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Nevena Stojanovic

Teaching Assistant Professor

Dr. Nevena Stojanovic teaches courses in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, American literature and culture, and composition and rhetoric. Her primary research interests include race, gender, nomadism, and displacement in American literary realism and naturalism, but she is also interested in radical performance art and pedagogy. She is currently working on a few projects that examine performances of Jewishness in transatlantic novels at the turn of the twentieth century.


  • Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Henry James
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Performance Theory
  • Transatlantic Literary Studies
  • Composition and Rhetoric

Courses Offered

  • MDS 199: Orientation to MDS
  • MDS 289: Foundations of IDS
  • MDS 389: Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • MDS 489: Capstone
  • English 101: Composition and Rhetoric
  • English 102: Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
  • English 103: Accelerated Academic Writing
  • English 132: Short Story and Novel
  • English 241: American Literature I (Beginnings to 1865)
  • English 242: American Literature II (1865-Present)
  • English 258: Popular American Culture
  • English 304: Business Writing
  • English 305: Technical Writing
  • English 405: Young Adult Literature

Selected Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

“On the Echoes of Henry James’s  The Reverberator: Reflections on Teaching Argumentative Research Papers in Undergraduate Classes on Literature.”  International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies 4.2 (2017): 229-37. 

“On the Humanities in the Internet Era: Cyber Migrancy, Radical Performance Art, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s  La Pocha Nostra.”  St. John’s University Humanities Review 14.1 (2017): 63-76. 

“Like a Dazzling Curtain of Light’: Fanny Assingham’s Performances of Jewishness in Henry James’s  The Golden Bowl.”  Henry James Review 36.2 (2015): 129-47. 

“On Values, Interests, and Rewards: Fleda Vetch’s Quiet Victory in Henry James’s  The Spoils of Poynton.”  An Introvert in an Extrovert World: Essays on the Quiet Ones. Ed. Myrna Santos. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. 80-88. 

“Like Eliza Rachel Félix: Enacting Change in Louisa May Alcott’s  Behind a Mask.”  Otherness: Essays and Studies 4.2 (2014): 71-103. 

Book Reviews

“Review of Stacey Margolis’s  Fictions of Mass Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America.”  International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies 4.3 (2017): 352-54. 

“Review of Ellen Samuels’s  Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race.”  Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 6.4 (2017): 223-28.   

“Review of Fred Miller Robinson’s  Rooms in Dramatic Realism.”  Theatre Journal 68.3 (2016): 490-92. 

“Review of Amy Holzapfel’s  Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama: Acts of Seeing.”  Theatre Journal 66.3 (2014): 485-86. 

“Review of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes’s  Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy.”  Interactions: EGE Journal of British and American Studies 23.1-2 (2014): 303-306. 

Teaching Contributions

“Guidelines for Debaters and Their Audiences.”  Joining Academic Conversations: A Companion Text. Eds. Amy Colombo and JoAnn Dadisman. 1st ed. Plymouth: Hayden McNeil, 2007-2008. 31-34.