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Dr. Ann Marie Fallon

Ann Marie Fallon
Professor of Humanities and International Studies
Director, University Honors College

amfallon@pdx.edu

B.A. 1994 Swarthmore College, English, High Honors, with minors in Anthropology/Sociology and Political Science

M.A. 1997 University of Virginia, English Language and Literature with a certificate in Women's Studies

Ph.D. 2003 University of Virginia, English Language and Literature

On the PSU faculty since 2002

FIELDS: Comparative Research Methods in the Humanities; Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature; Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Literature of the Americas; Transnational Approaches to American Literature; Women and Literature; History of the Novel; Ecocriticism; and Community-Based Learning Practices.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Global Crusoe: Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Theory and Transnational Aesthetics. Burlington VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2011

Editor, with Susan Danielson, Community Based Learning and the Work of Literature, Boston, MA: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Editor, with Gerd Hurm, Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s, London: Peter Lang, 2007.

Chapters and Articles

“Anti-Crusoes, Alternative Crusoes: Revisions and Extensions of the Island Story in the 20th century” The Cambridge Companion to Robinson Crusoe, ed. John Richetti. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (under contract).

"Everybody Reads: Public Literature Programs as Agents of Social Exchange and connection" in Service Learning and Literature Curriculum." Eds. Roberta Rosenberg and Laurie Grobman. MLA Series, Winter 2014-15.

"Preface". Community-Based Learning and the Work of Literature. Boston: Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2007.

“Rebellious Readers: The Making of American Literature in the 1950s” , Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s. London: Peter Lang, 2007.

"Everybody Reads, Everybody Learns: Engaging the Humanities". Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2008.

"Julieta Campos and the Repeating Island: An Overview Essay." Review of Contemporary Fiction, 26(2), 36-65, 2006.

"Rethinking the American Novel in Victoria Slavuski's Musica para olvidar una isla". Latin American Literary Review, 34(67), 75-93, 2006.

"Citing Robinson Crusoe: Narrative Revision and Literary History." Literature Compass, 1(1), no pagination, 2004.

"Is there a transnational literary aesthetic?" International Journal of the Humanities, 2(2), 1019-1023, 2004.

Book review: Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927 [Review of the book Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927, by Nina Baym]. Pacific Historical Review, 81, 310-312, 2012.

INVITED TALKS and PRESENTATIONS

Fallon, A.(2014, July 4-5). "New Perspectives on Edward Steichen's The Bitter Years" at the International Symposium, CNA, Dudelange, Luxembourg and Trier Center for American Studies, University of Trier, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2013, August). Modernism and the American West: Duchamp’s Nude and Networks of Meaning. Paper, Freie University, presented at Actor-Networks Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2012, November). “Urban Honors: Revolutionizing our Honors General Educational Experience.” National Collegiate Honors Council. Boston, MA.

Fallon, A.  (2012, October).Wildwood and the Ecology of the New NorthWest. Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, presented at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA.

Fallon, A. (2011, June)."Bringing Modernism West: The Women Who Brought the Future to the Frontier". Trier, Germany.

Fallon, A.  (2010, October).Improvisation, Movement and Coherence for High Achieving Students at an Urban Open-Enrollment institution. National Collegiate Honors Council, presented at Rhythms and Currents, Kansas City, Missouri.

Fallon, A. (2009, December). Portland: City of Books. Symposium conducted at Global Cities/Global Citizenship, Bologna, Italy.

Fallon, A. (2009, December). Portland in Books. Symposium conducted at Global Cities/Global Citizenship, Bologna, Italy.

Fallon, A. (2008, May). Entrepreneurship in the Humanities. University of Maryland at College Park, presented at Kauffman Foundation in Entrepreneurship meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Fallon, A.  (2008, April). "Community Based Learning and the Work of Literature". Presented at Continuums of Service Conference, Portland, Oregon. 

Fallon, A.  (2008, February). Reinventing General Education. Kent State, presented at Committee for the Reform of General Education, Kent State, Kent, Ohio.

Fallon, A. (2006, July). "John Reed and American Marxism". Trier Center for American Studies, presented at American Appropriations of Karl Marx, Trier, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2006, February). "Critical Interpretations of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner". Portland State University and Multnomah County Library, presented at Everybody Reads Discussion Panel, Portland, Oregon.

Fallon, A. (2006, February). Islands in the New World. College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, VA.

Fallon, A. (2005). I am an American" Immigration, Money and American Literature from Anzia Yezierska to Saul Bellow. Martin-Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg. Halle, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2005). Immigrants and Exiles: American Identity Between the Wars. University of Mainz. Germersheim, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2005). Teaching Friday A-F-R-I-C-A: The Absence of Robinson Crusoe in South Africa. University of Trier Center for American Studies. Trier, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2005). Teaching Race Class and Gender in American Literature. Luxembourg and Belgium Association of American Studies Conferences. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Fallon, A. (2005). Teaching Race Class and Gender in American Literature. Luxembourg and Belgium Association of American Studies Conferences. Brussels, Belgium.

Fallon, A. (2005). The Piano Men: Black Bodies in Willa Cather and August Wilson. University of Mainz. Mainz, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2005). Twentieth-Century American Domestic Fiction. University of Frankfurt. Frankfurt, Germany. 

Fallon, A. (2005, June). Rebels Out (and In) Academe: The Making of American Literature 1950-1955. University of Trier Center for American Studies, presented at Rebels without a Cause? Renegotiating the American 1950s, Trier, Germany. 

Fallon, A. (2005, May). Gothicism and the Spectre of Slavery in 19th Century Transatlantic fiction. German-American Studies Association, presented at Transatlantic Negotiations, Frankfurt, Germany.

Fallon, A. (2004, November). Civic Engagement and the American University. University of Trier Center for American Studies, presented at Community and Gender Studies, Trier, Germany .

Fallon, A. (2004, November). Fear of Islands and the Spaces in-between: Julieta Campos and Desire. Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Portland, Oregon.

Fallon, A. (2004, November). The World in the Moon: Aphra Behn and Science in the Restoration. University of Luxembourg, presented at Gender and Science, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Fallon, A. (2004, June). Teaching Japantown and the Space of History. University Studies, Portland State University, presented at Freshman Inquiry Faculty Retreat, Portland, Oregon.

Fallon, A. (2004, June). Is there a Transnational Literary Aesthetic?. The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Prato, Italy.

Fallon, A. (2003, April). Balancing Work and Life: Resources for Women in Academia. University Studies, Portland State University. Portland, Oregon.

Fallon, A. (2002, December). Gendering Robinson Crusoe: Marianne Wiggins on Defoe's Island. Modern Language Association, presented at Annual Conference, New York, New York.

Fallon, A. (2002). Writing Home: Habitat for Humanity, Community-Based Learning and the Humanities. English Department, Portland State University, presented at English Department Community Engagement Series, Portland, Oregon.

Fallon, A. (2002, October). Charting Robinson Crusoe: The Early Modern Novel and the Self-Made Map. Northeast Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. New York, New York.

Fallon, A. (2002, October). Marianne Wiggins and the New World. English Department, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.

Fallon, A. (2001, July). The Changing Face of Robinson Crusoe: Global Perspectives on a Modern Myth. Congress of the Americas. Puebla, Mexico.

Fallon, A. (1999, December). The Mutual Influences of Gothicism and Travel Narrative in the Late Eighteenth Century. Northeast Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Durham, New Hampshire.

Fallon, A. (1999). Working at the Kitchen Table: Collaboration and Consumption Across the Border. National Ethnic Women Writers' Conference. Purdue-Calamet, Indiana.

Fallon, A. (1999, October). Gothicism and Travel in Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Midwest Modern Language Association. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Fallon, A. (1997). Tours of London Prisons in Batty Langley and Daniel Defoe. University of Virginia, presented at Disciplining the University, Charlottesville, VA.

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

"Faculty Travel Award" Local, $1,200.00. (November 2012).

"Faculty exchange award," Sponsored by Portland Bologna Sister City Association, Local, $1,500.00. (December 2009).

"Global Cities, Global Citizenship," Sponsored by Atlantis/fipse, Federal, $3,500.00. (December 2009).

"Everybody Reads, Everybody Learns," Sponsored by Oregon Council for the Humanities, State, $5,000.00. (April 2007). 

"Angel Island Immigration Station," Sponsored by Diversity Action Council, Portland State University, $2,000.00. (March 2007).

"Frinq Civic Engagement," Sponsored by Civic Solutions Grant, Portland State University, $21,000.00. (September 2003 - June 2006).

"Flying Kites, Flying Colors," Sponsored by Diversity Action Council, Portland State University, $2,000.00. (March 2006).

"Immigrants and Exiles: American Identities," Sponsored by Fulbright, Federal, $26,000.00. (July 2005).

"Engaging Freshman in Community Based Learning," Sponsored by STRT grant, Portland State University, $500.00. (November 2002 - May 2003).

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

Fulbright Junior Lecturer in American Studies, Fulbright. (September 1, 2004).

High Honors, Swarthmore College. (May 2004).

Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College. (May 1994).