Ph.D. (2003) University of North Texas. English Literature and Theory
M.A. (1999) University of North Texas. Literature and Literary Criticism
B.A. (1998) Yarmouk University. English Language and Literature
RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS:
Rima Abunasser’s current research examines the ways in which Arab women writers rearticulate nationalism and reject the monolithic image of woman as a signifier of tradition and nation. Dr. Abunasser is interested in how writings by Arab women participate in revolutionary and post-revolutionary discourse, challenging the assumption that the Arab woman has a single, fixed role to play in the national, and pan-Arab, identity narrative. She is also the co-editor of Bahamut, a bi-annual literature anthology series dedicated to the translation and publication of transgressive work from around the globe. Her teaching interests reflect this global perspective, as Dr. Abunasser frequently teaches global literature and writing courses, with the goal of introducing her students to, and involving them in, ongoing transnational conversations about agency and cultural production.
Bahamut: Vol. I.
Eds. Rima Abunasser & Darin Bradley. Puyallup: Resurrection House, 2015. Print (Forthcoming)
Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz. New York: AMS Press, 2012. 215-29. Print.
“Daniel Defoe and the Economic Production of English National Identity,”
in XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 5 (2008): 3-12. Print.
Contemporary Novelists. Ed. Neil Schlager. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. Print.
NEH Summer Institute, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature the Arts, and Cinema Since Independence. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Summer 2014.
Department of English Service Award; TCU, Fort Worth, TX, Spring 2014.
Wise Woman Teaching Award, nominee; TCU, Fort Worth, TX, Spring 2014.
Wise Woman Teaching Award, nominee; TCU, Fort Worth, TX, Spring 2013.
RECENT UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
Introduction to Fiction: Global Fiction
Global Women’s Literature
British Novel to 1832
Introduction to Composition: First-Year Seminar: Non-Western Women’s Literature
Women in Literature and Culture: Postcolonial Women’s Literature