Hello. I’m an Adjunct Instructor in the Comparative Literature department and an ABD in Comparative Literature at CUNY Graduate Center. I’ve taught at Queens College for eleven years now…can’t believe it’s been that long. For most of those years I have taught writing-intensive comparative literature classes at the Weekend College: “Global Literature II.” I’ve also taught electives like “Women in Modern World Literature” and “Life Writing.” During the week, I teach Italian language courses at two other institutions.
I am finally defending my dissertation in April. Title: “Reimagining Don Quixote and Madame Bovary: The Influence of Cervantes and Flaubert on Twentieth-Century Women’s Literature.” Then, the quixotic quest for a full-time academic job awaits….
Some of what I blog will be very specific to my discipline, while other posts will address the challenges (and stresses) of adjunct life and reflect on the medium of blogging. I’ve always flirted with the idea of creating a blog, but could never find the time. Now that I’m putting it in, I can see how rewarding it is. Blogging has an immediacy that other types of writing lack, and you’re always aware of your audience: these can only be advantages.