Rachel Trousdale


Rachel Trousdale

Visiting Associate Professor of English; Ph.D. Yale University
417 HO; Monday and Wednesday 3-4, Thursday 12-1, and by appointment.

Research areas and interests

Modernism; postmodernism; contemporary poetry; transnational fiction; humor studies; graphic novels

Works in progress

The Joking Voice: Humor and Empathy in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Humor in Modern American Poetry (ed. with Isaac Cates)

Selected Publications

Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination: Novels of Exile and Alternate Worlds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

“Virginia Woolf and Vladimir Nabokov” (with Priscilla Meyer). Comparative Literature Studies. Forthcoming 2013.

“A Female Prophet? Female Authority and Memory in Marjane Satrapi. Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, ed. Jane Tolmie. University of Mississippi Press. Forthcoming December 1, 2013

“Humor Saves Steps: Laughter and Humanity in Marianne Moore.” Journal of Modern Literature 35: 3 (2012) 121-138.

“City of Mongrel Joy: Bombay in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and The Moor’s Last Sigh.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 39:2 (2004): 95-110.

Poems and reviews in Literary Imagination, The Atlanta Review, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and The Yale Review, among other places.