Contemporary literature and cultural studies
Phone: (239) 590-7182
E-Mail: email@example.com Office: RH 209
Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1993
Research and Teaching Interests: Cultural Theory, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Media Culture, Literature and Politics, Gender and Emotion
Myra Mendible joined Florida Gulf Coast University as founding faculty in 1994 and co-founder of the English program (1994-98). She served as English Program Leader (1998-2000), Chair of Language and Literature Department (2008-11), Interim Director of FGCU's Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies Center (2011-12) and is currenly an Honors Program Fellow. Dr. Mendible’s scholarship and teaching engage a range of theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural perspectives, with primary interests in media culture, ethnicity and gender, and the politics of emotion. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals; presented her research in regional, national, and international conferences; and is the editor of three essay collections.
American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic, Myra Mendible, Editor (under review)
Race 2008: Critical Reflections on an Historic Campaign, Myra Mendible, Editor, Brown/Walker Press, 2010.From
Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture, Myra Mendible, Editor, University of Texas Press, 2007 (reprinted 2008).
Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
“Scarlet-Letter Politics: Racial Shaming in the Campaign to Unseat President Obama.”
Ethnic Studies Review (in press, 2015). Print. “Post-Vietnam Syndrome.”
Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear. John Kuo Wei Tchen, Ed. London, New York: Verso, 2014. Print. “Literature as Activism: Ninotchka Rosca’s Political Aesthetic.”
Journal of Postcolonial Writing Volume 50, Issue 3 (May 2014): 354-367. Print. “Human Dignity, Humiliation, and the Erosion of the Humanities.”
International Journal of the Humanities 9 (2012). “Race and Politics in the Age of Obama.” Special Issue: “Post-Race America.”
Journal of Research in American Civilization [ Revue de recherche en civilisation américaine ] 3 (2012). Online < http://rrca.revues.org/index489.html> Review of
Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction by Stella Bolaki Rodopi. Postcolonial Text 7.1 (2012). “A Feral Beauty.”
Unspoiled: Writers Speak for Florida's Gulf. Eds. Janisse Ray and Susan Cerulian. Heart of the Earth Press: 2010. “Post Vietnam Syndrome: National Identity, War, and the Politics of Humiliation.”
Radical Psychology: A Journal of Psychology and Politics v 7 (Fall 2009). Online archive: http://www.radicalpsychology.org/vol7-1/mendible.html "Big Booty and the New Sexual Aesthetic."
American Sexuality. National Sexuality Research Center, San Francisco State University (January 6, 2009). (Selected AlterNet’s Top 5 Most Popular Articles of 2009). Online. “Storytelling and the Politics of Exile.”
Telling Stories to Change the World: Voices on Building Community and Claiming Social Justice, Ed. Rickie Solinger. Routledge, 2008. “
Chica Flicks: Postfeminism and the Latina American Dream.” Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies, Eds. Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young. Routledge, 2007 “Sexy Señoritas and other Imperial Fantasies: US Foreign Policy, Domestic Fictions, and the Latina Body.”
Screening the Past: An International Journal of Media and History 20 (Dec. 2006). “Dominance and Submission in Postmodern War Imagery.”
Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 17.1 (2006).