Luminita Dragulescu, Writing Pedagogy
University of Delaware
053 Memorial Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Luminita Dragulescu received her B.A. from the University of Bucharest, Romania; and her M.A. and Ph.D. from West Virginia University). Her research and teaching interests are at the interface of contemporary American Literature, Black American Literature and Culture, race and trauma/psychoanalytical theories, and memory and life-writing studies. Her scholarship examines how literature engages the social, political, and psychological mechanisms by which racialized discourses and racism can have traumatic effects on individuals and cultures, while mapping the extent, depth, and variations of these effects. Dr. Dragulescu has published articles and book chapters mostly on race trauma in the literary and cultural imagination, engaging the works of Salman Rushdie, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, Phillip Roth, Art Spiegelman, Katherine Stockett, John Edgar Wideman, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Boris Pasternak. As the writer and director of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, she produced four DVDs, among which “Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Advisor to the Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Currently, she is working on a book project, Nat Turner in Black and White: Race, Trauma, and the Literary Imaginary.
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