Sheri I. Hoem received her Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York-Buffalo and taught for nine years at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where she was a tenured associate professor. Her research addresses issues of ethnicity, gender, postmodernism and critical theory. She has published articles on Samuel Beckett, John Edgar Wideman and others in journals such as Diacritics, Paragraph, African American Review, Textual Practice and Novel. She is currently working on ethnic images in film and television. Her article, “Laundering the Text: Barthes’s Criti-myth-oetics,” will be reprinted in an edited collection entitled Roland Barthes: Critical Evaluations in Cultural Theory, scheduled for publication in 2010 by Routledge.
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