Christine Maksimowicz |

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Psychoanalysis

Christine Maksimowicz

Hampshire College Professor Christine Maksimowicz
Christine Maksimowicz
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Psychoanalysis
Critical Social Inquiry
School of Critical Social Inquiry
Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 218
Christine Maksimowicz, adjunct assistant professor of English and psychoanalysis, received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and teaching interests include later 20th-century and contemporary North American literature, class and gender studies, psychoanalysis, and trauma theory.

She is currently working on a monograph entitled "Who Do You Think You Are?": Recovering the Self in the Working-Class Escape Narrative, a work that explores unrecognized classed injury in fiction and the pivotal roles imagination and self-narration may play in recuperative processes. Recent publications include a class-centered exploration of trauma in the fiction of Alice Munro in the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies and an examination of recognition failure and its relation to shame in The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She has been a Silberger Scholar with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, an American Psychoanalytic Association Fellow, and a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Working across disciplines and campuses with professors who are likewise engaged with psychoanalytic thought, she is developing an interdisciplinary Five College Certificate Program in Psychoanalytic Studies. She presently serves as the book review editor for Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.

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