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Joanne Lipson Freed

540 O'Dowd Hall

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Areas of study

Contemporary American literature, Ethnic literature, Transnational American studies, Gender studies

I am currently working on a manuscript titled Haunting Encounters, which examines the theme of haunting in recent U.S. and postcolonial literature as a response to the dynamics of transnational literary circulation.


“Invisible Victims, Visible Absences: Imagining Disappearance for an International Audience.” Forthcoming in ARIEL 43.2.

African American Review: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_american_review/v044/44.3.freed.html

Comparative Literature Studies: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/comparative_literature_studies/v048/48.2.freed.html

“Gendered Narratives of Trauma and Revision in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora.” African American Review 44.3: 409-420.

“The Ethics of Identification: The Global Circulation of Traumatic Narrative in Silko’s Ceremony and Roy’s The God of Small Things.Comparative Literature Studies 48.2: 219-240.

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