Mary Lou Emery

Mary Lou Emery
University of Iowa
English

Mary Lou Emery is a professor in the Department of English whose research explores intersections between Modernist Studies and Caribbean Literatures. As a 2014 Fall Obermann Fellow-in-Residence, she examined literary portrayals of a style of housing—the bungalow—that has circuited the globe over the course of more than four centuries. She contends that, through an obsession with houses and, in particular, the bungalow, twentieth-century fiction engages with ongoing dilemmas of modernity. Previous publications include Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Jean Rhys at “World's End”: Novels of Colonial and Sexual Exile (University of Texas Press, 1990).