Dr. Pamela J. Rader
School of Arts & Sciences
Please email me or access my link to schedule an appointment. https://pamelarader.as.me/
- 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
- 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
- Scholarly Publications
- Journal articles (peer review)
- “ ‘yellow crowfoot in the pond,/not lotus, not lily’: Mapping the River, Mapping Voices. Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies 7 (2016): 70-77. Web/PDF
- “The Murder of a Tale.” Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 7.2 (2013). Web/PDF.
- ” ‘Trawling in Silences’: Finding Humanity in the Páginas en Blanco of History in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Label Me Latino/a (March 2012). pp. 1-23. Web/PDF.
- “What the River Knows: Productive Silences in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and ‘1937’,” Antípodas 20 (Fall 2009). pp. 27-46.
- “ ‘Deux arcs alternés’: Reframing Spatial Aesthetics in Assia Djebar’s Ombre Sultane.” Atenea 31.1 & 2(2011/2012). pp.121-132.
- 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.
- The Virginia Graham ’31 Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015
- Co-moderator, Sigma Mu, Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, 2013-Present