Prof. Barbara Bennett

Department of English

North Carolina State University, USA

Associate Professor



1994 Ph.D., Arizona State University, American literature

Publications (Selected)

  1. Scheherazade’s Daughters: Ecofeminism Storytelling. New York: Peter Lang, Publishing, 2012.
  2. Soul of a Lion: One Woman’s Quest to Rescue Africa’s Wildlife Refugees.Washington DC: National Geographic Books, 2010.
  3. Understanding Jill McCorkle. Columbia: U South Carolina P, 2000.
  4. Comic Visions, Female Voices: Contemporary Women Novelists and Southern Humor. Baton Rouge: LSU P, 1998
  5. “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.
  6. “Loss, Recovery, and Renewal in Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder.” Notes on Contemporary Literature. November 2013. 9-11.
  7. “Celtic Influences on Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and The Road.” Notes on Contemporary Literature.November 2008. 2-3.
  8. Gender Understanding in Young Adult Literature: Reading Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach.North Carolina Literary Review Number 15 (2006). 64-72.
  9. Humor and Gender.The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.Ed. James G. Thomas. U North Carolina P, 2006. 136.
  10. Ivins, Mollyand Gingher, Marianne.Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary.Eds. Joseph M. Flora, Amber Vogel, and Bryan Giemza. LSU Press, 2006. 215-16, 158.
  11. Betts, Doris.Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Ed. Thomas Inge. 2nd edition. 189-90.
  12. 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.
  13. Reynolds Price. The Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since WWII. Ed. James Giles. Vol 278. 270-280.
  14. 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.
  15. “Southern Morality Tale: Why ReadTo Kill a Mockingbird.” The Winston-Salem Journal.6 October 2002: A17, 22.
  16. “Thelma and Louise in Wonderland: Feminist Revision of Fairytales in McCorkle’s ‘Sleeping Beauty, Revised.’” Pembroke Magazine No. 34 (Winter 2002). 7-12.
  17. Women Writers Since World War II.The Companion to Southern Literature. Eds. Lucinda MacKe than and Joseph Flora. Louisiana SU P, 2001. 987-992.
  18. Making Peace with the (M)other.The World is Our Home: Society and Culture in Contemporary Southern Writing.Ed. Jeffrey Folks and Nancy Summers Folks.U Kentucky P, 2000.186-200.
  19. “ ‘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.
  20. 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.
  21. A Passionless Course in Peter Taylor's A Summons to Memphis.Notes on Contemporary Literature Vol. 27.1 (January 1997): 9-10.
  22. View of the Moderns: Conversation with Mrs. Hamilton Basso.Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South  4.1 (Spring 1996): 81-97.
  23. Attempting to Connect: Verbal Humor in the Novels of Anne Tyler. South Atlantic Review 60.1 (January 1995): 57-75.
  24. Outrage and Delight: Scatological Humor in Reynolds Price's The Tongues of Angels."Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor 14: 30-39.