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McClintock, Anne

ANNA L. H. GETHING


Subject Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405183123.2011.x


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Anne McClintock (b. 1954) has published widely on imperialism, nationalism, and postcolonialism; race, gender, and sexuality; cultural theory, including feminist, psychoanalytic, and queer theory; and popular and visual culture. Her work is interdisciplinary and transnational, covering the literatures and cultures of Victorian and contemporary Britain, South Africa, Ireland, twentieth-century and contemporary United States, as well as world literature. McClintock has been the recipient of numerous awards, including two prestigious MacArthur- SSRC fellowships and many creative writing fellowships. She lectures worldwide; her work has been widely anthologized, and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Taiwanese, Mandarin, and Swedish. McClintock is currently Simone de Beauvoir Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, moving as a child to South Africa where she was later involved in the anti-apartheid movement. She began her university studies at the University of Cape Town, completing a BA in English in 1977, before traveling to the UK to study for an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 she gained a PhD in English Literature from Columbia University, where she became an associate professor of gender and cultural studies, teaching in the Department of English and the ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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