Writing in the
Professor Emeritus of English
The bibliography consists of three major sections: “Individual Writers,” “Discussions of Mennonite Literature,” and “Periodicals that include creative writing and literary criticism by and about Mennonites.”
The bibliography does not include self-published books, book reviews, or individual poems or stories published in periodicals or miscellaneous collections, nor does it include memoirs except for those by established authors. However, see “Specialized Bibliographies” below.
This bibliography was originally prepared for the
conference “Mennonite/s Writing in the
A. Individual Writers
Books and articles (not including book reviews) written by and about Mennonite-related writers since 1960.
Helen Wade Alderfer
Grinds Fine: Collected Poems.
True Story of a Teenage Single Mom.
Anna Ruth Ediger Baehr.
Kirsten Eve Beachy, ed.
Tongue Screws and Testimonies: Poems, Stories, and Essays Inspired by
the Martyrs Mirror.
The Whistling Song.
Some Phantom and No Time Flat (novellas). Suspect Thoughts Press, 2006.
Philip N. Bier
The Quest for Shar-I-Sabs.
Stephen Raleigh Byler
Yoder, Carroll. “Searching for Intruders: The Story Behind the Novel.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 663-70.
Brief Landing on the Earth’s
The Distant Land of My Father.
City of Tranquil Light. NY: Henry Holt, 2010.
Till the Cows Come Home.
Three Can Keep a Secret.
To Thine Own Self Be True.
The Day Will Come.
J. L. Conrad
A Cartography of Birds.
Ripe: Poems by Todd Davis. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2002.
Davis, Todd F. Kurt
Vonnegut’s Crusade, or, How a Postmodern Harlequin Preahed a New Kind of
Davis, Todd F. and Kenneth
Womack, eds. The Critical Response to John Irving.
__________. Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory. NY: Palgrave, 2002.
__________. “Literature and Ethical Criticism,” special issue of Style 32.2 (summer 1998).
__________. Mapping the Ethical Turn; A
Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory.
__________. Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Reconciling the Void. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism and the Fab Four.
I Saw God Dancing.
Sense and Incense.
Covenant of Despair.
The Sons of Adam: Stories of
How Full the River.
Cearfoss: Four Stories.
A Long Dry Season. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1988.
Yoder, Carroll D. “A Long Dry Safari.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 589-598.
Born, Brad S. “Writing Out from the Mennonite Family Farm: Gordon Friesen’s Homegrown Grapes of Wrath.” MQR 82.1 (Jan. 2008), 108-26.
Teichrow, Allan.“Gordon Friesen: Writer, Radical and Ex-Mennonite.” Mennonite Life 38 (June 1983): 4-17.
Lauren Friesen, “Hermann Sudermann: A Bibliography.” Journal of the CMW (July 2011), online.
__________. “Hermann Suderman, Mennonite Playwright and Novelist from the Boundary.” Journal of the CMW (July 2011), online.
Steven “Reece” Friesen
Pax Avalon: Conflict Revolution (graphic novel).
P[aul]. L. Gaus
Blood of the Prodigal.
Clouds without Rain.
Cast a Blue Shadow.
A Prayer for the Night.
Separate from the World.
Harmless as Doves.
Kyle Schlabach. “Review Essay: P. L. Gaus’s Ohio Amish Mystery Series.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (July 2010). Online.
Where We Start: Poetry.
Happy as the Grass Was Green.
Today Pop Goes Home. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1993.
Pinsker, Sanford. “The Mennonite as Ethnic Writer: A Conversation with Merle Good.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 3:2 (Summer 1975): 57-64.
Back Home in
Johnny America Takes on Mother
Surrendering to the Real
Thing: The Archetypal Experience of C. Wordsworth Crockett.
Inquiries. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 1992.
A Community of Memory: My Days
with George and Clara.
Rapsody With Dark Matter. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2000.
Scattering Point: The World in
a Mennonite Eye.
Greatest Hits 1986-2003. No. 195.
Born, Brad. “Interview with Jeff Gundy.” Mennonite Life [online] 56.3 (Sept. 2001).
Davis, Todd. “Postmodern Rhapsody: Faithful Negotiations in the Poetry of Jeff Gundy.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 507-20.
Froese, Edna. “Voices of Faith in
Gundy, Jeff. “Arrogant Humility and Aristocratic Torpor,”
in World, Self, Poem: Essays on
Contemporary Poetry from the “Jubilation of Poets.” Ed. Leonard Trawick.
__________. “Black Coats, Pig-Headed Fathers, and Growing Souls: Some Reflections on the Figure of Harold Bender.” Mennonite Life 54:4 (Dec. 1999). Online.
__________. “Cathedrals, Churches, Caves: Notes on Architecture, History and Worship.” Georgia Review 54.4 (Winter 2000): 673-99.
__________. “Children and Poems: About Their Father’s
Business.” Gospel Herald,
__________.” A Few Mutterings on Anthologies and Related Maters.” Mennonite Life, June 2004 [on-line].
__________. ”The Fact of Community: My Days with George and Clara.” The Georgia Review [date? Pp.?].
__________. “Heresy and the Individual Talent” Mennonite Life 57.4 (Dec. 2002). Online.
__________. “I and Me Above and in All Things: Versions of the Self in Modern Poetry.” (Diss., Indiana University, 1983).
__________.”If the Earth Is the
Lord’s, Do We Have to Hate the World? Musings on Mennonite People, Places, and
Complexes.” In The Measure of My Days, ed. Reuben Z. and Joseph S.
__________. “(In)visible Cities,
(F)acts of Power, (Hmm)ility, Fathers and Mothers: Anabaptism, Postmodernity and Mennonite
Writing.” In Anabaptists and Postmodernity. Ed. Susan Bresicker-Mast and Gerald
Nonviolence and Nonviolent Teaching.” In Teaching
Peace: Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts.
Ed. J. Denny Weaver and Gerald Bresicker-Mast.
__________. “The Marriage of the Martyrs Mirror and the
__________.”New Maps of the Territories: On Mennonite Writing. Georgia Review 57:4 (Winter 2003): 870-88.
__________. “Notes toward the Heretical Sublime.” Cross Currents 60.1 (March 2010): 24-44.
__________. “On Jesus and
Teaching.” Higher Learning and the Wisdom of the Cross:
__________. “Peaceable Poet.” Christian
__________. “Real Presence?” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997), 12-13.
__________. “Scatter Plots: Depression, Silence, and Mennonite Margins.” Conrad Grebel Review 18:1 (Winter 2000): 5-27.
__________. “Some Laughter, Some
Work to Do: A Conversation about Poetry with Jeff Gundy. In Trading Places:
Images of Work and Home. Ed. Robert Gundy.
__________. “Toward Post-Peace Poetry: or, What to Do with the Drunken Soldiers?” Mennonite Quarterly Review 86:1 (January 2012): 75-96.
__________. “Separation and Transformation: Tradition and Audience for Three Mennonite Poets.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 4 (1986): 53-69.
__________. " ‘Truth did
not come into the World Naked’: Some
Images, Some Stories, and an Immodest Proposal.” In The
Work of Jesus Christ in an Anabaptist Perspective: Essays in Honor of J. Denny
Weaver. Ed. Alain Epp Weaver and Gerald J. Mast.
__________.”‘What Is It I know?’: Notes Toward an Embodied Gnosis.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 79:1 (January 2005): 69-88.
__________. “Without Heroes,
Without Villains: Identity and Community in Down in My Heart.” In On
William Stafford: The Worth of Things. Ed. Tom Andrews.
“Gundy, Jeff.” Contemporary
Authors 154. Ed. Terrie M. Rooney.
Miller, Ryan. “Tinder for a Poet’s Heart.” Goshen College Bulletin, December 2003, 8-9.
Regier, Ami. “Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff .“ MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 64-84.
Walzer, Kevin. “Space and Time.”
Wright, David. “Community, Theology and Mennonite Poetics in the Work of Jeff Gundy.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 625-38.
__________. “The Beloved, Ambivalent Community: Mennonite Poets and the Postmodern Church.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 547-58.
Empty Room with Light.
ed., A Cappella: Voices from
Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “The
Hostetler, Ann. “Coming into Voice: Three Mennonite Poets and the Beginning of
Mennonite Poetry in the
__________. “Playing the Sacred Harp: Mennonite Literature as Confession.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2009): 50-58.
__________. “Some New Voices in Mennonite Poetry: A Review Essay.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 84:2 (April 2010): 267-73.
Lapp, Rachel. “A Cappella
Anthology Draws on Many Voices in Mennonite Poetry.”
Words for the Silence.
in Three Mennonite Poets. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1986.
The Upside-Down Tree.
Snake in the Parsonage. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1995.
Tasting the Dust. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2000.
Elements of Faithful Writing.
Davis, Todd. “’This Reckless Journey’: Immanence and Transcendence in the Poetry of Jean Janzen.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 82.1 (January 2008): 13-26.
Gaff, Clarissa. “Poet of Dust and Light: Jean Janzen’s Life and Art.” Christian Living 49.1 (Jan.-Feb. 2002): 6-9.
Hostetler, Ann. “Coming into
Voice: Three Mennonite Women Poets and the Beginning of Mennonite Poetry in the
Hostetler, Sheri. “Poet Jean Janzen: Honing in on the Real World.”Mennonot 7 (Spring 1996): 5-9.
Janzen, Jean. “The Hymn Text
Writer Facing the Twenty-First Century.” In Music
in Worship: A Mennonite Perspective. Ed.
__________. “’Ich Bin So Froh’ (I am so Joyful)” Pacific Journal 4 (2009): 20-24.
__________. “Interview and Poetry.” Mennonite Life 55:4 (Dec. 2000). Online.
__________. “The Roots of Poetry.” Christian Living (June 1995): 18-19.
__________. “Words from the Mountain, the Fire and the Stone.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 58:4 (Dec. 2003): .
__________ with John Ruth, Rudy Wiebe. “Literature, Place, Language and Faith: A Conversation.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 72-90.
Kasdorf, Julia. “A Thank You to Jean Janzen.” Festival Quarterly, Spring 1995, 15.
__________. “Tribute to Jean Janzen.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 100-02.
Roberts, Laura Schmidt. “The Poetry of Jean Janzen: A Theological Approach.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 667-76.
Mock, Melanie Springer. “Life Writing and Mennonite Identity: A Review Essay of Mennonite Women’s Memoirs.” Mennonite Life 65 (Summer 2011). Online. Also about Katie Funk Wiebe and Lee Snyder.
The Body and the Book: Writing
from a Mennonite Life.
Fixing Tradition: Joseph W.
Yoder, Amish American.
Birky, Beth Martin. “‘Sloughing off Ribs’: Revealing The Second Sex in Julia Kasdorf’s Poetry.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 589-612.
Cruz, Daniel Shank. How Julia Kasdorf Changed My Life: Reflections on Mennonite Identity.
Fisher, John. “Eve’s Striptease: What’s in a Name?” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003), 579-88.
__________.”Speed the Plow: Julia Kasdorf’s Sleeping Preacher.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 649-66.
Friebert, Stuart. [Review article on Kasdorf and Yusef Komunyaka] Field 48 (Spring 1993): 64-71.
Gaff, Clarissa. “Julia Kasdorf’s Bertha, Body, and Book.” Christian Living 49.3 (April-May 2002): 11-13.
Hostetler, Sheri. “Poet Julia Kasdorf: Straddling Two Worlds with Stories.” Mennonot 4 (Spring 1995): 6-10.
Jackson, Felda Brown.
Kasdorf, Julia. “Bahktin, Boundaries and Bodies.” MQR 71 (April 1997): 169-88.
__________. “Beyond Our Blind Selves.” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997): 15.
__________. “Bringing Home the Work: Thoughts on Publishing a First Book.” Festival Quarterly (Spring 1992): 7-10.
__________. “An Essential Stranger: Nick Lindsay at Goshen College, 1969-2000.” Mennonite Quarterly Review, (January 2008.)
__________.”Dreams of the Written
Character.” In The Measure of My Days, ed. Reuben Z. and Joseph S.
__________. “Fixing Tradition:
The Cultural Work of Joseph W. Yoder and His Relationship with the Amish
__________.”Genius and the Verbal
Dance: A Conversation about Language, Writing, and Community with John Ruth.”
In The Measure of My Days, ed. Reuben Z. and Joseph L. Miller.
__________. “God Is Closer to Poetry than Religion.” Conrad Grebel Review 29:1 (Winter 2011): 90-100.
__________. “An Insider’s Pearl Diver.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (Sept. 2009). Online.
__________.”Portrait of the Poet
as a Public School Kid.” In After the
__________. “Readers Write.” Mennonot 5, Summer 1995, 3.
__________. “‘We Weren’t Always
Plain’: Poetry by Women of Mennonite Backgrounds.” In Strangers at Home:
Amish and Mennonite Women in History. Ed. Kimberly D. Schmidt, et al.
__________. “When the Stranger Is an Angel. “Conrad Grebel Review 11 (Spring 1994): 198-201.
__________. “‘Work and Hope’: Tradition and Translation of an Anabaptist Adam.” Mennonite Qarterly Review 69 (April 1995): 178-204.
__________. “Working Away and Homemaking: The Artist in the Service of the Species.” Image 41 (2003): 80-88.
“Kasdorf, Julia.” Contemporary
Authors 139. Ed. Donna Olendorf.
Kindl, Christine. “In This World,
not of It, Poet Bridges Traditional, Contemporary Lifestyles.”
Meyer-Lee, Robert J. “A Defense of Ornament: The Supplement of Literary Language and Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s ‘Catholics’ and ‘Mennonites.’” MQR 82.1 (Jan. 2008): 43-63.
Miller, Susan Fisher. “Memory Lost and Found: Inspired Forgetfulness in Julia Kasdorf’s The Body and the Book.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (Oct. 2003): 613-18.
Christmas Carol Kauffman
Light from Heaven.
Clark, Marcia Kauffman. The Carol of Christmas: Life Story of Christmas Carol Kauffman.
Wiley, Phoebe. “Silences in Light from Heaven: A Social Commentary.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 565-76.
Writing Home (with Jerome McGann).
The Weather Book.
Places in the World a Woman
Coniglio, Corine. “Transforming Identity and Performing Ecofeminist Ethics in Novels by Marge Piercy, Joanna Russ, and Janet Kauffman.” (Diss. 1999).
Davis, Todd. “Laboring through The Weather Book: The Value of Work in the Poetry of Janet Kauffman.” MQR 72 (October 1998): 639-48.
D’Erasmo, Stacey. “Daughter Knows
Best.” The Village Voice
Dwyer, June. “Janet Kauffman’s ‘Patriotic’: Woman’s Work.” Studies in Short Fiction 28 (Winter 1991): 55-62.
Gaff, Clarissa. “Writer Janet Kauffman Comes Home.” Mennonot 11, Fall 1998, 11-12.
Harris, Mark. C. “Janet Kauffman.” Dictionary of Literary
Biography Yearbook: 1986. Ed. J. M. Brook.
Hinnefeld, Joyce. “For the
Collaborators (Thoughts on Narrative, on the Works of Janet Kauffman, on I and
She, on Autobiography, on Suicide or Not).”
Hollywood, Amy. “On the Materiality of Air: Janet Kauffman’s Bodyfictions.” New Literary History 27 (Summer 1996): 503-25.
Jackson, Fleda Brow. “
Johnson, Greg. “Some Recent Herstories.” The Georgia Review 44 (Spring-Summer 1990): 278-89.
Kauffman, Janet. “The Fantasy of the Clip Art Farm.” Dissent 49:3 (Summer 2002): 20-22.
“Kauffman, Janet.” Contemporary Authors 43 (new rev.). Ed. Susan M. Trosky. Gale: Detroit, 1994. 237-38.
Literary Criticism 42. Ed. Daniel G. Marowski et al.
Kitchen, Judith. “A Want Ad.” The Georgia Review 44 (Spring-Summer): 256-72.
Lapp, Jessica W. “Embodied Voices, Imprisoned Bodies: Women and Words in Janet Kauffman’s Collaborators.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 615-24.
Lisella, Julia. “Young Americans:
Janet Kauffman Faces the Nation. “The Village Voice
Red Rose and Gray Cowl.
Moralities and Miracles.
Friesen, Lauren. “Tribute to Warren Kliewer.” MQR 72 (Oct. 1998): 691-92.
Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “For Warren Kliewer.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 7.
Kliewer, Warren. “Saved.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 16 (1998): 214-20.
__________. “American Theatrical Taste as Class Warfare.” South Dakota Review 22.1 (Spring 1984): 6-15.
__________. “The Bruised Body.” Cressett [
__________. “Counter-Trends and Cross Purposes: A Survey of Statements of Purpose of Religious Drama Organizations.” Religious Theatre 5 (1967): 87-102.
__________. “Directors and Direction.” In The
Suderman, Elmer F. “Warren Kliewer: Writer and Mennonite.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 8.
“Warren Kliewer in Mennonite Life: A Biography.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 18.
Wiebe, Dallas. “An Elegy for Warren Kliewer.” Mennonite Life 53:4 (Dec. 1998): 9.
Great Possessions: An Amish
Galindo, Rene. “Person, Place and Narrative in an Amish Farmer’s Appropriation of Nature Writing.” Written Communication 12:2 (April 1995) 147+.
Kline, David. “Amish Farming: The
__________. “God’s Spirit and a Theology for Living.” In Creation
and the Environment: An Anabaptist Perspective on a Sustainable World. Ed
Yoder, Michael J. “The Very Best of Lives.” Christian Living 49.2 (March 2002). 6-8.
Sticking Points: A Novel.
Becca J. R. Lachman
The Apple Speaks.
Prince of Glory, Prince of
Sweat, Bread and Money.
MaDonna of the Brickbats.
Tree with the Broken Rim.
An Oral History of
An Oral History of
The Cowtail Whip.
Gundy, Jeff. “Tribute to Nicholas C. Lindsay, Sr.” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 91-92.
Kasdorf, Julia Spicher. “An Essential Stranger: Nick Lindsay at Goshen College, 1969-2000,” Mennonite Quarterly Review 82.1 (January 2008): 85-107.
How Trees Must Feel.
Evie Yoder Miller
Beyeler, Jodi H. “Writing What
Might Have Been: The Amish, a Murder and Faithfulness.”
The Book of Flying. NY: Penguin, Riverhead Books, 2004.
Suzanne Kay Miller
Storage Issues: Poems 1988-2008.
Dinner, or a Deranged Event.
Car Failure North of
Neufeld, Leonard. “Notes on the Author: Where Are We? Who Are We?” Mennonite Life (June 2004). On-line.
With Ardyth Bradley and Brenda
Hillman. Three Winter Poems.
New Winter Light.
Man Under a Pear Tree.
Gundy, Jeff. “Separation and Transformation: Tradition and Audience for Three Mennonite Poets.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 4 (1986): 53-69.
Regier, Ami. “Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff.” MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 64-84.
“A Multimedia Colloquy with Keith Ratzlaff.” Mennonite Life 55:1 (March 2000). Online.
Zercher, David L. “A Novel Conversion: The Fleeting Life of Amish Soldier.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (April 1998): 141-60.
Elaine Sommers Rich
Hannah Elizabeth. NY: Harper & Row, 1964.
Am I This Countryside?
Pondered in Her Heart: Hannah’s
Book Inside and Outside.
The Wanderers: The Saga of
Three Women Who Survived.
The Furies and the Flame: A
The Demon Doctor.
Enns, Mary M. “Ingrid Rimland Turns to Face the Forces that Shaped Her Life.” Mennonite Mirror 8 (Jan. 1979): 6-7.
Juhnke, James C. “Ingrid Rimland, the Mennonites and The Demon Doctor.” The Mennonite 60:1 (March 2005). On-line
Rimland, Ingrid. “The
Wanderers Revisited” in Mennonite Images: Historical, Cultural, and
Literary Essays Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Ed. Harry Loewen.
Urry, James. “Fate, Hate and Denial: Ingrid Rimland’s Lebensraum.” MQR 73:1 (Jan. 1999): 107-27.
Hostetler, Ann. “Coming into
Voice: Three Mennonite Women Poets and the Beginning of Mennonite Poetry in the
Barbara Eash Shisler
This Way to Exile.
To Buy a Field: Unearthing
The Red Line.
Walker, David. “The World Notched and Mutable.” Field 58 (Spring 1998): 65-73.
I Hear the Reaper’s Song. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1984.
Sign of the Fox. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1991.
Yon Far Country: A Social and Personal Memoir of
Esther Yoder Stenson
What Can We Do Here.
We Must Try Words.
Harrington, David V. and John
Calvin Rezmerski. The Way Chalked Forth: A
Festschrift for Elmer F. Suderman.
Suderman, Elmer. “Fiction and Mennonite Life.” Midcontinent Studies Journal 10 (1969).
Russo-German Mennonite Theme in the American Novel.” M.A. thesis,
Wiebe, Dallas. “Tribute to Elmer Suderman.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 690-91.
Laughter Is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite
With Gerald L. Miller. A
The Song I Hear: Poems and Fragments.
Bloodline: Of Peasants, Pilgrims, and Poets. 2011.
Skyblue the Badass.
The Transparent Eyeball and
Going to the Mountains.
Skyblue’s Essays: Fictions.
Our Asian Journey.
On the Cross: Devotional
The Nofziger Letters.
Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “
Tiessen, Paul. “Constructing
Narrative: An Introduction to
Practice and Parody:
__________. “Tribute to
Katie Funk Wiebe
You Never Gave Me a Name: One Mennonite Woman’s Story.
Dead White Male.
Christian Bride, Muslim
Lines from the Province. 2000. greatunpublished.com
A Liturgy for Stones.
Wright, David. “Poetry as Argued Seduction.” Mennonite Life 56.4 (Dec. 2001). On-line.
A Forlorn Dog.
The Poetry of Yorifumi Yaguchi: A Japanese Voice in English. Ed. Wilbur Birky. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2006.
Mizusaki, Noriko and Mayumi
Sako. Poems of War and Peace: Voices
from Contemporary Japanese Poets.
Birky, Wilbur. “Staring Down the
Muzzle from Yamoto to
__________. “Tribute to Yorifumi Yaguchi.” MQR 77.4 (Oct. 2003): 686-88.
__________. “Yorifumi Yaguchi: International Poet and Prophet of Peace.” MQR 77.4 (Oct. 2003): 559-78.
James D. Yoder
Barbara: Sarah’s Legacy.
Black Spider over Tiegenhof.
Sarah of the Border Wars.
The Yoder Outsiders.
The Lone Tree. Conshohocken PA: Infinity, 2008.
Joseph W. Yoder
Rosanna’s Boys. 1948; rpt.
Rosanna of the Amish. 1940;
Kasdorf, Julia. “Fixing
Tradition: The Cultural Work of Joseph W. Yoder and His Relationship with the
Amish Community of
Kauffman, S. Duane. “Rosanna of
the Amish: Fact or Fiction.”
B. Discussions and Collections of Mennonite Literature
Especially of Mennonite
literature in the
of Mennonite literature, early Dutch Mennonite literature and Mennonite oral
narratives. For the
corresponding bibliography, “Mennonite/s Writing in
Aaron, Jason. “Punishermax #4 Preview.” [Interview] http://www.globalpunisherarmy.com/main/?p=518 Punishermax is a series of Marvel action comic books. The character “The Mennonite” was introduced in #3 and is prominent in #4.
Alter, Alexandra. “They’re No
Bodice Rippers, but Amish Romances Are Hot,” Wall Street Journal,
Baerg, Gerhard. “Mennonites in Fiction: Gnadenau” Mennonite Life 2 (Oct. 1947): 22-23, 83.
Beck, Ervin. “Ethnic Slurs and Political Correctness.” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997), 20-21. Response by Sheri Hostetler.
__________. MennoFolk: Mennonite and Amish Folk Traditions.
__________. MennoFolk 2: A Sampler of
Mennonite and Amish Folklore,
__________. “Mennonite and Amish Folklore and Folklife: A Bibliography.” Center for Mennonite Writing website.
__________. “Mennonite and Amish Serial Fiction: An Informal Bibliography.” Journal
of the Center for Mennonite Writing.
__________. “The Mennonite Novel-in-Stories: A Survey.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 4.2 (March 2012). Online.
__________. “Mennonites/s Writing in
__________. The Merry Pranks of Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt, Mennonite Trickster and Dramatic Hero. Journal of the Center for Mennonite Literature 3.4 (July 2011). Online
__________. “Poet and Reporter Carl Haarer: Transcribing Reality.” Mennonot 11 (Fall 1998): 6-8.
__________. “A Reader’s Guide to
Mennonite Literature.” Gospel Herald
__________. “The Signifying Menno: Archetypes for Authors and Critics.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 72 (Oct. 98): 529-48.
__________ and John D. Roth, eds.
“Mennonite/s Writing in the
Bender, Elizabeth Horsch. “The Anabaptist Novelettes of Adolf Stein and Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl.” MQR 18 (July 1944): 174-85.
__________. “Ernst von Wildenbruch’s Drama, ‘Der Mennonit.’“ MQR 18 (January 1944): 22-35.
__________. “Jung-Stilling and the Mennonites.” MQR 20 (April 1944): 91-97.
__________. “The Novels of Hans Harder and Peter Epp.” MQR 21 (April. 1947): 103-13.
__________. “The Portrayal of the Swiss Anabaptists in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Ursula.’“ MQR 17 (July 1943): 136-50.
__________. “Three Amish Novels.” MQR 19 (October 1945): 273-84. [Sabina, Straw in the Wind, Rosanna]
Bender, Mary E. “The
Sixteenth-Century Anabaptists as a Theme in Twentieth-Century German
__________. “The Sixteenth-Century
Anabaptists in Literature. In ”The
Recovery of the Anabaptist Vision. Ed. Guy F. Hershberger.
__________. “Zwingli and the Anabaptists in Caesar von Aux’s Drama Brueder in Christo.” MQR 34 (April 1960): 116-27, 136.
Biescker-Mast, Gerald. “Separation and the Sword in Anabaptist
Persuasion: Radical Confessional Rhetoric
from Schleitheim to Dordreht.” C. Henry
Smith series, No. 6.
__________ with Susan Biesecker-Mast,
eds. Anabaptists and Postmodernity.
Birky, Beth Martin. “When Flesh Becomes Word: Creating Space for the Female Body in Mennonite Women’s Poetry.” MQR, 72 (Oct. 98): 677-88.
DeAgostino, Martin. “Editors
Present Forum to Mennos.” [on Mennonot].
Doerksen, Victor. “The Anabaptist Martyr Ballad.” MQR 51 (January 1977): 5-21.
__________. “Ín Search of a Mennonite Imagination.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 2 (1984): 110-11.
Driedger, Kevin. “The Real Amish.” Review of 8 films depicting Amish. Mennonot 12 (Summer 1999): 10-13.
Dyck, E. F. “The Rhetoric of the
Plain Style in Mennonite Writing.” The New Quarterly [Mennonite/s
“Elizabeth Coblentz, 66, is Dead.
Homespun Amish Columnist.” New York Times,
Enninger, Werner. “The Social
Construction of Past, Present and Future in the Written and Oral Texts of the
Old Order Amish: An Ethno-Semiotic Approach to Social Belief.” Literary
Anthropology: A New Interdisciplinary Approach to People, Signs and Literature.
Fishman, Andrea R. “Because This
is Who We Are: Writing in the Amish Community.” Writing in the Community.
Fisher, John J. “Making Something Happen: Toward Transformative Mennonite Peace Poetry.” MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 27-42.
Friesen, Duane K. Artists,
Citizens, Philosophers: Seeking the Peace of the City: An Anabaptist Theology
Friesen, Lauren. “Dramatic Arts
and Mennonite Culture.” Journal of the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic
Literature of the
__________. “Hermann Sudermann: A Bibliography.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3.4 (July 2011). Online.
__________. “Hermann Sudermann: Mennonite Playwright and Novelist from the Boundary. Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3.4 (July 2011). Online.
__________. “Mennonite Culture and the Dramatic Arts.” Indiana Theatre Journal (Spring 1991).
__________. “A Pox on all Wars: Friedrich Durrenmatt’s Grotesque Comedy Die Wiedertauffer.” Journal of Mennonite Studies 24 (2001): 11-22.
__________.The Storm Komrade
Sokrates by Hermann Sudermann.
__________. “Theatre and Religion.” Conrad Grebel Review 6 (Winter 1989): 11-24.
__________. “Vondel, Sudermann and Kliewer: Stretching the Invisible Canon of Mennonite Dramatic Writing.” MQR 74 (July 2000): 403-21.
Gaff, Clarissa. “The Ted and Lee Schtick.” Christian Living 48.5 (July-Aug 2001): 19-21.
Galindo, Rene. “Person, Place and Narrative in an Amish Farmer’s Appropriation of Nature Writing.” Written Communication 12:2 (April 1995): 147-?.
Graybill, Beth E. “Chasing the Bonnet: The Premise and Popularity of Writing Amish Women.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (July 2010). Online.
Gundy, Jeff. “American Mennonite Poetry and Poets: Beyond Johnson’s Dog.” MQR 71 (Jan. 1997): 5-41.
__________. “Humility in Mennonite Literature.” MQR 63 (Jan. 1989): 5-29. With a reply by Shirley Showalter.
__________. “In Praise of Lurkers (Who Come Out to Speak).” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 503-10.
__________. “(In)visible Cities,
(F)acts of Power, (Hum)ility, Fathers and (M)others: Anabaptism, Postmodernity,
and Mennonite Writing.” Anabaptists and Postmodernity. Ed. Susan and
__________. “New Maps of the Territories: On Mennonite Writing.” Georgia Review 57:4 (Winter 2003), 870-97.
__________. “Separation and Transformation: Tradition and Audience for Three Mennonite Poets.”Journal of Mennonite Studies 4 (1986): 53-69.
__________. “Some Words on Poetry, Band Camps, Guitars, Gifts, Transgression, Community, Mennonite Art, etc. Mennonite Life 48 (Dec. 1993): 15-16.
Hess, J. Daniel. “Memoir: A Troubled Genre.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 4.1 (Jan. 2012). Online.
Hinz-Penner, Raylene. “Stretching Us: A Report from the 2002 Mennonite/s Writing Conference.” Mennonite Life 57:4 (Dec. 2002). Online.
Hochbruck, Wolfgang. “Rudy Wiebe’s Reconstruction of the Indian Voice.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Literature 3.2 (March 2011). Online
Hostetler, Ann. “The Unofficial
Voice: The Poetics of Cultural Identity and Contemporary
Hostetler, Sheri. “Helen Stoltzfus: Minding the Past and the Present.” Mennonot 7 (Spring 1996): 5-9.
Huxman, Susan Schultz and Gerald Biesecker-Mast. “In the World but not of It: Mennonite Traditions as Resources for Rhetorical Invention.“ Rhetoric and Public Affairs 7:4 (Winter 2004): 539-54.
Janzen, Jean, John Ruth, Rudy Wiebe. “Literature, Place, Language and Faith: A Conversation. . .” Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008): 72-90.
Janzen, Reinhild. “Conclusion: Thoughts on Mennonite Aesthetic Identity.” Mennonite Furniture. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1991. 201-07. On Mennonite aesthetics as related to ordnung.
Janzen, Rhoda. “Recent Mennonite Poetry: A Review Essay.”Mennonite Quarterly Review 81:1 (January 2007):
131-40. Cheryl Denise,
Johnson-Wiener, Karen M. “Language and Otherness: Popular Fiction and the Amish.” In William D.
Keel and C. Richard Beam, eds. The Language and Culture of the
Juhnke, Anna Kreider. “North American Mennonite Playwrights, 1980-1996.” MQR 71 (Jan. 1997): 43-68.
Juhnke, James C. “The Victories of Nonresistance: Mennonite Oral Tradition and World War I.” Fides et Historia 7 (1974): 19-25.
________. “Shaping Religious Community through Martyr Memories.” MQR 73:3 (July 1999): 546-56.
Kasdorf, Julia Spicher. “Tribute to John Ruth.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 689.
King, Marshall. “Mennonites
__________. “Theater Artists Ted and Lee: Making the Gospel Giddy.” Mennonot 9 (Spring 1997): 10-12.
Kliewer, Warren. “Controversy and the Religious Arts.” Mennonite Life 20 (Jan.1965): 8-11.
Kuester, Martin. “A Complicated Kindness: The Contribution of Mennonite Authors to Canadian Literature.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing 3.2 (March 2011). Online.
Lehman, Daniel W. “The Construction of Mennonite/Amish Character in Novels by John Updike and Denis Johnson.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 77:4 (October 2003): 671-84.
__________. “Graven Images and the (Re)presentation of Amish Trauma.” MQR 72 (October 1998): 577-88.
Levertov, Denise. “The Migrant
Muse: Roots and Airplants.” MQR 72 (October 98): 481-90. Keynote address
at the conference, “Mennonite/s Writing in the
Loewen, Harry, ed. Mennonite
Images: Historical, Cultural and Literary Essays Dealing with Mennonite Issues.
Loewen, Harry and Al Reimer, eds.
Visions and Realities: Essays, Poems and Fiction Dealing with Mennonite
Lowry, James W. “The Rod of Justice in Martyrs’ Mirror.” Mennonite Life 54:3 (September 1999): 21-25.
McCabe-Juhnke, John. “Enacting
Gemeinde in the Language and Style of Swiss Volhynian Mennonite Storytelling.” Heritage
____________. “Storytelling Style
and Community Codes Among the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites.” Traditional
Storytelling Today: An International Sourcebook. Ed. Margaret Read
Mast, Gerald J. “Research Note: Epistolary Rhetoric and Marital Love in the Martyrs Mirror” MQR 82.1 (January 2008): 174-86.
articles on Poetry, Literature, Dramatic Art, Filmmaking (esp. Vol. 5,
__________. “Literature.” 5:523-25, by Harry Loewen.
__________. “Literature, Mennonites in” 5: 525-27 by Harry Loewen and 3:353-74, by H.F.W. Jeetes and N. vander Zijpp, Otto Schowalter, Mary Eleanor Bender, Cornelius Krahn, Elizabeth Horsch Bender.
“Mennonite/s Writing.” Special issue of Conrad Grebel Review 26.1 (Winter 2008). Essays by Sandra Birdsell, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Jeff Gundy; Conversation by Jean Janzen, John Ruth, Rudy Wiebe; conversation with Miriam Toews; Tributes to Nicholas Lindsay, Sarah Klassen, Dallas Wiebe, Jean Janzen.
__________. Special issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review 82.1 (January 2008). Essays by Kathleen Norris, Todd Davis, John Fisher, Robert Meyer-Lee, Ami Regier, Julia Kasdorf, Brad Born, Paul Tiessen, Edna Froese, Malin Sigvardson, Gerald Mast, plus 8 book reviews.
Meyer Reimer, Kathy. “Passing on the Faith: Mennonite Writing for Children,” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing, (May 2010). Online.
Mock, Melanie Springer. “Life Writing and Mennonite Identity: A Review Essay of Mennonite Women’s Memoirs.” Mennonite Life 65 (Summer 2011). Online. Rhoda Janzen, Katie Funk Wiebe, Lee Snyder.
Miller, Reuben Z. and Joseph S.,
eds. The Measure of My Days: Engaging the Life and Thought of John L. Ruth.
Nolt, Steven. “Preachers and Poets in Community.” Christian Living (July-Aug. 1998): 24-25.
Parsons, William T. “The
Pernicious Effects of Witness upon Plain-Worldly Relations.” Journal of
External Perspectives on Amish and Mennonite Life, II. Ed. Werner
Enninger, et al.
Reimer, Al. Mennonite Literary
Voices: Past and Present.
Reimer, Kathy Meyer. “Passing on the Faith: Mennonite Writing for Children.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (May 2010). Online.
Reiss, Jane. “Christian Fiction Editors Talk Trends: Bonnets Multiply; Goodbye Chick Lit.” Publishers Weekly, 8 March 2010: 1-6.
__________. “Hitching a Ride on the Amish Buggy.” Publishers Weekly,
Robinett, Jane Hostetler. “The Storyteller’s Gift/The Gift of Story: Narrative Voices in the Writings of S. C. Yoder.” MQR 72 (Oct. 98): 549-64.
Roth, John D. and Ervin Beck,
eds. The Migrant Muse: Mennonite/s Writing in the
Ruth, John. “Knowing the Place
for the First Time: A Response to Hildi Froese Tiessen.” Mennonite Identity:
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Ed. Calvin Redekop and Sam
__________. Mennonite Identity
and Literary Art.
__________. “‘Not Only Tradition
but Truth’: Legend and Myth Fragments Among
Schlabach, Kyle. “P. L. Gaus’s Ohio Amish Mysteries.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing. (July 2010). Online.
Shenk, Stanley. “The Image of the
Mennonites in American Novels, 1900-1970.” Diss.,
__________. “American Mennonite Fiction.” Mennonite Life 23 (July 1968): 119-20.
Singmaster, Elsie. Heart
Language: Elsie Singmaster and Her Pennsylvania German Writings. Ed. Susan Colestock Hill.
Sprunger, Mary. “Old Story, Timely Play: Jordan’s Stormy Banks [By Elizabeth Beachy].” Mennonite Life 58:1 (March 2003). On-line.
Stoltzfus, Helen. “Theater as Transcendent Practice.” Mennonot 10 (Fall 1997): 13-14.
Suderman, Elmer. “American Mennonite Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography.” Mennonite Life 22 (July 1967): 131-33.
__________. “Fiction and Mennonite Life.” Midcontinent American Studies Journal 10 (1969): 16-24.
__________. “The Mennonite Character in American Fiction.” Mennonite Life 34 (March 1979), 8-15.
__________. “The Mennonite Community and the Pacifist Character in American Literature.” Mennonite Life 34 (March 1979): 8-15.
__________. ‘Mennonite Culture in a Science Fiction Novel.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 49 (Jan. 1975): 53-56.
Mennonite Pioneer." In From the
Steppes to the Prairies, ed. Cornelius Krahn.
__________. “Mennonites, the Mennonite Community, and Mennonite Writers.” Mennonite Life 47 (Sept. 1992): 21-26.
__________. “Religious Values in Contemporary Literature.” Mennonite Life 20 (Jan. 1965): 22-28.
__________. “The Russo-German
Mennonite Theme in the American Novel.” M.A. thesis,
__________. “A Study of the Mennonite Character in American Fiction.” Mennonite Life 22 (July 1967): 172-76.
Suter, Linda. “Dogma and Deed: The Peace Position in Mennonite Fiction, 1914-15.” MQR 65 (Jan. 1991): 69-91.
Thurlow, Michelle. “’A Whisper of Satin’: The Infant Dress Leitmotif in Beverly Lewis’s ‘Heritage of Lancaster County’ Series.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing (July 2010). Online.
Tice, Adam. Woven
into Harmony: 50 Hymn Texts.
Tiessen, Hildi Froese. “Beyond the Binary: Reinscribing Cultural Identity in the Literature of Mennonites.” 72 (Oct. 98): 491-502.
__________. “Mennonite Literature
and Postmodernism: Writing the ‘In-Between’ Space.” Mennonites and
Postmodernism. Ed. Susan and Gerald Biesecker-Mast.
__________.”The Role of Art and
Literature in Mennonite Self-Understanding.” Mennonite Identity: Historical
and Contemporary Perspectives. Ed. Calvin Redekop and Sam Steiner.
Van Veen, Mirjam. “The Forgotten Writings of the Mennonite Martyrs.” Sixteenth Century Journal 36.1(Spring 2005): 187-88.
Visser, Piet, et al, eds. From
Martyr to Muppy: A Historical
Introduction to Cultural Assimilation ProcesJoses of a Religious Minority in
— Piet Visser, “ . . . The Mennonite Image in Literature and Self-Criticism of Literary Mennonites,” 67-82.
— Marijke Spies, “Mennonites and Literature in the Seventeenth Century,” 83-98.
— Piet Visser, “Jan Philipsz Schabaelje . . . and His Wandering Soul,” 99-109.
— Louis Peter Grijp, “ . . . Mennonite Songs from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries,” 110-32.
Wiebe, Christoph. “The Tail End of a Five-Hundred-Year Experiment That Has Failed.” Journal of the Center for Mennonite Literature 3.2 (March 2011). Online.
Wiebe, Katie Funk. “The Mennonite
Woman in Mennonite Fiction.” In Visions and Realities: Essays, Poems and
Fiction Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Ed. Harry Loewen and Al Reimer.
Wolff, Michele and Werner
Enninger. “Devotional Literature: A Comparative Study of the Mennonites in
Zercher, David L. “Homespun
American Saints: The Discovery and Domestication of the Old Order Amish.” Diss.,
__________. “Putting the Amish to Work: Mennonites and the Amish Culture Market, 1950-1975.” Church History 68:1 (Mar. 1999): 87-.
C. Periodicals that include creative writing and literary criticism by and about Mennonites
Christian Living (from
1954) — Herald Press,
Conrad Grebel Review (from
Dreamseeker (quarterly). www.CascadiaPublishingHouse.com/dsm
Festival Quarterly (1974-96)
— Good Enterprises, Intercourse,
Geez: Holy Mischief in an Age of Fast Faith. www.geezmagazine.org
Journal of Mennonite Studies
(from 1983) — Chair in Mennonite Studies,
Journal of the Center for
Mennonite Writing online (from
2009) English Department of
Mennonite Life (1954-1999)
Mennonite Quarterly Review
(from 1927) —
Mennonot (from 1993) —
Rhubarb (from 1999) — The
Mennonite Literary Society,