Kristin Pitt

Kristin Pitt

Associate Professor

Room: Curtin Hall, Room 787
Phone: (414) 229-4835


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

Teaching Interests:

19th- and 20th-century South and North American literature
Women and gender studies
Cultural studies
The modern novel

Research Interests:

19th- and 20th-century South and North American narrative
Gender, sexuality, and race in the literature of the Americas
Nationalism and narrative

Recent Publications:

Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

"Denaturalizing the Plantation: Sexuality and (Re)production in the Fiction of Reinaldo Arenas." Chapter in Forces of Nature: Natural(-izing) Gender and Gender(-ing) Nature in the Discourses of Western Culture, edited by Bernadette H. Hyner and Precious McKenzie Stearnse. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

"Resisting Colony and Nation: Challenging History in Maryse Condé's Moi, Tituba, Sorcière... Noire de Salem." Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 27.1, 2007.

"National Conflict and Narrative Possibility in Faulkner and Garro," CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture. 8.2, 2006.

"Disappearing Bodies: The Nation and the Individual in José de Alencar's Iracema," Latin American Literary Review 67, January/June 2006.