Danielle Christmas

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Danielle Christmas, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continuing as an Assistant Professor in July 2016. Her current manuscript, “Auschwitz and the Plantation: Labor, Sex, and Death in American Holocaust and Slavery Fiction,” concerns how representations of Holocaust and slavery perpetrators contribute to American socioeconomic discourses. She has received a number of national awards to support this research, including a Cummings Foundation Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Deeply interested in comparative frameworks, Danielle co-convened an international conference through Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia in July 2014 entitled, "The Future of the Past: Representing the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Trauma in the 21st Century." Most recently, her articles "The Plantation-Auschwitz Traidtion: Forced Labor and Free Markets in the Novels of William Styron" will appear in the journal Twentieth-Century Literature (2015), and "'From 'Eichmann-as-Victim' to 'Nazi-as-Jew': Deconstructing Justice in American Holocaust Trial Films" will appear in Aftermath: Genocide, Memory, and History (Monash University, 2015). You can find out more about Danielle's work at her website, www.daniellechristmas.com.

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For additional scholarly work, including papers and syllabi, see her Academia profile: https://unc.academia.edu/DanielleChristmas

  • Work
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Education
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Washington University in St. Louis