Patricia Chu | Lecturer on English (spring term only)

Education: B.A. 1987 University of Pennsylvania
M.A. 1989 University of Chicago
Ph.D. 1997 University of Chicago

Office: Barker 066


American literature 1830-present day; Asian American literature; African American literature; British and American modernism; history of the novel; race and gender theory

Selected Works:

Race, Nationalism and the State in British and American Modernism (Cambridge University Press, 2006, 2009); “The American Genome Project: A Biopolitical History of the Contemporary ‘Ethnic’ Novel” American Literary 2013); “The Trials of the Ethnic Novel: Susan Choi’s American Woman and the Post-Affirmative Action Era” American Literary History 23:3 (2011) 529-554; “D(NA)-Coding the Ethnic: Jeffrey Eugenides’ MiddlesexNovel 42:2 (2009) 278-283; “William Faulkner and Biopolitics” Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner ed. John T. Matthews (2015); “Sea Urchins and Circuses: The Modernist Natural Histories of Jean Painlevé and Alexander Calder” Modernist Cultures [Forthcoming, 2018].

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