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M. Nell Sullivan

Professor of English
Ph.D. in English, Rice University, 1995.
BA in English, Vanderbilt University, 1986

Research Interests:
American literature after 1865, the literature of the American South, the twentieth-century American novel, psychoanalytic theory, and composition.

Selected Publications:
"Academic Constructions of 'White Trash,' or, How to Insult the Lower Classes Without Really Trying." Reclaiming Class: Women, Poverty, and the Promise of Education in America. Eds. Sandra Dahlberg and Vivian Adair. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2003. 53-66.

"Boys Will Be Boys and Girls Will Be Gone: The Circuit of Male Desire in the Border Trilogy." A Cormac McCarthy Companion: The Border Trilogy. Ed. Edwin T. Arnold and Dianne C. Luce. Jackson: U P of Mississippi, 2001. 228-55.

"The Evolution of the Dead Girlfriend Motif in Outer Dark and Child of God." Cormac McCarthy: Myth, Legend, Dust. Ed. Richard Wallach. Manchester, U.K.: Manchester UP, 2000. 68-77.

"Nella Larsen's Passing and the Fading Subject." African American Review Vol. 32, Fall 1998: 373-386. Rpt. in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Vol. 200. Ed. Tom Schoenberg. Thomson Gale Publisher, 2008. 114-124.

"Persons in Pieces: Race and Aphanisis in Light in August." Mississippi Quarterly Vol. 49, Summer 1996: 497-517.

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