Location: Bowdoin / Celeste Goodridge


Celeste Goodridge

Professor of English

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Massachusetts Hall - 301

Teaching this semester

ENGL 1048. Contemporary Short Fiction in English

Celeste Goodridge
Examines some of the formal features of narrative: plot, character development, point of view, the role of the reader, and closure, arguing that short stories have different requirements of economy than longer narratives. Emphasizing Gothic elements and representations of transgression, power, secrets, dysfunctionality, and domestic arrangements. Authors from England, Canada, and Ireland will be read and may include Tessa Hadley, Alice Munro, Colm Toibin, William Trevor, and Claire Keegan.

Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1985

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature (all genres) and literary theory. Courses are often listed as part of the Gay and lesbian studies curriculum. 

The cultural function and representation of contemporary biography and icons; modern and contemporary poetry; cold war literature and culture; literary and cultural theory.