MaryEllen (Ellie) Higgins
Associate Professor of English
Ph. D., Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin.
The Western in the Global South. Book co-edited with Rita Keresztesi and Dayna Oscherwitz. London and New York: Routledge, 2015.
Hollywood's Africa After 1994. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2012.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
"The Winds of African Cinema." African Studies Review 58.3, 2015.
"Trashing the Western’s Revenge Narrative in Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Daratt." In The Western in the Global South. New York: Routledge, 2015.
"Hollywood’s Cowboy Humanitarians in Black Hawk Down and Tears of the Sun." In Hollywood's Africa After 1994. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2012.
"From Negritude to Migritude? Moussa Sene Absa’s Ainsi meurent les anges." African Literature Today 28, 2010.
"Ngambika and Grassroots
Darko’s The Housemaid and Faceless." Invited
essay in Broadening the Horizon:
Critical Introductions to Amma Darko, ed. Vincent Odamtten.
"Writing Haiti from
"Transnational, Transcultural Feminisms? Amma Darko's Response in Beyond the Horizon."
"Creating an Alternative Library: Amma Darko Interviewed by Ellie Higgins." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 39.2, 2004.
"Urban Apprenticeships and Senegalese Narratives of Development." Research in African Literatures. 33.3, 2002.
Trauma in African
Cinema: The Politics of the Wound (monograph)
Masterworks of African Literature
Mapping Identity, Difference, and Place
Human Rights and World Literature
Nobel Prize Literature
International Cultures: Literature and Film
Literature and Empire
Women Writers and Their Worlds
RECENT SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Editorial Board, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
Executive Council, African Literature Association
Review Editor, Resources for American Literary Study
Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Penn State Greater Allegheny
Executive Committee, Teaching International, Penn State Greater Allegheny
Program Committee, Silk Screen Film Festival
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