Essays & Articles
“Homage to Charlottesville: The Spanish Civil War and the International Legacy of the U.S. Monuments Debate,” lead essay in Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World. Ed. Laura Macaluso. Rowan & Littlefield (forthcoming)
“The Old Front.” Hemingway Review (Fall 2018).
“A Kinetoscope of War: The Cinematic Effects of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.” JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory 48.2 (Summer 2018).
“First to Write: The 1970s and the Vietnamese War.” In American Literature in Transition, 1970-1980. Ed. Kirk Curnutt. Cambridge: Cambridge UP (2018).
"Dallas-D.C.-Quang Tri." Combat Paper Project (forthcoming).
"Nobody -- NFL Protestors or Their Critics -- Has a Monopoly on Patriotism." Kansas City Star online (25 Oct 2017)
“Spectator-Citizen-Soldier: History, Genre, and Gender in The Hurt Locker.” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 63.2 (Summer 2017): 373-396.
“Louis Fischer as ‘Mitchell’ in For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Hemingway Review (Spring 2017).
"Field Notes on The Things They Carried." WLA: War, Literature, & the Arts 28 (2016).
“Teaching The Spanish Earth in a War Film Seminar.” In Teaching Hemingway and War. Ed. Alex Vernon. Ohio: Kent State University Press (2015): 122-129.
"Afterthoughts on 'The Rites of War and The Sun Also Rises Inspired by For Whom The Bell Tolls," Hemingway Review online (28 Oct 2015).
"The Rites of War and The Sun Also Rises." Hemingway Review 35.1 (fall 2015).
"On 'Sublimation' and the American War in Vietnam," Consequence Magazine online (11 Aug 2015). Review of Vo Xuan Huy's installation art in the Vinh Moc tunnels.
"Plying the Darkness." Essay-Review of My Life as a Foreign Country. Brian Turner, 2014. In Open Letters Monthly (1 January 2015).
“The Spanish Earth and the Non-Nonfiction War Film.” Hemingway Review 34.1 (fall 2014).
“The Literature of Vietnam in Vietnam: An Undergraduate Engaged Learning Program.” In The West in Asia/Asia in the West. Ed. Elisabetta Marino and Tanfer Emin Tunc (fall 2014).
“'Did we get the shot?': An Odyssey to the 17th Parallel.” Ivens Magazine 18. European Foundation Joris Ivens, Nijmegen (November 2013): 32-37.
“War: World War I.” Hemingway in Context. Ed. Suzanne del Gizo and Debra Moddelmog. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, 2013. 388-394.
“Tarzan and Sookie Sittin’ in a Tree.” Popular Culture Review 23.2 (summer 2012): 61-66.
“The Spanish Earth Makes a Book.” Ivens Magazine 16. European Foundation Joris Ivens, Nijmegen (October 2010): 19-20.
“Style, Politics, and Ernest Hemingway’s Spanish Civil War Dispatches.” The Mailer Review 4.1 (Fall 2010): 427-444.
“‘It’s a chapter-book, huh’: Teaching, Writing, and Early Fatherhood.” In Papa PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men n the Academy. Ed. Mary Ruth Marotte, Paige Martin Reynolds, and Ralph James Savarese. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers University Press (2010). 201-206.
“Your War Is My War Too.” WLA: War, Literature & the Arts 22 (2010): 281-288.
“O’Brien in an American War Literature Class.” In Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O’Brien. Ed. Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway. New York: Modern Language Association (2010).103-110.
“Spirit of Summer.” Soirée 8.5 (July 2009): 64, 48.
“Tarzan, Vietnam, and the Ambiguity of American Empire.” In Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art. Ed. Mark Heberle. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press (2009). 391-406.
“The Night Cindy Sheehan Spent in Jail (and other images of women and war).” Consequence 1 (2009): 54-67.
“Fiction from the First Gulf War.” EnterText 6.2 (winter 2006-2007). http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~acsrrrm/entertext/issue_6_2.htm.
“War’s Return.” WLA: War, Literature, & the Arts 18:1&2 (Winter 2007): 301-315. http://www.wlajournal.com/18_1-2/vernon.pdf
“The Road from My Lai.” New York Times Op-Ed (23 June 2006).
“The War Inside.” Hartford Courant (5 June 2005).
“Salvation, Storytelling, and Pilgrimage in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.” Mosaic 36.4 (Dec 2003): 171-188.
“A Strange But Familiar War.” New York Times Op-Ed (7 Apr 2003).
“The Collaborative War Memoir: A Personal and Academic Account.” The Center for the Study of the Korean War Proceedings 3.1 (Apr 2003): 139-150.
“Gender, War, and Ernest Hemingway.” The Hemingway Review 22.1 (Fall 2002): 34-55.
“Ghosts Stories.” American Heritage (Oct 2002): 64-65.
“Submission and Resistance to the Self as Soldier: Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War Memoir.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 17.2 (Winter 2002): 161-179.
“Barbarian in the Ivory Tower.” The Chronicle of Higher Education/Review (22 Feb 2002): B14-B15.
“Narrative Miscegenation: Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! as Naturalist Novel, Oral Tale, and Auto/Biography.” JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory 31.2 (Summer 2001): 155-179.
“The Gulf War and Postmodern Memory.” The Wilson Quarterly (Winter 2001): 68-82.
“Computerized Grammar Checkers 2000: Capabilities, Limitations, and Pedagogical Possibilities.” Computers and Composition 17 (December 2000): 329-349.
“Staging Violence in West’s The Day of the Locust and Shepard’s True West.” South Atlantic Review (Winter 2000): 132-151.
“‘Prodding and Prompting’: Writing and Editing a Collaborative Memoir of Modern War.” Interview conducted by Farrell O’Gorman. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 14.2 (Winter 1999): 317-327.
“Desert Farewell.” WLA: War, Literature, & Arts (Fall-Winter 1999): 139-147.
“Bridging the Gulf.” The Independent, 14-20 Feb 1996: 5.
various articles, Soldiers Magazine & The Pointer cadet magazine (1986-1989)
Notes, Entries, Reviews, & Reading/Teaching Guides
Review of John K. Young’s How to Revise a True War Story: Tim O’Brien’s Process of Textual Production. U. Iowa P., 2017. In American Literary History Online Review.
Joint review of Laurence W. Mazzeno, The Critics and Hemingway, 1924-2014: Shaping an American Literary Icon (Rochester NY: Camden House, 2015) and Carl P. Eby and Mark Cirino, editors, Hemingway’s Spain: Imagining the Spanish World (Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2016). Journal of American Studies (forthcoming).
Review of Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling. Stefania Ciocia. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2012. Modern Fiction Studies (spring 2015).
Review of Ernest Hemingway, the Red Cross, and the Great War. Steven Florczyk. Kent,Ohio: Kent State UP, 2013. Hemingway Review 34.1 (fall 2014).
“Hemingway, Ernest.” 1914-1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War. http://www.1914-1918-online.net/.
“’Shrapnel’ sees World War II through a reluctant soldier’s eyes.” Review of Shrapnel. William Wharton. Kansas City Star (Sunday, 14 April 2013; A&E section, p. D6).
Review of American POW Memoirs from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. Jon Alexander, ed. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2007. In Life Writing 7.3 (Dec 2010). 343-345.
Review of The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization. Keith Gandal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. In The Hemingway Review 28.2 (Spring 2009). 136-139.
Review of Arkansas. John Brandon. San Francisco, McSweeney’s, 2008.
Review of The Campus Guide: West Point U.S. Military Academy. Rod Miller. Photographs by Richard Cheek. Foreword by Alexander M. Haig, Jr. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. In The Assembly (April-May 2002): 30.
“Tim O’Brien.” Headnote & Teacher’s Guide, Heath Anthology of American Literature, 4th-5th ed. (2001, 2005).
“Autobiography Types: Military.” Essay entry in The Encyclopedia of Life-Writing. Ed. Margaretta Jolly. London, England: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (2001).
NoveList Online Book Discussion Guides (approx. 4,500 words) for: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, Philadelphia Fire by John Edgar Wideman, In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway (Summer 2004); My Antonia by Willa Cather, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler, Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (Summer 2002); Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee; The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone (Summer 2001).