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  1. Ferraro, TJ. "Transgression & Redemption in the 1930s." Ed. Soloman, W. CUP,
  2. Ferraro, TJ. "New England Beyond Criticism: In Defense of America’s First Literature and Lawrence Buell, The Dream of the Great American Novel, American Literature." American Literature Duke University Press, (December, 2017): 885-885.
  3. Ferraro, TJ. "Review of Alex Gibney, dir., All or Nothing at All (HBO, 4-hour biopic of Sinatra)." The Italian American Review (forthcoming) (August, 2015)
  4. Ferraro, TJ. "No forgiveness in heaven, no forgetting in hell." American Literary History 26.1 (January, 2014): 83-109. [doi]
  5. Ferraro, TJ. "Review of A New Literary History of America." American Literature  (December, 2012)
  6. Ferraro, TJ. "Cultural Studies Between Heaven and Earth: Beyond the Puritan Pedagogy of /The Scarlet Letter/." The Catholic Studies Reader. Ed. Fisher, JT; McGuinness, M. Fordham University Press, 2011. 352-371.  [abs]
  7. Ferraro, TJ. "Between Women; or, On Our Knees to Don Corleone." Via Ed. Messenger, C; Gruba, JR. 19.2 (2009): 1-20.  released summer 2009  [abs] [author's comments]
  8. Ferraro, TJ. "Boys to Men (Salvific Masculinity in /Angels with Dirty Faces/)." Catholics in the Movies. Ed. McDannell, C. Oxford University Press, 2008. 59-82.  [abs] [author's comments]
  9. Ferraro, TJ. "Contribution to MLA Roundtable in honor of AL at Seventy-Five." American Literature 77 (September, 2005): 634-36.
  10. Budd, LJ; Moon, M; Nelson, DD; Newfield, C; Ferraro, TJ. "Roundtable: 'American Literature' at seventy-five - Discussion." American Literature 77.3 (September, 2005): 621-636. [Gateway.cgi]
  11. Ferraro, TJ. "Of ’Lascivious Mysticism’ and Other Hibernian Matters." U.S. Catholic Historian 23.3 (Summer, 2005): 1-17.
  12. Ferraro, TJ. "Lorenzo's chrism." South Atlantic Quarterly 103.1 (December, 2004): 235-263. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  13. Ferraro, TJ. "Italian-American Literature." Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Parini, J. 2Oxford UP, 2004. 275-284.
  14. Ferraro, TJ. "Urbane Villager." Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian American Culture. Ed. Pugliese, S. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 
  15. Ferraro, TJ. "Lorenzo’s Chrism." Saq 103.1 (Winter, 2004): 235-63.
  16. Ferraro, TJ. "At long last love; Or, literary history in the key of difference." American Literary History 15.1Oxford University Press (OUP), (December, 2003): 78-86. [doi]
  17. Ferraro, T. "Giancarlo and the Border Patrol." (In)Visible Cities: From the Postmodern Metropolis to the Cities of the Future. Ed. Acierno, PD; Ockman, J; Sargent, R. Monacelli Press, 2003. 
  18. Ferraro, TJ. "The Temple of Culture: Assimilation and Anti-Semitism in Literary Anglo-America." American Literature 74.1Duke University Press, (March, 2002): 155-155. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  19. Ferraro, TJ. "Review of Beyond The Godfather: Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience." Italian Americana Ed. Ciongoli, AK; Parini, J.  (January, 2002)
  20. Ferraro, TJ. "Italian Americans." Scribner’s Encyclopedia of US Intellectual and Cultural History. Ed. Cayton, MK; Williams, PW.  2001. 363-73.
  21. "Response to Breitwieser." ALH 12.Fall 2000 (Fall, 2000): 382-385.
  22. Ferraro, TJ. "'My Way' in 'our America': Art, ethnicity, profession (Italian immigration, US, cultural influences, Joseph Stella, Mario Puzo, Frank Sinatra)." American Literary History 12.3Oxford University Press (OUP), (Fall, 2000): 499-522. [doi]  [author's comments]
  23. Ferraro, TJ. "Butter-and-egg men: Response to Breitwieser (Jazz, F. Scott Fitzgerald)." American Literary History 12.3Oxford University Press (OUP), (2000): 382-385. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  24. Ferraro, TJ. "Catholic Ethnicity and the Modern American Arts." The Italian American Heritage: A Companion to the Arts. Ed. Acierno, PD. Garland, 1999. 331-352.
  25. Ferraro, TJ. "The Souls of Catholic Folk: Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cather." American and European National Identities: Faces in the Mirror. Ed. Fender, S. Keele UP, UK, 1996. 73-87.
  26. Ferraro, TJ. "Review of Jenny Franchot’s Roads to Rome: The Antebellum Protestant Encounter with Catholicism." American Literature  (March, 1995): 148-50.
  27. Ferraro, TJ. "Catholic Writers." The Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States. Ed. Davidson, CN; Wagner-Martin, L. New York: Oxford University, 1995. 155-57.
  28. Ferraro, TJ; TuSmith, B. "All My Relatives: Community in Contemporary Ethnic American Literatures.." American Literature 66.2JSTOR, (June, 1994): 407-407. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  29. Ferraro, TJ. "Mario Puzo." The Reference Guide to American Literature. 3d ed.St. James Press, 1994.   [author's comments]
  30. FERRARO, TJ. "AN INTERVIEW WITH PAGLIA,CAMILLE." South Atlantic Quarterly 93.3 (1994): 727-746. [Gateway.cgi]
  31. FERRARO, TJ. "CELINE AMERICAN GENEALOGY + 20TH-CENTURY LITERATURE." South Atlantic Quarterly 93.2 (1994): 507-511. [Gateway.cgi]
  32. FERRARO, TJ. "CATHOLIC LIVES CONTEMPORARY AMERICA - EDITORS NOTE." South Atlantic Quarterly 93.3 (1994): 545-546. [Gateway.cgi]
  33. Ferraro, TJ. "Whole Families Shopping at Night!." New Essays on White Noise. Ed. Lentricchia, F. Cambridge UP, 1991.  15-38  [author's comments]
  34. Ferraro, TJ. "Ethnicity and the Literary Marketplace." The Columbia History of the American Novel. Ed. al, EEE. Columbia UP, 1991. 380-406.
  35. Ferraro, TJ. "Review of RSA: Rivista di Studi Nord-Americani." Italianamericana 10 (Fall, 1991): 91-3.
  36. "'Working Ourselves Up': Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers." SAQ 89 (Summer, 1990): 547-582.
  37. "Avant-Garde Ethnics." The Future of Modernism. Ed. Boelhower, W. Free UP of Amsterdam, 1990. 1-31.
  38. FERRARO, TJ. "WORKING-OURSELVES-UP IN AMERICA, YEZIERSKA,ANZIA 'BREAD GIVERS'." South Atlantic Quarterly 89.3 (1990): 547-581. [Gateway.cgi]
  39. Ferraro, TJ. "Blood in the Marketplace: The Business of Family in the Godfather Narratives." The Invention of Ethnicity. Ed. Sollars, W. Oxford UP, 1989. 176-207.


  1. Ferraro, TJ. Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction. Oxford University Press, October, 2020. 272 pages pp.  [abs]
  2. Ferraro, TJ. "The Godfather as 'The Great American Novel". The Millions, August, 2015. [html]  [abs]
  3.  Response to Amy Hungerford's "The Literary Practice of Belief". University of Chicago School of Divinity, June, 2010.  [abs]
  4.  Feeling Italian: the Art of Ethnicity in America. New York UP, May, 2005. (Winner, 2006 American Book Award. Choice, Recommended Book.)  [abs]
  5. Ferraro, TJ. Feeling Italian: the Art of Ethnicity in America. New York UP, May, 2005. 1-255 pp.  [abs]
  6. Ferraro, TJ. Catholic Lives, Contemporary America. Edited by Ferraro, T. Duke University Press, 1997. 274 pages pp.  [abs]
  7. Ferraro, TJ. Ethnic Passages: Literary Immigrants in Twentieth-Century America. U of Chicago P, 1993. (Chapter I, "Blood in the Marketplace," was originally invited for Werner Sollors, ed., The Invention of Ethnicity [Oxford UP, 1986], and has been reprinted in reference works on Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. The introduction is to be similarly reprinted in August 2008.)