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Miriam Orr


Department of English

Tompkins Hall 216



New novel forthcoming: A Different Sun, a novel of Africa (Penguin/Berkley), spring 2013.

Office Hours

Wed: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Research Publications


Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads, and Third Culture Kids, memoir & scholarly essay.(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011).

Gods of Noonday: A White Girl’s African Life, memoir (Virginia: 2003/2005).

Subject to Negotiation: Reading Feminist Criticism and American Women’s Fictions (Virginia: 1997).

Tillie Olsen and a Feminist Spiritual Vision (Mississippi, 1987).

Area(s) of Expertise

Trans-Atlantic Studies, women's studies, and creative writing (memoir)