Jacqueline Foertsch, Ph.D. | Department of English

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Jacqueline Foertsch, Ph.D.

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  • Ph.D. Tulane University

  • M.A. University of Iowa

  • B.A. Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)

Jacqueline Foertsch is Professor of English and chair of the steering committee for UNT's Postwar Faculty Colloquium. She teaches and researches post-WWII American literature and culture and is the author most recently of American Drama: In Dialogue, 1714-Present (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America (Vanderbilt 2012). She is at work on Freedom's Ring: Literatures of Liberation from Civil Rights to the Second Wave.

Selected Publications

American Drama: In Dialogue, 1714-Present (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).

"Cautionary Tales from the Sexual Revolution: Freedom Gained and Lost in 1970s Novels." Journal of American Culture 40.3 (2017): 1-10.

Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America (Vanderbilt 2013).

"Last Man Standing: Interracial Sex and Survival in Post-Nuclear Films, 1951-2007." Modern Language Studies 42.1 (2012): 30-49.

Bracing Accounts: The Literature and Culture of Polio in Postwar America (Associated 2009).

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