Elizabeth Joan Abele

Elizabeth Joan Abele

Associate Professor
English Department

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About the Faculty Member

After teaching 17 years at a community college, Elizabeth Abele has recently joined the faculty of the Gulf University for Science and Technology as Associate Professor in Literature. Her essays on the intersections of American culture with gender and race have appeared in Journal of American Studies Turkey, American Studies, and Journal of Transnational American Studies, and in edited anthologies on work of Kurt Vonnegut, Ridley Scott, Anne Proulx and Brad Pitt. She is the author of Home Front Hero: The Rise of a New Hollywood Archetype, 1988-1999 (McFarland Press, 2014) and co-editor of Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (Lexington Books, 2015). In addition to her service as a board member and chair for several academic associations, she served as Executive Director of the Northeast Modern Language Association from 2006-14.

Teaching Interest(s)

American Literature, Film and Popular Culture, Drama and Shakespeare, Gender Studies, Humanities. Composition

Expertise Area(s)

American Cultural Studies, Masculinity, Hollywood film, Shakespeare adaptations, Contemporary American Women's Fiction, American Fiction