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I  am an associate professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, a part of the City University of New York.  Currently, I am coordinator of First-Year English, and I teach courses in basic writing as well as Autobiography, Women and Literature, Middle Eastern Literature, World Literature, and the Short Story.  I have published numerous academic and personal essays, and am currently celebrating the publication of my memoir, 

Dream Homes.

Announcing the publication of my

 Dream Homes:

From Cairo to Katrina,

An Exile's Journey

 The Feminist Press, August 2008



 My academic publications include the award-winning "The Sultan and the Slave: Feminist Orientalism and the Structure of Jane Eyre."   This article, first published in Signs in 1993, has been reprinted numerous times.  It introduced the term "feminist orientalism," which has since become a standard concept in feminist and postcolonial theory.

Another article of which I am proud is "The Embodied Muse: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh and Feminist Poetics." This article grew out of the research I did for my dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. 

There's much more to say, and I'll add it soon.  But for now, do check out the book and tell all your friends!


Contact me:  Joyce Zonana