Diana Filar

Diana FilarPhD - Third Year
MA in English Language and Literature, University of New Mexico, 2015
BFA Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College, 2012
Office Location: Rabb 324

Research Interests

20th and 21st century American literature; immigrant literature; affect theory; neoliberalism in literature; ethnic and critical race studies; and experimental genre/form


"Henryk Sienkiewicz's US-Immigrants in Za Chlebem (After Bread): Sans-Nationalism, Anti-Exceptionalism, and the Failed Immigrant Novel." MELUS Conference (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States). MIT, Cambridge, MA. April 27-30, 2017.

"Women in Clothes: Collaborative Fashion Conversations and Communities Across Time and Media." ACLA. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 2016.

"Palms: Poetry, Little Magazines, and the "Making it New" of Modernist American Literature." Modernist Studies Association. Boston, MA. November 2015.

"'You Must Think About Sad Things': Alleviating Selective Amnesia and Restoring History in Contemporary Literature." ACLA: Symposium on American Poetry. Savannah, GA. October 2014.


"Feeling, Form, Framework: A Review of Rachel Greenwald Smith's Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism." Postmodern Culture 25.1 (Sept. 2014).


Andrew Grossbardt '72 Endowed Fellowship 

Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award, Brandeis University (2017)

Outstanding Core Writing Instructor Award, University of New Mexico (2015)

American Literary Studies-Elizabeth and George Arms Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Essay Prize, University of New Mexico (2015)

Classes Taught & Assisted

UWS: Huddled Masses: Immigrants in America (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

(TF) Classic Hollywood Cinema, Professor Paul Morrison (Fall 2017)

(TF) Critical Race Theory, Professor Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Spring 2017)

(TF) Introduction to Literary Studies, Professor Jerome Tharaud (Fall 2016)

(TF) American Independent Film, Professor Caren Irr (Fall 2016)

(TF) Within the Veil: African-American and Muslim Women's Writing, Professor Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (Spring 2016)

Favorite Work

Roberto Bolano "2666"