Carine M. Mardorossian

Associate Professor Carine Mardorossian.

Office: 541 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0711
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world literature, postcolonial and Caribbean studies, ecocriticism, feminist theory

Works in Progress

  • Creolized Ecologies in Caribbean Fiction

Selected Publications


Cover of Framing the Rape Victim.
  • "Framing the Victim: Rape, Agency, and Structural Masculinity in the Contemporary United States" (Rutgers UP, forthcoming)
  • Reclaiming Difference:Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press (New World Series), 2005.


  • “‘Poetics of Landscape’ in Édouard Glissant’s Une Nouvelle Région du Monde,” Callaloo 36.4 (2013): 983-995.
  •  “Crossgendered Poetics in Maryse Condé’s Recent Fiction,” forthcoming in The Cross-Dressed Caribbean: Sexual Politics after Binarism. Ed. Bénédicte Ledent and Maria Cristina Fumagalli. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press. 13-25.
  •  “Violence, contingence, et inégalité sexuelle chez Maryse Condé.” Current Trends in Language and Culture Studies. Eds. Margit Grieb, Yves Clemmen, and Will Lehman. Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press, 2013.
  • “Victimhood in the Carceral Culture of Women’s Prisons,” International Journal of Victimology 19.1 (Spring 2013): 69-83; first published on June 4, 2012 doi: 10.1177/0269758012447214.
  • “Rape and the Violence of Representation in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace.” Research in African Literatures 42.4 (November 2011).
  •  “Doubling, Healing, and Gender in Caribbean Literature.” Macomère 12.3 (Winter 2010).
  • “Rape by Proxy in Contemporary Caribbean Women’s Fiction.” Feminism, Literature, and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Eds. Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson. London and New York: Routledge, hb 2010; ppb 2011. 23-38.
  •  “Edwidge Danticat and Caribbean Women Writers.” Edwidge Danticat: A Reader’s Guide. Ed. By Martin Munro, U of Virginia Press, 2010. 39-52.
  • “From Fanon to Glissant: A Martinican Genealogy.” Small Axe 13.3 (October 2009): 12-24.