Professor of English
Marianna Torgovnick writes on the novel and novel theory, film, postcolonialism, modernism, and the twentieth century more generally, and especially on contemporary American culture. Her work is broadly interdisciplinary and has been taught in Art History, Anthropology, and Religion courses as well as English, Literature, and Theory. She has published Closure in the Novel (Princeton, 1981), and The Visual Arts, Pictorialism, and the Novel: James, Lawrence, and Woolf (Princeton, 1985), Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects, Modern Lives (Chicago, 1990), and Crossing Ocean Parkway (Chicago, 1994), for which she won an American Book Award, and Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy (Knopf, 1997; paperback Chicago, 1998) and The War Complex: World War II in Our Time, about memories and perceptions of the Second War World in the Twenty First Century. She has also written series of articles for general interest publications. Professor Torgovnick currently directs The Duke in New York Arts and Media Program, taught in New York. She returns to teach America Dreams American Movies to a large enrollment each year. For more information, visit her website www.mariannatorgovnick.com
Torgovnick, M. "Ut Pictura." Novel 18 (1985).
Torgovnick, M. "The Present and Future States of Novel Criticism, A Hopeful Overview." NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 18.3 (1985): 199-202. Full Text
TORGOVNICK, M. "THE COLORS OF RHETORIC - PROBLEMS IN THE RELATION OF MODERN-ART AND LITERATURE - STEINER,W." NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 18.1 (1984): 81-84. Full Text
TORGOVNICK, M. "ON THE GROTESQUE - STRATEGIES OF CONTRADICTION IN ART AND LITERATURE - HARPHAM,GG." NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 18.1 (1984): 81-84. Full Text
Torgovnick, M. "How to Treat an Adjunct." College Composition and Communication XXXIII (December 1982): 454-56.
TORGOVNICK, M. "SPATIAL FORM IN NARRATIVE - SMITTEN,JR, DAGHISTANY,A." SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 81.4 (1982): 475-476.
Torgovnick, M. "Review of Spatial Form in Literature." Ed. JR Smitten and A Daghistany. South Atlantic Quarterly 81 (1982): 475-76. (Review)
TORGOVNICK, M. "NARRATIVE AND ITS DISCONTENTS - PROBLEMS OF CLOSURE IN THE TRADITIONAL NOVEL - MILLER,DA." GENRE 14.3 (1981): 415-418.
Torgovnick, M. "Review-Essay on D.A. Miller’s Narrative and its Discontents: Problems of Closure and the Traditional Novel." Genre (1981): 415-18. (Review)