Education

Ph.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Department of English, 1995
Dissertation: The War of Myths: From Modernist Archetype to Postmodernist Cartoon explores patterns of apotheosis in a series of British and American novels by Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston and Max Apple. The mythic subtexts of these novels create imaginary fields for the rendering of a central character into a divine figure, with reference to Julia Kristeva's psychoanalytic theories of identity transformation.
M.A. Temple University Department of English, Philadelphia, PA, Degree in Literature, 1987
M.F.A. Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY, NY, Creative Writing: Poetry and Translation, 1982
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, 1977, Academic semester in Paris, 1975
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