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Deborah Adelman

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Deborah Adelman

Professor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-3406
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2444J
adelman@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Adult Second Language Acquisition
  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Place and Community-Based Studies
  • Ecological Literacy and Environmental Studies

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Seed, Soil and the Soul: - A combination of Introduction to Literature and Humans and the Environment, co-taught with a Biology Professor, focusing on food, culture and agriculture
  • The Environment on Screen - A combination of Film as Literature and Humans and the Environment, co-taught with a Biology Professor
  • The Literature of Life - A combination of Introduction to Literature and Introduction to Biology, co-taught with a Biology Professor
  • Creative Writing
  • Composition
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Short Fiction

Current Projects:

  • Creative Non-Fiction Memoir
  • Short story collection

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

Books

  • The Children of Perestroika Come of Age: Young People of Moscow Talk About Life in the New Russia. M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, N.Y
  • The Children of Perestroika: Moscow Teenagers Talk About Their Lives and the Future. M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Armonk, N.Y.

Fiction

  • "Don't Be Sad in Paradise" "The Faye Stories" "La Loca" "Brownsville" "Turn the Other Cheek" "A Simple Matter" "Following the Waters"

Essays/Articles

  • "A Mother and Daughter on the Subject of Men"
  • "Reflections From the Garden"
  • "The Boy Who Would Have Been"
  • "After Graduation, What? The Value of an Education in the New Order"

Reviews

  • "Russian Youth and Modernity"
  • "Between Doubt and Faith," Review of S.L. Wisenberg's The Sweetheart Is In, Review of Russia's Youth and Its Culture: A Nation's Constructors and Constructed

Selected recent conference presentations:

  • Twentieth Century Language and Literature (University of Louisville) February 2007
  • Western States Rhetoric and Literacy (University of Utah) 2006
  • Illinois Philological Association (DePaul University 2006)
  • Consortium of International and Experiential Education (Miami 2005)
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (San Francisco 2004)

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist Guild Complex Fiction Series 2005
  • Residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, a colony for writers and artists.
  • Pushcart nominations for "La Loca" and "The Boy Who Would Have Been"
  • Quarter finalist, New Century Writers' Contest, "As If By Accident"

Memberships

  • Editorial Board, Open Words
  • Society of Midland Authors
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
  • Midwestern Environmental Educators Association

Grants/Awards/Projects

  • Co-founder and Director, College of DuPage Community Organic Garden
  • Book Across Campus, College of DuPage
  • 1984 plus 20 Orwell Project at College of DuPage (in conjunction with the NCTE national project)

Education:

  • Ph.D. New York University
  • M.A. New School for Social Research
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, a colony for writers and artists
  • Pushcart nomination for "The Boy Who Would Have Been" and "LaLoca"

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