Carole K. Harris
Carole K. Harris received a B. A. in French Literature from Duke University (1984) and a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University (1993). Before joining the English Department at City Tech, she has taught French, Comparative Literature, and English Composition at a variety of other institutions, including Yale University, Bennington College, Rutgers University, the University of California at Irvine, and Hofstra University. She is working on two projects, a collection of essays entitled Flannery O'Connor: The Politics of the Cliché, and a memoir about the three generations of women in her family.
ENG 090W, ENG 092W, ENG 1101,ENG 2000,ENG 2001,ENG 3402,ENG 3403
Ph. D., Comparative Literature, Yale University
French and American nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature; Gustave Flaubert, Flannery O’Connor, and theories of the cliché; theories of humor; photography; memoir writing; literature of the Civil Rights era; Shakespeare; Greek drama and the African novel.
“The Politics of the Cliché: Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation’ and ‘The Displaced Person.’” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas. Forthcoming in 9.1 (Jan. 2011).
“Route 441: Signs from Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville.” Photo-essay. The Flannery O'Connor Review. Accepted for publication in 2011.
“The Echoing Afterlife of Clichés in Flannery O'Connor's 'Good Country People.'” The Flannery O'Connor Review 5 (2007): 56-65.
The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture, and Technology
“Cliché Language and the Provincial Grotesque: Gustave Flaubert and Flannery O'Connor.” Abstract of book-length project, 7 pp. Hawai'i International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Conference Proceedings, Jan. 2006, ISSN# 1541-5899.
“Crossing the Channel: Conversations with Colette and Woolf.” Rev. of The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette, by Helen Southworth. Twentieth-Century Literature 51.4 (Winter 2005): 495-503.
Der Tod ist ein einsames Geschäft, Diogenes Verlag, Zürich, 1987. book of 319 pp. (from the English: Death is a Lonely Business by Ray Bradbury), in collaboration with Jürgen Bauer.
“Queen Mother,” personal essay. Perspectives: A Journal of the Faculty and Staff XXX (2007-2009): 73-79.
“Route 441: Signs from Flannery O’Connor’s Milledgeville,” photography exhibit. Starbucks. 164 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, April 1-May 31, 2009.
“The Photography of Professor Carole K. Harris,” photography exhibit. Ursula C. Schwerin Library. New York City College of Technology. Oct. 8-Nov. 8, 2008.
“Pug,” personal essay. Perspectives: A Journal of the Faculty and Staff XXIX (2006-2007): 60-68.