Rachel Walsh



404 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D English, Stony Brook University
B.A. English with dual minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History, Bowling Green State University

Area: Twentieth-Century American, British, and World Literatures and Film and Critical Theory

Research Interests: Transatlantic Modernisms, Critical Race Theory, Biopolitics, Post-9/11 and Neoliberal Warfare, Trauma and Memory Studies, Migration

Courses Taught

ENG 1500: Literature and Culture: "Of Monsters and Memory: Narratives of 'Becoming' Human"
ENG 2010: Introduction to Literature
INST 2000: Introduction to International Studies

Select Publications

“What Stories We Tell When We Talk About Torture: Mapping the National Family and the Geopolitics of Compassion in Rendition and 24: Redemption.” Society and Space: Environment and Planning D, Special Issue: Geographies of Counter-Terror Culture, vol. 29, no. 1, 2011, pp. 150-68.

“‘Not grace, then, but at least the body’: Accounting for the Self in J.M. Coetzee’s Age of Iron.Twentieth-Century Literature, vol. 56, no. 2, 2010, pp. 168-195.

“Marriage in Henry James’s Major Works.” A Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to His Life and Works. Edited by Eric Haralson and Kendall Johnson, Facts on File Press, 2009, pp. 413-14.

“Perverted Conversions: Sovereignty, the Exception, and the Body at Abu Ghraib.” Radical Philosophy Review, vol.10, no. 2, 2007, pp. 133-48.

Works in Progress

"Catastrophes of Whiteness and the Affects of Post-Recession Realism in Atticus Lish's Preparation for the Next Life"


American Comparative Literature Association

Modern Languages Association