Dr. Judith I. Madera

Assistant Professor of English

Office: C209 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-3911

Email: maderaji@wfu.edu


PhD  City University of New York Graduate Center

MPhil  City University of New York Graduate Center

BA  University of Connecticut (Philosophy and English)

Areas of Interest

Race and creolization

Caribbean literature

Critical geography


Environmental ethics and ecological theory

 Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 702 Colony, Nation, Empire: Studies in Early American Literature

ENG 702B Environmental Literature

ENG 387 Studies in African American Literature

ENG 381 The Black Atlantic

ENG 381 African American Literature

ENG 356 Literature of the Caribbean

ENG 341(G) Literature and Environment

ENG 302 Literature and Ecology

ENG 300 American Environments: Hemispheric American Literature and Theory

ENG 275 Gateway: American Literature–Introduction to the Major

ENG 175 Studies in American Literature

WRI 111 Writing Seminar: Dreams and Presence

Selected Publications

Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.  (In press 2014, Duke UP)

       “Olaudah Equiano” in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. eds. Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwarz.  Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming)

“Floating Prisons: Dispossession, Ordering, and Colonial Atlantic ‘States,’ 1776-1783” in Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America. eds. Michele Lise Tarter and Richard Bell. University of Georgia Press, 2012.

“Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation” Journal of American History” Vol 95 No.4 (March 2009)

“The Standardized Curriculum and De-Localization: Obstacles to Critical Pedagogy.” (co-author with D.E. Mulcahy) Radical History Review, 102 (Fall 2008): 201-213.

“American Heteroglossia: Open-Cell Regionalism and the New Orleans Short Fiction of Alice Dunbar Nelson.” Discourse, 29.1 (Winter 2007): 120-139.

“James McCune Smith: The Communipaw Connection.” Nineteenth-Century Prose, Volume 31, Nos. 1 / 2 (Fall 2007): 349-358.

         “American Colonization”  The World of Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895.  Eds. Paul Finkelman and L. Diane Barnes.  New York: Oxford University Press. (2006)

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