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Dr. Jennifer A. Slivka

Jennifer A. Slivka

Assistant Professor of English


B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami

Office Location: Batten Athletic Suite 4
Phone: 757-455-3268
Affiliation: Faculty
Department/s: English

Jennifer Slivka earned her master's and doctorate in English at the University of Miami and a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century and contemporary British and Irish literature, contemporary postcolonial literature, women's writing and gender studies, world literature, and critical theory. Some of her recent scholarly presentations include papers on Edna O'Brien, James Joyce, the destruction of the home in Northern Irish Troubles literature, and changing definitions of "Irishness" within contemporary Irish fiction by women.

Slivka, Jennifer A. "Irishness and Exile in Edna O'Brien's Wild Decembers and In the Forest." New Hibernia Review 17.1 (Spring 2013): 115-131.

Slivka, Jennifer A. “History and the ‘I’ Trapped in the Middle: Negotiating the Past in Roth's The Ghost Writer and The Plot Against America.” Philip Roth Studies 8.2 (Fall 2012): 127-144..

Slivka, Jennifer A. Review of James Joyce and the Revolt of LoveMarriage, Adultery, Desire by Janine Utell. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 55.1 (2012): 120-124.

Slivka, Jennifer A. Review of Wild Colonial Girl: Essays on Edna O’Brien. Eds. Lisa Colletta and Maureen O'Connor. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. New Hibernia Review 12.1 (Spring 2008): 157-58.

  • Women's writing and gender studies
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary British and Irish literature
  • Contemporary postcolonial literature and theory

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