Pamela J. Rader, Ph.D.

Pamela Rader
Phone: 732-987-2332
Office Location:
A&S 203
Office Hours:
Department of English

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A. in Art History and French, University of Delaware

Publications (peer reviewed):


  • Multi-Ethnicity as a Tool for the Literary Imagination. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.

Journal Articles

  • “The Murder of a Tale. ”Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare Appropriation. 3.2 (2012/2013). (link)
  • “ ‘Trawling in Silences’: Finding Humanity in the Páginas en Blanco of History in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Label Me Latino/a 2 (2012): 1- 23. (pdf)
  • “ ‘Deux arcs alternés’: Reframing Spatial Aesthetics in Assia Djebar’s Ombre Sultane,” Atenea: revista bilingüe de las humanidades y las ciencias sociales/ a bilingual journal of the humanities and social sciences 31.1-2 (2011/2012): 121-32. (pdf)
  • “What the River Knows: Productive Silences in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and ‘1937’,” Antípodas 20 (2009): 27-46.
  • “Echoes of Performative Histories in Maryse Condé’s Traversée de la Mangrove,” TROPOS (2001): 91-112.

Chapters in Edited Book Collections

  • “Iconoclastic Readings and Self-Reflexive Rebellions inMarjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Persepolis 2,” In Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. Eds. Jake Jakaitis and James F.Wurtz. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. 123-137.
  • “Boys to Men: Redefining Masculinities in Woman Hollering Creek” in Dialogue. Ed. Cecilia Donohue. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. 131-149.
  • “Images of Masculinity: Author Dialogue” with Phlilip Coleman in Dialogue. Ed. Cecilia Donohue. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. 151-152.
  • “Dis-robing The Priest: Gender and Spiritual Conversions in Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” in The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays. Eds. Jeanna DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2007. 221-35.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, by Monica Miller. Durham: Duke UP, 2009. For MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 35.4 ( 2010): 192-194.
  • Review of Cartoons and Extremism: Israel and the Jews in Arab and Western Media, by Joël Kotek. Trans. Alisa Jaffa. Edgware, UK/Portland, OR: Mitchell Vallentine & Company, 2009. For Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 29.2 ( 2011):177-9.

Publications (non-peer reviewed)

  • “A Franc Conversation: Professor Pamela J. Rader Interviews Franco D’Alessandro.” In Stranger Love: Five Short Plays. Franco D’Alessandro. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2010.
  • “Foreword,” Supplications: Immediate Poems of Loss and Love. Poems by Franco D’Alessandro. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2009.
  • “Foreword,” Statistic Anomaly. Graphic Novel by Stephen L. Christopher. Self-published, March 2009.
  • “To An Old Broom,” a poem in Fountain Spray Magazine: Centennial Edition. Georgian Court, Fall 2008/Spring 2009.

Courses Taught:

  • EN111 Academic Writing and Research I
  • EN112 Academic Writing and Research II
  • EN114 American Literature II,
  • EN115 World Literature I
  • EN116 World Literature II
  • EN190 Global Literature
  • EN217 Women in Literature I
  • EN218 Women in Literature II
  • EN240 The Short Story
  • EN300 (formerly 201) Introduction to Literary Study,
  • EN322 American Realism
  • EN370 (formerly 270) Asian American Literature,
  • EN375 (formerly 275) Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.,
  • EN376 (formerly 276) Survey of Native American Literature,
  • EN418 Writers from the Africa Diaspora,
  • EN425 Major Writers
  • EN430 Senior Seminar II

Research Area

  • Contemporary Women's Literature
  • Multi Ethnic Literatures
  • Francophone literature
  • Graphic Narratives
  • Life Writings

Service to the University:

  • Co-Moderator for the English Honor Society, Sigma Mu (2012-2013)
  • Chair, Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee (2012-2013)
  • Chair, Arts & Humanities Curriculum Committee (2010-2011; fall 2011)
  • Executive Officers of the Faculty Assembly (2010 to present)
  • Faculty Awards at Georgian Court University:
    • Faculty Sabbatical, Spring 2012
    • Merit Award for Teaching, May 2011; May 2006
    • Merit Award for Service, May 2011
    • Merit Award for Advising, May 2008
    • Merit Award for a Course Release, May 2008
    • Faculty Summer Research Grants in 2004, 2007, and 2012
    • Faculty Mini Grant, Spring 2004
  • Appointed member of the Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee (2008-2010)
  • Elected Member of the Faculty Handbook Committee (subcommittee of Faculty Concerns) (2009-2010)
  • Member of the Third Year Review Committee (2010)
  • Appointed Member of the Middle States Standard 14 Committee (2008/09)
  • Elected Member of the Athletics Advisory Council (2004-2009)
  • Elected Member of the Library Committee (2005-2009)
  • Appointed Member of the Honors Advisory Council (2004-2006)
  • Chair, Faculty Search Committee (2008-2009)
  • Member of numerous FT/Tenure Track Faculty Search Committees (2008-2009; 2003-2006)
  • Campus Poetry events
    • Organizing Franco D'Alessandro's Poetry reading (4/22/2010)
    • Coordinated Sister Maria’s Poetry Reading (spring 2009) See Asbury Park Press article
    • Coordinated Marilyn Chin’s poetry reading (spring 2005)
  • Course Development: 4 Courses (3 for the major; 1 for Gen Ed)
  • Agua para el Pueblo-Water for the People, Honduras Delegation (May 2006)
  • UNICO (a partner university) Santa Ana, El Salvador (January 2004)
  • Coordinator of Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (2007, 2008, 2009) includes planning, coordinating faculty readers and moderators, and leading event
  • Mentor, National Undergraduate Conferences: (a) 1 English Major to present at MAASA at La Salle University, Phila. March 2010; (b) 4 English Majors attended Purdue Calumet’s April 2009 Undergraduate Conference; (c) 1 English Major attended Purdue Conference in 2008
  • Mentor for Minority Academic Careers (McNair program) in 2005-2006 & 2008-2009
  • Faculty Moderator of Student Panel. GCU Scholarship Day 2009
  • Faculty Moderator of Student Literary Salon (In Verse Veritas) (2004-2010): includes trips to MLA conventions in 2004 (Philadelphia; 2005 in Washington DC; several trips to NYC, i.e. Longacre Theatre Talk Radio (Liev Schreiber) (2007); includes trips to Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, i.e. Molière’s Tartuffe (2008); Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession (2009); includes service learning projects: book drive (2008) to Sister Pia Shayo ('08) in Tanzania, Africa (2009/2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Sigma Mu Induction, English Honor Society, (2004 and 2010)
  • Course Ahead Supervisor (2003-2004), Subject area: French at High Technology HS
  • Appointed reviewer for Research in African Literatures (RAL) (2008)
  • Appointed reviewer for Shofar (A Journal of Jewish Studies) (2009)
  • Reviewer for Bedford/St. Martin’s (2008-2010)
  • Member of 7 academic associations: ACLA, ALA, NJCEA, MELUS, MLA, RMMLA,and SW/TXPCA/ACA

Why I love GCU:

  • I love GCU for its students who value scholarship, seek academic challenges, and take charge of their learning experiences. It is rewarding to nurture, follow, and encourage our students to grow. I am able to witness transformations daily.

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