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Distinguished Professor, English Department

Ph.D., University of California, 1975
tel.: 607-777-2070
fax.: 607-777-2501 

Areas of Interest

Contemporary fiction, American and global 
Nation in literature: diaspora, citizenship and belonging 
Postcolonial theory and literature 
Women writers, feminism 
American literature

Current Projects

Metahistorical fiction and alternative pasts
Transnational women writers and cultural belonging

Books and Recent Articles

Transnational Women's Fiction: Unsettling Home and Homeland (2008)
Doubled Plots: Romance and History (2003)
Fiction in the Quantum Universe (1992)
"'I am a thing apart': Toni Morrison, A Mercy, and American Exceptionalism." Critique 54.2 (2013), 109-23.
"Producing Exile: Diasporic Vision in Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun." Modern Fiction Studies 57.4 (2011), 650-72.
"Rewriting Darkness: Imperial Knowledge in Barry Unsworth's Sacred Hunger." Studies in the Novel 43.1 (2011), 75-93.

Recent Courses Taught

Fictions of Nation 
American Diasporas
Contesting American Identity 
Postcolonial Fiction
Australian and Canadian Fiction


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Last Updated: 7/27/16