Bio


Shelley Fisher Fishkin is the Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at Stanford, where she is also Director of Stanford's American Studies Program and Co-Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of forty-eight books and has published over one hundred fifty articles, essays and reviews, many of which have focused on issues of race and racism in America, and on recovering and interpreting voices that were silenced, marginalized, or ignored in America's past. Her books have won awards from Choice, Library Journal, the New York Public Library, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. Before coming to Stanford in 2003, she was chair of the American Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research has been featured twice on the front page of the New York Times, and twice on the front page of the New York Times Arts section. In 2017 she was awarded the John S. Tuckey Lifetime Achievement award by the Center for Mark Twain Studies in recognition of her efforts "to assure that a rigorous, dynamic account of Twain stays in the public consciousness," and stated that "Nobody has done more to recruit, challenge, and inspire new generations and new genres of Mark Twain studies." Her most recent book, Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee, came out in 2017. Junot Díaz called it "a triumph of scholarship and passion, a profound exploration of the many worlds which comprise our national canon....a book that redraws the literary map of the United States."
She has served as President of the American Studies Association and the Mark Twain Circle of America, was co-founder of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman society, and was a founding editor of the Journal of Transnational American Studies. She has given keynote talks at conferences in Beijing, Cambridge, Coimbra, Copenhagen, Dublin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kunming, Kyoto, La Coruña, Lisbon, Mainz, Nanjing, Regensburg, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Taipei, Tokyo, and across the U.S.
In June 2019, the American Studies Association created a new prize, the "Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize for International Scholarship in Transnational American Studies." The prize honors publications by scholars outside the United States that present original research in transnational American Studies. In its announcement of the new award, the ASA said, "Shelley Fisher Fishkin's leadership in creating a crossoads for international scholarly collaboration and exchange has transformed the field of American Studies in both theory and practice. This award honors Professor Fishkin's outstanding dedication to the field by promoting exceptional scholarship that seeks multiple perspectives that enable comprehensive and complex approaches to American Studies, and which produce culturally, socially, and politically significant insights and interpretations relevant to Americanists around the world." Her current projects include a book entitled Citizen Twain: Hal Holbrook and Mark Twain on Racism, Jingoism and Corruption.

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, English

Administrative Appointments


  • Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Director of the American Studies Program, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • Professor of English, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • Chair, University of Texas at Austin, American Studies (2002 - 2003)
  • Professor of American Studies and English, University of Texas at Austin (1994 - 2003)
  • Professor of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (1993 - 2003)
  • Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, England (1992 - 1993)
  • Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (1989 - 1992)
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Institute For Research On Women And Gender (1987 - 1988)
  • Senior Lecturer, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin (1985 - 1989)
  • Visiting Lecturer, American Studies, Yale University (1981 - 1984)

Honors & Awards


  • "Shelley Fisher Fishkin Prize in Transnational American Studies" created by ASA in Fishkin's honor, American Studies Association (2019)
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who (2019)
  • California Preservation Foundation Trustees' Award for Excellence, California Preservation Foundation (2019)
  • John S. Tuckey Award for Lifetime Achievements and Contributions to Mark Twain Studies, Center for Mark Twain Studies (2017)
  • Faculty Research Fellow, Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (2016)
  • Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio (2013)
  • Member of Jury for International Franqui Prize (Belgian "Nobel Prize"), Franqui Foundation (2013)
  • Hurst Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis (2012)
  • Schick Endowed Lecture, Indiana University (2012)
  • Russell Nye Endowed Lecture, Michigan State University (2010)
  • Woodman Endowed Lecture, Purdue University (2010)
  • Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine (2009, 1993)
  • Certificate of Merit for “Long and Distinguished Work on Mark Twain", Mark Twain Circle of America (2009)
  • Recipient of the 2009 Mark Twain Circle Certificate, State of Mark Twain Studies (2009)
  • Keynote Talks in China, Denmark, Germany, India,Ireland, Japan, Korea, Russia, etc., national American Studies associations and various universities (2004-2016)
  • President, American Studies Association (2004-2005)
  • Provost's Endowed Lecture, Penn State, Harrisburg (2004)
  • Chair, First Book Prize Committee, Modern Language Association (2003)
  • Fletcher Endowed Lecture, Nicholls State University (2002)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature, From the town of Westport, Connecticut (2002)
  • Scholar’s Award, Heidelberg College Honors Program (2001 - 2002)
  • Harry H. Ransom Teaching Excellence Award, University Of Texas College Of Liberal Arts (2000)
  • Tag Endowed Lecture, East Carolina University (1999)
  • “Outstanding Reference” award, New York Public Library (1998)
  • One Of The Best Reference Works Of 1997, Library Journal (1997)
  • Richardson Endowed Lecture, Georgetown University (1995)
  • Lafayette Butler Endowed Lecture, Bucknell University (1994)
  • Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Book Award, National Journalism Scholarship Society (1986)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Co-Chair, 9th International (Quadrennial) Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies, Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College (2020 - Present)
  • Founding Co-Editor and Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Transnational American Studies (2007 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University (2012 - 2020)
  • Higher Education Advisory Board, HistoryMakers African American Oral History Archive (2018 - 2019)
  • International Member, Research Assessment Exercise, British American Studies programs (2008 - 2008)
  • Member, Board of Governors, University of California Humanities Research Institute (2008 - 2013)
  • Advisory Committee, Institute for European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (3 year term) (2013 - 2016)
  • Advisor for Arts and Humanities, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan (2 year term) (2013 - 2015)
  • Member of English Department Review Committee, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2011 - 2011)
  • Member of Review Committee, American Studies Dept., Program in Ethnic Studies, John Carter Brown Ctr for Public His., Brown U. (2009 - 2009)
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Faculty Senate, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member of American Literature Review Commttee, UCLA (2015 - 2015)
  • Advisory Board, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (2012 - Present)
  • Member, International Presidential Committee, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2006 - 2007)
  • Advisory Board, Journal of American Studies of Turkey (2005 - Present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Birmingham (U.K) (2005 - Present)
  • Research Proposal Reviewer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2005 - 2005)
  • Research Proposal Reviewer, Fonds de Recherche Sur La Société et la Culture, Québec (2005 - 2005)
  • Co-Editor, Journal of American Studies (2004 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of English Language and Literature (2004 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Mark Twain Studies (Japan) (2004 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of American Studies, British Association of American Studies (2004 - 2012)
  • Co-Founder and Director, International Partnerships Program of the American Studies Association, American Studies Association (2004 - 2007)
  • President, American Studies Association (2004 - 2005)
  • Member of Review Committee for the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California (2004 - 2004)
  • Review Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities (2004 - 2004)
  • Faculty Research Affiliate, Institute for Research on Women and Gender/Clayman Institute, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • Member, Search Committee, Deptarment of English, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Chair, First Book Prize Committee, Modern Language Association (2003 - 2003)
  • Reviewer of Fellowship Proposals, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University (2003 - 2003)
  • Chair, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (2002 - 2003)
  • Chair, MLA First Book Prize Selection Committee, Modern Language Association (2002 - 2003)
  • Chair, Search Committees, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Jewish Studies Steering Committee, University Service, University of Texas (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, University Faculty Research (FRA) Evaluation Committee, University Service, University of Texas (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Finance Committee, American Studies Association (2001 - Present)
  • Member, Modern Language Association (2001 - 2003)
  • Member, Senior Scholar Selection Committee, Fulbright Commission (2001 - 2002)
  • Advisory Editorial Board, The African American Encyclopedia, Second Edition (2001 - 2001)
  • Member, Executive Committee, American Studies Association (2000 - 2007)
  • Member, National Council, American Studies Association (2000 - 2005)
  • Member, Executive Council, Mark Twain Circle of America (2000 - 2003)
  • Chair, Search Committees, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (2000 - 2001)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on University Budget, University Service, University of Texas (2000 - 2001)
  • Member, Faculty Council, University Service, University of Texas (2000 - 2001)
  • Chair, GSC, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (2000 - 2000)
  • Member, Robert Morse Crunden Memorial Committee, University Service, University of Texas (2000 - 2000)
  • Associate Editor, American National Biography (1999 - 1999)
  • Member, Plan II Honors Program; Admissions, University Service, University of Texas (1999 - 1999)
  • Graduate Advisor, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (1998 - 2001)
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of Texas Hillel Foundation (1998 - 2001)
  • President, Mark Twain Circle of America (1998 - 2000)
  • Advisory Editorial Board, Huckleberry Finn CD-ROM Project (1997 - 2003)
  • Member, Sophomore Adviser, University Service, University of Texas (1997 - 1997)
  • University of Texas Sponsor, International scholars from Turkey (1996 - 1997)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, Washington University (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, University of California, Santa Barbara (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, Yale University (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, Queens College (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, University of Arizona (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, Princeton University (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, University of California, Merced (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, Villanova University (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, University of Nottingham (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, University of California, Berkeley (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, New York University (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, University of Maryland (1995 - Present)
  • Tenure/Promotion Reviewer, Harvard University (1995 - Present)
  • Chair, Nonfiction Prose Division, Modern Language Association (1995 - 1996)
  • University of Texas Sponsor, International scholars from Italy (1995 - 1996)
  • Member, Continuing University Fellowships Committee, University Service, University of Texas (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Dobie-Paisano Fellowships Committee, University Service, University of Texas (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Program Committee, American Studies Association (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Continuing University Fellowships Committee, University Service, University of Texas (1994 - 1994)
  • Member, Moody Dissertation Fellowships Committee, University Service, University of Texas (1994 - 1994)
  • Minority Liaison Officer, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (1993 - Present)
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (1993 - 2000)
  • Member, Division Delegate to MLA, Delegate Assembly, Modern Language Association (1993 - 1996)
  • Member, International Committee, American Studies Association (1993 - 1996)
  • Advisory Editorial Board, American Quarterly (1993 - 1995)
  • Graduate Advisor, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (1993 - 1995)
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of the Print Record, Modern Language Association (1993 - 1995)
  • Elected as Lifetime Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, England (1993 - 1993)
  • Co-Editor, "Race and American Culture," book series, Oxford University Press (1992 - 2002)
  • Chair of Nominating Committee, Appointed Offices Held in Professional Organizations (1992 - 1992)
  • Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities (1992 - 1992)
  • Advisory Editorial Board, American Periodicals (1991 - 1999)
  • Editor, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter (1991 - 1995)
  • Member, Executive Council Nonfiction Prose Division, Modern Language Association (1991 - 1995)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Research Society for American Periodicals (1991 - 1994)
  • Member, Executive Council, Mark Twain Circle of America (1991 - 1994)
  • Graduate Advisor, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (1991 - 1992)
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department Service, American Studies Department, University of Texas (1991 - 1992)
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Theodore Dreiser Society (1991 - 1991)
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director, Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society (1990 - 1998)
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg (1990 - 1993)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, American Studies Association (1990 - 1992)
  • Member, Women's Studies Curriculum Committee, University Service, University of Texas (1990 - 1992)
  • Member, Planning Committee for "Multicultural Approaches to Literary Study", University Service, University of Texas (1990 - 1990)
  • Participant, Feminist Research Group, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1987 - 1988)
  • Director, Gordon Grand Fellowship, Yale University (1984 - 1985)
  • President's Council on Priorities and Planning, Yale University (1984 - 1985)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg (1982 - 1989)
  • Executive Secretary, Poynter Fellowship, Yale University (1971 - 1980)
  • Advisory Board, Oxford Companion to Mark Twain (1962 - 2003)

Program Affiliations


  • American Studies
  • Modern Thought and Literature

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Yale University, American Studies (1977)
  • M. Phil, Yale University, American Studies (1974)
  • M.A., Yale University, English (1974)
  • B.A., Yale College, English (1971)

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Cynthia Garcia, Eliza Pickering, Mai Wang
  • Orals Chair
    Carolyn Zola
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Casey Patterson, Eliza Pickering

All Publications


  • A Hundred Acres of America: The Geography of Jewish American Literary History (Book Review) AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Fishkin, S. 2020; 104 (1): 157–59
  • A Sustainable and Open Access Knowledge Organization Model to Preserve Cultural Heritage and Language Diversity INFORMATION Fraisse, A., Zhang, Z., Zhai, A., Jenn, R., Fishkin, S., Zweigenbaum, P., Favier, L., El Hadi, W. 2019; 10 (10)
  • The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad. Edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin (with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press Fishkin, S. F., Chang, G. H. Stanford University Press. 2019
  • 《为何与如何:中国人为何出国与如何进入美国》 (1871) Why and How the Chinese Emigrate, and the means they adopt for the purpose of reaching America by Russell Conwell (1871). Edited, with original introduction, notes and appendices, by Shelley Fisher Fishkin [In Chinese] Translated by YAO Ting [姚婷] Fishkin, S. F., Conwell, R. Chinese Overseas Publishing House. 2019
  • TRANSNATIONAL AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES IN THE TIME OF TRUMP COLLEGE LITERATURE Fishkin, S. 2017; 44 (4): 483–90
  • Unsettling American Literature, Rethinking Nation and Empire CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO TRANSNATIONAL AMERICAN LITERATURE Fishkin, S., Goyal, Y. 2017: 19–36
  • Zhi Lin: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads. By Rock Hushka, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and Shawn Wong Fishkin, S. F., Hushka, R., Wong, S. Tacoma Art Museum/University of Washington Press. 2017
  • Traduttore/Traditore : Motivated Mistranslation and the Unsettlement of America AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY Fishkin, S. 2016; 28 (3): 596–604

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  • Black and White Youth in Mark Twain's Hannibal MARK TWAIN AND YOUTH: STUDIES IN HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS Fishkin, S., MacDonnell, K., Rasmussen, R. K. 2016: 223–37
  • Fragments of the Past: Archaeology, History, and the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY Chang, G. H., Fishkin, S. 2015; 49 (1): 1–3
  • Mapping American Studies in the 21st Century: Transnational Perspectives Transnational American Cultures Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Davis, R. London: Routledge. 2013
  • Untitled JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY Fishkin, S. F. 2012; 98 (4): 1233-1234
  • Mapping Transnational American Studies Transnational American Studies Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Hebel, U. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag. 2012
  • African American Literary Studies: New Texts, New Approaches, New Challenges (Book Review) AFRICAN AMERICAN REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Fishkin, S. F. 2011; 44 (1-2): 280-283
  • American Literature in Transnational Perspective: The Case of Mark Twain Blackwell Companion to American Literary Studies Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Levander, C. F., Levine, R. S. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011
  • American Literature in Transnational Perspective: The Case of Mark Twain COMPANION TO AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES Fishkin, S., Levander, C. F., Levine, R. S. 2011; 78: 279–93
  • Mark Twain as a Transnational Writer Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Demarcsek, R. 2011
  • Feminist Humor and Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts and Contexts Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Tuttle, J., Kessler, C. F. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 2011
  • Redefinitions of Citizenship and Revisions of Cosmopolitanism--Transnational Perspectives’-- A Response and a Proposal Journal of Transnational American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2011; 3 (1)
  • A Brief for Digital Palimpsest Mapping Projects (DPMPs) Journal of Transnational American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2011; 3 (2)
  • Mark Twain’s Book of Animals edited by Fishkin, S. F. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2011
  • None but the Dead Are Permitted to Tell the Truth’: Mark Twain’s Missives to the Future American Secrets: The Politics and Poetics of Secrecy in American Culture Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by González, B. S., Liste, J. Lantham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield. 2011
  • Reflections on Gloria Anzaldúa How and Why Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Keating, A., Gonzalez-Lopez, G. Austin: University of Texas Press. 2011
  • Mark Twain BBC Knowledge Magazine Fishkin, S. F. 2010
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain The Toronto Globe and Mail Fishkin, S. F. 2010
  • Reflections The Mark Twain Annual Fishkin, S. F. 2010; 8 (1)
  • A Challenge for Mark Twain Scholars in the 21st Century Mark Twain Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2010
  • Concise Anthology of American Literature edited by McMIchael, G., Leonard, J. S., ShelleyFisher Fishkin , Bradley, D., Nelson, D., Csicsila, J. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 2010
  • The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Library of America. 2010
  • Feminist Engagements: Forays Into American Literature and Culture Fishkin, S. F. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. 2009
  • Feminist Engagements: Forays into American Literature and Culture FEMINIST ENGAGEMENTS: FORAYS INTO AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE Fishkin, S. F. 2009: 1–279
  • Editors' Introduction: New Perspectives on "The War Prayer" Journal of Transnational American Studies Fishkin, S. F., Tatsumi, T. 2009
  • From the Editors Journal of Transnational American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2009; 1 (1)
  • The Oxford Mark Twain edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 2009
  • Mark Twain’s Book of Animals edited by Fishkin, S. F. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2009
  • Editors' Introduction: New Perspectives on "The War Prayer" Journal of Transnational American Studies Fishkin, S. F., Tatsumi, T. 2009
  • Bringing Mark Twain's "Is He Dead" to Life Is He Dead? A New Comedy by Mark Twain, Adapted by David Ives Fishkin, S. F. Playscripts, Inc. 2008
  • Mark Twain’s Inconvenient Truths Contracritica Fishkin, S. F. 2008
  • 'African American Review' special issue - Introduction AFRICAN AMERICAN REVIEW Fishkin, S. F., Jones, G., Jones, M. D., Rampersad, A., Yarborough, R. 2007; 41 (2): 203-204
  • Mark Twain’s Inconvenient Truths Stanford Alumni Magazine Fishkin, S. F. 2007
  • Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? Playbill Fishkin, S. F. 2007
  • Dialect Keywords in American Cultural Studies Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Burgett, B., Hendler, G. New York: NYU Press. 2007
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies—Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 12, 2004 The Irish Journal of American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2007
  • Of Cultures and Canons: A Brief for Transnational American Literary Studies Russian-American Links: Similar Issues, Different Views Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Tretyakov, Y., Alexandrova, N. A. St. Petersburg: Academic. 2007
  • Race and the politics of memory: Mark Twain and Paul Laurence Dunbar JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES Fisher Fishkin, S. 2006; 40 (2): 283-309
  • Introduction and Ch. 1 from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" Mark Twain (Modern Critical Views) Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Bloom, H. Chelsea House. 2006
  • New Perspectives on Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer”—An International Forum edited by Fishkin, S. F., Tatsumi, T. Mark Twain Studies (Japan). 2006
  • American Literature and the Politics of Race Doshisha American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies Chung-Wai Literary Monthly Taiwan Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • Introduction. New Perspectives on ‘The War-Prayer’: An International Forum Mark Twain Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • Anthology of American Literature edited by McMichael, G., Leonard, J. S., Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Bradley, D., Nelson, D. D., Csicsila, J. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 2006; II
  • Mark Twain and the Stage Companion to Mark Twain Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Budd, L. J., Messent, P. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Co. 2006
  • The Multiplicities of American Literature Chung-Wai Literary Monthly Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • Anthology of American Literature edited by McMichael, G., Leonard, J. S., Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Bradley, D., Nelson, D. D., Csicsila, J. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 2006; I
  • Mark Twain, Race, and Huckleberry Finn Journal of British and American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • Mark Twain: Icon, Gadfly, and Conscience Bancroftiana Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • “Is He Dead?” A Comedy in Three Acts by Mark Twain edited by Fishkin, S. F. University of California Press. 2006
  • Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies Japanese Journal of American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2006
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies - Presidential address to the American Studies Association, November 12, 2004 AMERICAN QUARTERLY Fishkin, S. F. 2005; 57 (1): 17-57
  • Mark Twain and the Jews ARIZONA QUARTERLY Fishkin, S. 2005; 61 (1): 137–66
  • Introduction Mark Twain at the Turn-of-the-Century: 1890-1910 ARIZONA QUARTERLY Fishkin, S., Robinson, F. G. 2005; 61 (1): 1–6
  • Mark Twain at the Turn-of-the-Century, 1890-1910 Special issue, Arizona Quarterly edited by Fishkin, S. F., Robinson, F. 2005; 61 (1)
  • Mark Twain and American Culture: Which Twain Do We Embrace? The Mark Twain Review Fishkin, S. F. 2005; 2
  • Looking Over Mark Twain’s Shoulder As He Writes: Stanford Students Read the "Huck Finn" Manuscript The Mark Twain Annual Fishkin, S. F. 2005; 2 (1)
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies Mark Twain: Kenkyu to Hihyo Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Kyokai, N. M. Tokyo: Nan'undo. 2005
  • Sport of the Gods and Other Essential Writings Dunbar, P. L. edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Bradley, D. New York: Random House/Modern Library. 2005
  • Mark Twain and the Jews The Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literatures, Culture and Theory Fishkin, S. F. 2005; 61 (1)
  • The ‘Nadir’ in Black and White: Mark Twain and Paul Laurence Dunbar Respond to the Legacies of the Post-Reconstruction Era Fletcher Lecture Monograph Series Fishkin, S. F. Thibodeaux: Nicholls State University. 2005
  • Wars of Words: American Writers and War The United States in Times of War and Peace Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Baodi, Z. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. 2005
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies—Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 12, 2004 American Quarterly Fishkin, S. F. 2005; 57 (2)
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies American Quarterly Fishkin, S. F. 2004
  • Searching for Jim: Slavery in Mark Twain’s Hannibal The Mark Twain Forum Fishkin, S. F. 2004
  • ‘The Most Rigorous Law of Our Being’: Mark Twain, Growth and Change Journal of Mark Twain Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2004; 1 (1)
  • American Studies in the 21st Century: A Usable Past Journal of British and American Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2004; 10
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies Amerikis Shestsavlis Sakitxebi Fishkin, S. F. 2004
  • Introduction The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Fishkin, S. F. New York: Penguin/Putnam. 2003
  • The Bondwoman’s Escape: Hannah Crafts Rewrites the First Play Published by an African American Essays on The Bondwoman’s Narrative Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Gates, H. L. New York: Basic Books. 2003
  • “Is He Dead?” A Comedy in Three Acts by Mark Twain edited by Fishkin, S. F. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2003
  • A Historical Guide to Mark Twain edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Desegregating American Literary Studies Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Elliot, E. NY: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Illustrated Dual Chronology A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Bibliographic Essay A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Mark Twain and Race A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Introduction A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Erica Jong Jewish Writers of the 20th Century Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Kerbel, S. London: Fitzroy Dearborn. 2001
  • Black, White, and Huckleberry Finn: Re-imagining the American Dream The African American Review Fishkin, S. F. 2001
  • Getting at the Author: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism Dreiser Studies Fishkin, S. F. 2001
  • Reclaiming the ‘Black’ Presence in Mainstream Culture African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Walker, S. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2001
  • We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident’: The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass’s Journalism Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Peterson, C. edited by Sundquist, E. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 2001
  • We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident: The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass’s Journalism The Black Press Peterson, C., Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Vogel, T. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 2001
  • Introduction and Ch. 9 from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" The New Riverside Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Harris, S. K., Fishkin, S. F. New York: Houghton Mifflin. 2000
  • Neither White Nor Black But Both Modern Philology Fishkin, S. F. 2000; 97 (4)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois as a Progenitor of American Studies PMLA: Millennium Issue Fishkin, S. F. 2000
  • Mark Twain’s Historical View at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Proceedings of the 1999 Kyoto American Studies Summer Seminar Fishkin, S. F. 2000
  • Reading Gilman in the 21st Century The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Golden, C., Zangrando, J. University of Delaware Press. 2000
  • Erica Jong American Writers, Supplement V Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Parini, J. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 2000
  • Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture Fishkin, S. F. Oxford Paperback. 1999
  • The Challenge of Teaching Huckleberry Finn Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Leonard, J. Durham: Duke University Press. 1999
  • Teaching Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide Fishkin, S. F. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation. 1999
  • New Perspectives on ‘Jim’ in the 1990s Mark Twain Review Fishkin, S. F. 1999
  • Introduction from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" Readings on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by de Koster, K. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. 1998
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy Magill Book Reviews Fishkin, S. F. 1998
  • Martin Delany, Fredrick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity American Literature Fishkin, S. F. 1998
  • An Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Skenazy, P., Martin, T. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 1998
  • Interrogating ‘Whiteness,’ Complicating ‘Blackness’: Remapping American Culture Literary Theory: An Anthology Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Rivkin, J., Malden, M. R. MA: Blackwell. 1998: 2nd
  • Portions of Ch.1 from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Norton Critical Edition Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Cooley, T. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 1998; 3rd
  • Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America edited by Bradley, D., Shelley Fisher Fishkin New York: M.E. Sharpe. 1997; 1-3
  • Breakthrough Books: Neglected Fiction Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life Fishkin, S. F. 1997; 7 (5)
  • Editors’ Foreword Race: the History of an Idea in America Rampersad, A., Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Gossett, T., Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Rampersad, A. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997
  • Introduction Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America Fishkin, S. F., Bradley, D. edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin New York: M.E. Sharpe. 1997
  • Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997
  • Race: The History of an Idea in America Race and American Culture Gossett, T. edited by Rampersad, A., Shelley Fisher Fishkin New York: Oxford University Press. 1997
  • The Oxford Mark Twain edited by Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 1996; 1-29
  • The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction American Quarterly Fishkin, S. F. 1996
  • Mark Twain A to Z Magill Literary Annual Fishkin, S. F. 1996
  • Interrogating 'Whiteness,' Complicating 'Blackness': Remapping American Cullture Criticism on the Color Line: Desegregating American Literary Studies Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Wonham, H. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 1996
  • Mark Twain and African American Voices The Wilson Quarterly Fishkin, S. F. 1996
  • Changing the Story People of the Book: Thirty Scholars Reflect on Their Jewish Identity Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Rubin-Dorsky, J., Shelley Fisher Fishkin Madison: University of Wisconsin. 1996
  • People of the Book: Thirty Scholars Reflect on their Jewish Identity Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography edited by Rubin-Dorsky, J., Shelley Fisher Fishkin Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 1996
  • Introduction and Ch. 9 from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" African American Writers and Influence Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Mishkin, T. Garland. 1995: 9
  • Archibald Grimké, Portrait of a Black Independent American Historical Review Fishkin, S. F. 1995
  • Mark Twain and Women Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Robinson, F. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995
  • Reframing the Multiculturalism Debates and Remapping American Culture Journal of American Studies of Turkey Fishkin, S. F. 1995; 1 (1)
  • Interrogating ‘Whiteness,’ Complicating ‘Blackness’: Remapping American Culture American Quarterly Fishkin, S. F. 1995; 47 (3)
  • Dreiser and the Discourse of Gender Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Gogol, M. New York: New York University Press. 1995
  • Ch.1 from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn': A Case Study in Critical Controversy Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Graff, G., Phelan, J. Boston: Bedford Books. 1995
  • Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices Fishkin, S. F. Oxford Paperback. 1994
  • Black Legacy: America's Hidden African Heritage American Literature Fishkin, S. F. 1994
  • The Borderlands of Culture: Writing by W.E.B. Du Bois, James Agee, Tillie Olsen and Gloria Anzaldúa Modern Women Writers Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Robinson, L. New York: Crossroads Continuum. 1994
  • Reportage The Oxford Companion to Writing by Women in the United States Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Davidson, C., Wagner-Martin, L. New York: Oxford University Press. 1994
  • Mark Twain's Meeting with 'Sociable Jimmy': New Evidence About When and Where It Took Place Mark Twain Circular Fishkin, S. F. 1994
  • Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: The Lessons Silences has Taught Us Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Hedges, E., Shelley Fisher Fishkin New York: Oxford University Press. 1994
  • Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism edited by Hedges, E., Shelley Fisher Fishkin New York: Oxford University Press. 1994
  • PLAYING IN THE DARK - WHITENESS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION - MORRISON,T (Book Review) JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Fishkin, S. F. 1993; 80 (2): 629-629
  • Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices Fishkin, S. F. New York: Oxford University Press. 1993
  • Race and Culture at the Century's End: A Social Context for Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain's Humor: A Casebook Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Sloane, D. E. New York: Garland. 1993
  • Journalism The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Wilson, J. D., LeMaster, J. R. New York: Garland. 1993
  • Newspapers The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by LeMaster, J. R., Wilson, J. D. New York: Garland. 1993
  • Racial Attitudes The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by LeMaster, J. R., Wilson, J. D. New York: Garland. 1993
  • JEWS IN THE AMERICAN-ACADEMY, 1900-1940 - THE DYNAMICS OF INTELLECTUAL ASSIMILATION - KLINGENSTEIN,S (Book Review) JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Fishkin, S. F. 1992; 79 (2): 693-693
  • 'Making a Change': Strategies of Subversion in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Journalism and Short Fiction Critical Essays on Charlotte Perkins Gilman Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Karpinski, J. Boston: G.K. Hall. 1992
  • Frederick Douglass American Literature Fishkin, S. F. 1992; 64 (1)
  • An Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston American Literary History Fishkin, S. F. 1991; 3 (4)
  • False Starts, Fragments and Fumbles: Mark Twain's Unpublished Writing on Race Essays in Arts and Sciences Fishkin, S. F. 1991; XX
  • The Borderlands of Culture: Writing by W.E.B. Du Bois, James Agee, Tillie Olsen and Gloria Anzaldúa Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Sims, N. New York: Oxford University Press. 1990
  • Race and Culture at the Century's End: A Social Context for Pudd'nhead Wilson Essays in Arts and Sciences Fishkin, S. F. 1990; XIX
  • 'We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident': The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass's Journalism Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Sundquist, E. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1990
  • Emma Goldman in Exile The New York Times Book Review Fishkin, S. F. 1989
  • Gender and the Writer's Imagination American Literature, Spring Fishkin, S. F. 1989
  • From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America Fishkin, S. F. Oxford Paperback. 1988
  • Women of the World: The Great Foreign Correspondents Columbia Journalism Review Fishkin, S. F. 1988
  • Was Dreiser Tom Wolfe's Grandpa? Theodore Dreiser's 'Heard in the Corridors' and Related Articles Fishkin, S. F. 1988
  • The Moscow Correspondents: From the Revolution to Glasnost The New York Times Book Review Fishkin, S. F. 1988
  • Mark Twain and the Risks of Irony Twain/Stowe Sourcebook Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Cheesman, E., French, E. Hartford: Mark Twain Memorial. 1988
  • "Mark Twain" chapter from "From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America" The Literature of Fact: A Reader for Writers Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Winterowd, W. R., Hawk, L., Winterowd, G. R. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. 1988
  • "Theodore Dreiser" chapter from "From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America" Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Bloom, H. New York: Chelsea House. 1988
  • "Theodore Dreiser" chapter from "From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America" Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Shelley Fisher Fishkin , Dreiser, T. edited by Kepos, P. Detroit: Gale Research. 1988
  • From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America Fishkin, S. F. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1987
  • Huckleberry Finn' is Not a Racist Novel Racism: Opposing Viewpoints Shelley Fisher Fishkin edited by Leone, B. St. Paul: Greenhaven. 1986
  • Grandma Never Lived in America: The New Journalism of Abraham Cahan American Journalism Fishkin, S. F. 1986; III (3)
  • From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America Fishkin, S. F. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1985