:: CHAIR: Roberts, Jennifer L
Joanne van der Woude
Joanne van der Woude is Assistant Professor of English and of History and Literature. She teaches courses in American literature and culture to 1800, with a particular focus on sustained contact between immigrants and Indians, ritual performance, and the multilingual reality of the colonial contact zone.
She is working on her first book, called The Aesthetics of Coloniality: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in Early America, which argues that displacement and intercultural interaction reshape representation in early conversion narratives, Psalm culture, elegiac verse, and Iroquois Condolence Councils.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in A New Literary History of America, Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture, American Quarterly, and American Literature.
Contact information: Department of English