Davida Pines

Davida PinesChair and Associate Professor, Division of Rhetoric


BA English, Yale University
MA English and American Literature, New York University
MPhil English Romantic Poetry, Oxford University
PhD English and American Literature, Brandeis University

Teaching interests: Argument and Composition, Graphic Narrative, Modernism, and Harlem Renaissance

Research interests: Long-form autobiographical comics, the relationship between image and text, and the teaching of writing

Selected publications:

The Marriage Paradox: Modernist Novels and the Cultural Imperative to Marry. University of Florida Press, 2006.

“Negotiating Individual and Collective Memory: Alissa Torres’ American Widow and Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers” in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, ed. Jane Tolmie. University of Mississippi Press, in press.

“Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers” in September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide, eds. Sara Quay and Amy Domenico. Greenwood, 2010.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Peyton Richter Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Teaching, College of General Studies, 2011-2012.

Junior Fellow, Boston University Humanities Foundation, 2008-2009.