Ellen Berry

Ellen Berry

Director of ICS

410 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions:

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Area: English Literature

Research Interests: Contemporary Critical Theories especially cultural theories, feminist theories, film theory, theories of the avant garde, theories of modernism and postmodernism, transcultural studies, postcommunist cultural studies 20th and 21st C. Writers, especially women's writing and experimental forms of writing. Narrative Forms including modern and contemporary fiction, narrative theory, history of the novel and cultural narratives.

Courses Taught

Contemporary Critical Theories
Feminist Theories
Postmodern American Literature
Contemporary Fiction

Select Publications

Transcultural Experiments: Russian and American Models of Creative Communication co-written with Mikhail Epstein (St. Martin's 1999)

Book in Progress: Negative Aesthetics and Feminist Critique in Contemporary Women's Writing

Founder and Co-Editor of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (http://www.rhizomes.net).  Rhizomes is a peer-reviewed online bi-annual journal of cultural studies with an international scholarly advisory board and registration with the Library of Congress as ISSN 1555-9998.

Special Topic: Neo-Liberal Governmentality

Special Topic: The Becoming-Deleuzoguattarian of Queer Studies

Special Topic: Drifts

Forthcoming Spring 07: Feminism’s Others


"Kathy Acker’s Fatal Strategies," Litteraria Pragensia: An International Journal of Cultural Studies, Spring 04.

“Mapping Stein’s Spatial Aesthetics,” in Re-Reading Stein, ed. Kurt Curnett, University of Wisconsin, 2004.

"Suspending Gender: The Politics of Indeterminacy in Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body," Forthcoming Spring 07, Rhizomes.


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