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Dr. Jamie Carr
- Office Location:
- Dunleavy Hall, Room 320
Dr. Carr joined the English department in 2007. Her doctoral work on the Anglo-American modernist writer Christopher Isherwood, Queer Times: Christopher Isherwood’s Modernity, was published in Routledge’s Major Literary Authors Series in 2006. Her current research interests take up modernist literature’s theorizations and representations of fascism as these relate to conceptions of historical development and national identity.
Dr. Carr completed her Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island in 2004, her M.A. at Northeastern University (1998), and her B.A. from the State University of New York at Potsdam College (1993). At NU, she also serves as co-director of the Women’s Studies Program. Her courses include:
- Literary Criticism (ENG 360)
- Introduction to Literature (ENG 100)
- World Literature (ENG 207)
- Post-1800 British Literature Courses
Dr. Carr's most recent research projects involve literary representations and theories of fascism. She currently has an article under review on the British political intellectual Leonard Woolf whose political treatise, Quack! Quack! (1935), theorizes that fascism constitutes a reversion to an earlier stage of human development. While this theory is in keeping with similar arguments in the 1930s about English civilization and fascist barbarism, Woolf's argument becomes troubling when he uses other so-called "primitives" to make his claims, namely English peasants, the masses and those of colonized nations. The comparisons are made possible via his recourse to early anthropological and psychoanalytic discourse.
Dr. Carr is now writing an article on the politics of time in Virginia Woolf's final novel, Between the Acts (1941), written as bombs were dropping on London and the English countryside. These projects extend her work on conceptions of temporality in modernist literature, which she explored in her book, Queer Times: Christopher Isherwood's Modernity (Routledge 2006, Studies in Major Literary Authors Series), where she examines Isherwood's post-1930s novels and memoir that return to this earlier volatile decade.
- Ph.D. English, University of Rhode Island
- M.A. English, Northeastern University
- B.A. English, SUNY Potsdam
Dr. Carr currently volunteers with the Heart and Soul Soup Kitchen in Niagara Falls. She also co-edits an art and literary journal based in Newport, R.I.: Balancing the Tides: A Newport Journal. At NU, she is co-director of the Women's Studies program.