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  • Dr. Sharmain van Blommestein is an Associate Professor in the English and Communication Department at SUNY Potsdam. She is the former director of Women and Gender Studies, director of Graduate Studies in the English and Communication Department, and...More

EXPERIENCE

  • SUNY Potsdam
    • English and Communication
    • Associate Professor
    • August 2007 to Present

    Associate Professor and former director of Women and Gender Studies, director of Graduate Studies in the English and Communication Department, and the director of Student Research at SUNY Potsdam. Her research formulates a cultural and political context for the relationship/parallel between medieval/early modern and contemporary issues and ideologies of the gendered body; the semiotic body; and the body/skin as book. She examines the cultural significations of, and the semiotic prescriptions deployed in, "writing" on/ "cutting" of, and reading of, the body/skin as an act of agency. Her current project, _The Language of Pain_ stemmed out of her sabbatical at PIMS (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at University of Toronto), where she was a visiting scholar in 2016.

EDUCATION

  • University of Florida
    • PhD
    • December 2004 to Present

    Literature: Medieval/Early Modern, Theory, Women's and Gender Studies. My current research and teaching interests demonstrates a relationship/parallel between medieval/early modern and contemporary issues and ideologies of the body.

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  • SUNY Potsdam, English and Communication Department
    44 Pierrepont Ave, 249 Morey Hall
    Potsdam, New York 13676
    United States

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