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Emeritus Profile
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Marianne DeKoven
Professor Emerita of English

At Rutgers since:  1977
Retired since:  2014
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Professor DeKoven is the author of Utopia Limited: The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern (2004), Rich and Strange: Gender History, Modernism (1991), and A Different Language: Gertrude Stein's Experimental Writing (1983). She is also the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Gertrude Stein's Three Lives (2006), and of Feminist Locations: Global and Local, Theory and Practice (2001). She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on a range of topics, including modernism, postmodernism, gender, feminist theory, and twentieth-century fiction. She is currently working on a book project on gender, ethics, and animals in modern and postmodern fiction. Professor DeKoven is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, was the Principal Investigator for a Rockefeller Residency Fellowship at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers, and is the recipient of the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Award for Excellence in Research.
Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Radcliffe University

Gender and Sexuality; Modernist Literature; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Books

Utopia  Limited: The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern

Rich  and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism

A  Different Language: Gertrude Stein's Experimental Writing

Three  Lives and Q.E.D.

Other Publications
Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
  • Modern Novel
  • American Literature of the 1920's
  • Fiction by Women
  • Feminist Critical Theory
  • Modernist Narrative
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Fiction
Awards and Distinctions
  • Perkins Prize for Best Book on Narrative Literature in 2004, Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, 2005
  • The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers University, 2005
  • The Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 2003
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