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Henson, Cary


Office: Radford 307

Phone: 920-424-2264


Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm and by appointment

Personal Statement:

My general area of scholarly, and personal, interest is 20th and 21st century world literature and history. In recent years, much of my research has focused on genocide studies, especially the ideologies that contributed to the genocidal conflict and the ways in which literary texts and films have attempted to represent genocide. Other ongoing emphases in my research include the narratological enigma of first-person, present-tense fiction, the representation of traumatic events and experiences in fictional and non-fictional texts, and the fiction of the South African / Australian novelist J. M. Coetzee.

Recommended Reading

  • Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
  • Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia, Orlando Figes
  • The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence


  • Indiana University, Department of Comparative Literature
  • BA, UW Milwaukee, Department of Comparative Literature

Courses Taught

  • 110 Honors Composition
  • 188 Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar: Genocide
  • 231 Literature and Film
  • 281 Introduction to English Studies
  • 381/581 Foundations of LIterary Criticism

Selected Publications and/or Activities:

  • International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference, June 7-10, 2009, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Arlington, VA.
  • Academic Staff Professional Development Grant UW Oshkosh 
  • Distinguished Teaching Award
  • UW Global Studies Program Scholar Access Grant
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