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  • Marianne DeKoven
  • Professor Emerita of English
  • At Rutgers Since: 1977
  • Retired Since: 2014
  • marianne.dekoven@gmail.com
  • Primary Areas of Specialization: Gender and Sexuality; Modernist Literature; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature
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  • Bio: 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: PhD, Stanford University MA, Stanford University BA, Radcliffe University

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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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