Dana Heller, 18th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Dana Heller

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



River Rooms, Webb Center

Author/Artist Bio

Dana Heller received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1989. She joined the ODU English Department faculty in 1990 where she teaches American literature, literature theory, and gender studies. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of The Feminization of Quest Romance: Radical Departures (Austin: University of Texas, 1990) and Family Plots The De-oedipalization of Popular Culture (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1995). She has also edited a collection of essays, Cross Purposes: Lesbian Studies, Feminist Studies, and the Limits of Alliance (Bloomington: Indiana University, Forthcoming, 1996.)


Dana Heller participated in a Panel Discussion “When Political Struggle in Literature Stops Being Literature” as moderator on Tuesday, October 3 at 3 p.m. in the River Rooms at Webb Center. Panelists were Agha Shahid Ali, Quraysh Ali, and Eavan Boland.


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