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Dr. Su Senapati

Title: Instructor III of English
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Phone: 941-359-4323
Email: sbs2@usf.edu
Office: C245B

Dr. Su Senapati is Instructor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. She teaches  undergraduate courses in the Bachelors of English degree program. Courses she has taught include Literature of Climate Change, Race, Class and Ethnicity in Literature, Late Shakespeare, US Latino/a Literature, British and American Literature surveys and Introduction to Literature.

She received her PhD in English from the University of South Florida Tampa, and her MA in English from the University of West Florida, Pensacola. Her research interests are in the areas of Renaissance Drama, Ethnic-American Literature, World Literature, Environmental Literature, and most recently, Climate Fiction.

Research

“Monstrous Agency and Apocalyptic Visions in Paulo Bacigalupi’s Climate Change Trilogy: Ship Breaker, Drowned Cities, and Tool of War” in Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene and the Rise of Climate Fiction.  Edited by Kübra Baysal Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021,pp 164 – 181.

“Making Black Lives and Families Matter: honoring Family and Fatherhood in God help the Child.” Critical Responses about the Black family in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child.  Ed. by Rhone Fraser and Natalie King-Pedroso.  Lexington Books, 2020, pp. 63-79. Print.

“Ramayana’s Hanuman: Animal, Human or Divine?”  The Human-Animal Boundary: Exploring the Line in Philosophy and Fiction.  Ed. By Nandita Batra & Mario Wenning  Lexington Books, 2019. pp 23-34.  Print.

“Birds of America,” “J.J. Audubon,” “E.O. Wilson,” “Linda Hogan’s the Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women and the Green World,” “Thoreau’s Excursions,” “The Diversity of Life.” Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature. Edited By Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones, 2013.

“Salute to Freedom.” Poem. Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. 11.1. (Fall 1999): 73-75. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Themes of “Abandonment,” “Commoditization and Commercialism” and “Pride,” in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. Edited by Jennifer McClinton-Temple. Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature. New York: Facts on File, an imprint of InfoBase Publishing, 2011. Print.

“Stages of Life,” “Work” and “Community” in Ernest J. Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Edited by Jennifer McClinton-Temple. Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature. New York: Facts on File, an imprint of InfoBase Publishing, 2011.

“Arranged Marriages,” “Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,” “Dhan Gopal Mukerji,” “Mary Anne Mohanraj,” “Samina Ali,” “Sanjay Nigam,” “Susan Watanabe,” and “The Mistress of Spices.” Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature. Edited by Seiwoong Oh. New York: Facts on File, an imprint of InfoBase Publishing, 2007.

“`Two Parts in One’: Marston & Masculinity.” The Drama of John Marston. Edited by T. F.Wharton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.