Andrea Ivanov-Craig, PhD

Professor, Department of English

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3491
Office Location: Faculty Quad, Room 30
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Biography

Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Ph.D., is a Professor of English at Azusa Pacific University, where she has been a faculty member since 1995. She currently teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate courses at APU, in the areas of American literature, World literature, and Disability Studies and Literature. Her graduate and special topics upper division courses include Representing Disability in Film and Literature. Her expertise is 20th century American Literature and Film, although she has had extensive training in other periods in American literature. Her dissertation, entitled Sexual Parody in American Film and Literature, explores the work of non-canonical comedic writers, directors and film stars, namely, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Mae West and Preston Sturges. Since 2000, she has presented and published on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, narrative aesthetics, and the representation of disability in literature. In 2017, she published Moving Toward Redemption: Spirituality and Disability in the Late Writings of Andre Dubus. Her current book project is titled Capable Vulnerability: Disability in Representation and Device. She serves as faculty advisor to Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor society.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Southern California
  • M.A., English, University of Southern California
  • B.A., English, University of Redlands

Academic Areas

  • Writing Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English

Expertise

  • American Literature and Film
  • Representation of Disability in Film and Literature
  • World Literature

Courses Taught

  • WRIT 110 – Writing One
  • ENGL 112 – Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • ENGL 311 – Film and Literature
  • ENGL 224 – World Literature to the Renaissance
  • ENGL 234 – World Literature Since the Renaissance
  • ENGL 244 – American Literature to 1865
  • ENGL 407 – Composition: Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 410 – American Novel
  • ENGL 480 – Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 488 – Significant Authors
  • ENGL 489 – Representing Disability
  • ENGL 550 – World Literature Seminar: Representing Disability
  • ENGL 580 - Critical Theory Seminar

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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