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Deen, Mary Stella

Ph.D., Virginia

Associate Professor

Department: English
Office: JFT 710
Phone: (845) 257-2744

Teaching Interests

Deen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in British modernism, critical theory, and women’s literature.

Research/Creative Activity

Stella Deen’s research focuses on early twentieth-century non-canonical novelists and on cultural struggles to identify categories of readers, analyze and shape their tastes, and reach them in forums such as magazines and anthologies.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

She was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service in 2007.


Selected Publications

Challenging Modernism: New Readings in Literature and Culture 1914-45. Ed. Stella Deen. Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2002

"E.H. Young’s 'The Stream,' Good Housekeeping, and the Cultivation of Active Readers." Journal of the Short Story in English: 60 (Spring 2013)

“‘So Minute and Yet So Alive’: Domestic Modernity in E.H. Young’s William.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 22.1 (Spring 2003)

“‘There is No Ordinary Life’: Privacy and Domesticity in E.H. Young’s Celia and Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart.” Challenging Modernism, ed. Stella Deen. Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2002

“Enid Bagnold’s The Happy Foreigner: The Wider World Beyond Love.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920: 44.2 (January 2001)