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Journal Articles

  •  “The Artist/Intellectual as Politician.” Selected Papers from the Eighteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. (June, 2009): 215-20.           

  • “Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Secular Scripture.” The Wildean 32  (Jan. 2008): 43-56.

  • “Inspiring Student Self Motivation. Insight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship. Vol. 2. (2007): 26-31.

  • “Avoiding the Ambiguous: Romantic Archetypes in Barbara Brooks Wallace’s Peppermints in the Parlor.” Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. (June 2001).

  • “Putting the Flowers In.” Arachne. 7.1 (June 2000). 5-20.

  • “Sharp Necessities.” Women & Language. 19.2  (Fall 1996): 7-13.

  • “ ‘The Countesse of Lincolne’s Nurserie’ as Inspiration for Anne Bradstreet.” Notes and Queries  42.3 (October 1995): 364-365.

  • “Subversion of the Femme Fatale in Detective Fiction: Dashiell Hammett’s Woman in the Dark and other Mysteries.” Essays in the Arts and Sciences 24 (October 1995): 33-45.

  • “Michael Drayton as Creative Source for Elizabeth Cary’s History of Edward II.”  Notes and Queries 41.4  (December 1994): 517-519.

Books - Author

  • Facts on File Companion to Mary Shelley. New York: Facts on File (2012)

  • How to Write About the Brontës. New York: Facts on File (2008).

  • The Facts on File Companion to 16th and 17th-Century British Poetry. New York: Facts on File (2008) Booklist “Editor’s Choice, Reference Sources, 2008”

  • The Facts on File Companion to the British Novel: Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century. New York: Facts on File, 2005.

  • The Contingent Self: One Reading Life. Purdue University Press, 2001.

  • Encyclopedia of Classic Love and Romance Literature.  Denver: ABC-Clio, 1999.


Books - Editor

  • Critical Insights: Mary Shelley. Salem Press, 2016.

  • Critical Insights: Historical Fiction. Salem Press, 2018.



  • “Christine de Pizan.” New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement. Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage Learning (2011).

  • “ ‘The Necklace’ by Guy du Maupassant. Masterplots. 4th ed. New York: Salem Press (2011).

  •  “Inspiring Student Self Motivation.” (reprint, Insight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship, 2007) The Vigor of Intrinsic Motivation. Icfai UP (June 2009).

  • “Sandra Cisneros.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Fiction.

  • “Sandra Cisneros.” Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.

  • “Francis Beaumont,” “George Farquar,” “John Ford,” “Cyril Tourneur.” Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution 1600-1720. Ed. Christopher Baker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.

  • “Christine de Pizan.” Catholic Women Writers. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001.


Online Publications

Research Articles

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Second Revised Edition.  Salem Press (2000)

    • “Feminist Long Fiction.”

    • “Michael Ondaatje.”

  • Issues and Identities in Literature.  Salem Press (1996)

    • “Adolescent Experience in Literature.”

  • Beacham’s Popular Fiction.  Beacham Publishing: (1996 & 1998)

    • Discussion of J. D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey

    • Biography plus discussions of four books: Pat Conroy

    • Biography plus discussions of three books: Jim Thompson

    • Update of Previous Entry plus one book discussion: Bobbie Ann Mason

    • Update of Previous Entry: Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Research Guide to Literature and Biography for Young Adults.  Beacham Publishing, 1994.

    • Reviewed: To Take a Dare (Crescent Dragonwagon and Paul Zindel)

    • The Divorce Express (Paula Danziger)

    • There’s a Bat in Bunk Five (Paula Danziger)

    • Look Behind You (Lois Duncan)

    • The Twisted Window (Lois Duncan)


Virginia Brackett




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