Curriculum Vitae


Numerical summary of publications (includes those completed, accepted for publication, and under contract, but not yet in print; reprinted articles are counted only once; second or new editions of books are counted both times):

28 books (author or co-author);
11 editing projects (book or journal-issue length);
194 articles and book chapters (by subject area: medieval literature, 45; American literature including Native American literature, 60; pedagogy, 34; miscellaneous, 14; book reviews, 39).


Fig Tree John: An Indian in Fact and Fiction (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1977).

The American Indian in Short Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography (Metuchen, N. J., and London: Scarecrow Press, 1979) [with Marion F. Egge].

John Gower’s Literary Transformations in the Confessio Amantis (Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1982).

Distinguished Teachers on Effective Teaching: Observations on Effective Teaching by College Professors Recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Publishers, 1986).

Ghosts, Demons, and Henry James: The Turn of the Screw at the Turn of the Century (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1989).

Writing Matters (New York: Macmillan, 1992). Revised edition (Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R.C.: Sichuan University Press, 2003, with new foreword to Chinese students; revised for Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2010).

Henry James, The Turn of the Screw: Text and Five Contemporary Critical Essays (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1995). Second, expanded edition, 2004. Third expanded edition 2013.

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Wife of Bath: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Boston, Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1996).

An Annotated and Indexed Bibliography of the First Thirty Volumes of the Chaucer Review, on the Internet: http:/, 1997 [with M. A. Kalnin].

Masculinities in Chaucer (Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 1998).

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale: An Annotated Bibliography (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998) [with Elizabeth M. Biebel].

The Native American in the Saturday Evening Post, 1897– 1969 (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000 [with Marion F. Egge].

The Native American in Short Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001) [with Harry J. Brown and Marion F. Egge].

Backgrounds to Chaucer (ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies, 2001). For table of contents see

Why I Teach (Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2002).

Approaches to Teaching Henry James’s Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw (New York: Modern Language Association, 2005) [co-edited with Kimberly Capps Reed].

Volume 11 of A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050–1500. New Haven: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005.

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales [with A. Kent and Constance Hieatt]. New York: Random House (Bantam Classic), 2006.

A Reader’s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich, revised and expanded edition, co-written with Gay Barton [original edition, 1999]. University of Missouri Press, 2006. [Note: I am currently at work on a new edition to reflect five new novels. Probable publication date, 2015.]

A Reader’s Guide to J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2009; second edition 2011.

Self-Reliance, Inc.: A Twentieth-Century Walden Experiment (an account, with pictures, of the 1976 course in which some students and I rebuilt a home), Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2009.

The Collier’s Weekly Version of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2010.

Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies: Origins and Originality, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2011.

A Student Guide to Chaucer’s Middle English, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2011.

Risk Teaching, Seattle, WA: Coffeetown Press, 2012; republished in 2014 in facing-page translation by Yu Fang as The Heart of Teaching by Sichuan University Press, Chengdu, Sichuan Provihce, China.

Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Letters of Captain William Cross Hazelton, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, WA, 2013.

Murdering Indians: A Documentary History of the 1897 Killings That Inspired Louise Erdrich’s The Plague of Doves, forthcoming 2014, McFarland & Co, Publishers, Jefferson, NC.

The Stages of Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale, forthcoming 2014, McFarland & Co, Publishers, Jefferson, NC.