- Language, Gender, and Community in Late Twentieth-Century Fiction: American Voices and American Identities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- The Voice of the Child in American Literature: Linguistic Approaches to Fictional Child Language. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1990.
- HTLV-1 and the Nervous System. Eds. Gustavo Roman, Jean-Claude Vernant, and Mitsuhiro Osame, Editors. Mary Jane Hurst, Technical Editor. New York: Alan R. Liss, 1989.
- Hurst, M. J. (2010). Review of Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature by Amy Dunham Strand. Gender and Language, 4(1), 161-164
- “Mentor Yourself.” Inside Higher Ed, 29 July 2009.
- “Speech Acts in Ivy Compton-Burnett’s A Family and a Fortune.” Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, Volume 180. Ed. Thomas Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006. 148-57. Rpt. From 1987 publication in Language and Style.
- “Some Aspects of Language in Selected Cowboy Poetry.” Inside the Classroom (and Out): How We Learn Through Folklore. Ed. Kenneth L. Untiedt. Denton, TX: U of North Texas P, 2005. 258-71.
- “The Presidential Address: Language, Gender, and Community in American Fiction at the End of the Century.” Southwest Journal of Linguistics 17.1 (1998): 1-13.
- “Mission, Risk, Change: What the Past Suggests for the Future.” Vistas 6.2 (1997): 28-32.
- “The Road to the White House: A Comparison of Language in Candidate Clinton’s Acceptance Speech and Language in President Clinton’s Inaugural Address.” SECOL Review 19.1 (1995): 80-103.
- “Two Networking Strategies.” Concerns 25.1 (1995): 45-53.
- “Reintroducing Aubrey Menen: Sin, Salvation, and Satire in a Comic Anglo-Indian Novel.” World Literature Written in English 34.1 (1994): 129-41.
- “Tolstoy’s Description of Tourette Syndrome in Anna Karenina.” With Daniel L. Hurst. Journal of Child Neurology 9.4 (1994): 366-67.
- “English 5337: Language and Gender.” The COSWL Collection of Language and Gender Syllabi. Ed. Elizabeth Hume and Bonnie S. McElhinny. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America, 1993. 53-57.
*Updated version published online in 1999 through the Linguistic Society of America available via lsadc.org or linguistlist.org.
- “Reading Westerns: A Review Essay.” Concho River Review 6.2 (1992): 56-65.
- “Linguistic Innovation and Conservatism: Dialect in Cowboy Poetry.” New Mexico Humanities Review 36 (1992): 103-12.
- “Connections between Cowboy Poetry and Other Developments in American Literature and in American Culture.” The Catch Pen. Ed. Kenneth Davis and Len Ainsworth. Lubbock, TX: Ranching Heritage Center, 1991. 31-37.
- “The Historical Context of Contemporary Cowboy Poetry.” Concho River Review 4.1 (1990): 58-66.
- “A Final Assignment for a Composition Course.” Arizona English Bulletin 31.3 (1989): 29-31.
- “The Language of Children in The Snow-Image.” Essex Institute Historical Collections 125.1 (1989): 55-64.
- [Untitled Description of a Composition Exercise.] Collective Wisdom. Ed. Sondra J. Stang and Robert Wiltenburg. New York: Random, 1988. 353.
- “Speech Acts in Ivy Compton-Burnett’s A Family and a Fortune.” Language and Style 20.4 (1987): 342-58.
- “Characterization and Language: A Case Grammar Study of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.” Language and Style 20.1 (1987): 71-87.
- “Teaching Students to Write More Effective Sentences: Practical Suggestions for a Tri-Level Approach: Grammatical, Semantic, and Stylistic.” Arizona English Bulletin 29.3 (1987): 17-21.
- “Literary Examples of Scientism.” Forum Section. PMLA 101 (1986): 255-56.
- “Samuel Johnson’s Dying Words.” English Language Notes 23 (1985): 45-53.
- “Fire Imagery.” Forum Section. PMLA 100 (1985): 236-37.
- “Bromide Psychosis: A Literary Case.” With Daniel L. Hurst. Clinical Neuropharmacology 7 (1984): 259-64.
- “Bromide Poisoning in The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.” With Daniel L. Hurst. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter 16.2 (1982): 1-5.
- “Food and Its Digestion in Sartor Resartus.” Ethos 4 (1982): 16-21.
- Rev. of Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature 1789-1919. By Amy Dunham Strand. Forthcoming in Gender and Language.
- Rev. of Setting the World in Order by Rick Campbell. Iron Horse Review 3.1 (2001): 115-18.
- Rev. of Women, Language, and Linguistics by Julia S. Falk. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 20.1 (2001): 121-24.
- Rev. of Dialects in Schools and Communities by Walt Wolfram, Carolyn Temple Adger, and Donna Christian. Language 76.4 (2000): 935-36.
- Rev. of The Narrative Forms of Southern Community by Scott Romine. The Southern Journal of Linguistics 24.1 (2000): 137-40.
- Rev. of Language and Gender in American Fiction: Howells, James, Wharton, and Cather by Elsa Nettels. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 16.1-2 (1997): 91-92.
- Rev. of The Art of Conversation by Peter Burke. Language 70.4 (1994): 852-53.
- Rev. of Language and Ideology in Children’s Fiction by John Stephens. Language 70.1 (1994): 218-19.
- Rev. of Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices by Shelley Fisher Fishkin. SECOL Review 17 (1993): 185-87.
- Rev. of The Stuff of Literature: Physical Aspects of Texts and Their Relation to Literary Meaning by E.A. Levenston. Language 69.3 (1993): 630.
- Rev. of Conflict Talk: Sociolinguistic Investigations of Arguments in Conversations ed. by Allen D. Grimshaw. Language 68.2 (1992): 429-30.
- Rev. of Politically Speaking: The Pragmatic Analysis of Political Language by John Wilson. Language 68.1 (1992): 240-41.
- Rev. of Whitman’s Poetry of the Body by M. Jimmie Killingsworth. American Poetry 7.2 (1990): 84-86.
- Rev. of Text Book: An Introduction to Literary Language by Robert Scholes, Nancy R. Comley, and Gregory L. Ulmer. SECOL Review 14 (1990): 72-74.
- Rev. [for linguistic audience] of Everyday Magic: Child Languages in Canadian Literature by Laurie Ricou. SECOL Review 14 (1990): 75-77.
- Rev. [for literary audience] of Everyday Magic: Child Languages in Canadian Literature by Laurie Ricou. Rocky Mountain Review 43.1-2 (1989): 121-22.
- Rev. of Volume XVII of the Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Letters, 1853-1856. With Jimmie E. Killingsworth. South Central Review 5.4 (1989): 93-95.
- “Food and Food Imagery in Chang-Rae Lee’s Native Speaker: Revelations of Personal and Cultural Identities.” The 2000-20003 Proceedings Collection of the 2003 SW/Texas PCA/ACA Conference (2003): 1079-94.
- “New Technology for Neurolinguistics: The Possibilities and the Limitations of Positron Emission Tomography and Topographical Mapping of Electroencephalography.” Proceedings of the 1990 Western Conference on Linguistics 3 (1991): 162-73.
- Hurst, M. J., Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Lambda of Texas, Texas Tech University, "A Meditation on Goodness," Local. (April 28, 2011).
- Hurst, M. J. (Presenter & Author), Orr, M. (Presenter & Author), Sherling, D. (Presenter & Author), Williams, M. (Presenter & Author), (Presenter & Author), ACE Closing Retreat, American Council on Education, Alexandria, Virginia, "Understanding Financial Processes," National. (June 7, 2010).
- Hurst, M. J. (Presenter & Author), Hovis, C. (Presenter & Author), Montoya, M. (Presenter & Author), Motale, C. (Presenter & Author), Omachonu, J. (Presenter & Author), ACE Midyear Retreat, American Council on Education, San Diego, California, "Leveraging Diversity and the Urban Mission," National. (January 11, 2010).
- Hurst, M. J. (Presenter & Author), ACE Midyear Retreat, American Council on Education, San Diego, California, "People, Programs, and Plans," National. (January 7, 2010).
- Hurst, M. J. (Presenter & Author), Payton, F. C. (Presenter & Author), Hiskes, A. (Presenter & Author), Regal, M. (Presenter & Author), Sherling, D. (Presenter & Author), Meernik, J. (Presenter & Author), Mishoe, S. (Presenter & Author), Sekharan, C. (Presenter & Author), ACE Opening Retreat, American Council on
- Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, "Pennyfield College," National. (August 30, 2009).
- Hurst, M. J. (Presenter & Author), Kaprielian, V. (Presenter & Author), Meernik, J. (Presenter & Author), Omachonu, J. (Presenter & Author), Paul, G. (Presenter & Author), Powers, J. (Presenter & Author), ACE Opening Retreat, American Council on Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, "Strategic Repositioning," National. (August 25, 2009).
- Hurst, M. J. (Presenter & Author), Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, "Popular Views about the Role of Higher Education in American Culture," National, Peer Reviewed/Refereed. (April 8, 2009).