Michelle M. Tokarczyk

Professor, English

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B.A. (English), Herbert Lehman College, 1975
M.A., (English), SUNY, Stony Brook, 1978
Ph.D. (English), SUNY, Stony Brook, 1985

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Working-Class Studies, Contemporary American Literature, Women’s Studies, Composition

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Editor, Critical Approaches to American Working Class Literature (Routledge, 2011)

Class Definitions: On the Lives and Writings of Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Dorothy Allison (Susquehanna UP, 2008)

E. L. Doctorow's Skeptical Commitment (Peter Lang, 2000)

The House I'm Running From: Poems (West End P, 1989)

"Promises to Keep: Working-Class Students and Higher Education" in Michael Zweig, Ed. What's Class Got to Do with It? American Society in the Twenty-First Century (Cornell UP, 2004).

Funded Research

Goucher College Summer Grant for Article in Progress, “Imagining Solidarity: The Epic Poetry of Chris Llewellyn and Diane Gilliam Fisher,” 2009