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Tania M. Friedel
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., New York University
M.A., New York University
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Interest
  • Expository writing
  • American literature
  • African American literature

  • FSEM 103 Writing New York
  • ENGL 109 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 110 Writing in Contexts I
  • ENGL 115 Writing for College
  • ENGL 120 Writing in Contexts II
  • ENGL 203 Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 296 Language and the Individual in Society
  • ENGL 325 Professional Writing
  • ENGL 421 The Harlem Renaissance and Literature of the Great Migration
Recent Publications
Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth-Century African American Writing.  New York: Routledge, 2008.

“The Transformational Power of Shame: Masturbation, Religion, and White Trash Myths in
Bastard out of Carolina.”  Critical Essays on the Works of American Author Dorothy Allison. Eds. Christine Blouch and Laurie Vickroy.  Lewiston,  NY: Edwin Mellen, 2004.  29-54.

Recent Presentations
“Convicts as Caregivers: Bureaucratic Blind Spots and the Making of Responsible Subjects,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting 2013, Toronto, Canada, April 8-10, 2013

“'The Poetics of the Penitentiary’: Reformation and Resistance in Prison Literature,” University of Louisville Conference in Humanities, “The Phoenix Effect: Regeneration, Rebirth, Reformation,” Louisville, KY, March 23, 2012

“Refuge and Refuse: The Street, the Cabaret, and the Theatre in Rudolph Fisher’s Harlem Stories,” New York Institute of Technology’s Modernist Manhattan Conference, New York, NY, March 2, 2012

“The Aesthetics of Particularity and the Politics of Integration: Langston Hughes’s The Ways of White Folks and His Move toward Common Ground in the 1940s,” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2005

“’This New American Race’: Jean Toomer’s Cosmopolitan Ideal,” Modern Language Association Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2003

Fellowships and Awards
Penfield Fellowship, New York University
Teaching Assistantship, Department of English, New York University
Graduate Assistantship, Expository Writing Program, New York University
Mary Brabyn Wackman Scholarship
Madelyn Rodney Memorial Music Scholarship