Pamela Cooper

Director of Undergraduate Studies (English)

Associate Professor

My 1991 book The Fictions of John Fowles: Power, Creativity, Femininity develops a feminist-oriented reading of gender politics and artistic creativity in Fowles's work. My work-in-progress includes a book on postcolonial fiction which applies aspects of poststructuralist theory to representations of the body in literary texts. Essays on contemporary fiction -- by Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, Graham Swift, and Jeanette Winterson -- have appeared in Women's Studies, Journal of Popular Culture, and Modern Fiction Studies

Teaching Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, 2013
Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1996
University Professor of Distinguished Teaching, 2007-2010
Two mentoring awards from the Association of Graduate English Students, 1999, 2005

 

History

Hire Date: 1990

Ph. D., University of Toronto, 1989
M.A., University of Toronto, 1984
B.A., University of Witwatersrand, 1978

Contact

Greenlaw 503/211
(919) 962-4040

Research Groups and Interests

Group VIII - British Literature from 1900 to the Present
Group XIV - Postcolonial Literature and Theory