Faculty Bio

Laura Donovan

Laura Donovan

Title(s): Instructor
Department: English


Laura Donovan
Contact Information
Phone: 845-687-5000 
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 225 
Email: donovanl@sunyulster.edu

Degree Information

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education—English focus. SUNY New Paltz, 2013
Master of Arts in English Studies, SUNY New Paltz, 2015

Courses Taught

College English I
College English II
College English I SWW
Developmental Writing
English Literature II

Primary Area of Expertise

My focuses in literature tend to center around Trauma Theory and Experimental Fiction and its evolution through the ages. By analyzing how the experimental fiction of our current literary age (which even now still lacks an official label as we are in the thick of it, but has been referred to as “post-post-modernism”) represents trauma through broken narrative and through redefining and reshaping the physical shape and structure novel itself, we are able to see not only the values and fears of the society in which the work was produced, but the solutions to address those social fears. At the end of it all, the rhetorical representation of trauma actually offers us an insightful hope.

Honors and Awards

DSA award at SUNY New Paltz

Publications and Presentations 

“Virginia Woolf: Healing the Trauma of the Gender Divide.” MA thesis. State University of New York at New Paltz, 2015.
“V Thesis Abstracts.” Shawangunk Review, vol. 27, 2016. p. 107.

Group Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of English

Other Achievements

Faculty at SUNY New Paltz
Faculty at SUNY Orange
Tutor for the public school districts of New York State






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