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Stacey Balkan

Assistant Professor                                                            Stacey Balkan                                                  
Office: L-335
Phone: 201-689-7040                                                                      

Degrees: PhD in English (in progress), CUNY Graduate Center; MA, CUNY Graduate Center; MA, Montclair State University; BA, Montclair State University

Year Started at BCC: 2005

Areas of Specialization: Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Latin American Literature, Middle Eastern Women’s Literature

Courses Taught: College Writing I & II, American Literature I & II, World Literature II, American Ethnic Fiction, Middle Eastern Women's Literature, Contemporary Latin American Literature

Recent Publications: “Latin American Semiotics: ‘Metropolitan Migrants’ in the ‘Lettered City.’” Comparative Literature and Culture. Purdue U P, 2013; “Murdering the Innocents: The Dystopian City and the City as Corollary in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times and Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus.” Rupkatha 4.1 (2012), Special Issue on Charles Dickens.; “Abject Spaces and the Hinterland in Bolaño's Work.” The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies. Ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Tutun Mukherjee. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013. In Press.; “’City of Clowns:’ The City as a Performative Space in the Prose of Daniel Alarcón, Junot Díaz, and Roberto Bolaño.” Wretched Refuge: Immigrants and Itinerants in the Postmodern. Eds. Jessica Datema & Diane Krumrey. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

Research Interests: Subaltern Literatures, Resistance Poetry, Postcolonial & Gender criticism and theory, Contemporary Muslim Women’s Literature, Decolonial Narratology and Neuroaesthetics

Special Interests: cycling, jazz, and reading Borges