Carine M. Mardorossian

Carine M. Mardorossian

Carine M. Mardorossian


Postcolonial and Caribbean studies; Environmental Humanities; Medical Humanities; Creative Nonfiction; Feminist Theory.

Works in Progress

  • The Creolized Ecologies of Caribbean Studies
  • The Caregivers: At Home with Medicine, with Christopher Kerr, MD (creative nonfiction)

Selected Publications


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Death is but a Dream: Hope and Meaning at Life’s End, Penguin-Random House, 2020 (with Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Hospice Buffalo): The centrality of the subjective experience of mortality (what the humanities are all about) to clinical practice

Book Cover for Framing the Victim: Rape, Agency, and Structural Masculinity in the Contemporary United States.

Framing the Rape Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered, Rutgers University Press, 2014. Winner of The Authors’ Zone Award, 2016

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Reclaiming Difference: Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism. Charlottesville, VA: U of Virginia Press (New World Series), 2005


  • “Caryl Phillips’s Radio Plays and Documentaries.” Forthcoming in an anthology edited by Delphine Munot and Daria Tunca. Rodopi, 2021.
  • “Creolized Ecology in Mayra Montero’s Palm of Darkness.” Forthcoming in Caribbean Crossroads: Women's Space and Time Re-imagined, eds. Odile Ferly and Tegan Zimmerman, 2021.
  • “Sexualized Violence in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.” Forthcoming in Wide Sargasso Sea at 50.” Palgrave, MacMillan (other contributors include Jamaica Kincaid, Erica Johnson, Elaine Savory), 2020.
  • “From Media Literacy to Media Archaeology” MAST: The Journal of Media, Art, Study, and Theory 1.1 (April 2020): 44-50.
  • “Magical Terrestrealism in Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light.” Forthcoming in an anthology on Magical Realism and the Caribbean, edited by Victoria Chevalier and Richard Price. Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.
  • “‘Aha!’: Edwidge Danticat and Creolization.” Forthcoming in The Bloomsbury Companion to Edwidge Danticat. Eds. Jana Evans Braziel and Nadège Clitandre, 2020.
  • “‘What is worse beside?’ An Ecocritical Reading of Madness in Caribbean Literature.” Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge. Eds. Bénédicte Ledent, Evelyn O'Callaghan and Daria Tunca. London and New York: Palgrave, Macmillan, October 2018: 103-115.
  • “Frantz Fanon: An Indispensable Theoretical Misfit Today.” 45.1 College Literature (Winter 2018): 18-23.
  • “Nature-Function in Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge.” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 48.3-4 (2017): 187-209.
  • “Race, Literacy, and Postcoloniality in Jamaica Kincaid’s Mr. Potter.” The Invention of Legacy. Eds. Gordon Collier, G. David, M. Delrez, and B. Ledent. Leiden, The Netherlands, Boston, MA, and Tokyo, Japan: Brill, 2016. 187-201.
  • “A Foucaultian Reading of Jean Rhys’s Fiction.” Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches, 1st Edition. Eds. Erica L. Johnson and Patricia Moran. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2015.
  • “Le ‘terrien-marin’: Edouard Glissant et la théorie écocritique,” Contemporary Approaches to World Languages and Cultures. Eds. Margit Grieb et al. Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press, 2015.
  • “Crossgendered Poetics in Maryse Condé’s Recent Fiction,” The Cross-Dressed Caribbean: Sexual Politics after Binarism. Ed. Maria Cristina Fumagalli. Bénédicte Ledent, and Roberto del Valle Alcalá. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press. 2013. 13-25.
  • “‘Poetics of Landscape’in Édouard Glissant’s La Nouvelle Région du Monde,” Callaloo 13.4 (2013): 983-995.