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Acting Associate Dean, Professor
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 218 American Literature: Beginnings -1865
ENGL 219 American Literature: 1865-Present
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 357 Land, Labor, and Literature
ENGL 369 American Realism
ENGL 371 Studies in Women's Literature
ENGL 381 African-American Literature
ENGL 382 Chicana/o Literature
ENGL 410 Literary Method and Practice
ENGL 430 Studies in Literary Criticism
ENGL 448D Hawthorne and Melville
ENGL 449M Studies in the American Novel
ENGL 449N Ethnic Literatures
ENGL 468 US Literary Modernism and Its Other
WGS 301E The Radical Feminist Imagination
Research Interests 
US Literature, Working-Class Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Marxism
Education 

PhD  English, University of Michigan, 1995
MA   English, University of Michigan, 1991
BA    English summa cum laude, Cornell University, 1989

 

Selected Publications 

Books
The Making of U.S. Warking-Class Literature and Consciousness: The Nations, Genders, and Sexualities of U.S. Proletarian Literature from the 1930s to the Present (forthcoming from University of Mississippi Press).

Articles and Chapters
"A Proletarian Book of Laughter and Remembering: The Cry and the Dedication and the Inter/National Class Struggle" in Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan, ed. Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao, University Press of America, 2016.

"Dis-Alienating the Neighborhood: The Representation of Work and Community in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," in Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, eds. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Steven M. Emmanuel. North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2016.

"Beyond the Innocence of Globalization: The Abiding Necessity of Carlos Bulosan's Anti-Imperialist Imagination."  Kritika Kultura, no. 23 (Summer 2014). On-line.

"'Verticality is such a risky enterprise': Class Epistemologies and the Critique of Upward Movility in Colson Whitehead's The Intiutisionist," in Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction, ed. Julie H. Kim. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014, pp. 201-224.

"'A Broader and Wiser Revolution': Refiguring Chicago Nationalist Politics in Latin Amercan Consciousness in Post-Movement Chicana/o Literature" in Imagined Transnationalism: Latina/o Literature, Culture and Identity, eds. Francisco Lomelí, Marc Priewe, and  Kevin Concannon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 137-155.

"Modernism and Politics" in Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics, ed M. Keith Booker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005, pp. 176-180.
 

Arts and Sciences

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