Dr. Mary DeShazer
Professor of English
Office: C211 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-1956
BA Western Kentucky
Areas of Interest
Transnational Women’s Literature
Feminist Theory/Cancer Narratives
American Women Poets
Courses Taught at Wake Forest
ENG 185 – Introduction to Global Literature
ENG 340 – Women Writers in Society
ENG 344 – US Women Poets
ENG 740 – Studies in Gender and Literature
WGS 221 – Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
WGS 321 – Gay and Lesbian Literature and Cultures
WGS 321 – The Politics of Women’s Bodies
WGS 321 – Transnational Feminisms
WST 358 – Mothers and Daughters: Literature and Theory
Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives, forthcoming from University of Michigan Press, 2013.
Fractured Borders: Reading Women’s Caner Literature, University of Michigan Press, 2005.
The Longman Anthology of Women’s Literature, 2001. Allyn & Bacon/Longman Publishers
A Poetics of Resistance Women Writing in El Salvador, South Africa, and the U.S., University of Michigan Press, 1994.
Inspiring Women: Reimagining the Muse, Pergamon Press (Athene Series in Women’s Studies), 1986.
“Postmillennial Breast Cancer Photonarratives: Technologized Terrain,” in Social Semiotics, Winter 2012.
“Teaching Trilogy and Transnationalism,” in Teaching H.D.’s Trilogy, ed. A. Debo and L. Vetter (MLA 2011).
“Fractured Borders: Women’s Cancer Theater,” in Being and Becoming Visible, ed. O. Mesropova and S. Weber-Feve (Johns Hopkins UP, 2010).
“Cancer Narratives and an Ethics of Commemoration: Susan Sontag, Annie Leibovitz, David Rieff,” in Literature and Medicine, Fall 2009.
“Postapartheid Literacies: South African Women’s Poetry of Orality, Franchise, and Reconciliation,” in Women and Literacy, ed. B. Daniell and P. Mortensen (Erhlbaum 2007).
“‘Lifting Each Other Off Our Knees’: South African Women’s Poetry of Resistance, 1980-1989,” in Cold War Literature, ed. Andrew Hammond. London: Routledge 2005.