Martina Sciolino

Associate Professor of English


Martina Sciolino teaches literature between 1945 and the present and writes on Anglophone literature in relation to global industrialization, ethical transhumanism and environmental justice, contexts informed by the theoretical work of Vendana Shiva and David Harvey. Currently she studies the narrative phenomenology of environmental collapse and the relationship between aesthetics and activism in imaginative works by Don Delillo, Margaret Atwood and Linda Hogan. Her recent courses have included works by Indra Sinha, Kate Grenville, Kazuo Ishiguru, Rachel Carsons and Rick Bass, among others. She has also written on mental illness narrative as contemporary literary discourse, neoshamanic literature in North America, and the postmodern politics of gender in the fictions of Robert Coover and Kathy Acker.

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