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B.A. Radcliffe University

M.A. Stanford University

Ph.D. Stanford University

Research Interests

Gender and Sexuality; Modernist Literature; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature.

Biographical Notes

Professor DeKoven has published three books and numerous journal articles and book chapters on a range of topics, including modernism, postmodernism, gender, feminist theory, and twentieth-century fiction. She is currently working on a book project on gender, ethics, and animals in modern and postmodern fiction. Professor DeKoven is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, was the Principal Investigator for a Rockefeller Residency Fellowship at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers, and is the recipient of the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Award for Excellence in Research.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Perkins Prize for Best Book on Narrative Literature in 2004, Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, 2005
  • The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers University, 2005
  • The Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 2003

Selected Publications


  • Utopia Limited: The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern, Duke University Press, 2004
  • Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism, Princeton University Press, 1991
  • A Different Language: Gertrude Stein's Experimental Writing, University of Wisconsin Press, 1983

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Other Publications:

Courses Offered


  • Feminist Critical Theory
  • Modernist Narrative
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Fiction


  • Modern Novel
  • American Literature of the 1920's
  • Fiction by Women

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