Books for Review

The titles below have been received in the MMLA office for possible review. If you've recently published an academic title, please have your publisher send it to our mailing address. If it meets our requirements, we will list it here.

The JMMLA also encourages book review inquiries on other recently published academic books in the humanities. If your book review request is approved, our staff will request the publisher send it to your address.

To inquire about writing a review of one of the books listed below or another academic title, e-mail our office at Please be sure to attach a copy of your curriculum vitae. You can access our book review guidelines here.


Collecting as Modernist Practice by Jeremy Braddock (John Hopkins University Press, 2012)

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The John Hopkins Guide edited by Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth, and Imre Szeman (John Hopkins University Press, 2012)

Fighting Words: Polemics and Social Change in Literary Naturalism by Ira Wells (University of Alabama Press, 2013)

A Future for Criticism by Catherine Belsley (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

Harold Frederic's Social Drama and the Crisis of 1890's Evangelical Protestant Culture by Richmond Adams (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013)

Joyce's Love Stories by Christopher DeVault (Ashgate, 2013)

Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope, ed. Barbara A. Barker (University of Alabama Press, 2012)

Melodramatic Imperial Writing: From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes by Neil Hultgren (Ohio University Press, 2014)

My Silver Planet: A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch by Daniel Tiffany (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)

Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avent-Garde Poetics by Brian M. Reed, (Cornell University Press, 2013)

Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles (1908-1918), ed. Steven Cox (Ohio University Press, 2014)

Optical Impersonality: Science, Images and Literary Modernism by Christina Walter (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)

Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic: Literature, Modernity, and Diaspora, Eds. Jeremy Braddock & Jonathan P/ Eburne. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says About You by Julie Sedivy and Greg Carlson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

Subversive Seduction: Darwin, Sexual Selection, and the Spanish Novel by Travis Landry (University of Washington Press, 2012)

Swedish Crime Fiction by Steven Peacock (Manchester University Pressl, 2014)

The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema by Jeffrey Weinstock (Columbia University Press, 2012)