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Jacobs, Karen S Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Jacobs specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, visual culture, and critical theory. She is the author of The Eye's Mind: Literary Modernism and Visual Culture (Cornell 2001). She is currently completing two books: Trace Atlas: American Spatial Itineraries 'After' Postmodernism, investigates a selection of recent theoretical works and post-1980 American novels that imagine post-Cartesian engagements with space, mapping, and the atlas form. Afterimages: Nabokov • Sebald • Cole, considers how photographs and photographic absence mediate dense intertextual conversations about exile and diaspora in the work of these migrant novelists. She is the co-editor of the journal Genders, including “Genders Future Tense' 1.1, and “Gendering Postnature' 1.3; the editor of English Language Notes special issues, Photography and Literature (2006) and Imaginary Cartographies (spring 2014); and the editor of Liliane Louvel's Poetics of the Iconotext (2011).

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  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, modernism and postmodernism, visual culture and text-image studies, postmodern space, postmodern body, contemporary ecofictions, the experimental novel, women writers, critical theory, literary and narrative theory, environmental and ecological theory, feminist, gender and sexuality theory, literature and representations of the Holocaust

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Teaching

courses taught

  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 4685 Special Topics in American Literature (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 5549 Studies in Special Topics 2 (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 5849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 1) (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 6959 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 4039 Critical Thinking in English Studies (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 4820 Honors Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 5849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 1) (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 6959 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 4039 Critical Thinking in English Studies (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 4685 Special Topics in American Literature (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 5849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 1) (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 6959 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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