New Faculty: Assistant Professor of Literatures in English Pardis Dabashi

August 30, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Literatures in English Pardis Dabashi

As we begin the semester, we're highlighting Bryn Mawr's newest faculty members. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching.


Pardis Dabashi is an assistant professor of literature and film in the Department of Literatures in English at Bryn Mawr College, where she will be teaching courses in 20th-century literature, film studies, and theory. Before coming to Bryn Mawr, she spent three years as an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. She holds a Ph.D. from Boston University and a B.A. from Columbia University.

In the four years between graduating from Columbia and starting her doctoral studies in Boston, Dabashi lived in Paris, where she attended L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq as well as L’École Philippe Gaulier. She also holds a certificate from the Lecoq School’s Laboratoire de l’étude de mouvement.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PMLA, Modernism/modernity, Textual Practice, Early Popular Visual Culture, Film Quarterly, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, Public Books, Politics/Letters, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Arizona Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is co-editor of The New William Faulkner Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2022), and the “Visualities” forum on Modernism/modernity Print+. She is the program chair of the Modernist Studies Association (2022-25) and the executive committee representative for the Modern Language Association’s GS Prose Fiction Forum (2022-25).

Her first book, Losing the Plot: Film and Feeling in the Modern Novel, studies the status of plot in the modernist novel and the classical Hollywood cinema. It is under contract with the University of Chicago Press and anticipated to come out in fall 2023.


The Department of Literatures in English offers a wide range of courses in literatures of the English-speaking world, from medieval romances to contemporary novels and film.

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