EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Education The Johns Hopkins University B.A. with honors (1967)
State University of New York:
Buffalo Ph.D. in English (1972)
Doctoral Dissertation "Restless Analysts: Henry Adams and Henry James. A Study in the Function of Modern Symbolism," directed Joseph N. Riddel.
Academic Positions University of Southern California USC Associates’ Professor
Professor of English and
Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity (2004 - )
University of California, Irvine Professor Emeritus (2004- )
Professor, Above Scale (1996-2004)
Associate Professor (1977-1981)
Assistant Professor (1975-1977)
Distinguished Visiting Professor
American University of Cairo November 2011
Ludwig Maximilians Universität Visiting Professor
(Munich, Germany) Sommersemester 2001
Universität des Saarlandes
(Saarbrücken, West Germany) Senior Fulbright Lecturer (1974-75)
Emory University Visiting Professor (Summer of l974)
University of Maryland
(College Park, Maryland) Assistant Professor (1971-1975)
Teaching Awards Class of 2000 Outstanding Professor in the School of
Humanities, University of California, Irvine 1999-2000
Distinguished Faculty Lectureship for Teaching
Academic Senate, University of California, Irvine 1988-1989
Distinguished Teaching Award, Alumni Association,
University of California, Irvine 1981
Awards and Fellowships U.S. Director, International American Studies, TransCoop Program,
Humboldt Foundation (Germany). Three-year research
program with Free University, Potsdam University, Humboldt Univ.,
Best Book Review of the Year, Arizona Quarterly 1973
Summer Research Grant, University of Maryland 1973
University Fellowship, State University of New
Professional Organizations and Research Affiliations Editorial Board, Romanian Journal of American Studies (2011 - )
Faculty Advisory Board, International Museum Institute, Fisher Museum of the University of Southern California (2009 - )
Scientific Board (Editorial Board), Letterature America (Italy)
Professional Associate, Centre for Foreign Policy, Media, and Culture, University of Birmingham (UK)
Elected Member, National Council, American Studies Association 2004-2007
Board of Managing Editors, American Quarterly (2004-2010)
Editorial Board, The Henry James Review Advisory Board, Arizona Quarterly
Editorial Collective, Cultural Critique
Editorial Board, Comparative American Studies
Ralph Gabriel Dissertation Prize Committee, American Studies Association, 2001
Regional Delegate, Modern Language Association, 1986-1989
Delegate Assembly Steering Committee, Modern Language Association, 1986-1989; Chair of the Steering Committee, 1988-1989
Advisory Council, American Literature Section, Modern Language Association, 1998-2000
Organized Research Unit in Critical Theory,
Domestic Sit-Coms on Television: 1953-1988 (Film Studies)
What Is an Author? (undergraduate theory seminar)
Theories of American Literature and Culture (grad. seminar)
Comparative Studies of the Americas (comparative literature)
"`Indians': The Literary Construction of the Native American Other" (graduate seminar)
Postmodernism: Race, Class, and Gender (with Mark Poster advanced theory graduate seminar in the Critical Theory Program)
History of Criticism (undergraduate introduction: Plato and
Aristotle to Cixous and Althusser)
Cyberculture: Fiction, Film, TV (Film Studies undergrad)
Multicultural U.S. Fiction: 1970-1990 (undergrad)
Postmodernism and Multiculturalism (Theory Seminar)
U.S. Modernism and U.S. Imperialism
U.S. Modernisms: High Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, the Pan-Indian Movement, and the Thirties’ Left
University of Southern California:
The Transnational American Renaissance (graduate seminar)
U.S. Modernisms (graduate seminar)
Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Transnationality (graduate seminar)
Multiculturalism and U.S. Literature
American Literature, 1865-1920
Postmodernism and Multiculturalism
Theories of the Americas
Native American Literature (new undergraduate course)
Introduction to American Studies (new undergraduate course)
America, the Frontier, and the New West (American Studies)
Other Teaching NEH “Digital Publishing in American Studies and Ethnicity,” Summer Institute, co- directed by Tara McPherson, Phillip Ethington, John Carlos Rowe, “Vectors” and the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California (July 18 – August 12, 2011)
NEH “Bridging the Gaps,” Intersegmental Summer Seminars (1995: Multicultural US Literature; 1996: Race and Gender in 19C US Literature); seminars bringing together high school, community college, and four-year college teachers from Southern California.
Summer M.A. Program in English: "Theories of U.S. Literature and Culture" (1989), "U.S. Realism and Naturalism" (1991), “Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature” (1992), “Postmodernism and Multiculturalism” (1999), and “U.S. Modernisms” (2000)
NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "American Literature and Modern Theory," 1986, Irvine
UCI-Santa Ana Teachers Institute, Center for Educational Partnerships, UC, Irvine: Seminar on “U.S. Literary Culture and Globalization,” February 28 - August 1, 2000
University of Maryland
Secretary and member, Executive Committee, Department of English
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (drafted new English Major)
University of California, Irvine
Director, Comparative Literature (2003 - 2004)
Director, African American Studies (2002 - 2004); Acting Director (1994-1995; 1999-2000)
Director, Critical Theory Emphasis, 2002-2003
Director, Critical Theory Institute (an Organized Research Unit),
University of California, Irvine, 1993-1996
Chair, Humanities Executive Committee, 1988-1990
Chair, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 1979-1982
Chair, University Extension Committee, 1978-1980
Chair, English Council (council of UC English chairs), 1981-1982
Director of Writing, Humanities Core Course, 1976-1978
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Policies regarding "No Action" personnel actions, School of Humanities, 1982
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee to review ESL Program in the School of
Various departmental committees, including ad hoc committee that drafted a new curriculum for new undergraduate requirements in writing for the campus
Executive Committee, Academic Senate, 1978-1980
Executive Committee, Department of English and Comparative Literature, 1975-1976, 1994-1995
Humanities Major Committee, 1980
Bookstore Committee, 1979-1982 (proposed and realized a new campus bookstore, administered exclusively by the University)
Committee on English as a Second Language, School of Humanities, 1979-1982
Advisory Committee to ESL Programs in University Extension, 1979-1983
Systemwide UC Committee on Freshman Composition requirements, 1981-1982
Elected Representative of the Humanities to Academic Senate, 1984-1986, 1994-1996
Critical Theory Curriculum Committee, English and Comparative Literature, 1983-1987, 1989-1993, 1999-
Critical Theory Program, School of Humanities, 1982- ; Steering Committee, 1995 -
Planning and Budget Committee, 1984-1985
Privilege and Tenure Committee, 1985
Symposium Organizer and Director: Department of English and Comparative Literature's annual Spring Symposium ("The Self in Literature: Authority, Identity and Reputation"), May 14,1984. Lectures by David Minter, Stephen Greenblatt, and Leo S. Braudy.
University Research Committee, 1985-1988
Subcommittee on Conflict of Interest, 1987-1988
Program Director, Inauguration of the Western Chapter of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fall of 1985.
School of Humanities, Corps of Freshman Advisors, 1984-1987
Graduate Council, 1987-1990
Search Committee, East Asian Studies Director, UCI, 1988-1989
Symposium Organizer and Director: "The Function of Cultural Criticism at the Present
Time," sponsored by the University of California's Humanities Research Institute (Speakers: David Lloyd, Paul Rabinow, Liz Lyon, Donna Przybylowicz, Martin Jay, Mark Poster, Jochen Schulte-Sasse, Richard Berg, John Carlos Rowe, Michael McKeon, Abdul JanMohamed), November 18-21, 1988.
Conference Organizer: “Critical Cosmopolitanisms,” sponsored by the Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies at UC, Irvine (Speakers: Caren Kaplan, Lisa Lowe, Etienne Balibar, Bruce Robbins, Mary Louise Pratt, Akhil Gupta), March 7, 2003.
University of Southern California
Interim Chair, Comparative Literature (2016-2017)
Chair, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity (2008-2011)
Acting Chair, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity (Summers 2006 - 2008)
Graduate Committee, Department of English (2005-2007)
Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate Students, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity Conference Organizer: “America without Borders,” sponsored by the USC Associates and American Studies and Ethnicity, October 6-8, 2006 (Speakers: Ruthie Gilmore, Michelle Commander, William Arce, John Carlos Rowe, Marci McMahon, Donald Pease, Ulla Haselstein, Sieglinde Lemke, Günter Lenz, Rüdiger Kunow, Crina Bordelean, and others).
Event Organizer: “El Mexorcist 4,” Guillermo Gómez-Peña performance at the Fisher Museum, sponsored by “Visions and Voices,” January 28, 2009, University of Southern California.
Event Organizer: “An Evening with Sherman Alexie,” Newman Recital Hall, February 26, 2009, sponsored by Spectrum, University of Southern California.
Research Groups Global Peace and Conflict Studies in the Humanities, Irvine,
helped found this group in 1991-1992
Critical Theory Institute (ORU): one of the founding members
of the original FRP; Executive Committee, 1981- ; Acting Director,1992-3; Director, 1993-1996
Various consultations over the years, of which the following is a partial list:
The American Association for Higher Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
National Endowment for the Humanities
Modern Language Association and PMLA
Mid-Continent Journal in American Studies
Henry James Review
Modern Fiction Studies
Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
American Council of Learned Societies
Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Penn State, University of North Carolina, University of Illinois, University of California, Indiana University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Oxford, Methuen, Rutgers, Cambridge, Yale, Mississippi, and other university presses
Tutor and Librarian, Shalimar Learning Center (Costa Mesa, CA), a center that tutors Mexican-American and Chicano/a students, K-12, 1997- 2001
FIPSE, Disciplinary Dialogues, Intersegmental Education Initiative (collaborative work with high school, community college, CSU, and UC teachers and administrators), 1991-1993
Lectures on Television Sit-Coms, Tustin High School, 1988
Lectures on Popular Film, Tustin High School, 1987
Lectures on Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, Harbor Day School, Sixth_Grade Class, 1983-Present (an annual lecture)
Lectures on various topics in modern literature, Newport Harbor High School, 1980-1983
Host and Sponsor, area High School English Teachers, dinner and colloquium, English and Comparative Literature, UC, Irvine, Spring 1981
In-Service for High School Teachers of Literature, Montgomery County School District, Summer of 1973
PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH: JOHN CARLOS ROWE
BOOKS The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies. London: Open Humanities Press/ University of Michigan Publishing, 2012. www.openhumanitiespress.org Afterlives of Modernism: Liberalism, Transnationalism, and Political Critique. New Americanists. Hanover, N. H.: Dartmouth College Press of the University Press of New England, 2011.
The New American Studies. Critical American Studies series. University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
Rpt.A Future for American Studies. Chinese Translation, Foreign Languages Institute, Beijing University Press, 2008.
Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism: From the Revolution to World War II. Oxford University Press, 2000.
The Other Henry James. New Americanists series. Duke University Press, 1998.
At Emerson's Tomb: The Politics of Classic American Literature. Columbia University Press, 1997. Available online from the Online Books Evaluation Project, Columbia University Press.
The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James. The Wisconsin Project on American Authors. University of Wisconsin Press, 1984; Methuen, 1985; paperback, 1985.
Through the Custom-House: Nineteenth-Century American Fiction and Modern Theory. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.
Henry Adams and Henry James: The Emergence of a Modern Consciousness. Cornell University Press, 1976.
Günter H. Lenz, A Critical History of the New American Studies: 1970-1990. Eds. Reinhard Isensee, Klaus Milich, Donald E. Pease, and John Carlos Rowe (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2017).
Henry James Today. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014.
Lindon Barrett, Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity. Eds. Justin A. Joyce, Dwight McBride, and John Carlos Rowe. New Black Studies series (Darlene Clark Hine and Dwight A. McBride) (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014).
A Historical Guide to Henry James. Eds. John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies. Eds. Winfried Fluck, Donald Pease, and John Carlos Rowe. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press of the University Press of New England, 2011.
A Concise Companion to American Studies. Blackwell’s Companions to Cultural Studies. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell’s, 2010. Available online: www.blackwellreference.com Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller. New Riverside Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Post-Nationalist American Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
“Culture” and the Problem of the Disciplines. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Available online from Literature Online (Chadwyck-Healey electronic publisher)
Rpt.: English-language reprint of the Cambridge University Press edition. Peking: Peking University Press, 2007.
The Vietnam War and American Culture, eds. John Carlos Rowe and Rick Berg. Columbia University Press, 1991. Paper, 1993.
American Representations of Vietnam, Special Issue, Cultural Critique, I (Spring 1986), co-edited with Rick Berg
"The Symbolization of Milly Theale: Henry James's The Wings of the Dove," ELH, XL (Fall 1973), 131-164.
"The Authority of the Sign in Henry James's The Sacred Fount," Criticism, XIX (Summer 1977), 223-240.
"Writing and Truth in Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym," Glyph 2: Johns Hopkins Textual Studies (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977), pp. 102-121.
"The `Super-Historical' Sense of Hart Crane's The Bridge," Genre, special issue on the twentieth-century long poem, ed. Joseph N. Riddel, XI (Winter 1978), 597-625.
Rpt.: Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, ed. Jennifer Gariepy (Detroit, MI: Gale Research, Inc., 1998). Available electronically from: GaleNet.
"`The Being of Language: The Language of Being' in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers,” Boundary 2, special issue: Revisions of the Anglo-American Tradition, ed. Paul Bové, part 2, VII (Spring 1979), 91-115.
"Structuralism or Post-Structuralism? The Problem of `The Discourse of History,'" Humanities in Society, II (Winter 1979), 17-23 (on the work of Hayden White).
With Anton Kaes (Professor of German, UC, Berkeley). "Das Ende der Avantgarde? Tendenzen der gegenwärtigen amerikanischen Erzählprosa," Die Literatur der siebziger Jahre, ed. Helmut Kreuzer, special issue of Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik, XXXV (1979), 13-26.
"The Internal Conflict of Romantic Narrative: Hegel's Phenomenology and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter," MLN, Comparative Literature issue, XCV (December 1980), 1203-1231.
"Who'se Henry James? Further Lessons of the Master," The Henry James Review, II (Fall 1980), 2-11.
"James's Rhetoric of the Eye: Re-Marking the Impression," Criticism, XXIV (Summer 1982), 233-260.
"Screwball: The Use and Abuse of Uncertainty in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw," Delta, special issue on Henry James, ed. Nancy Blake, XV (November 1982), 1-31.
Rpt.: New Casebooks: “The Turn of the Screw” and “What Maisie Knew,” eds. Neil Cornwell and Maggie Malone (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 54-78.
"`What the Thunder Said': James's Hawthorne and the American Anxiety of Influence," A Centennial Essay, The Henry James Review, IV (Winter 1983), 81-119.
"Alien Encounter: Thomas Berger's Neighbors as a Critique of Existential Humanism," Studies in American Humor, special issue on Thomas Berger, ed. Brom Weber, II, new series (Spring 1983), 45-60.
Rpt.: Critical Essays on Thomas Berger, ed. David W. Madden (New York: G. K. Hall and Co., Inc., 1995), pp. 111-124.
"After Freud: Henry James and Psychoanalysis," The Henry James Review, V (Spring, 1984), 226-232.
"Vietnam and American Literary Historiography," American Studies in Transition, ed. David E. Nye and Christen Kold Thomsen, Odense University Studies in English, vol. IX (Odense, Denmark: Odense Universitet Press, 1985), pp. 267-286.
"Deconstructing America: Recent Approaches to Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture," ESQ, XXXI (First Quarter, 1985), 49-63.
"`To Live outside the Law, You Must Be Honest': The Authority of the Margin in Contemporary Theory," Cultural Critique, I (Winter 1985-86), 35-68, on the work of Luce Irigaray, Geoffrey Hartman, and Edward Said.
"Surplus Economies: Deconstruction, Ideology, and the Humanities," The Aims of Representation: Subject/Text/History, ed. Murray Krieger, essays from the Irvine FRP in Critical Theory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1987), pp. 131-158.
"Eye-Witness: Documentary Styles in the American Representations of Vietnam," special issue of Cultural Critique, "The American Representations of Vietnam," eds. John Carlos Rowe and Richard Berg, I (Spring 1986), 126-150.
"Henry Adams," in the Columbia Literary History of the United States, ed. Emory Elliott (New York: Columbia University Press, 1987), 645-667.
"The Politics of Innocence in Henry James's The American," New Essays on "The American", ed. Martha Banta (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).
"The Politics of the Uncanny: Newman's Fate in The American," The Henry James Review, VIII (Winter 1987), 79-90.
"Modern Art and the Invention of Postmodern Capital," American Quarterly, special issue on "Modernist Culture in America," ed. Daniel Joseph Singal, XXXIX (Spring 1987), 155-173.
Rpt.: in Modernist Culture in America, ed. Daniel J. Singal, American Society and Culture series. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press, 1991, pp. 203-228.
"`Bringing It All Back Home': American Recyclings of the Vietnam War," Working Papers, Center for Twentieth-Century Studies (Fall 1988), 1-18. [A short version of the following essay]
"`Bringing It All Back Home': American Recyclings of the Vietnam War," The Violence of Representation: Literature and the History of Violence, eds. Leonard Tennenhouse and Nancy Armstrong (Routledge, 1989), pp. 197-218.
"Metavideo: Fictionality and Mass Media in Our Postmodern Economy," White on White: Essays on Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction, eds. Robert Con Davis and Patrick O'Donnell, pp. 214-235. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.
"Structure," essay in Critical Terms: A Student's Guide to Literary Theory, eds. Frank Lentricchia and Tom McLaughlin, pp. 23-38. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Second Edition, 1995.
"Fatal Speculations: Murder, Money, and Manners in Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson," in Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson:” Race, Conflict, and Culture, eds. Forrest Robinson and Susan Gillman (Durham, N. C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1990), pp. 137-154.
"From Documentary to Docudrama: Vietnam on Television in the 1980s," Genre, special issue on Vietnam, ed. Gordon Taylor, XXI (Winter 1988), 451-477.
Rpt.: The Vietnam War, ed. Walter L. Hixson (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 2000), pp. 299-326.
"Between Politics and Poetics: Frederick Douglass and Postmodernity," in Reconstructing American Literary and Historical Studies, ed. Gnter Lenz (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 1989), pp. 192-210.
"Preface," George T. Coleman, Into the Storm: A Vietnam Odyssey (verse). Irvine, Ca.: Pacific Writers Press, 1989.
"Crisis and Criticism in the Humanities," Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Academic Senate, University of California, 1990 [Pamphlet]
"The Economics of the Body in Kate Chopin's The Awakening," in Perspectives on Kate Chopin. Natchitoches, La.: Northwestern State University Press, 1990, pp. 1-24.
Revised version in Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou. Eds. Lynda S. Boren and Sara de Saussure Davis. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U. P., 1992, 117-142.
"Swept Away: Henry James, Margaret Fuller, and `The Last of the Valerii,'" Readers in History: Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Contexts of Response, ed. James L. Machor. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993, pp. 32-53.
"Romancing the Stone: Melville's Critique of Ideology in Pierre," in Theorizing American Literature: Hegel, the Sign, and History, eds. Bainard Cowan and Joseph Kronick (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991), pp. 195-232.
"Poe, Antebellum Slavery, and Modern Criticism," in Poe's "Pym": Critical Explorations, ed. Richard Kopley. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1992, pp. 117-138.
Rpt.: Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. G. K. Thompson. Norton Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 2004, pp. 904-920.
"Postmodernist Studies," in Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies, eds. Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1992. Pp. 179-208.
"Henry James and Critical Theory," in A Companion to Henry James Studies, ed. Daniel Mark Fogel. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1993, pp. 73-93.
"Spinoff: The Rhetoric of Television and Postmodern Memory," in Narrative and Culture, ed. Janice Carlisle and Daniel R. Schwarz. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1994. Pp. 97-120.
"The Writing Class," in Politics, Theory, and Contemporary Culture, ed. Mark Poster, Critical Theory Institute series. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993, 41-82.
"The Ethics of Professional Letters: Eleven Theses," Profession 90, the Modern Language Association, 48-51.
"Whitman and Dickinson: 1989," American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 1989 (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1991), pp. 63-80.
"Whitman and Dickinson: 1990," American Literary Scholarship: An Annual 1990 (Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1992), pp. 73-92.
"The `Vietnam-Effect' in the Persian Gulf War," Cultural Critique, special issue, "The Economies of War," 19 (Fall 1991), 121-39.
"The New Pedagogy," South Atlantic Quarterly, 91 (Summer 1992), 765-784.
"A Future for American Studies: The Comparative U.S. Cultures Model,"American Studies in Germany: European Contexts and Intercultural Relations, eds. Günter Lenz and Klaus J. Milich. New York: St. Martin’s Press/ Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 1995. Pp. 262-278.
"Die Zukunft der `Amerikastudien': Die Kulturen der USA im Vergleich," in Multikulturelle Gesellschaft: Modell Amerika, hrsg. Berndt Ostendorf. Muenchen: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1994. Pp. 189-201. [German Translation of essay above; transl. by Thomas Wagensonner]
"Imperialism at Home and Abroad in Melville's Typee," in National Identities and Post-Americanist Narratives, ed. Donald Pease. Durham, N. C.: Duke Univ. Press, 1994. Pp. 255-278.
"How the Boss Played the Game: Twain's Critique of Imperialism in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," The Cambridge Companion to Twain, ed. Forrest Robinson. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995. Pp. 175-192.
Rpt.: “Mark Twain’s Critique of Imperialism in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” Critical Essays on Mark Twain (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2006).
"Political Contexts Enhance Moby-Dick," Insight on the News, "Symposium" section (May 23, 1994), 20-22 [debate with Peter Shaw, Recovering American Literature]
"Overview: The Vietnam War and American Memory" (with Rick Berg), New Asia Review, revised and expanded from "Introduction" to The Vietnam War and American Culture (1991), Fall 1994.
"The African-American Voice in Faulkner's Go Down, Moses," in Modern American Short Story Sequences, ed. J. Gerald Kennedy. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995. Pp. 76-97. Pb. Reissue: 2010.
“Whitman’s Body Poetic in Drum Taps,” in America’s Modernisms: Re-Valuing the Canon: Essays in Honor of Joseph N. Riddel, eds. Joseph Kronick and Katherine Lyndberg. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1996. Pp. 168-181.
“Foreword,” Henry James’s New York Edition: The Construction of Authorship, ed. David McWhirter. Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press, 1995. Pp. xxiii-xxvi.
“Henry Adams’s Education in the Age of Imperialism,” in New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams, ed. John Carlos Rowe (New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996), pp. 87-114.
“Cybercowboys on the New Frontier: Freedom, Nationalism, and Imperialism in the Postmodern Era,” The Information Society 12:3 (July-September 1996), 309-314.
“Race and Imperialism in Stephen Crane: A Monstrous Case,” Red Badges of Courage: Wars and Conflicts in American Literature, Rivista di Studi Anglo-Americani, IX: 11 (1998), eds. Biancamaria Pisapia, Ugo Rubeo, Anna Scacchi (Roma: Bulzoni Editore, 1998), pp. 37-68.
“Race and Imperialism in Poe’s ‘The Journal of Julius Rodman,’ ‘A Tale of the Ragged Moutains,’ and ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue,’” in Exorcising the Shadow: Poe and Race, eds. J. Gerald Kennedy and Liliane Weissberg (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 75-105.
“Henry James and the Art of Teaching,” Henry James Review, special issue on Teaching Henry James,17.3 (Fall 1996), 213-224.
“Bridging the Gaps: The Summer Institute at the University of California, Irvine,” Expressions/ Impressions, I (Winter 1997), 42-44.
“Neo-Colonial and Post-Colonial Theories of Multiculturalism,” in Multiculturalism in the United States and Germany, eds. Günter Lenz and Klaus Milich, forthcoming.
“W. E. B. Du Bois’s Critique of United States Imperialism,” in SPELL (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature), “Empire: American Studies,” vol. 10 (1997), 145-166.
“Research and Pedagogy in the New Partnerships,” On Common Ground, 8 (Winter 1998), 21-23.
“Towards Critical Internationalism,” electronic publication on Interroads, Crossroads Discussion List, (1997)
“Post-Nationalism, Globalism, and the New American Studies,” Cultural Critique, special issue on “The Futures of American Studies,” 40 (Fall 1998), 11-28.
Rpt.: Post-Nationalist American Studies, ed. John Carlos Rowe (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), pp. 23-39.
Rpt.: The Futures of American Studies, eds. Donald Pease and Robyn Wiegman (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2002), pp. 167-182.
“Highway Robbery: ‘Indian Removal,’ the Mexican-American War, and American Identity in John Rollin Ridge’s (Yellow Bird’s) The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta,” Novel, vol. 31 (Spring 1998), 149-173.
“Cultural Studies Today,” an interview for Dialogues on Cultural Studies, eds. Shaobo Xie and Wang Fengzhen (Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2002), pp.193-219.
Chinese translation of the previous title in a Chinese-language edition (Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Press, 2000).
“Literary Culture and the Emergence of the United States as a Global Power,” Heterotopien der Identität: Literatur in interamerikanischen Kontaktzonen, eds. Hermann Herlinghaus and Utz Riese (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 1999), pp. 59-82.
“Working at Gender: In the Cage,” Questioning the Master: Gender and Sexuality in Henry James’s Writings, ed. Peggy McCormack. Wilmington, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2000) pp. 86-103.
Rpt.: Tales of Henry James, eds. Christof Wegelin and Henry B. Wonham, Norton Critical Edition (New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 2003), pp. 483-502.
“Hawthorne’s Ghost in Henry James's Italy: Sculptural Form, Romantic Narrative, and the Function of Sexuality,” The Henry James Review, 20:2 (Spring 1999), 107-134.
Rpt.: Roman Holidays: Hawthorne, James, and Others in Italy, eds. Robert K. Martin and Leland S. Person (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002), pp. 73-106.
“The Resistance to Cultural Studies,” in Aestheticsin a Multicultural Age, eds. Emory Elliott, Louis Freitas Caton, and Jeffrey Rhyne (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 105-120.
Italian translation, “La resistenza agli studi culturali,” Estetica e Differenza, ed. Paola Zaccaria (Bari: Edizioni Palomar, 2002), pp. 101-123.
“For Mature Audiences: Sex, Gender and Recent Film Adaptations of Henry James’s Fiction,” in Henry James on Stage and Screen, ed. John R. Bradley (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2000), pp. 190-211.
“Opening the Gate to the Other America: The Afro-Caribbean Politics of Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men and Tell My Horse,” in Kontaktzone Amerika: Literarische Verkehrsformen kultureller Übersetzung, ed. Utz Riese (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2000), pp. 109-156.
(With Günter Lenz) “Teaching Cultural Difference: Multiculturalism and the Internationalization of American Studies,”The German-American Encounter: Conflict and Cooperation between Two Cultures, 1800-2000, eds. Elliott Shore and Frank Trommler (New York: Berghahn Books, 2001), pp. 305-324.
German translation: “Die Vermittlung kultureller Differenz: Multikulturalismus und die Internationalisierung der Amerikastudien,” Deutsch-amerikanische Begegnungen: Konflikt und Kooperation im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, hrsg. Frank Trommler und Elliott Shore (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001), pp. 379-401.
“Ideology,” Grolier Encyclopedia of American Studies, vol. 2, 4 vols., eds. George Kurian, Miles Orvell, Jay Mechling, and Johnella Butler (New York: Grolier Press, 2001), pp. 331-333. Available on-line: www.eas-ref.press.jhu.edu
“Goodbye, Mr. Chips: Teaching and Social Responsibility,” Reader 45 (Fall 2001), 20-34.
“Stowe’s Rainbow Sign: Violence and Community in Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp (1856),” Arizona Quarterly 58:1 (Spring 2002), 37-55.
Rpt.: “Stowe’s Rainbow Sign: Violence and Community in Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp,” in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 133, ed. Russel Whitaker (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Publishers, 2004).
“Elián González, Cuban-American Detente, and the Rhetoric of Family Values,”Transnational America: The Fading of Borders in the Western Hemisphere, ed. Berndt Ostendorf, Publications of the Bavarian American Academy, vol. 2 (Heidelberg: Carl Winter Verlag, 2002), pp. 139-148.
“Nationalism, Post-Nationalism, and Terrorism,” Menschheit und Menschenrechte: Probleme der Universalisierung und Institutionalisierung, ed. Eckart Klein and Christoph Menke (Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2002), pp. 273-289.
Rpt.: War Narratives and American Culture, eds. Giles Gunn and Carl Gutiérrez-Jones (Santa Barbara, CA: American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, 2005), pp. 193-207.
“Nineteenth-Century United States Literary Culture and Transnationality,”special issue “America: The Idea, the Literature,” edited by Djelal Kadir, PMLA 118:1 (January 2003), 78-89.
Rpt.: “Nineteenth-Century United States Literary Culture and Transnationality,” Teaching American Literature, companion to American Literature: A Sourcebook for Teachers, eds. Linck Johnson and Susan Belasco Smith (NY: Bedford Books, 2005).
“The Dramatization of Mao II and the War on Terrorism,” South Atlantic Quarterly 103:1 (Fall 2003), pp. 21-43.
“Naming What Is Inside: Gertrude Stein’s Use of Names in Three Lives,” Novel 36:2 (Spring 2003), 219-243.
“Culture, U.S. Imperialism, and Globalization,” American Literary History 16:4 (Winter 2004), 575-595.
Rpt.: Culture, Democracy, and Globalization, eds. Rüdiger Kunow and Christoph Menke, Human Rights Centre, Potsdam University (forthcoming).
Rpt.: Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism, eds. Ashley Dawson and Malini Schueller (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007), pp. 37-59.
Rpt.: Globalisation and Violence, ed. Paul James (New Delhi: Sage Publications India, 2007).
Rpt.: America and the Misshaping of a New World Order, Global, Area, and International Archive, eds. Giles Gunn and Carl Gutiérrez-Jones (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), 169-190.
Rpt.: A Concise Companion to American Studies, ed. John Carlos Rowe (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell’s, 2010).
“Henry James and Globalization,” The Henry James Review, 24:3 (Fall 2003), 205-214.
“Henry James and Globalization,” Palgrave Advances in Henry James Studies, ed. Peter Rawlings (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2007), pp. 283-300. An expanded version of the previous title.
“Henry James in a New Century,” A Companion to American Fiction, 1865-1914, eds. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thompson (Oxford: Blackwell’s Publishing, 2005). Pp. 518-525.
Rpt.: “Henry James in a New Century,” in A Historical Guide to Henry James, eds. John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 197-217.
“Nathaniel Hawthorne and Transnationality,” Hawthorne and the Real: Bicentennial Essays, ed. Millicent Bell (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2005), pp. 88-106.
“Lettre de John Rowe (15 décembre 2002)” and “Réponse d’Étienne Balibar,” in Balibar, Etienne, L’Europe, L’Amérique, La Guerre: Réflexions sur la médiation européenne(Paris: Éditions La Découverte, 2003), pp. 173-189.
“Edward Said and American Studies,” American Quarterly 56:1 (March 2004), 33-47.
“Images from Fallujah Will Stir Debate, But . . . Won’t Alter Policy,” Op-Ed, Newsday (April 2, 2004). On the media’s choices to cover or not cover the photographs of 4 civilians from Blackwater Security, who were killed and displayed by a mob in Fallouja, Iraq on March 31, 2004.
“Buried Alive: The Native American Political Unconscious in Louise Erdrich’s Fiction,” Postcolonial Studies 7:2 (July 2004), 197-210.
“Mark Twain’s Critique of Globalization (Old and New) in Following the Equator,” special issue on Mark Twain, ed. Forrest Robinson, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and Susan Gillman, Arizona Quarterly, 61:1 (Spring 2005), 109-135.
Rpt.: “Mark Twain’s Critique of Globalization (Old and New) in Following the Equator, A Journey Around the World (1897),” Transcultural Visions of Identities in Images and Texts, eds. Wilfried Raussert and Reinhard Isensee (Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2008), pp. 41-64.
“Religious Transnationalism in the American Renaissance: Susan Warner's Wide, Wide World,” ESQ, special issue on Reexamining the American Renaissance, 49:1-3 (Spring 2003), 45-57.
“Interpellation, Urbanization, and Globalization in John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer,” Toward a New Metropolitanism: Reconstituting Public Culture, Urban Citizenship, and the Multicultural Imaginary in New York and Berlin, eds. Günter H. Lenz, Friedrich Ulfers, Antje Dallmann (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2006), pp. 349-358.
“Faulkner and the Southern Arts of Mystification in Absalom, Absalom!” in Blackwell’s Companion to William Faulkner, ed. Richard C. Moreland (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2007), pp. 445-458.
“European Lessons in Imperialism: A Letter to America,” Transatlantic Studies, special issue ed. Charles Gannon, 6:2 (August 2008), 183-198.
Rpt.: Transnational American Studies, eds. Winfried Fluck, Stefan Brandt, and Ingrid Thaler, Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature (Germany), 23 (2007), 37-58.
Trans.: “Lezioni europee d’imperialismo: una lettera all’America,” Acoma (the Italian Journal of American Studies) 33 (Spring 2007), 36-52.
“Henry James and the United States,” The Henry James Review, 27:3 (Fall 2006), 228-236.
Rpt.: A Companion to Henry James, ed. Greg W. Zacharias (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), pp. 390-399.
Rpt.: Tracing Henry James, eds. Melanie H. Ross and Greg W. Zacharias (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), pp. 14-27.
“Racism, Fetishism, and the Gift Economy in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960),” On Harper Lee: Essays and Reflections, ed. Alice Hall Petry (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007), pp. 1-17.
“Politics, Sentiment, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America,” in A Companion to American Literature and Culture, ed. Paul Lauter (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), pp. 26-39.
“Space, the Final Frontier: Poe’s Eureka as Imperial Fantasy,” Poe Studies/ Dark Romanticism, special issue in honor of G. R. Thompson, edited Steven Frye and Eric Link, vols. 39-40 (2006-2007), 19-27.
Rpt.: Critical Insights on Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Steven Frye. EBSCO and Salem Publishing, forthcoming.
“Reading Reading Lolita in Tehran in Idaho,” American Quarterly 59:2 (June 2007), 253-275.
“Other Modernisms,” Blackwell’s Concise Companion to American Literature, 1900-1950, eds. Peter Stoneley and Cindy Weinstein (Oxford: Blackwell’s, 2007), pp. 275-294.
“Henry James on Nationalism and Imperialism,” in Henry James in Context, ed. David McWhirter (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 246-257.
“U.S. Literary Canons after Nationalism,” Letteratura America (Italy), special issue on U.S. literary canons, ed. Cristina Giorcelli, XXVII: 121-122 (2007-2008), 31-56.
“Interview with John Carlos Rowe,” Foreign Literature (Fall 2009) (Beijing: Beijing Univ. Press, 2009).
“The Death of Francis Scott Key and Other Elegies: Music and the New American Studies,” Forum on Inter-American Research 2:2 (September 2009), streaming video (www.interamerica.de).
Rpt.: Cornbread and Cuchifritos: Ethnic Identity Politics, Transnationalization, and Transculturation in American Urban Popular Music, eds. Wilfried Raussert and Michelle Habell-Pallán (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011), Pp. 27-39.
“Visualizing Barack Obama,” Journal of Visual Culture 8:2 (August 2009), 207-210.
“Caged Heat: Feminist Rebellion in Henry James’s In the Cage and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window,” in The Men Who Knew Too Much: Henry James and Alfred Hithcock, eds. Susan M. Griffin and Alan Nadel (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 174-188.
“Areas of Concern: Area Studies and the New American Studies,” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics (Egypt) 31 (2011), special issue on “The Other Americas,” 11-34.
Trans.: Chinese Translation, 2010.
Rpt.: Winfried Fluck, Donald Pease, and John Carlos Rowe, eds. Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies (Hanover: Dartmouth College Press of the University Press of New England, 2011), pp. 321-336.
Rpt.: Bevan Sewell and Scott Lucas, eds. Challenging U.S. Foreign Policy: America and the World in the Long Twentieth Century (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 162-182.
“Global Horizons in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man (2007),” Don DeLillo: Mao II, Underworld and Falling Man. Ed. Stacey Olster. London: Continuum, 2011. Pp. 121-134.
“U.S. Novels and U.S. Wars,” in The Cambridge History of the American Novel, eds. Leonard Cassuto, Clare Virginia Eby, and Benjamin Reiss (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Pp. 813-831.
“Disease, Culture, and Transnationalism in the Americas,” in Kulturelle Mobilitätsforschung: Themen – Theorien – Tendenzen, eds. Norbert Franz and Rüdiger Kunow, Mobilisierte Kulturen, I (Potsdam: University of Potsdam Press, 2011), pp. 71-87.
“Transnationalism and American Studies,” Encyclopedia of American Studies Online (http://easref.press.jhu.edu/), 2010.
“Our Invisible Man: The Aesthetic Genealogy of U.S. Diversity,” Blackwell’s Companion to the American Novel, ed. Alfred Bendixen (Malden, MA.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), pp. 537-553.
“Arabia Fantasia: U.S. Literary Culture and the Middle East,” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics (Egypt) 32 (2012), 1-23.
“American Orientalism after Said,” in Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: A Postcolonial Outlook, eds. Walid El Hamamsy and Mounira Soliman (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 183-196.
“Next Times: The Futures of American Studies Today,” American Literary History 25:1 (Spring 2013), 257-270.
“Introduction,” Lindon Barrett, Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity. Eds. Justin A. Joyce, Dwight McBride, and John Carlos Rowe (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014), pp. vii-xviii.
“Transpacific Studies and the Cultures of U.S. Imperialism,” in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field, eds. Janet Hoskins and Viet Nguyen (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2014), pp. 134-150.
Rpt.: “Transpacific Studies and the Cultures of U.S. Imperialism,” American Studies asTransnational Practice: Turning toward the Transpacific, eds. Yuan Shu and Donald E. Pease (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2015), pp. 259-275.
Rpt.: “Transpacific Studies and the Cultures of U.S. Imperialism,” Crossroads in American Studies: Transnational and Biocultural Encounters, Festschrift for Rüdiger Kunow, eds. Frederike Offizier, Marc Priewe, and Ariane Schröder (Heidelberg: Universitäts Verlag Winter, 2016), pp. 29-47.
“Moby-Dick and Globalization,” Oxford History of the American Novel, eds. J. Gerald Kennedy and Leland S. Person, The Oxford History of the Novel in English, vol. 5 (NY: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 355-367.
Rpt.: “Moby-Dick and Globalization,” Mobile and Entangled America(s), eds. Maryemma Graham and Wilfried Raussert (London: Routledge, 2016), pp. 321- 336.
“Recent Literary Adaptations of James in Roth’s, Ozick’s, and Franzen’s Fiction,” CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture,special issue on History, Memory, and the Making of Character in Roth’s Fiction, eds. Gustavo Sánchez-Canales and Victoria Aarons, 16:2 (June 2014), 1-8 http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clweb/vol16/iss2/11 Rpt.: “What Would James Do? Recent Literary Adaptations of Henry James,” Modes and Facets of the American Scene: Studies in Honor of Cristina Giorcelli, ed. Dominique Marçais (Palermo-Roma: Renzo e Rean Editori, 2014), pp. 131- 142.
Rpt.: “Recent Literary Adaptations of James in Roth’s, Ozick’s, and Franzen’s Fiction,” Henry James Today, ed. John Carlos Rowe (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014), 29-41.
“Americanism/o and the Internalization of U.S. Imperialism: A Response to Juan Poblete.” Latin American Studies Keywords, eds. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, and Marisa Bealusteguigoitia(Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015). Pp. 61-66.
“Editor’s Introduction,” Günter H. Lenz, A Critical History of the New American Studies: 1970-1990. Eds. Reinhard Isensee, Klaus Milich, Donald E. Pease, and John Carlos Rowe (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2016), pp. xvii-xxvii.