Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Demanding Blood: Race, Injurability, and Textual Triage in Civil War Nurse Narratives" (accepted with revisions, Mississippi Quarterly).

“Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and America’s Psychiatric Republic.” Literature and Medicine 36.1 (2018): 27-56.

“Margaret Fuller’s Medical Transcendentalism.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 61.4 (2015): 553-595.

“Canonicity, Genre, and the Politics of Editing: How We Read Frederick Douglass.” Callaloo, A Journal of African Diaspora 36.1 (2013): 178–191.

“Looking for Home in the Islamic Diaspora of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Azar Nafisi, and Khaled Hosseini.” Arab Studies Quarterly 34.4 (2012): 250–265.


Book Reviews

Her Voice Will Be on the Side of Right: Gender and Power in Women’s Antebellum Antislavery Fiction, by Holly M. Kent. Review for Indiana Magazine of History (forthcoming).

Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement In Durham, North Carolina, byChristina Greene. Review for 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies. Issue 21. Autumn 2007. http://www.49thparallel.bham.ac.uk/back/issue21/index.htm


Encyclopedia Entries

“Frederick Douglass.” In Writers on Women’s Rights and United States Suffrage: Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. George Parker Anderson. Vol. 381. Farmington Hills: MI: Gale Cengage, 2018.

“Khaled Hosseini.” In Critical Survey of American Literature. Ed. Steven Kellman. Vol. 3. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press & Grey House Publishing, 2016. 1386-1392.


Other Writings

“Mad Max, Male Nurse.” With Eric Hengstebeck. Antecure: a Medical Humanities Blog 18 June 2015. http://antecure.com/2015/06/18/mad-max-male-nurse/

“Nightlonging.” The Stockholm Review of Literature. Issue 7. 20 March 2015 http://thestockholmreview.org/the-stagnelius-section/nightlonging-by-rachel-a-blumenthal/

“Our Romance with the American Wilderness,” “Archiving our Lives,” “A Jazzy Take on American Transcendentalism,” and other pieces at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Weblog. 2012. http://www.chicagohumanities.org/Blog/Rachel-Blumenthal.aspx

“Improvisational Soloists in Morrison’s Jazz.” The Explicator. 65.4 (2007): 240–41. Reprinted in Novels for Students. Ed. Sara Constantakis. Vol. 40. Detroit: Gale, 2012.