Rachel  Trousdale

Rachel Trousdale

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6209
Email: rtrousdale@agnesscott.edu

Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-3:00
Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-5:00
and by appointment

Academic Degrees

B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
M. Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Trousdale's interests include British and American modernism, postmodernism, contemporary poetry, and poetry writing.

Professional Activities

Recent Publications:


Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination: Novels of Exile and Alternate Worlds. New York: Palgrave, 2010.


“Humor Saves Steps': Laughter and Humanity in Marianne Moore.” The Journal of Modern Literature. Forthcoming.

“A Female Prophet? Female Authority and Memory in Marjane Satrapi.” Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, ed. Jane Tolmie. Forthcoming.

“Nabokov and the Transnational Canon.” The Nabokovian 66 (Spring 2011): 7-14.

“Chabon, Nabokov, and the Model Transnational.” Transitional Nabokov, ed. Duncan White and Will Norman, Peter Lang UK, 2009, 99-114.

“Incest and Intertext: Mansfield Park in Ada.The Nabokovian 61, Fall 2008, 48-52.

“Hybridity and the Artist in Out of Africa” in On the Road to Baghdad, or, Traveling Biculturalism, ed. Gönül Pultar. Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2005, 169-190.

“City of Mongrel Joy: Bombay in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and The Moor’s Last Sigh.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 39:2 2004, 95-110.

“ Faragod Bless Them: Anna Karenin and Electricity in Ada.” Nabakov Studies 7 (2003): 119-128

“ Self-Invention in Isak Dinesen's 'The Flood at Norderney.'” Scandinavian Studies, Volume 74 No 2, (2002): 205-222.

“ Transformation of Memory: Marcel Proust, Vladimir Nabokov, and James Merrill.” in Nabakov's World, ed. Jane Grayson, Arnold B. McMillin, and Priscilla Meyer, Macmillan, 2002, 192-203.

Professor Trousdale's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Imagination, the Atlanta Review, Natural Bridge, Confrontation, The Southern Poetry Anthology, The Jewish Poetry Anthology, and Pocket Field Guide, among other places.

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