Erin C Trapp

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Cultural Stdy/Comparative Lit
235 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Dr SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2009.

Curriculum Vitae


  • psychoanalysis
  • cultural poetics
  • Theories of the Subject
  • Postwar German poetry
  • Migration, Race, and Ethnicity
Courses Taught
  • CSCL 3174: Poetry as Cultural Critique (Spring 2015)
  • CSCL 1101: Introduction to Literature (Fall 2014)
  • CSCL 3173: The Rhetoric of Everyday Life (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • CSCL 3458: The Body and the Politics of Representation (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • “Redacted Tears, Aesthetics of Alterity: Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo Diary,” in Terror in Global Narrative: The Aesthetics and Representation of 9/11 in the Age of Late-Late Capitalism, ed. George Fragopoulos and Lila Nayden. (Forthcoming, 2015).
  • "Human Rights Poetry: On Ferida Durakovic’s Heart of Darkness": Trapp, Erin, Journal of Narrative Theory, forthcoming.
  • “Zehra Çirak and the Aporia of Dialogism,”: Trapp, Erin, Palgrave Macmillan, Poetry and Dialogism: Hearing Over, 2014.
  • “Arendt, Preference, and the Revolutionary Spectator”: Trapp, Erin, Cultural Critique, 86 , 2014.
  • “The Enemy Combatant as Poet: the Politics of Writing in Poems from Guantanamo”: Trapp, Erin, Postmodern Culture , 21 , 2012.
  • “Unfulfillable Wishing: Depression in the Gray Zone”: Trapp, Erin, Modern Language Notes, 124 708-727, 2009.