Davida Pines

Chair and Associate Professor, Rhetoric

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.