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Pamela Rader

Dr. Pamela J. Rader



School of Arts & Sciences



Office Location:

Mercedes 204

Office Hours:

Please email me or access my link to schedule an appointment.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature,University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A. in French Studies and Art History, University of Delaware

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of English (2003 to present)
  • Faculty Research Fellow (summer 2016 to present)
  • Faculty Advising Fellow (summer 2016-May 2019)
  • GCU Convocation Speaker (2015)
  • Department Chairperson (May 2013-May 2017)
  • Reviewer for MELUS and Label Me Latina/o

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Current Research and Teaching interests include:
    • contemporary US fiction;
    • US and Canadian multi-ethnic literature by Native Americans, First Nations, African Americans, Nisei and Issei, immigrants, and refugees
    • postcolonial fiction, e.g., writers from anglophone and francophone Africa
    • contemporary poetry, e.g., Marilyn Chin, Alice Oswald, Eavan Boland, Yusef Komunyakaa
    • US environmental writings, e.g, Rachel Carson, Ed Abbey, Amy Irvine, Richard Powers
    • literature not written in English
    • fictional autobiography
  • Courses Taught at GCU:
    • EN111/College Prose Composition,  EN112/ College Prose Composition 2,
    • EN114/American Literature 2
    • EN115/116 World Literature 1 and 2
    • EN190/Topics in Postcolonial Literature
    • EN217/218 Women in Literature 1 and 2
    • EN300/Gateway to Literary Studies
    • EN240/ The Short Story
    • EN322/American Realism
    • EN370/Pacific Crossings: Asian American Literature
    • EN375/Natives and Strangers: Multi Ethnic Literatures of the US
    • EN376/Native American Literature
    • EN418/African Diaspora (e.g., Caribbean, African American literatures)
    • EN420/Special Topics
    • EN429/Bookends: A Global Literature Seminar
    • EN430/Senior Seminar 2
    • GEN400/Visioning a Future: Justice, Compassion, and Service
  • Book Chapters in Edited Collections
    • “Life has got awfully dramatic all of a sudden, hasn’t it? Just like a fiction”: The Art of Writing Life in Donna Tartt’s novels. In Writing the Self: Essays on Autobiography and Autofiction: Essays. Eds. Kerstin Shands et al. Stockholm: Södertörn University English Studies Series. 2015. pp.315-327.
    • “Iconoclastic Readings and Self Reflexive Rebellions in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Persepolis 2,” In Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. Eds. Jake Jakaitis and James F.Wurtz. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. pp.123-137.
    • “Boys to Men: Redefining Masculinities in Woman Hollering Creek” in Dialogue. Ed. Cecilia Donohue. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. pp. 131-149.
    • “Images of Masculinity: Author Dialogue” with Phillip Coleman in Dialogue. Ed. Cecilia Donohue. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. pp.151-152.
    • “Dis-robing The Priest: Gender and Spiritual Conversions in Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” in The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays. Eds. Jeanna DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2007. pp.221-35.
  • Book Reviews in Peer Reviewed Journals
    • Review of Cartoons and Extremism: Israel and the Jews in Arab and Western Media, by Joël Kotek. Trans. Alisa Jaffa. Edgware, UK/Portland, OR: Mitchell Vallentine & Company, 2009. For Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Vol. 29 No. 2 (Winter 2011) pp.177-9.
    • Review of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, by Monica Miller. Durham: Duke UP, 2009. For MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Vol. 35 No. 4 (Winter 2010) pp. 192-194.
  • Published Poetry
    • After Rain,” Red Savina Review poetry 6.2 (Fall 2018)
    • Hair the Color of Oak Leaves,” Red Savina Review poetry 4.2 (Fall 2016)
    • “The Little-Known History of Pencils,” Fountain Spray Magazine, Georgian Court, Spring 2016. “To An Old Broom,”  Fountain Spray Magazine: Centennial Edition. Georgian Court, Fall 2008/Spring 2009.

Additional Information

  • The Virginia Graham ’31 Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015
  • Co-moderator, Sigma Mu, Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, 2013-Present


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