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Publications include Cold Warriors: The Crisis of Manliness and the Rhetoric of the West, Southern Illinois University Press, 2000; Sentimental Modernism: Women Writers and the Revolution of the Word, Indiana University Press, 1991 ; articles on Zora Neale Hurston, Hemingway, Millay, Boyle, Dillard, Malamud, LeGuin, Sandoz; essays on critical theory and rhetoric, including an interview with Julia Kristeva, argument, sentimental literacy, "Fight Club," rural schools, teaching.