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Dr. Debrah Raschke, Ph.D.

Office: Grauel 209 

Selected Publications:


Doris Lessing: Interrogating the Times, with Phyllis Perrakis and Sandra Singer, eds. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press), 2010.

Modernism, Metaphysics, and Sexuality (Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2006).


“Can Xue’s ‘Hut on the Mountain’: Ghosts of China’s Cultural Revolution,” in Short Story 21.2 (Fall 2013): 69-78.

“Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy: Postmodernism, Apocalypse, and Rapture,” in Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en Littérature Canadienne 39.2 (Spring 2015): 22-44.

“Framed Identity: Finding Lucy in Atwood’s ‘Death by Landscape,’” in Mosaic: A Journal for Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 45.3 (2012): 65-80.

“Introduction,” with Phyllis Perrakis and Sandra Singer, in Doris Lessing: Interrogating the Times (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, October 2010): 1-8.

“Knowledge and Sexual Construction in Lessing’s The Memoirs of a Survivor and The Fifth Child,” in Doris Lessing Studies 28.1 (Winter-Spring 2009): 13-17.

“‘And they went to bury her’: Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin and The Robber Bride,” with Sarah Appleton Aguiar, in Adventures of the Spirit, ed. Phyllis Perrakis (Columbia: Ohio State University Press, 2007): 126-52.

“Eavan Boland’s Outside History and In a Time of Violence: Rescuing Women, the Concrete, and Other Things from the Dung Heap,” Rpt., in Poetry Criticism 58, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 2005.

“Faulkner and Modernism,” in A Companion to William Faulkner Studies, eds. Charles A. Peek and Robert W. Hamblin (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004): 199-124.

“Re-Envisioning Plato’s Cave: Forster’s A Passage to India,” Rpt., in Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: A Passage to India, ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House: Philadelphia, 2004: 129-45.

“Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child: From Fairy-Tale to Monstrosity,” in Doris Lessing Studies 23.1 (2003): 10-12, 25.

“Boundaries, Vision, and Ethics in Graham Greene’s Ministry of Fear,” in Perceptions of Religious Faith in the Works of Graham Greene, ed. William Thomas Hill (New York: Peter Lang, 2002): 175-96.

“Doris Lessing and the Spirit of Postcolonialism: Zimbabwe to Star Wars,” with Anthony Chennells, in Doris Lessing Studies 21.2 (2001): 1-3.

“The ‘Heart of the Kingdom’: Colonial Politics in Lessing’s The Fifth Child,” in Doris Lessing Studies 21.2 (2001): 20-26.

“‘It won’t be fine’ tomorrow: Lessing’s Struggles with Woolf,” in Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds, eds. Jane Goldman and Jessica Berman (New York: Pace University Press, 2001): 79-85.

“Cabalistic Gardens: Doris Lessing’s Memoirs of a Survivor,” in Spiritual Exploration in the Works of Doris Lessing, ed. Phyllis Perrakis (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999): 43-54.

To the Lighthouse ‘Through the Looking Glass’: Woolf’s Revisionary Metaphysics,” in Virginia Woolf and her Influences, eds. Laura Davis and Jeanette McVicker (New York: Pace University Press, 1998): 288-93.

“Breaking the Engagement with Philosophy: Re-envisioning Hetero/Homo Relations in Maurice,” in Queer Forster, eds. Robert Martin and George Piggford (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997): 151-65.

“Re-Envisioning Plato’s Cave: Forster’s A Passage to India,” in The Comparatist 21 (1997): 10-24.

“Rescuing the Concrete and Other Things Physical from the Dung Heap: Eavan Boland’s Outside History and In a Time of Violence,” in Colby Quarterly 32 (1996): 135 42.

“Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: False Borders and Subtle Subversions,” in Literature Interpretation Theory 6 (1995): 257-68.

“Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger: Re-envisioning the ‘history of the world,’” in Ariel 2 (1995): 115-32.

“The Problematic Symbolic: Lacan as Trickster,” in European Studies Journal 7 (1990): 43-56.

Fatal Attraction,” in Cineaste Magazine (Spring 1988): 44-45.

“Creating ‘A World Elsewhere’: A Cultural Perspective on the Writing Process,” in ERIC 296-46 (December 1988).

“The Question of Satire in Report from Iron Mountain,” in Studies in Contemporary Satire 10 (1983): 26-31.


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