Kerr, Lydia R
Title:
Assistant Professor - English Literature
Office:
LA114W
Last Updated: 10/29/14 -
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Ph.D., Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, The State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, The Florida State University (2002)

AREAS OF RESEARCH: issues of race, ethnicity, and sexual difference in 20th century American literature, African American literature,
Latin@ American literature, psychoanalysis, 20th century continental philosophy, critical race theory, feminism, postcolonial theory


LITERATURE AND THEORY COURSES:
Contemporary American Literature (ENGL 3540): Contemporary Latin@ Literature in America, Utah Valley University (Spring 2012)
American Literature After 1865 (ENGL 2520), UVU (Spring 2012)
Studies in the American Novel (ENGL 4570): The African American Novel, UVU (Fall 2011)
Multiethnic Literature in America: Multiethnic Approaches to African American Literature, UVU (Spring 2011)
Critical Introduction to Literature (ENGL 2600): Introduction to Literary Theory, UVU (Fall 2010, 2011, 2012)
Special Topics (COL 203): Literary and Philosophical Monstrosities, SUNY Buffalo (Spring 2009)
Modernism (COL 170): Other Madnesses, SUNY Buffalo (Spring 2008)

COMPOSITION, HUMANITIES, AND GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:
Intermediate Writing, UVU (Fall 2011)
Global Culture II: Globalization on Film, Film on Globalization, D'Youville College (Fall 2009)
World Civilizations: The West and Its Others, SUNY Buffalo (Fall 2006)
Myth and Religion in the Ancient World, SUNY Buffalo (Fall 2005)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
"Ishmael Reed and The Work of Fiction," CR: New Centennial Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (forthcoming 2012)

"Freud Fainted," in The Archive of Unreason, ed. Judith Roof and Jonathan Eburne (forthcoming 2012)

"Of the Clinical, Of the Critical," Correspondances, courier de l'École freudienne du Quebéc, Vol. 11, No. 2 (September, 2010), 13-21

Introduction, theory@buffalo 12: Revisions of Excess (2008), 1-7

Review: American Optic by Mikko Tuhkannen, in Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious, special issue on "Writing" (2010)

EDITED VOLUMES:
"Islam," Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious, special issue, Associate Editor (2009)

"Revisions of Excess," theory@buffalo, issue 12, Associate Editor (2008)


RECENT LECTURES AND CONFERENCES:
"Freud Fainted," American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada(2011)

Conference Organizer, Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms, SUNY Buffalo (Spring 2010) genderin.buffalo.edu/genderacrossborders

"Of the Critical, of the Clinical" (with N. Gorelick, R.A. Hatch, and M. Stanish), Training Seminar in Lacanian Psychoanalysis,
Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudien de Recherches et d'Interventions Cliniques et Culturelles (GIFRIC), Québec, QC, Canada

"Constructions in Analysis and Literature: Madness and the Writing of History in Freud and Ishmael Reed,"
American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University (2009) / Annual Psychoanalysis Conference, Cornell University (2009)

"Contesting Feminist Ethics," Panel Respondent, Gender Across Borders III, SUNY Buffalo (2008)

"Logos and Psychosis: Lacan, Heidegger, Schreber," The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis + Culture's Inaugural Works in Progress Symposium,
SUNY Buffalo (2007)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
Buffalo Circle of the École freudienne du Québec (founding member)
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)