Associate Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies
Monika Gehlawat received her Ph.D from UC Berkeley where she studied 20th Century Literature and Art. Her current book manuscript Speaking Up: Singularity and Voice in Postwar American Literature takes up the work of James Baldwin, Frank O'Hara, Grace Paley and Andy Warhol, and reflects her longstanding interest to work in the interdisciplinary mode. Gehlawat is the Director of Graduate Studies and also teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature, critical theory and visual art. She is the 2013 recipient of USM's Junior Faculty Teaching Award. Her recent publications include: “Myth and Mimetic Failure in Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day” forthcoming in Contemporary Literature (Fall 2013); “An Opposite Force’s Breath: Medium-boundedness, Poetry and Painting in Frank O’Hara” in New York School Collaborations: The Color of Vowels, ed. Mark Silverberg (Palgrave/Macmillan) 2013; “Space, the Self and Singular in Le Corbusier and Christopher Isherwood,” Literary Imagination, Oxford UP (Spring 2012); “Desperately Seeking Singularity in Franny and Zooey,” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Special Issue on J. D. Salinger. Routledge (2011) 59-77.
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