John Morgenstern

Director, Clemson University Press


864-656-2102 Cooper Library 209B


CopyrightX, Harvard University Law School Extension Certificate Program (2021)
DPhil, English Literature and Language, University of Oxford, UK (2011)
BA, French and English Literature, Middlebury College, USA (2003)

Research Interests

I have worked for trade and academic presses for nearly two decades, with experience in both book and journals publishing. My research interests include publishing partnerships and innovations, copyright, and transatlantic modernisms.

Selected Professional Works


Morgenstern, J. D. & Witen, M. (eds.), Modernism in Wonderland (London: Bloomsbury Academic, under contract).

Dickey, F. and Morgenstern, J. D. (eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

Journal Articles

Morgenstern, J. D. and Whitaker, T., “International publishing partnerships,” The Serials Librarian 80 (2021), pp. 35–40. DOI:

Morgenstern, J. D. (2012). “The ‘Centre of Intensity’: T. S. Eliot’s Reassessment of Baudelaire in 1910– 1911 Paris.” Religion and Literature 44 (2012), pp. 159–167.

Morgenstern, J. D. (2009). “A Figure Behind T. S. Eliot: W. H. Schofield.” Notes and Queries, 56 (2009), 420–424.

Book Chapters

Morgenstern, J. D. “T. S. Eliot and Modernist translation,” in A Companion to World Literature (London: Wiley, 2019), pp. 1–10. DOI:

Morgenstern, J. D., “The modern bacchanal: T. S. Eliot and Matisse,” in F. Dickey, and J. D. Morgenstern, eds., The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), pp. 51–68.

Morgenstern, J. D., “T. S. Eliot and the French Catholic Revival, 1910–1911,” in B. G. Lockerd, ed., T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition (Vancouver, BC: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014), pp. 59–75.

Other Publications

Wu, Y. and Morgenstern, J. D., “South Carolina initiative offers a localized solution to funding and publishing professional quality open textbooks” (blog post), OER & Beyond (November 9, 2021),

Dickey, F., Banerjee R., McVey, C., Morgenstern, J. D., Query, P., Richards, J., Stayer, J., and Yates, A. V., “The Oxford bibliography to T. S. Eliot,” Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021). DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199827251-0216.

Select Presentations

Morgenstern, J. D. et al, “Alt-Academic Careers,” Modern Languages Association, San Francisco, CA (January 5, 2023; forthcoming)

Morgenstern, J. D. et al, “Book Publishing in Modernist Studies,” Modernist Studies Association, Portland, OR (October 30, 2022; forthcoming)

Morgenstern, J. D., “Publishing a scholarly book,” International Virginia Woolf Society conference (virtual, June 9, 2022).

Morgenstern, J. D. and Wu, Y., “Leveraging interinstitutional infrastructure to establish an OER publishing imprint,” Coalition for Networked Information annual convention (virtual, December 7, 2021).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Topic: Copyright and course materials: A chat with the experts,” webinar series for Open Access Week, Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) (virtual, October 29, 2021).

Morgenstern, J. D., Oldham, K., Sheaffer, K., and Serrao, J. L., “Making the invisible visible: A closer look at twenty-first century academic librarianship,” Association of College & Research Libraries conference (virtual, April 13, 2021).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Publishing today,” Northeast Modern Languages Association convention (virtual, March 10, 2021).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Copyright and course materials: A chat with the experts,” Open Education Resources Week, South Carolina Affordable Learning/Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries webinar (March 4, 2021).

Morgenstern, J. D., “International publishing partnerships,” North American Serials Group (virtual, June 3, 2020).

Morgenstern, J. D., Theresa Whitaker, and Anthony Cond, “Round peg in a square hole? Positioning the university press and its personnel for success within a library organization,” Library Publishing Coalition (virtual, May 6, 2020).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Pitch to publication: A roundtable with convention exhibitors,” Northeast Modern Languages Assocation Conference, Boston, MA (March 6, 2020).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Trends in publishing,” Converse College, Spartanburg, SC (January 5, 2020).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Demystifying publishing,” Southeast Modern Languages Association conference, Atlanta, GA (November 12, 2019).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Book proposals: Pro tips,” Southeastern American Studies conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (March 15, 2019).

Morgenstern, J. D., “Publishing a first book,” Northeast Modern Languages Association conference, Pittsburgh, PA (April 12, 2018).

Grants and Sponsored Research

Co-PI, Collaborative Development of Robotics Education and Advanced Manufacturing Open Educational Resources (Co-DREAM OER) grant (2021–present)

Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) South Carolina Affordable Learning (SCALE) Imprint (2022)