Caren Irr

Caren Irr

Department Chair
Professor of English
PhD, Duke University

pronouns: she / her / hers

Research Interests

Theory, film and media studies, contemporaneity, the novel

Selected Publications

Toward the Geopolitical Novel: U.S Fiction in the Twenty-First Century book cover"Climate Fiction in English." Open access piece in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.

"The Space of Genre in the New Green Novel." Routledge, 2014. Free access for up to 50 readers.

"Toward the Geopolitical Novel: U.S Fiction in the Twenty-First Century." Columbia University Press, 2013. Read the first chapter for free.

"Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright." University of Iowa Press, 2010.

"On Jameson: From Postmodernism to Globalization," co-editor, State University of New York Press, 2005.

"Rethinking the Frankfurt School: Alternative Legacies of Cultural Critique," co-editor, State University of New York Press, 2002.

"The Suburb of Dissent: Cultural Politics in the United States and Canada during the 1930s." Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.

Selected Courses Taught