McMicken College of Arts & SciencesMcMicken College of Arts & SciencesUniversity of Cincinnati

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

English and Comparative LiteratureEnglish and Comparative Literature

English and Comparative Literature

Jennifer Glaser

Faculty

Contact Information

Name 
Jennifer Glaser
Position Assistant Professor
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 214C  
Email jennifer.glaser@uc.edu
Phone (513) 556-3129
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069

Education

School Degree
University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality
University of Pennsylvania M.A. Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
Columbia University B.A. English

 

Professional Summary

Jennifer Glaser received her B.A. in English from Columbia University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century American literature, comparative ethnicity, diasporic and transnational studies, Jewish studies, gender and sexuality, digital humanities, and comics and the graphic novel. She is presently completing work on a manuscript entitled Exceptional Differences: Race, Chosenness, and the Postwar Jewish American Literary Imagination.  She is also begining two new scholarly projects--one on affect, ethnicity, and the novel in the digital era and the other on race and ethnicity in comics.  In addition to her scholarly work, she writes essays, short fiction, and cultural criticism, and is working to expand one of her published narrative non-fiction pieces into a full-length manuscript, entitled A Pocket-Sized Dictionary of Loss.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Jennifer Glaser. "The Jew in the Canon: Reading Race and Literary History in Philip Roth's The Human Stain." PMLA Fall 2008 (2008).

Jennifer Glaser. "“Beyond the Farribel: Toward a Transnational Reassessment of Jewish Studies.”." SAFUNDI: The Journal of South African and American Studies (2009).

Jennifer Glaser. "An Imaginary Ararat: Jewish Bodies and Jewish Homelands in Ben Katchor's The Jew of New York." MELUS Fall 2007 (2007).

"The Politics of Difference and the Future(s) of Jewish American Literary Studies." Prooftexts. Forthcoming, Spring 2010.

"The Jew in Transcultural and Postcolonial Theory: Tracing a Field." Literature Compass. Forthcoming, Spring 2012.

“Picturing the Transnational in Palomar: Gilbert Hernandez

Book Chapters

Jennifer Glaser. "Queer Politics and the Politics of the Queer in Kushner's Angels in America." Bloom's Literary Themes. Ed. Blake Hobby. Chelsea House Press, 2009.

"The National and Racial Uncanny in Philip Roth's American Pastoral."  Philip Roth. Ed. Debra Shostak. Continuum Press. June 2011.

Encyclopedia Articles

Jennifer Glaser. ""Saul Bellow"." Student's Encyclopedia of American Writers: 1945-1970. Facts on File, 2009.

Jennifer Glaser. ""Philip Roth"." Student's Encyclopedia of American Writers: 1945-1970. Facts on File, 2009.

Jennifer Glaser. ""Wayne Koestenbaum" and "Karen Alkalay-Gut"." Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Writers. Greenwood Press, 2005.

“Mat Johnson.”  African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming Winter 2012.

Reviews

“Review of Our Exodus: Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story, by Matt Silver.” The American Jewish Archives Journal(AJAJ),Summer 2011.

“Modernity and the Tribe: Jewish and Native American Encounters in the U.S.: A
Review of Members of the Tribe, by Rachel Rubinstein.”  H-Net, October
2010.

Essays

"Imagining American Jewry in its Pre-Adolescence: An Essay on Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America and Cynthia Ozick’s Heir to the Glimmering World.” BeliefNet. (2004).

"The Great Bieberization: How the Kids Took Over." The Faster Times. 5/10.

"Whitney and Osama: A Terrorist&39;s Obsession." The Faster Times. 9/09.

"How Project Runway Lost Its Edge." The Faster Times. 11/09.

"TV Chefs as Religious Icons." The Faster Times. 9/09.

"Jeffrey Eugenides, David Foster Wallace, and the State of the Novel." The Faster Times. 11-16-11.  http://www.thefastertimes.com/books/2011/11/16/jeffrey-eugenides-david-foster-wallace-and-the-state-of-the-novel/

Fiction

“Panacea.” Brighton Approach. February 2011.

Nonfiction

Jennifer Glaser. Ed. Jilllian Quint. "Sex and the Sickbed", Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: Random House, 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. "Mortality Can Be a Powerful Aphrodisiac": New York Times, 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. "Youngish and Yiddish," Philadelphia Magazine, 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. "Synergy Watch: ABC Goes to the Movies", Columbia Journalism Review.

Paper Presentations

Jennifer Glaser. The Topography of Diaspora in Contemporary Jewish American Literature. AJS Conference, Toronto, ON. 2007.

Jennifer Glaser. The Ethics of Before: Contemporary Jewish American Holocaust Fiction and the Imaginary Childhood. MLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. Heeb-ing the Jewish Body: Heeb magazine and the Marketing of Jewish Racial Difference. MLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. Passing in and Passing Through: The power of racial conversion in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand and Passing and Mary Antin’s The Promised Land. Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA. 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. Golems and Other Monsters of the Jewish American Racial Imaginary. ACLA conference, Princeton, NJ. 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. Diasporist Art and The Nature of Race: R.B. Kitaj and Caryl Phillips’ African and Jewish Diasporas. Variations on Blackness Conference, Bloomington, IN. 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. Race and “The Corporeal Turn: Jewish Studies and Ethnic Studies at a Crossroads. MELUS conference, Boca Raton, FL. 2006.

Jennifer Glaser. Translating the Post-Holocaust through the Post-Colonial: The Mouthpiece of Identity in Cynthia Ozick’s A Mercenary. Race, Jews, and Empire Conference, Southampton, UK. 2005.

Jennifer Glaser. A Politics of Failure: Nostalgia and Visual Culture in Ben Katchor’s The Jew of New York. PCA conference, San Diego, CA. 2005.

Jennifer Glaser. Organizer of Panel and presenter, “The Politics of Chosenness in Caribbean and Jewish American Fiction” . ACLA, Cambridge, MA. 2009.

Jennifer Glaser. “Queering the Promised Land” . NWSA, Cincinnati, OH. 2008.

"Michael Chabon's Native American and Jewish Diasporas". Jews, Native Americans, and the Western World Order, Columbia University. 04-2010.

Jewish Anti-Communists and American Racial Politics. 2010 Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History, New York, NY. 06-2010.

“Reading Race, Reading Comics: Incognegro and the Discourse of Racial Legibility.” . Post45, Cleveland, OH. 04-2011.

Chair, "Narrative Imag(in)ing and the Comics of the Hernandez Brothers” . MLA, Los Angeles, CA. 01-2011.

“Jews, Race, and Comparative Ethnic Studies” . AJS, Boston, MA. 12-2010.

"Ethnographic Encounters: Jewish American and Italian American Graphic Narratives". MLA, Seattle, WA. 01-2012.

"Jewish Women Intellectuals and the Pitfalls of Identification". AJS, Washington, D.C.. 12-2011.

Honors and Awards

Dean's Award for Teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 2007, .

Charles Phelps Taft Center Summer Research Fellowship, 06-2009-09-2009.

URC Summer Research Fellowship, 06-2010-09-2010.

Course Taught

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION.

INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THEORY.

INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH STUDIES.

JEWISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE.

TOPICS IN AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURE: IMMIGRATION AND LITERATURE.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LIT AFTER POSTMODERNISM.

AMERICAN LITERATURE AND THE HISTORIOGRAPHIC IMAGINATION.

TRANSNATIONAL AMERICAN LITERATURE.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES.

TOPICS IN AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURE: ETHNIC AMERICAN COMICS AND GRAPHIC NARRATIVES.

JEWISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN CONVERSATION.

AMERICAN WRITERS: 1865-1914.