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University College Dublin
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19-c American Literature, 20-c American Literature, Modernism, Architectural Humanities, Affect Theory, Singleness Studies, Domestic Architecture
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On Leave spring 2019.

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About Me

Dr. Fama is an Assistant Professor of American Literature in the School of English, Film, and Drama at University College Dublin. She teaches feminist theory, architecture and literature, sexuality studies, and the modern American novel.

Dr. Fama is at work on ‘The Architecture of Singleness’. This book project uncovers the reciprocal relationship between the early 20th-century novel, domestic architecture, and the single woman in America.

Dr. Fama’s research has been supported by the Marie Curie Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Konstanz, and the Volkswagen Foundation. Dr. Fama has served in the Delegate Assembly of the MLA and organized recent panels for the Modernist Studies Association and the American Studies Association. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Irish Association for American Studies.

Dr. Fama received her doctorate in English and American Literature (with a certificate in American Culture Studies) from Washington University in St. Louis.

Recent Publications

“Domestic Data and Feminist Momentum: The Narrative Accounting of Helen Stuart Campbell and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Studies in American Naturalism 12.1 (Summer, 2017) pp. 105-126.

“The Single Architecture of Contending Forces: Lodging Independent Women in the “Little Romance.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 41.1 9 (Winter 2016) pp. 196-221.

“Melancholic Remedies: Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood as Narrative Theory.” JML: Journal of Modern Literature 37.2 (Winter 2014), pp. 39-58.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Material Culture, Urban History, Women