Composition and Literature

Stacey Balkan

Assistant Professor                                                            Stacey Balkan                                                  
Office: L-335

Phone: 201-689-7040                                                                      

Email: [email protected]


Degrees: PhD in English (forthcoming), CUNY Graduate Center; MA, M.Phil., CUNY Graduate Center; MA, Montclair State University; BA, Montclair State University

Year Started at BCC: 2005

Areas of Specialization: Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Ecocriticism, Global South Studies, Latin American 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: “Representing India’s ‘Suicide Economy.’” Social Text. Duke University Press, 2015 (forthcoming). “Latin American Semiotics: ‘Metropolitan Migrants’ in the ‘Lettered City.’” Comparative Literature and Culture. Purdue University Press, 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, World Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies. Eds. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Tutun Mukherjee. New Delhi: Cambridge UP India, 2013.; “’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, and Decolonial Narratology


Special Interests: cycling, jazz, and Borges