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Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem completed a Ph.D. in English Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is Associate Professor of English at The City University of New York / Kingsborough and has taught at Drew University, The Graduate Center, Hunter College and Eugene Lang College. Maureen’s research is on Anglophone writing of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries with specializations in Irish, Asian and African American literatures. Her fields of study include Postcolonial and Irish Studies, Partition and Gender Studies, Literary Theory and Poetics. Maureen’s first book The Literature of Northern Ireland: Spectral Borderlands appeared in 2015 (Palgrave Macmillan). A second monograph Silence and Articulacy in the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian is in press with Lexington Books / Rowman (2019). Her third book, Objects and Intertexts in Toni Morrison’s Beloved: The Case for Reparations and the New Abolitionism is in contract and due out in 2020 from Routledge, Inc. And, a collection she has edited titled The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter is also in contract with Routledge and also to appear in 2020. Recent articles include “A Consciousness of Streets: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Partition” in Synthesis (2016) and “Drawing the Border, Queering the Nation: Nation Trouble in Breakfast on Pluto and The Crying Game” in Gender Forum (2016). The chapter “Impassable Partitions | Chthonic Integration: Cultivating Race-Class Solidarity through (Pedagogical) Modalities of Quiet Revolt” is to be included in Strategies and Perspectives on Social Justice Work (ed. Neal Lester, MLA 2019). Maureen is commencing research for a theoretical study of national partition and a three-volume work on modes of realism in comparative literatures of partition. She is the recent recipient of CUNY’s William Kelly Research Fellowship and a CUNY Book Completion Award. Maureen sits on the Executive Committee of the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) as Mid-Atlantic regional convener. She lives in Brooklyn.

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