Assistant Director of First Year Writing
Phone: (901) 678-5598
Office: Patterson 418
B.A., 1998, Missouri State University
M.A., 2000, Missouri State University
Rhonda Powers researches in Early Modern English literature, feminist theory, and
modern drama, seemingly dissimilar areas, which are closely related by a preoccupation
with, and anxiety over, representation(s). In studying the techniques authors use
to represent their authority and deploy their texts, Powers argues that much of the
anxiety of representation(s) in early literature and in our current concerns about
diversity is based on issues of gender politics and national identity.
- “Ophelia and Margaret Cavendish: Female Role-playing and Self-fashioned Identity”
In-Between 9.1-2 (Spring 2000): 107-15. Print.
- “’I know now how history is made’: Wole Soyinka and the Drama of Existence,” Substance, Judgment and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text
Education. Ed. Patrick T Flynn, et.al. Lanham: University Press of America, 2010. 145-152.