Balzano

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Dr. Wanda Balzano

Program Director and AssociateProfessor in WGS

 

Contact Information:

Office: Tribble A106B

Phone: (336) 758-4455

Email: balzanow@wfu.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D.: University College Dublin (National University of Ireland)

M.A.: University College Dublin (National University of Ireland)

B.A.: Istituto Universitario Orientale (University of Naples, Italy)

WGS Courses:

WGS 101: Window on Women’s and Gender Studies

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

WGS 320: Feminist Theory and Practice

WGS 321: Gender and the Foreigner in a Transnational World

WGS 377: Irish Women in Writing and Film

 

 

Professional/Research Focus:

Feminist Critical Theory

Gender and Religion in Irish Literature and Film

Representations of Women in Comparative Literature

Cross-cultural intersections of women ’s writing with Art, Folklore, Film, the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion

 

Selected Publications:

Books:

  • Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture, edited with Anne Mulhall and Moynagh Sullivan. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. More Information
  • Irish Review 35: Special Issue on Irish Feminisms, edited with Moynagh Sullivan, 2006.

Articles:

  • “Abigail Child’s Mirror World: Feminist Reflections,” in Millennium Film Journal, ‘Migration/Dislocations’, No. 53, Fall/Winter 2010-2011
  • “Abroad and at Home: The Question of the Foreigner in Kate O’Brien’s Mary Lavelle,” in South Carolina Review, special Irish issue on “Writing Modern Ireland’ (ed. Catherine Paul), Vol.43, No.1, 2010.