The Public Humanities: A Selected Bibliography

Barrett, Jennifer. Museums and the Public Sphere. Wiley, 2011.

Bate, Jonathan, editor. The Public Value of the Humanities. 1st ed., Bloomsbury Academic, 2011.

Brown, Wendy. “Neoliberalized Knowledge.” History of the Present, vol. 1, no. 1, 2011, pp. 113–29.

Cooper, David D. “Can Civic Engagement Rescue the Humanities.” Learning in the Plural: Essays on the Humanities and Public Life, Michigan State University Press, 2014, pp. 151–65.

Ellison, Julie. “Guest Column—The New Public Humanists.” PMLA, vol. 128, no. 2, Mar. 2013, pp. 289–98.

Ellison, Julie, and Timothy K. Eatman. Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University. Imagining America, 2008.

Fenton, Will. “Literary Scholars Should Use Digital Humanities to Reach the Oft-Ignored ‘Public.’” Inside Higher Ed, 29 Jan. 2018,

Jay, Gregory. “The Engaged Humanities: Principles and Practices for Public Scholarship and Teaching.” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, vol. 3, no. 1, 2010, pp. 51–63.

Kathleen Woodward. “The Future of the Humanities in the Present & in Public.” Daedalus, vol. 138, no. 1, 2009, pp. 110–23.

Krebs, Paula M. “From the Executive Director We Are All Public Humanists.” MLA Commons: From the Executive Director. 15 Nov. 2017. Web.

Loofbourow, Lili, and Phillip Maciak. “Introduction: The Time of the Semipublic Intellectual.” PMLA, vol. 130, no. 2, Mar. 2015, pp. 439–45.

Mullen, Mary L. “Public Humanities’ (Victorian) Culture Problem.” Cultural Studies, vol. 30, no. 2, Mar. 2016, pp. 183–204.

Schroeder, Robyn. “What Is Public Humanities?” Day of Public Humanities, 20 Mar. 2017,

Sommer, Doris. The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities. Duke UP, 2014.

Wexler, Laura. “MLA Presidential Forum: The Public Humanities in Vulnerable Times.” Profession, 2014,

Wickman, Matthew. “What Are the Public Humanities? No, Really, What Are They?” University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 85, no. 4, Nov. 2016, pp. 6–11.