English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College

 



 

 

JEAN WYATT
1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 259-2805
Email: jwyatt@oxy.edu

 


Personal Statement

Jean Wyatt is professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Occidental College, where in 2003 she received the Sterling Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship.  She is the author of two books -- most recently, Risking Difference: Identification, Race and Community in Contemporary Fiction and Feminism (2004).  She has written articles on multicultural communities and on contemporary American authors Margaret Atwood, Sandra Cisneros, and Toni Morrison.  Many of her writings explore the intersections of gender, race, and psychoanalysis. 

Recent Publications

 


Risking Difference: Identification, Race and Community in Contemporary Fiction and Feminism. SUNY Press 2004.

 


"Toward Cross-Race Dialogue: Identification, Misrecognition and Difference in Multicultural Feminist Community." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 29.3 (Spring 2004)



"Giving Body to the Word: The Maternal Symbolic in Toni Morrison's Beloved." PMLA 108.3 (May, 1993).