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Heidi Elisabeth Bollinger earned her BA in English and Studio Art from SUNY Geneseo, and her PhD in English from the University of Rochester. She regularly teaches ENG 100: Integrated Reading and Composition, ENG 110: Expository Writing, ENG 111: Literature and Composition,and ENG 240: Graphic Novel. She enjoys working with students to help them make thoughtful choices as writers and take ownership of the writing process. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and watercolor painting.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Memoir and autobiography, the graphic novel, contemporary American literature and African American literature.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles:

“Crimes of Racial and Generic Mixing in John A. Williams’s Clifford’s Blues.” JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 44, no. 2, 2014, pp. 267-303.
“The Danger of Rereading: Disastrous Endings in Paul Auster’s The Brooklyn Follies and Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 46, no. 4, 2014, pp. 486-506.
“‘The Persnicketiness of Memory’: Jonathan Safran Foer’s Audaciously Imaginative Jewish Memorial Book.” Genre, vol. 45, no. 3, 2012, pp. 443-469.
“‘Ranaway from the Subscriber’: Teaching Slave Narratives Using Wanted Advertisements for Fugitive Slaves.” Pedagogy, vol. 18, no. 2, 2018, pp. 375-385.
“‘What If I Don’t Wanna Be White?’”: Black Authenticity and White Privilege in Margaret Seltzer’s Fake Memoir.” A/b: Autobiography Studies, vol. 31, no. 2, 2016, pp. 207-231.

Book Reviews:

Review of Navigating Loss in Women’s Contemporary Memoir, by Amy-Katerini Prodromou. Contemporary Women’s Writing, vol. 10, no. 2, 2016, pp. 294-296.

Review of Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature, by Brian Norman. Callaloo, vol. 35, no. 3, 2012, pp. 812-815.
Review of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, by Ruth Franklin. a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, 2013, pp. 171-174.