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Ann Mattis

Ann Mattis

Associate Professor

Ann Mattis is an Associate Professor of English, Humanities, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  She enjoys teaching courses about American literature and culture, especially women’s and ethnic literature.  As a researcher, she engages in materialist and feminist approaches to labor and class, and, more recently, comedy.

Recent Publications:   

Scholarly essays:   

“All the Single Nannies: Reforming Elite Domesticity and the Cultural Imaginary” (2021) by Ann Mattis. Single Lives:  Modern Women in Literature, Culture, and Film. Edited by Katherine Fama and Jorie Lagerwey.   

“Introducing New Womanhood and Intersectionality through the Threshold Concept Approach.” Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English.  MLA Options for Teaching Series.  Edited by Janine Utell (2021).   

“Amy Schumer and the Limits of Popular (white) Feminist Self-Branding.” Celebrity Studies.  Volume 13, 2022. Issue 3.  (2021)   

Scholarly book:   

Dirty Work:  Domestic Service in Progressive-Era Women’s Fiction (2019) University of Michigan Press.
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