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Michael Epp

Mike EppDirector, MA & PhD Cultural Studies
​Associate Professor, English Literature and Cultural Studies
B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Alberta)

Office: Catharine Parr Traill College, Wallis Hall 105
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 ext. 6252
E-mail: michaelepp@trentu.ca

Research Interests

19th and 20th century American literature and culture; public and political violence; print culture and book history; Irish Republicanism

Current Research Projects

A project investigating the relationship between publics and violence.

Selected Publications

"The Humour Industry." U.S. Popular Print Culture 1860-1920. Ed. Christine Bold. London: Oxford UP, 2012. 357-74.

"The Imprint of Affect: Humour, Character and National Identity in American Studies" Journal of American Studies 44.1 February 2010.  47-65.

"The Traffic in Affect: Marietta Holley, Suffrage and Late-Nineteenth-Century Popular Humor." Canadian Review of American Studies special issue on women’s suffrage. 36:1 2006. 93-115.

"Full Contact: Robert McAlmon, Gertrude Stein, and Modernist Book Making." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 99:2 June 2005: 265-93.

"Raising Minstrelsy: Humor, Satire and the Stereotype in The Birth of a Nation and Bamboozled." Canadian Review of American Studies 33:1 2003. 17-35.

“Durable Public Feelings.”  Canadian Review of American Studies 41.2 August 2011.  179-97.

“A Republic of Laughter: Marietta Holley and the Production of Women’s Public Humour in the Late-Nineteenth-Century United States.” Gender Forum 33: 2011.

"Durability.  Special Issue of Canadian Review of American Studies 41.2 August 2011. Editor"

"War.  Special Issue of Canadian Review of American Studies 39.3 2009.  Editor."