Mara Reisman, PhD

Mara Reisman Associate Professor
Northern Arizona University
British Literature
Blg 18 Rm #115E
Phone: 928-523-7364


Mara Reisman, Ph.D., (University of Connecticut, 2006)

I received my BA from Wesleyan University and my MA and PhD from the University of Connecticut. My scholarly interests and teaching areas include 20th- and 21st-century British and Irish literature; British, Irish, and American women’s literature; and gothic literature. I am also interested in film and television adaptations of contemporary British fiction. I have published articles and book chapters on Jeanette Winterson, Stella Gibbons, Charlotte Brontë, Jennifer Johnston, Molly Keane, Joan Schenkar, and Fay Weldon. My work on Weldon is extensive and includes an interview in Modern Language Studies, a chapter on food and domestic space in You Are What You Eat: Literary Probes Into the Palate, an article in Women’s Studies on The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, and a book-length project on Weldon’s fiction. I am currently working on a new book project titled Moral Complexities in Contemporary British Literature. The texts I am looking at offer a valuable lens through which to examine the social, historical, political, literary, and cultural climate of Britain from 1980-present. They push key boundaries about nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and identity.


Special Interests

Women's literature