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Literature and Law

Fiction into Film

The Modern and Contemporary British Novel

The Campus Novel

Modern British Fiction

Fabular Speculations: William Golding and Doris Lessing

Major Writers of the Twentieth Century

Women in Literature

Introduction to Womenís Studies Literary Masterpieces

Survey of English Literature



Jane Austenís Fictions of Culture

Womenís Fictions

Twentieth Century British Novel

Feminist Literary Legacies: Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood

Post Colonial British Fiction

The Political Novel



Ph.D. -- University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1971

M.A. -- University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1965

B.A. -- Trinity College, University of Toronto, Canada 1963





Professor of English; Rutgers University; Newark, NJ

Visiting Lecturer; Columbia University; New York, NY

Lecturer; Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ





CCAS; Modern Language Association; PEN, New York Chapter; National Women's Studies Association; New Jersey College and University Coalition on Women's Education; American Committee for Canadian Studies; Doris Lessing Society; Margaret Atwood Society; Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University; Institute for the Humanities, New York University; Colloquium on the Theory and Practice of the Avant Garde; Humanities Council, New York University; Faculty Seminar, Columbia University


Research Interests / Current Projects          

Doris Lessing, "A Cassandra for Our-Times" annual Humanities Laureate Lecture int he Distinguished writers Program at the University of Calgary, Canada, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, "In the matter of beginnings and the Manner of Endings" Second International Doris Lessing Conference, Leeds Manner, of Endings Metropolitan University, UK, 2007

“Teaching Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook and A.S. Byatt's Babel Tower in graduate seminar on the Condition of England Novel.” Modern Language Association Annual National Meetings, Washington, 2005.

Paper, “Textual Aerobics in Doris Lessing's Fiction.” “The Politics of Subversion and the Tyranny of the Body” at Twentieth Century Literature Conference in Louisville February 2005

Panel Moderator and Organizer: “Tropes of Place”. First International Doris Lessing Conference, New Orleans 2004

Panel Moderator and Organizer: “Law, Literature and Feminist Discourses” for Law as Literature Discussion Group, Modern Languages Association Annual National Meetings, Philadelphia 2004


"Love Again and The Sweetest Dream: Fiction and the Interleared Fictions" Doris Lessing: For Ways into the Millennium. Eds. Debrah Raschke and Susan Singer, New York: State University of New York Press, 2008, 185-207.

“‘Sleepers Wake' The Surfacing of Buried Grief in Doris Lessing's love again, Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow and Margaret Drabble's The Seven Sisters ” Spiritual Journeys of Older Women . Ed. Phyllis Perrakis. Boston: Greenwood Columbus: Ohio State University, 2007, 27-46.

“‘Our Chroniclers Tell Us': Lessing's Sequel to Mara and Dann .” Review Essay of Doris Lessing's The Story of General Dann, Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog Doris Lessing Studies 25 1 (2005): 1; 9-12; 26.

The Unmoved Target: William Golding’s Later Fictioni London: Marion Boyars Inc., 2003

“Ages of Anxiety: The Diaries of Jane Somers.”  Spiritual Explorations in the Works of Doris Lessing Ed. Phyllis Perrakis. Columbus: Ohio State University, 2007, 27-46

“Shipwrecked.” Review of Louis Begley’s Shipwreck East Hampton Star 25 December 2003: 17

Critical Essays on Doris Lessing. compiled and co edited with Claire Sprague with a critical introduction , selected bibliography and index. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986.


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