Composition and Literature

Stacey Balkan

Assistant Professor                                                            Stacey Balkan                                                  
Office: L-335

Phone: 201-689-7040                                                                      

Email: [email protected]

Degrees: Ph.D., English, CUNY Graduate Center; M.A., M.Phil., English, CUNY Graduate Center; M.A., English, Montclair State University; B.A., English & Women’s Studies, Montclair State University

Year Started at BCC: 2005

Areas of Specialization: Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Ecocriticism, Global South Studies, Latin American Literature

Courses Taught: English Composition I & II, American Literature I & II, World Literature 1650 to Present, American Ethnic Fiction, Middle Eastern Women's Literature, Contemporary Latin American Literature, Introduction to the Novel, Literature and the Environment

Selected Publications:

“Rogues in the Postcolony:  Chris Abani’s Graceland and The Petro-Picaresque.” The Global South. Indiana University Press (2016, forthcoming).

“Representing India’s ‘Suicide Economy.’” Social Text On Line (March 2015).

“Latin American Semiotics: ‘Metropolitan Migrants’ in the ‘Lettered City.’” CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture. 14.5 (2013): 1-10.

“Abject Spaces and the Hinterland in Bolaño's Work.” The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies. Eds. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Tutun Mukherjee. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India, 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.

“’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.

Special Interests: cycling, jazz, and Borges