Professor of English, Women's Studies Program
PhD American Literature, Brandeis University 1983
My new book, "Perfecting Friendship," is available from University of North Carolina Press. Please go to http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/ T-8022.html for a description and order form.
My fields of specialization are American literature, especially early American studies, women's literature and culture and feminist studies. I teach interdisciplinary courses in the Women's and Gender Studies, Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies Programs, which bring together literature, critical theory, and various media. My goal is to encourage critical thinking about the past, present and future through the examination of culture.
Introduction to Literary Theory (Eng 15), Early American Literature (Eng 39), Nineteenth Century American Fiction (Eng 42), American Poetry (Eng 40), Women, "Race," and Writing (Eng 72); Contemporary Issues in Feminism (WS 21), Psychology, Society and Literature: Mothers and Daughters (CL 46), Performing National Identities: Blacks and Jews in US Culture (JWST 80).
Last Updated: 10/8/08