Contact Information: myrto.drizou@boun.edu.tr

Areas of Interest                   

 19th- and 20th-century American Literature (especially turn-of-the-century realism and naturalism); comparative approaches to literary study; women’s fiction; gender studies; Edith Wharton

Education                              

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)

M.A., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)

M.A., Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick (2006)

B.A., English and Greek Language and Literature, University of Athens (2003)

 Selected Publications

 Edited Collections

 Critical Insights: Edith Wharton. Salem Press, 2017.

Journal Issues

 Guest-Editor, CR: The New Centennial Review. Special Issue: New Directions in American Literary Naturalism. Forthcoming (2021).

 Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

 “Edith Wharton’s Odyssey.” The New Edith Wharton Studies, edited by Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray, Cambridge UP. Forthcoming (2019).

“Wavering in Delight: Time, Progress, and the Turn of the Century in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity, edited by Meredith Goldsmith and Melanie Dawson, UP of Florida, 2018, pp. 56-76.

“‘Go Steady, Undine!’ The Horror of Ambition in Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.” Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties, edited by Sharon Yang and Kathy Healey, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 125-45.

“The Politics of Time in Frank Norris’s Criticism and Fiction.” Excavatio: International Review for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies Related to Émile Zola and Naturalism, vol. XXVIII, 2016.

“The Undecidable Miss Bart: Edith Wharton’s Naturalism in The House of Mirth.” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, vol. 38, 2016, pp. 21-49.

“Citizenship in the ‘Land of Letters’: Edith Wharton’s Literary Home in Exile.” Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile, edited by Jeff Birkenstein and Robert Hauhart, Salem Press, 2015, pp. 73-87.

“Introduction.” The Wind in the Rose-bush and Other Stories of the Supernatural. By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. 1903. Hastings College Press, 2015, pp. vii-xxi.

“Floundering between Worlds Passed and Worlds Coming: The Charm of the Unstable Balance in Henry Adams.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, 2012, pp. 65-86.

Manuscripts in Preparation

 Mixed Modernities: American and Greek Literatures in an Age of Transition (supported by BAP 3-year academic research fund)

 Edith Wharton and Greece

Co-editor. Reading with and against the Grain: New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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