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Recent Faculty Publications
Dr. Ezra Cappell’s essay “‘The Hope for the Better’: Immigrants in Jewish American Literature” was published in The Immigrant Experience: Critical Insights, edited by Maryse Jayasuriya (Salem Press, 2018, pp. 3-21).
Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya’s edited collection, The Immigrant Experience: Critical Insights (Salem Press, 2018), was recently published. Dr. Jayasuriya also wrote the preface and two longer essays: “On the Immigrant Experience” (pp. xii-xx) and “Aspiration and Disillusionment: Undocumented Experiences in Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers” (pp. 196-208).
Dr. Marion Rohrleitner’s essay “ ‘Create Dangerously’: Immigration as Radical Hope in Edwidge Danticat’s Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction” was published in The Immigrant Experience: Critical Insights, edited by Maryse Jayasuriya (Salem Press, 2018, pp. 134-50).
Dr. P J Vierra reports that part three of his four-part series deconstructing the narrative histories of UTEP’s Bhutanese Revival architecture appeared in Password, vol. 61, no. 4.
Dr. Brian Yothers’s essays “Emma Lazarus’s Poetic Representations of the Immigrant Experience" (pp. 73-88) and “Contemporary African Immigration and the Legacy of Slavery in Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing" (pp. 209-226) were published in The Immigrant Experience: Critical Insights, edited by Maryse Jayasuriya (Salem Press, 2018).
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