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Joyce Warren


Klapper Hall, Room 609
Phone: 718-997-4620

Research Interests

Professor Warren is currently working on (1) issues related to fictional storytelling within the context of critical legal theory and critical race theory; and (2) a project entitled “Discounted Identities:  Social Markers in the Work of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers,” which looks at the way in which fiction writers interrogated social markers of race, gender, and class, deconstructing prescribed identities.


Professor Warren specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and Women’s Studies. She has offered courses in American Women Writers, the American Novel, Theories of Feminism, and American Women Writers of Color, as well as surveys in American literature and senior seminars in such areas as Law and Literature and Performance Studies.



Feminism and Multiculturalism:  How Do They/We Work Together?   Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006 (edited).

Women, Money, and the Law: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gender, and the Courts. University of Iowa Press, 2005.

Challenging Boundaries:  Gender and Periodization. University of Georgia Press, 2000 (edited).

Fanny Fern:An Independent Woman.  Rutgers University Press, 1992.

The (Other) American Traditions: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers.  Rutgers University Press, 1993 (edited).

Ruth Hall and Other Writings, by Fanny Fern. Rutgers University Press, 1986 (edited).

The American Narcissus: Individualism and Women in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction. Rutgers University Press, 1984.

Selected Articles

“Howe’s “Hermaphrodite” and Alcott’s “Mephistopheles”: Unpublished Cross-gender Thinking.” Philosophies of Sex: Essays on The Hermaphrodite, ed.Gary Williams and Renée Bergland.  Columbus:  Ohio State University Press, 2012.

“The Repositioning of American Literary Realism.” Challenging Boundaries, edited by Joyce W. Warren and Margaret Dickie. University of Georgia Press, 2000. 3-25.

“Fanny Fern, Performative Incivilities, and Rap.”  Studies in American Humor 3 (Fall 1999): 17-36.

“Fracturing Gender: Woman’s Economic Independence.” Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Critical Reader, edited by Karen Kilcup. Blackwell, 1998. 146-163.  

 “Uncommon Discourse: Fanny Fern and the New York Ledger."  Social Texts: Nineteenth-Century American Literature in Periodical Contexts, edited by Susan Belasco Smith and Kenneth Price. University of Virginia Press, 1995. 51-68.         


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