Publications Committee

Current members
  • Benjamin S. Baum
  • Heidi Gilpin
  • Ronald Gordon
  • Charles Husbands, Chair
  • Cathy Manly
  • Michael Israels
  • Thom Long
  • Polly Longsworth


In addition to the annual Newsletter, sent to all members, a number of publications of the Friends of the Amherst College Library are available through the Library's Archives and Special Collections.

All publications

  • John Moore's 'Pastoral Letters': Part of the story of how and why some of the 'Great Books' were taught at Amherst College during the era of the New Curriculum by Richard F. Teichgraeber III '71. Booklet designed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press and printed by GHP Media. 2012.
  • From Poetry to Playwriting by Sarah Ruhl. Booklet designed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press and printed by Thames Printing Company. 2009.

Faculty Publications

Austin Sarat


Edited by Austin Sarat, Catherine O. Frank, Matthew Anderson

Teaching Law and Literature

David Delaney

Race, Place, and the Law
David Delaney Race, Place, and the Law "Delaney's argument is original, provocative, and very creative."

Very Hot Type

By Caroline J. Hanna

It was a banner winter for faculty authors. Political science’s Javier Corrales; law, jurisprudence and social thought’s Lawrence Douglas; and physics’ Jonathan Friedman all won accolades for their writing.

Publications and Selected Conference Papers

“Inhaling the Alien: Race and Tobacco in Early Modern England.” In Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700. Ed. Barbara Sebek and Stephen Deng. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, April 2008. 157-78.

“A Feminine ‘Writing that Conquers’: Elizabethan Encounters with the New World.” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 48.2 (Spring 2006): 227-262. Published Spring 2008.


Submitted by (inactive)

 BOOKS (editions)


1. Arbesú, David. Ed. Crónica de Flores y Blancaflor. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS (forthcoming 2009).

2. Arbesú, David. Ed. Texto y concordancias de la Crónica de Flores y Blancaflor (BN Madrid 7583). Spanish Ser #135. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2005.