Bio


Shelley Fisher Fishkin is the Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at Stanford. She is Director of Stanford's American Studies Program and is also Co-Director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of forty-six 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 two “Outstanding Academic Title” awards from Choice, an award from the the National Journalism Scholarship Society, and “Outstanding Reference Work” awards from Library Journal and the New York Public Library. 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. Since 2003, the challenge of doing transnational research in American Studies has been a central concern. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Georgian, and Italian, and has been published in English-language journals in Turkey, Japan, and Korea.
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 2009 she was awarded the Mark Twain Circle's Certificate of Merit "for long and distinguished service in the elucidation of the work, thought, life and art of Mark Twain." Her most recent book is Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee (named runner-up for the best book award in the general nonfiction category, London Book Festival, 2015) (Rutgers University Press, 2015; paperback, 2017), a book that Junot Díaz called "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 was awarded a John S. Tuckey Award for Lifetime Achievements and Contributions to Mark Twain Studies in 2017.
She has served as President of the American Studies Association and the Mark Twain Circle of America and was co-founder of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman society. 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. Her current project is a collaborative transnational, bilingual research project dealing with the Chinese Railroad Workers whose labor helped establish the wealth that allowed Leland Stanford to build Stanford University.

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


  • 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


  • Founding Co-Editor and Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Transnational American Studies (2007 - Present)
  • 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)
  • Advisory Board, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (2012 - Present)
  • 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)
  • 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


  • 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)

2018-19 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 2011; 3 (1)
  • A Brief for Digital Palimpsest Mapping Projects (DPMPs) Journal of Transnational American Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2011; 3 (2)
  • Mark Twain’s Book of Animals edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 2010
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain The Toronto Globe and Mail Fisher Fishkin, S. 2010
  • Reflections The Mark Twain Annual Fisher Fishkin, S. 2010; 8 (1)
  • A Challenge for Mark Twain Scholars in the 21st Century Mark Twain Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2010
  • Concise Anthology of American Literature edited by McMIchael, G., Leonard, J. S., Shelley Fisher 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Library of America. 2010
  • Editors' Introduction: New Perspectives on "The War Prayer" Journal of Transnational American Studies Fisher Fishkin, S., Tatsumi, T. 2009
  • From the Editors Journal of Transnational American Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2009; 1 (1)
  • The Oxford Mark Twain edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 2009
  • Mark Twain’s Book of Animals edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. 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
  • Feminist Engagements: Forays Into American Literature and Culture Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan. 2009
  • Bringing Mark Twain's "Is He Dead" to Life Is He Dead? A New Comedy by Mark Twain, Adapted by David Ives Fisher Fishkin, S. Playscripts, Inc. 2008
  • Mark Twain’s Inconvenient Truths Contracritica Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 2007
  • Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? Playbill Fisher Fishkin, S. 2007
  • Dialect Keywords in American Cultural Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S., Tatsumi, T. Mark Twain Studies (Japan). 2006
  • American Literature and the Politics of Race Doshisha American Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2006
  • Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies Chung-Wai Literary Monthly Taiwan Fisher Fishkin, S. 2006
  • Introduction. New Perspectives on ‘The War-Prayer’: An International Forum Mark Twain Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 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
  • 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 2006
  • Mark Twain: Icon, Gadfly, and Conscience Bancroftiana Fisher Fishkin, S. 2006
  • “Is He Dead?” A Comedy in Three Acts by Mark Twain edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. University of California Press. 2006
  • The Multiplicities of American Literature Chung-Wai Literary Monthly Fisher Fishkin, S. 2006
  • Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies Japanese Journal of American Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S., Robinson, F. 2005; 61 (1)
  • Mark Twain and American Culture: Which Twain Do We Embrace? The Mark Twain Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 2005; 2
  • Looking Over Mark Twain’s Shoulder As He Writes: Stanford Students Read the "Huck Finn" Manuscript The Mark Twain Annual Fisher Fishkin, S. 2005; 2 (1)
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies Mark Twain: Kenkyu to Hihyo Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Kyokai, N. M. Tokyo: Nan'undo. 2005
  • Sport of the Gods and Other Essential Writings Dunbar, P. L. edited by Fisher Fishkin, S., 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. Thibodeaux: Nicholls State University. 2005
  • Wars of Words: American Writers and War The United States in Times of War and Peace Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 2005; 57 (2)
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies Amerikis Shestsavlis Sakitxebi Fisher Fishkin, S. 2004
  • Searching for Jim: Slavery in Mark Twain’s Hannibal The Mark Twain Forum Fisher Fishkin, S. 2004
  • ‘The Most Rigorous Law of Our Being’: Mark Twain, Growth and Change Journal of Mark Twain Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2004; 1 (1)
  • American Studies in the 21st Century: A Usable Past Journal of British and American Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2004; 10
  • Crossroads of Cultures: The Transnational Turn in American Studies American Quarterly Fisher Fishkin, S. 2004
  • Introduction The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Gates, H. L. New York: Basic Books. 2003
  • “Is He Dead?” A Comedy in Three Acts by Mark Twain edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2003
  • A Historical Guide to Mark Twain edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Desegregating American Literary Studies Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Elliot, E. NY: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Illustrated Dual Chronology A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Bibliographic Essay A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Mark Twain and Race A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Introduction A Historical Guide to Mark Twain Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Erica Jong Jewish Writers of the 20th Century Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Kerbel, S. London: Fitzroy Dearborn. 2001
  • Black, White, and Huckleberry Finn: Re-imagining the American Dream The African American Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 2001
  • Getting at the Author: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism Dreiser Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. 2001
  • Reclaiming the ‘Black’ Presence in Mainstream Culture African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S., 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., Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Harris, S. K., Fishkin, S. F. New York: Houghton Mifflin. 2000
  • Neither White Nor Black But Both Modern Philology Fisher Fishkin, S. 2000; 97 (4)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois as a Progenitor of American Studies PMLA: Millennium Issue Fisher Fishkin, S. 2000
  • Mark Twain’s Historical View at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Proceedings of the 1999 Kyoto American Studies Summer Seminar Fisher Fishkin, S. 2000
  • Reading Gilman in the 21st Century The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Golden, C., Zangrando, J. University of Delaware Press. 2000
  • Erica Jong American Writers, Supplement V Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Parini, J. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 2000
  • Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture Fisher Fishkin, S. Oxford Paperback. 1999
  • The Challenge of Teaching Huckleberry Finn Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Leonard, J. Durham: Duke University Press. 1999
  • Teaching Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide Fisher Fishkin, S. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation. 1999
  • New Perspectives on ‘Jim’ in the 1990s Mark Twain Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 1999
  • Introduction from "Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices" Readings on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by de Koster, K. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. 1998
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy Magill Book Reviews Fisher Fishkin, S. 1998
  • Martin Delany, Fredrick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity American Literature Fisher Fishkin, S. 1998
  • An Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Skenazy, P., Martin, T. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. 1998
  • Interrogating ‘Whiteness,’ Complicating ‘Blackness’: Remapping American Culture Literary Theory: An Anthology Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. F. edited by Cooley, T. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 1998; 3rd
  • Race: The History of an Idea in America Race and American Culture Gossett, T. edited by Rampersad, A., Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997
  • Breakthrough Books: Neglected Fiction Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life Fisher Fishkin, S. 1997; 7 (5)
  • Editors’ Foreword Race: the History of an Idea in America Rampersad, A., Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Gossett, T., Fisher Fishkin, S., Rampersad, A. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997
  • Introduction Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America Fisher Fishkin, S., Bradley, D. edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: M.E. Sharpe. 1997
  • Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America edited by Bradley, D., Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: M.E. Sharpe. 1997; 1-3
  • The Oxford Mark Twain edited by Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 1996; 1-29
  • The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text and Tradition in Black Women's Fiction American Quarterly Fisher Fishkin, S. 1996
  • Mark Twain A to Z Magill Literary Annual Fisher Fishkin, S. 1996
  • Interrogating 'Whiteness,' Complicating 'Blackness': Remapping American Cullture Criticism on the Color Line: Desegregating American Literary Studies Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Wonham, H. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 1996
  • Mark Twain and African American Voices The Wilson Quarterly Fisher Fishkin, S. 1996
  • Changing the Story People of the Book: Thirty Scholars Reflect on Their Jewish Identity Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Rubin-Dorsky, J., Fisher Fishkin, S. 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., Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. F. edited by Mishkin, T. Garland. 1995: 9
  • Archibald Grimké, Portrait of a Black Independent American Historical Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 1995
  • Mark Twain and Women Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Robinson, F. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995
  • Reframing the Multiculturalism Debates and Remapping American Culture Journal of American Studies of Turkey Fisher Fishkin, S. 1995; 1 (1)
  • Interrogating ‘Whiteness,’ Complicating ‘Blackness’: Remapping American Culture American Quarterly Fisher Fishkin, S. 1995; 47 (3)
  • Dreiser and the Discourse of Gender Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Graff, G., Phelan, J. Boston: Bedford Books. 1995
  • Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices Fisher Fishkin, S. Oxford Paperback. 1994
  • Black Legacy: America's Hidden African Heritage American Literature Fisher Fishkin, S. 1994
  • The Borderlands of Culture: Writing by W.E.B. Du Bois, James Agee, Tillie Olsen and Gloria Anzaldúa Modern Women Writers Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Robinson, L. New York: Crossroads Continuum. 1994
  • Reportage The Oxford Companion to Writing by Women in the United States Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 1994
  • Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: The Lessons Silences has Taught Us Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Hedges, E., Fisher Fishkin, S. New York: Oxford University Press. 1994
  • Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism edited by Hedges, E., Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Sloane, D. E. New York: Garland. 1993
  • Journalism The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Wilson, J. D., LeMaster, J. R. New York: Garland. 1993
  • Newspapers The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by LeMaster, J. R., Wilson, J. D. New York: Garland. 1993
  • Racial Attitudes The Mark Twain Encyclopedia Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Karpinski, J. Boston: G.K. Hall. 1992
  • Frederick Douglass American Literature Fisher Fishkin, S. 1992; 64 (1)
  • An Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston American Literary History Fisher Fishkin, S. 1991; 3 (4)
  • False Starts, Fragments and Fumbles: Mark Twain's Unpublished Writing on Race Essays in Arts and Sciences Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 1990; XIX
  • 'We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident': The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass's Journalism Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Sundquist, E. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1990
  • Gender and the Writer's Imagination American Literature, Spring Fisher Fishkin, S. 1989
  • Emma Goldman in Exile The New York Times Book Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 1989
  • From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America Fisher Fishkin, S. Oxford Paperback. 1988
  • Women of the World: The Great Foreign Correspondents Columbia Journalism Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 1988
  • Was Dreiser Tom Wolfe's Grandpa? Theodore Dreiser's 'Heard in the Corridors' and Related Articles Fisher Fishkin, S. 1988
  • The Moscow Correspondents: From the Revolution to Glasnost The New York Times Book Review Fisher Fishkin, S. 1988
  • Mark Twain and the Risks of Irony Twain/Stowe Sourcebook Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S. 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 Fisher Fishkin, S., Dreiser, T. edited by Kepos, P. Detroit: Gale Research. 1988
  • From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America Fisher Fishkin, S. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1987
  • Huckleberry Finn' is Not a Racist Novel Racism: Opposing Viewpoints Fisher Fishkin, S. edited by Leone, B. St. Paul: Greenhaven. 1986
  • Grandma Never Lived in America: The New Journalism of Abraham Cahan American Journalism Fisher Fishkin, S. 1986; III (3)
  • From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America Fisher Fishkin, S. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1985