Sharon Lubkemann Allen

Sharon Lubkemann Allen, Ph.D

Professor
(585) 395-5828
slallen@brockport.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 246

Education

  • PhD, in Comparative Literature, Princeton University, May 2004.
  • MA in English and Comparative Literature and Theory, University of Dallas, 1996.
  • BA in Soviet and East European Studies, Yale University, 1991.

Areas of Specialty

  • Comparative literature and literary theory
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian, East European, French, and Luso-Brazilian fiction and film
  • European modernism and post-modernism
  • Urban literature and culture

Courses Taught

  • ENG 112: College Comp
  • HON 112: Border Crossings: Reimag[in]ing Story & History, Fiction & Documentary
  • ENL 165: Underground Conciousness
  • ENG 223: Modern World Literature
  • ENG 303: Intro. to Literary Analysis: Language, Landscape, Longing & Lies in modern Literature
  • ENG 314: modern European Literature: Executions, Authorship & Authority
  • ENG 317: Slavic Literature: Wit & Witness
  • ENG 319: Comparative Literature: Crossings
  • ENG 351: Urban Contexts & Urbane Consciousness in Modern Fiction & Film
  • ENG 363: Writing in Exile
  • ENG 409: Postmodernism in World Literature: Theory of the Novel & the Novel’s Play with Theory
  • ENG/WMS42/542: Sex & the City: Contemporary Women Writers & Cosmopolitanism
  • ENG/WMS442/542: Women & Memoir: Re-membering (his)story in Art & Literature
  • ENL 448/548: Idiots, Fools & Madmen: Dialogues with Dostoevsky in Fiction
  • ENL/FLM 463/563: International Film: (Re)visionary Soviet & Post-Soviet Filmmakers
  • ENG 472: Senior Seminar in Contemporary European Literature: Re-mapping Cultural Memory
  • ENL 478/578: Critical Approaches
  • ENG 604: World Modernisms
  • ENG 625: Tolstoy & Dostoevsky: Ethics & Aesthetics

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, SUNY Brockport, 2005-present
  • Fulbright Fellow, Programa em Teoria da Literatura & Departamento de Estudos Anglísticos, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, 2009-2010
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, 2004–2005
  • Lecturer/AI, Departments of Comparative Literature, Humanities, Romance Languages and Literature, Slavic Languages & Literature, Visual Arts, & Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University, 1999-2004
  • Lecturer, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University, Newark, 2003

Academic Service

  • International Association of Slavists (IAS), member of the Commission for Iberian-Slavonic Comparative Research, 2010-present.
  • Centro de Literaturas e Culturas Lusófonas e Europeias (CLEPUL), Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, research affiliate & advisory board member, 2010-present.
  • Suny Teacher Education Network (S-TEN/C-TEN), College at Brockport Committee member, Spring 2013-present.
  • Womens and Gender Studies Advisory Board, SUNY-Brockport, 2008-present.
  • English Department Curriculum Committee, SUNY-Brockport, 2006–2009, 2010-2011, Chair, 2013-2014.
  • English Department Search Committees in World Literature, Modernist British Literature, & Film Studies, SUNY-Brockport, 2005–2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2011-2012.
  • Graduate Fellow, Rockefeller College, Princeton University, 2003–2004.
  • Graduate Liaison Committee, Comparative Literature Department, Princeton University, 1997– 2000, 2001–2003.