Dr. Suzanne Diamond

Professor

Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996.

 

Over the years, I have generated publications on film, British literature, and writing pedagogy, and I have co-edited a freshman reader titled Literacies: Reading, Writing, Interpretation (W.W. Norton). In recent years, I have become fascinated by the inextricable overlaps between fiction and nonfiction, particularly as these are dramatized in media and in “true story” adaptations. I currently have two scholarly essays forthcoming: One, titled “Food for Thought or ‘Mental Chewing Gum’: Truman Capote’s Crime Adaptations and Cultural Memory Work,” will appear in a collection titled Value in Adaptation, edited by Laurence Raw (McFarland). The second, titled “A Flower in a Hard Rain”: Melodramatic Struggles Over the Aileen Wuornos Story,” will appear in a Fall 2018 special issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (Issue Editor, Carolina Villalba).

 

My teaching interests encompass my degree area, obviously (19th Century British literature/culture), as well as the new theoretical directions my earlier work has gradually prompted: these include film/adaptation studies, mythology, and the rhetorical strategies of sensational media (all of which arguably struggle to reconcile new social developments with former—often ancient—story structures). 

 

I regularly teach courses in literature, film studies, mythology, and writing.