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Pamela Rader

Dr. Pamela J. Rader

Professor

School:

School of Arts & Sciences

Department:

English

Office Location:

Mercedes 204 (yellow house with a porch)

Office Hours:

Please email me or access my link to schedule an appointment during the fall and spring terms..    

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,  Label Me Latina/o, and The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature

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; Australian writing
    • 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
      • Land and water poetry and prose, e.g., Alice Oswald, Robert Macfarlane
    • literature not written in English
    • writing about/under dictatorships
    • fictional autobiography/autofiction
  • 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
    • EN380/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  (Peer Reviewed)
  • Journal articles
  • Book Chapters in Edited Collections
    • The Literature of Peace: A War Refugee’s “Orphaned Voice” in The Sympathizer” In The Oxford Handbook for Peace History. Edited by Charles F. Howlett, Christian Peterson, Deborah Buffton, and David L. Hostetter. Oxford University Press, 2022.  online
    • “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 The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen. New York: Grove Atlantic Press, 2021. For The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature Vol. 75 No. 1 (2021) pp.12-128.
    • Review of Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology. Ohio State UP, 2020. For The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature Vol. 75 No. 1 (2021) pp. 118-120.
    • 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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