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Faculty Profile

Deborah E Barker

PROFESSOR EMERITA OF ENGLISH
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219 C BOUDURANT
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7758
Joined UM: August 14, 1990

Areas of Expertise

  • FILM AND MOTION PICTURES
  • LITERATURE, TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE
  • WOMEN WRITERS

Brief Bio

Deborah Barker has a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and has taught at University of Mississippi since 1990. Her latest book, Reconstructing Violence: The Southern Rape Complex in Film and Literature, takes as its starting point D. W. Griffith's infamous The Birth of a Nation and demonstrates how the tropes and imagery of the southern rape complex continue to assert themselves across a multitude of genres, time periods, and stylistic modes. Barker co-edited with Kathryn McKee, American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary. Barker's first book, Aesthetics and Gender in American Literature: The Portrait of the Woman Artist, deals with the role of the artist in literature by American women writers. She has also written a number of essays on southern film and literature and she is currently working on a collection of essays on southern noir.

Degrees

BA
Sociology
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA/NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (1978)
MA
English
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK/ALBANY, NEW YORK (1987)
PhD
English
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (1991)