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Cameron Fae Bushnell, Ph.D.

Cameron Fae Bushnell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Pearce Center for Professional Communication

Department of English
Office: 707 Strode
Phone: 864-656-9351

Ph.D. English, University of Maryland; M.A. English, University of Maryland; M.A. Government & Politics, University of Maryland

Curriculum Vitae


Postcolonial Literature, Southern Literature, Contemporary Literature

Research Interests
Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Postcolonial, World, and American Ethnic Literatures; Critical Literary and Race Theory; Interdisciplinary Studies; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Literature & the Arts; Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID)

Cameron Bushnell is Associate Professor of English. She also serves as Director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. Her past research examines music in literature. Her current research investigates women's writing about the Orient. She also conducts research in the field of writing across the curriculum. Her teaching focuses on postcolonial literature, southern literature, and contemporary literature. She has designed new programs, including a professional development seminar for teaching assistants. Her newest venture promotes faculty development in writing in the disciplines. She plays viola in the university orchestra. She has written a monograph subtitled Turning Empire on its Ear (Routledge 2013). She has published in Contemporary Literature, Interventions, and other venues. She is writing a new monograph, Orientalism Otherwise.

CAAH Faculty of the Year, Faculty Research Development Grant


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Postcolonial Readings of Music in Literature: Turning Empire on Its Ear, Routledge Press, 2013.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Orientalism Otherwise: A Poetics of Adjacency in Négar Djavadi’s Disoriental,” Interventions 1 Aug. 2022. DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2022.2099944

"Richard Powers’ Ecology of Mind: Bewilderment, Overstory, Orfeo, & Generosity,” Studies in American Culture. October 2022

“Designing a Racial Project for WAC.” Across the Disciplines 17.1-2. 26-41. 16 Jul. 2020.

“Carol Rutz: Conversations about Writing in WAC and Beyond.” The WAC Journal. Vol. 31 (2020). DOI: 10.37514/WAC-J.2020.31.1.05

“‘Stealth WAC’: The Graduate Writing TA Program.” WAC Journal 29 (2018); co-authored with Austin Gorman. Published in print and online The WAC Clearinghouse, December 2018; .

Headwords “Music,” “Albert Wendt,” and “Keri Hulme” for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, ed. Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray, Blackwell 2016.

“Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica: A Transatlantic Genre for the Restoration of History.” Ethnic Literature and Transnationalism. Ed. Aparajita Nanda. Routledge, 2015.

“De-Orienting Aesthetic Education.” Geocriticism and Edward Said. Ed. Robert T. Tally, Jr. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

“A Politics of Alterity: Reading Musical Form in Hardt and Negri’s Empire.” After Writing Back. Ed. Flaminia Nicora. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015.

“Jazz in Translation: Developing a Racial Politics.” Resounding Pasts: Essays on Literature, Music, and Cultural Memory. Ed. Dragoslav Momcilovich. Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2011), 24 pps.

"Reading between the Lines: Resituating Said’s Contrapuntalism in Music." Counterpoints: Edward Said's Legacy, Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2010), 21 pps.

“Foundational Acts: Enunciating A West Indian Literary Tradition in Naipaul’s Mr. Biswas” South Asian Review 29:2 (2009), 26 pps.

“The Art of Tuning: A Politics of Exile.” Contemporary Literature 60:2 (Fall 2009), 30 pps.

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