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Keenan, Deirdre M., PhD

Department of English and Modern Languages
Office: MacAllister 302
Office Phone: 262-524-7254
Associate Degree: Northwestern Michigan
   Community College
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Areas of Specialization:
Milton, Early Modern England, Postcolonial, American Indian Studies, Gender and Queer Theory
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:

“Lesbian Normativity and the New Fascism of the Body.” Bodily Inscriptions: Interdisciplinary Explorations into Embodiment, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

"Stories of Migration: the Anishinaabeg and Irish Immigrants in the Great Lakes Region,” History Workshop Journal, Issue 64, Oxford University (fall 2007).

“Unrestricted Territory: Gender, Two-Spirits, and Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 30:2 (2006) 1-15.

“Race, Gender, and Other Differences,” in A Companion to Gender History, Teresa A. Meade and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Editors. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2004.

“Trespassing Native Ground: American Indian Studies and Non-Native Work” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association Winter/Spring 2001.

“Victory in Michigan,” HONOR Digest, Volume 12, No.5, fall 2001, and reprinted in Lac du Flambeau News. (Coverage of the case of Shannon Martin, Ojibwa, vs. The University of Michigan.)

“Redeeming Eve.” English Literary Renaissance, Volume 23, Number 3, autumn 1993.

Select Conference Presentations

Women’s World Congress (Seoul, South Korea) June 2005.
 Presenter: “Crossing the Borders of Sex-Gender

Women’s World Congress (Kampala, Uganda) June 2002
 Roundtable/Workshop Presenter: "The Body as a
 Gendered World."
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee,
Chair, Third Annual UNAFF Traveling Film Festival
   Committee, 2007-present.
Volunteer, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin,

Last updated 2/7/2013

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