
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large, northern land grant university, in the drama of American racial transformation
during the middle of the twentieth century. This vital and important work, recovering
the lives of early black students at the university, makes even larger claims about the
prominence of the Midwest in national conversations about race and African American
art and artistic styles.”
—Lawrence Jackson, author, The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of
African American Writers and Critics, 1934–1960

“A provocative balance of both local and national cultural history, Invisible Hawkeyes
tells the stories of the University of Iowa’s integration in the period of 1930–1960. The
blend of first-person testimonial and more formal, scholarly chapters produces a highly

engaging, stirring, and informative book that reveals both the glories and the failures of
the integration movement in American universities at midcentury.”
—Marc Conner, author, The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century


etween the 1930s and 1960s, as the University of Iowa placed an increased emphasis
on the fine and performing arts and athletics, a growing number of African Ameri-
can students arrived at the university, from both within and outside the state, seek-
ing to take advantage of its relatively liberal racial relations and rising artistic prestige.
By looking at individual stories at Iowa and in its college town of Iowa City, this col-
lection reveals how fraught moments of interracial collaboration, meritocratic advance-

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conversion into a diverse republic committed to racial equality.
African Americans at the
Lena M. Hill is an associate professor of English and African American studies at the
University of Iowa. She is the author of Visualizing Blackness and the Creation of African University of Iowa during the
American Literary Tradition and coauthored with Michael D. Hill Ralph Ellison’s Invisible
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Prizewinning African American Novels, 1977–1993. They both live in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Conscious Food Book
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❉ Finalist for the 2018 Readable Feast People’s by Adam Giannelli
Choice Award ❉ Finalist for Utah’s 2018 15 Bytes Book Awards
in Poetry
London in a Box ❉ 2018 Honorable Mention for the New England
by Odai Johnson Poetry Club’s Sheila Margaret Motton Prize
❉ Finalist for the 2017 Theatre Library Association
George Freedley Memorial Award Harvest of Hazards
by Derek S. Oden
From Warm Center to Ragged Edge ❉ Honorable Mention for the 2017 Benjamin F.
by Jon K. Lauck Shambaugh Award
❉ Winner of the 2017 Midwest Book Awards in History

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derek S. oden

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. . . index by author . . . . . .
1 Allen, Kendra … When You Learn the Alphabet
Schlegel In 16 Belletto, Steven … Neocolonial Fictions of the Global Cold War
the 10 Boyd, Willard L. … A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier
Where 2 Clemmons, Linda M. … Dakota in Exile
Double 4 Donish, Cassie … The Year of the Femme
Sex 14 Galella, Donatella … America in the Round
3 Hart, JoeAnn … Stamford ’76
11 Hoch, Greg … Sky Dance of the Woodcock
16 Keith, Joseph … Neocolonial Fictions of the Global Cold War
9 Kwon, Jungmin … Straight Korean Female Fans and Their Gay Fantasies
6 Luetkenhaus, Holly … Austentatious
12 McAvoy, Mary … Rehearsing Revolutions
7 McCulloch, Richard … Disney’s Star Wars
7 Proctor, William … Disney’s Star Wars
5 Schlegel, Rob … In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps
15 Shulman, Max … Performing the Progressive Era
8 Stanfill, Mel … Exploiting Fandom
6 Weinstein, Zoe … Austentatious
15 Westgate, J. Chris … Performing the Progressive Era
13 Wood, Bethany … Women Adapting

the habits
and habitats
of a strange
sky dance
of the woodcock
. . . index by title . . . . . .
little bird

14 America in the Round
6 Austentatious
GREG HOCH 2 Dakota in Exile
7 Disney’s Star Wars
8 Exploiting Fandom
5 In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps
10 A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier
16 Neocolonial Fictions of the Global Cold War

Stamford 15 Performing the Progressive Era

12 Rehearsing Revolutions
11 Sky Dance of the Woodcock
OF MURDER, 3 Stamford ’76
9 Straight Korean Female Fans and Their Gay Fantasies
IN THE 1970S
1 When You Learn the Alphabet
13 Women Adapting
JoeAnn Hart 4 The Year of the Femme

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2 American History
9 Asian Studies
12 Education
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13 Film
10 Higher Education
16 Literary Criticism
1, 10 Memoir
10 Midwest
2 Native American History
11 Nature
4–5 Poetry
6–9 Popular Culture
THE FEMME 12–15 Theatre
3 True Crime
13 Women’s Studies


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