Dr. Alison Graham-Bertolini, Associate Professor

Office: Minard 318E44
Phone: 701-231-7175
Email: alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu

 

About Dr. Graham-Bertolini

Alison Graham-Bertolini is an associate professor of English and Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on contemporary American literature, with specializations in women’s literature, ethnic literature, and literature of the southern United States. Graham-Bertolini is co-editor of Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers(2020), and Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is the author of Vigilante Women in Contemporary American Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). Graham-Bertolini has published in peer-reviewed publications including the The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, The Southern Quarterly, and Qualitative Inquiry.

Recent Publications

Monograph

Vigilante Women in American Fiction. New York:Palgrave Macmillan Press, September (2011).

Edited Collections

Understandingthe Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. Graham-Bertolini, Alison, and Casey Kayser, eds. Mercer University Press, April (2020).

Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century. Graham-Bertolini, Alison, and Casey Kayser, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, November (2016).

    • Finalist for the 2017 South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA) Best New Collection Award.

Journal Articles

“Teaching Sexual Politics using Carson McCullers’s ‘Like That.’” South Atlantic Review. Forthcoming Fall (2021).

“Terror Viscous: The Reimagined Gothic in Karen Russel’s Swamplandia.” Southern Quarterly. Vol 57, no 2, Winter (2020).

Graham-Bertolini, Alison, Christina Weber, Michael Strand, and Angela Smith. “’Unpacking’ Cross-Disciplinary Research Collaboration in the Social Sciences and Humanities" Qualitative Inquiry. August (2018).

“Marilyn Chin’s Revenge: Rewriting the Racial Shadow.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Vol 50, no 1, Spring (2017). 17-38.

“Finding the Extraordinary in Welty’s ‘Music from Spain’.” Eudora Welty Review. Vol 7,Spring(2015). 79-92.

“’Broad and slow and yellow’: Navigating Precarity in Shirley Ann Grau’s Mississippi River.” SouthernQuarterly. Vol. 52.3, Spring (2015). 83-97.

“No Life Less Worthy: The Posthumanist Framework of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. South Asian Review. Vol. 34.2, October (2013): 11-26.

“Searching for the Garnet Pin: Confluence as Narrative Technique in Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding. Eudora Welty Review. Vol 5,Spring(2013). 

“The Decentering of the Male in ‘Gal Young Un’.”Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature XIV (2006): 27-36.

“The ‘Becoming’ of Woolf’s Orlando.In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism 14.2 (2005):  153-65.

 “Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the Reckoning of Ideology.” The Southern Quarterly 43.1, Fall (2005): 49-62.

“Joe Millionaire as Fairy Tale: A Feminist Critique.” Feminist Media Studies Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 4.3 (2004): 341-4.

Collection Introductions

“Preface.” Understandingthe Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. Mercer University Press. April (2020).

“Preface.” Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, November (2016). v-xiv.

Book Chapters

“Tracing the Impacts of War in Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls.” Representations of Refugee, Migrant, and Displaced Motherhood in a Global Context. Ed. Maria D. Lombard. Rowman & Littlefield, Forthcoming (2021).

“Chewed Up and Spit Out: Consuming ‘The Jockey’ by Carson McCullers.” Understandingthe Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. Mercer University Press. April (2020).

“Nature is not abnormal; only lifelessness is abnormal”: Paradigms of the In-valid in Reflections in a Golden Eye.” Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, November (2016). 175-188.

“Based on Actual Events: The Lynching of Italian American Immigrants in Tallulah, LA, as depicted by Donna Jo Napoli in Alligator Bayou.” Southern Exposures: Locations and Relocations of Italian Culture. Eds. Alan J. Gravano and Ilaria Serra. New York: Italian American Studies Association (2012): 46-57.

“The Advantage of Estrangement in Mukherjee’s Jasmine.” Indian-American Writers: Transnationalisms and Diasporas. Eds. Jaspal K. Singh, and Rajendra Chetty. New York: Peter Lang Publishers (2010).

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