Prof. Barbara Bennett
Department of English
North Carolina State University, USA
1994 Ph.D., Arizona State University, American literature
Scheherazade’s Daughters: Ecofeminism Storytelling. New York: Peter Lang, Publishing, 2012.
Soul of a Lion: One Woman’s Quest to Rescue
Africa’s Wildlife Refugees.Washington DC: National Geographic Books, 2010.
Jill McCorkle. Columbia: U South Carolina P, 2000.
Comic Visions, Female Voices: Contemporary Women Novelists and Southern
Humor. Baton Rouge: LSU P,
“A Generation Removed: Jill McCorkle and the Rough
South.” Forthcoming in The Rough South”: Artistic Representation. Jean Wampler Cash, ed. University Press of Mississippi, 2014.
“Loss, Recovery, and Renewal in Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder.” Notes on Contemporary
Literature. November 2013.
“Celtic Influences on Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and The Road.” Notes on Contemporary Literature.November 2008. 2-3.
“Gender Understanding in Young Adult
Literature: Reading Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach.” North
Carolina Literary Review Number 15 (2006). 64-72.
“Humor and Gender.” The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.Ed. James G. Thomas. U North Carolina P, 2006. 136.
“Ivins, Molly” and “Gingher, Marianne.” Southern
Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary.Eds. Joseph M. Flora, Amber Vogel, and
Bryan Giemza. LSU Press, 2006. 215-16, 158.
“Betts, Doris.” Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Ed.
Thomas Inge. 2nd edition. 189-90.
“Ursula K. Le Guin's 'The Ones Who
Walk Away From Omelas' Through an Ecofeminist Lens.” English Journa lVol. 94 No. 6. (July 2005). 63-68.
“Reynolds Price.” The
Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since WWII. Ed. James
Giles. Vol 278. 270-280.
“Southern Women Writers and the Women's
Movement.” The History of Southern Women's Literature. Eds. Mary Louise Weaks and Carolyn Perry. Louisiana SU
P, 2002. 439-446.
“Southern Morality Tale: Why ReadTo Kill a
Mockingbird.” The Winston-Salem Journal.6 October 2002: A17, 22.
“Thelma and Louise in Wonderland: Feminist Revision of
Fairytales in McCorkle’s ‘Sleeping Beauty, Revised.’” Pembroke
Magazine No. 34 (Winter 2002). 7-12.
“Women Writers Since World War
II.” The Companion to Southern
Literature. Eds. Lucinda MacKe than and Joseph Flora. Louisiana SU P, 2001. 987-992.
“Making Peace with the (M)other.” The World is Our Home: Society and Culture
in Contemporary Southern Writing.Ed. Jeffrey Folks and Nancy Summers
Kentucky P, 2000.186-200.
“ ‘Reality Burst Forth’: Truth, Lies,
and Secrets in the Novels of Jill McCorkle.” The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South. Vol.
36.1 (Fall 1997): 107-122.
“It's All Uphill From Here: Confessions
of a Post-Doc Job Searcher.” On the
Market: Surviving the Academic Job Search. Eds. Christina Boufis and
Victoria Olsen. New York: Riverhead, 1997. 32-37.
“A Passionless Course in Peter
Taylor's A Summons to Memphis.” Notes on Contemporary Literature Vol.
27.1 (January 1997): 9-10.
“View of the Moderns: Conversation
with Mrs. Hamilton Basso.” Southern
Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 4.1 (Spring 1996): 81-97.
“Attempting to Connect: Verbal Humor
in the Novels of Anne Tyler.” South Atlantic Review 60.1 (January 1995):
“Outrage and Delight: Scatological
Humor in Reynolds Price's The Tongues of
Angels."Thalia: Studies in
Literary Humor 14: 30-39.