Prof. Rochelle Raineri Zuck
American literature to 1900
I received my Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and began teaching at UMD in the fall of 2008. I teach a variety of courses at UMD on topics ranging from the early American novel to contemporary "tales of terror." In spring 2011, I was awarded the Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty by UMD's College of Liberal Arts. My research examines the competing constructions of nationalism, sovereignty, and citizenship in early American literature and culture. Currently, I am working on a book project entitled Divided Sovereignties: Genealogies of Nationhood, Citizenship, and Law in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture and editing James Fenimore Cooper's 1848 novel Oak Openings; or, The Bee-Hunter for the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper series. I also serve as the President of the James Fenimore Cooper Society and as one of two associate editors of the James Fenimore Cooper Society Newsletter.
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Research Interests: multiethnic U.S. literatures, political theory; constructions of citizenship and national identity; periodical literatures; transatlantic print culture; and law and literature.
Teaching Interests: Early American literature, African American literatures, American Indian literatures, the novel, literary theory, captivity narratives, gothic literature, Transcendentalism and nature writing