Rita Barnard

Rita Bernard

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Fisher-Bennett Hall 337
215-746-3770
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Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Undergraduate Chair, Comparative Literature Program
C20, including Modernism C21/ Contemporary Africa & the Caribbean US Global Anglophone World Literature Novel Film Post-colonial Translation Race and Empire Spatial Theory


Research Interests:


African and South African literature and cultural studies, modernism and global modernities, twentieth-century American literature (especially the 1930s), contemporary cinema, and the novel as genre.  Co-editor, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies; Editor, The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela (2014); The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance: Kenneth Fearing, Nathanael West, and Mass Culture in the 1930sApartheid and Beyond: South African Writters and the Politics of Place.