Head of Reference and Research Services at Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, University of San Francisco
For nearly twenty years, Randy Souther has maintained the Joyce Carol Oates web site Celestial Timepiece. He is also creating the online archive for the nearly four-decade run of Ontario Review, the literary journal edited by Raymond J. Smith & Joyce Carol Oates.
Eric Karl Anderson
Author, blogger at LonesomeReader and reviewer, Eric Karl Anderson has written about many titles by Joyce Carol Oates. His M.A. dissertation "Acting Out: Performance and the Self in the fiction of Oates and Sontag" made a comparison between Oates's Blonde and Susan Sontag's In America examining the way the novels represented acting as profession and performativity.
Senior Researcher, Centre for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon
Susana Araújo completed her Ph.D. at the University of Sussex on the short fiction of Joyce Carol Oates in 2004 and is now a Senior Researcher at the Centre of Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon. She has published widely on contemporary literature, particularly on the work of Joyce Carol Oates. She has several articles on Oates published in journals such as Atlantic Studies, Studies in the Novel, Women's Studies, Critical Survey and has written several essays about the author in edited collections and anthologies. She is project leader of a three year funded project, entitled CILM - City and (In)security in Literature and the Media (http://www.cilm.comparatistas.edu.pt/) and coordinator of the research group LOCUS, which embraces five projects. Araújo is also the author of the poetry book Dívida Soberana (2012) and co-editor of the booksTrans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies (2010) and (In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano. Perspetivas Culturais (2012).
Professor of American Literature, Bath Spa University
Director of the BSU Contemporary Writing Research Centre, Gavin Cologne-Brookes is the author of Dark Eyes on America: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates (LSU Press, 2005) and guest editor of a Studies in the Novel special number on Oates (2006), has also published The Novels of William Styron: From Harmony to History (LSU Press, 1995) and a critical memoir, Rereading William Styron (LSU Press, 2014), and is the co-editor of Writing and America (Addison-Wesley-Longman, 1996). His other research interests include Pragmatism, John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy and Bruce Springsteen.
Joanne V. Creighton
President Emerita and Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College
Following a distinguished administrative career, Joanne V. Creighton is currently serving a three-year term as a Five Colleges Fortieth Anniversary Professor, teaching at Amherst College in the fall of 2014. From 1996 to 2010 she was the President of Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, MA. More recently, from 2011-2013, she was the Interim President of Haverford College in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. From 1990-1995 Joanne Creighton was at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and, for a year, as Interim President. A member of the English department faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit from 1968-1985, she began her administrative career there in the early 1980s, leaving to become Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Creighton holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan.
Joanne Creighton has written many articles and reviews and two books on Joyce Carol Oates: Joyce Carol Oates (Twayne, 1979), and Joyce Carol Oates: Novels of the Middle Years (Twayne, 1992). Her scholarly work also includes books on William Faulkner and Margaret Drabble. In addition, she has gained prominence as a higher education commentator and consultant. She has honorary degrees from Smith College and Wesleyan University as well as Mount Holyoke where a new residence hall was named in her honor.
University Professor of English Emeritus, Iowa State University
Brenda Daly’s scholarship on Joyce Carol Oates’s novels and short stories includes numerous articles and one book, Lavish Self-Divisions: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates (1996). She has also published a personal scholarly book, Authoring a Life: A Woman’s Survival in and through Literary Studies (1998), and co-edited a collection, Narrating Mothers: Theorizing Maternal Subjectivities (1991). She has published numerous articles on multicultural pedagogy and contemporary women’s trauma narratives and phototexts. She is a former director of Iowa State University’s Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (2005-2008), and a former editor of the National Women’s Studies Journal (2004-2007).
Sharon L. Dean
Professor Emerita, Rivier University
Sharon Dean has published four books on Constance Fenimore Woolson, her most recent The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson. When she isn't immersed in the nineteenth-century, she turns to Joyce Carol Oates. Her first article on Oates, "Faith and Art: Joyce Carol Oates's Son of the Morning," appeared in Critique (28, 1987). Her last, "History and Representation in Joyce Carol Oates's The Falls," appeared in the Studies in the Novel special issue on Oates (2006).
Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, The College of New Jersey
Ellen Friedman's dissertation at New York University was called "Dreaming America: The Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates." After some revision, it was published as a book—though the title changed to Joyce Carol Oates (Ungar, 1980). She has also published books on Joan Didion (Ontario Review P), Breaking the Sequence: Women's Experimental Fiction (Princeton UP), Morality USA (U of Minnesota P), as well as books on Christine Brook-Rose, and on pedagogy and gender. In addition she has published in Ms. Magazine, and her essays in PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, and Studies in the Novel, as well as many other journals, consider aspects of Joyce Carol Oates's work in addition to the work of other writers. For 18 years she chaired the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. When she stepped down, it was the second largest WGS program in the United States. She is currently completing a family memoir entitled "The Seven: A Holocaust Story."
Ph.D., Emory University
Greg Johnson taught for 25 years at Kennesaw State University. He has written three books on Joyce Carol Oates: Invisible Writer: A Biography of Joyce Carol Oates (Dutton, 1998), Joyce Carol Oates: A Study of the Short Fiction (Twayne, 1994), Understanding Joyce Carol Oates (U South Carolina P, 1987); and edited two others: The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982 (Ecco, 2007), Joyce Carol Oates: Conversations 1970-2006 (Ontario Review P, 2006). He has also published two novels and five collections of short stories. He lives in Atlanta and is currently working on a new novel.
Professor Emerita of English and Avalon Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University
Elaine Showalter has written ten books, most recently the literary history A Jury of Her Peers; American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (Knopf, 2009), which was awarded the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Criticism. The Vintage Book of American Women Writers, an anthology to accompany the book, was published in 2011. In 1994, she edited the casebook for "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" published by Rutgers University Press; and in 2006, she wrote the introduction to The Wonderland Quartet, four novels by Joyce Carol Oates published together by the Modern Library.
Instructor, Lyon 2 Université
Tanya Tromble is an instructor at Lyon 2 Université and an associate member of the LERMA EA 853 research group at Aix Marseille Université. She defended a doctoral dissertation entitled "Interminable Enigma: Joyce Carol Oates’s Reimagining of Detective Fiction" and has published articles in English and French on various aspects of Oates’s fiction including crime fiction, the epistolary form, violence, the gothic, religion, and 9/11. She is currently co-editing a volume of essays on Oates and her work for the French publisher Herne.
Hanes Professor of English & Comparative Literature emerita, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
The editor of one of the first books on Oates, Critical Essays on Joyce Carol Oates (G.K. Hall, 1979), Linda Wagner-Martin taught at Michigan State (and at Wayne State, briefly) before moving South. She has published widely in American modernism. Recent books are A History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present (Blackwell, 2013), Emily Dickinson, A Literary Life (Macmillan, 2013), and Barbara Kingsolver's World (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities, and Professor of Theatre and Performance, School of the Arts, Purchase College, State University of New York.
Gary Waller's work on Joyce Carol Oates includes Dreaming America: Obsession and Transcendence in the Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates (LSU, 1979), with articles in the Dalhousie Review, Ontario Review, World Literature Written in English, and Denver Quarterly, and essays in collections edited by Linda Wagner-Martin and Harold Bloom. He is the author of more than twenty other books, including The Virgin Mary in late Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Popular Culture (Cambridge, 2011), Walsingham and the English Imagination (Ashgate, 2011), Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well: New Critical Essays (Routledge 2007, 2013), The Sidney Family Romance: the Construction of Gender in Early Modern England (Wayne State, 1993), English Poetry in the Sixteenth Century (Longmans, 1986, 1994), and Edmund Spenser: a Literary Life (Macmillan, 1995). He has taught in universities in England, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Currently working on the boundaries of literature, theology, psychoanalysis, performance, and cultural history, he has also published two volumes of poetry.