Departmental Directory

Nina Schwartz

Chair and Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine


Nina SchwartzNina Schwartz has published on modernism and contemporary literature and film and is currently completing a book on recent representations of trauma.  She teaches courses in theory, contemporary literature, and various interdisciplinary studies.



Courses taught

  • Introduction to Literary Study
  • Contemporary Approaches to Literary Study
  • Seminar in Literary Theory
  • The Self and Ethics in the Modern World

Publications (selected)

  • “Exotic Rituals and Family Values in Exotica”
  • “Itsy Bitsy Spiders and Other Pieces of the Real in Dead Calm”
  • "The Absent One in Apartment Zero”
  • Dead Fathers:  The Logic of Transference in Modern Narrative (U of Michigan P, 1994).