Kerr, Lydia R
Title:
Assistant Professor - English Literature
Office:
CB 407G
Last Updated: 7/1/15 -

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
B.A., English Literature, Florida State University (2002)

AREAS OF RESEARCH: 20th century American literature, contemporary American literature, African American literature, Latin@ literature in America, psychoanalysis, literary theory


LITERATURE COURSES
Contemporary American Literature (ENGL 3540)
Studies in the American Novel (ENGL 4570)
Multiethnic American Literature (ENGL 476G)
African American Literature
Latin@ Literature in America

THEORY COURSES
Critical Introduction to Literature (ENGL 2600)
Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature (ENGL 3890)

GENERAL EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES COURSES
Intermediate Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ENGL 2010/201H)
Modern Legacies (HONR 2100)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Of the Clinical, Of the Critical," Correspondances, courier de l'École freudienne du Quebéc, Vol. 11, No. 2 (September, 2010), 13-21
"Revisions of Excess", theory@buffalo 12 (2008), 1-7.
Review: American Optic by Mikko Tuhkannen, in Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious, special issue on "Writing" (2010)

EDITORIAL WORK
CR: New Centennial Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (2013)
"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)

"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
Modern Languages Association
Buffalo Circle of the École freudienne du Québec (founding member)
American Comparative Literature Association