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Maureen E. Fadem
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English Department

Maureen Fadem

Biography

Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY (2012). She is Assistant Professor of English at The City University of New York / Kingsborough, and has taught at Eugene Lang College, Hunter College, Baruch College, and SUNY Old Westbury. Maureen’s research centers on Anglophone writing of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with specializations in Irish, South Asian and African-American literatures; her fields of study include Postcolonial and Irish Studies, Literary Theory and Poetics, and Partition and Gender Studies. She has presented at numerous conferences, and her articles, book reviews and interviews appear in various journals. Forthcoming are “The Politics of Home and Trauma in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, Memory” in the scholarly collection Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts (2015); “A Consciousness of Streets: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Partition” is in press with peer-reviewed journal Synthesis (2016); and, "'waist deep in the toxin of your past': Queering the Border in Neil Jordan's Irish Films" is in peer-review with a top Irish Studies journal. Maureen's first book The Literature of Northern Ireland: Spectral Borderlands was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2015). Now, she is working on a book on modes of realism in narratives of partition and a monograph on the poetry of Medbh McGuckian; she is also writing two new journal articles, one on object poetics in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and the other on language play in John Ashbery’s book-length poem, Girls on the Run.


Courses

Maureen is a member of the Honors faculty and often teaches Writing Intensive and Civic Engagement designated courses. She most often teaches college composition: English 24 and 93, most recently, and English 12 numerous times in past years. Professor Fadem also teaches various literature courses, including English 30, Introduction to Literature; English 32, World Literature; English 40, The Short Story; and English 77, The Roots of Black Literature. Starting in Spring 2015, Maureen will begin teaching courses in the Early College Program at Leon M. Goldstein High School.

 


Education

2012: PhD in English Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY – PhD Program in English


College Teaching

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

The Literature of Northern Ireland: Spectral Borderlands. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 

“Provincializing the Nation-State: The Meaning of Partition.” In Synthesis, Special issue on “Living through the Interregnum." Volume 8, Fall 2014. 

“Self-Contradiction in a Small Place: Anne Devlin’s ‘Other at the Edge of Life.’” Affecting Irishness: Negotiating Cultural Identity Within and Beyond the Nation. Eds. James P. Byrne, Padraig Kirwan and Michael O’Sullivan. New York: Peter Lang, 2009. 291 - 312.

Review Article: “’Poetry is Not a Luxury’: Meena Alexander’s Raw Silk.” Semicerchio, XXXII – XXXIII (September 2005): 129 – 131.

“’bringing me into the world’: Brossard’s Lovhers and the Domain of Linguistic Survival.” How2, 2.3 (April 2005).

“The Interval.” Word. On Being a [Woman] Writer. Ed. Jocelyn Burrell. New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2004: 180 – 201.

Review: Yann Martel, Life of Pi. South Asian Review, 24 (December 2003): 231 – 233.

Review Article: “Illiterate Heart: The Movement Toward Self Definition.” JOUVERT: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Special Issue: Colonial Posts, 7.2 (Spring 2003).

"Sparrows and Hawks: Class, Gender and the Politics of Decolonization in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Cracking India.” South Asian Review, 23.2 (2002): 12 – 13.

“Translation, An Art of Negativity: A Conversation with Meena Alexander.” Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, 45.2 (Spring/Summer 2002): 102 – 110.

Events and/or Key Dates


Research Interests

Maureen's research is on Postcolonial Literature (especially that of Ireland, South Asia, Israel and Palestine), Partition Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, and Literary Theory.


Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

 


Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies
  • Current Memberships: the Modern Language Association (MLA); the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS).
  • Executive Committee Member for 1-year term, South Asian Literary Association, 2000 – 2001.

Personal Interests

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