Judith Irwin Madera

Dr. Judith Madera

Associate Professor of English
Faculty Affiliate in Environmental Studies

Phone: (336) 758-3911
Email: maderaji@wfu.edu
Office: C209 Tribble Hall


PhD  City University of New York Graduate Center
MPhil  City University of New York Graduate Center
BA  University of Connecticut (Philosophy and English)

Areas of Interest

Race and creolization
18th and 19th c. American literature
Critical geography
Caribbean literature
Environmental ethics and ecological theory

Courses at Wake Forest

ENG 702 Colony, Nation, Empire: Studies in Early American Literature
ENG 702B Environmental Literature
ENG 387 Studies in African American Literature
ENG 381 The Black Atlantic
ENG 381 African American Literature
ENG 356 Literature of the Caribbean
ENG 341(G) Literature and Environment
ENG 302 Literature and Ecology
ENG 300 American Environments: Hemispheric American Literature and Theory
ENG 275 Gateway: American Literature–Introduction to the Major
ENG 175 Studies in American Literature
WRI 111 Writing Seminar: Dreams and Presence

Selected Publications

 “Arthur Schomburg’s Speculative Geographies” in Cambridge African American Literature in Transition. Ed. Joycelyn Moody. (Cambridge UP, forthcoming)

“The Birth of an Island: Revisiting Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us.WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Vol. 46, Spring 2017.

Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature.  (Duke UP, 2015)

“Atlantic Architectures: Nineteenth-Century Cartography and Martin Delany” ELN: English Language Notes, Vol. 52, Issue 2 (2014)

“Floating Prisons: Dispossession, Ordering, and Colonial Atlantic ‘States,’ 1776-1783” in Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America. eds. Michele Lise Tarter and Richard Bell. University of Georgia Press, 2012.

“Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation” Journal of American History, Vol 95 No.4 (March 2009)

“The Standardized Curriculum and De-Localization: Obstacles to Critical Pedagogy.” (co-author with D.E. Mulcahy) Radical History Review, 102 (Fall 2008): 201-213.

“American Heteroglossia: Open-Cell Regionalism and the New Orleans Short Fiction of Alice Dunbar Nelson.” Discourse, 29.1 (Winter 2007): 120-139.

“James McCune Smith: The Communipaw Connection.” Nineteenth-Century Prose, Volume 31, Nos. 1 / 2 (Fall 2007): 349-358.

       “American Colonization”  The World of Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895.  Eds. Paul Finkelman and L. Diane Barnes.  New York: Oxford University Press. (2006)

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