Lisa Naomi Mulman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Salem State University




Lisa Naomi Mulman, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of English

 Faculty Fellow, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Salem State University



Home Address:                                                           Office Address:

10 Palmer Road                                                          English Department

Marblehead, MA  01945                                              Salem State College

781.639.0042                                                             352 Lafayette Street                                                                        Salem, MA, 01970   






            Duke University, Durham, NC

            Ph.D. in English, May 2001

            Studies in British and European Literature and Modernism

            Dissertation:  Modern Orthodoxies:  Jewish Tradition and the Art of


            Dissertation Director:  Thomas J. Ferraro, Ph.D.


            Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

            Bachelor of Arts in Literature cum laude 1986







Modern Orthodoxies:  Judaic Imaginative Journeys of the Twentieth Century  (New York: Routledge, May 2012)





“ A Tale of Two Mice” in The Jewish Graphic Novel:  Critical Approaches  (Rutgers University Press), 2008.


“Sexuality on the Surface:  Catholicism and the Erotic Object in The Monk,Making History:  Textuality and the Forms of 18th c. Culture (Lewisburg:  Bucknell University Press, 1998).






The Backward-Facing Bildungsroman:  Growing Out of Time in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated” Accepted for ACLA Conference, Seattle, WA March 2015


“Discontinuous Comparisons:  Passages and Parcels of Irregular Remembrance,” International Comparative Literature Association Conference, Universite Paris-Sorbonne, July 2013.


 “An Archive of Catastrophe:  Representations of Absence in Two Contemporary Jewish Novels,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Brown University, April 2012.


“Penciled Identity:  The Gurs Concentration Camp as Comic,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, March 2009.


“Developing Hands On Learning Experiences for Graduate Students:  Ideas and Strategies,” Pearls and Perils Conference, Salem State College, May 2008.


“Pursuing Advanced Academic Work in English:  Faculty Advice and Perspectives,” convener and presenter, Graduate Research Day, Salem State College, May 2008.


“Modern Marvels:  The Jewish Graphic Novel,” Peabody Institute Library ALA Lecture Series, October 2007.


“Hemingway’s Sanctification of Materiality” American Literature Association Conference, May, 2007.


“Demons, Golems, and Dybbuks:  Monsters of the Jewish Imagination,” Peabody Institute Library ALA Lecture Series, October 2006.


“Brownsville is Burning:  Language and the Politics of Prophecy in Call it Sleep and The Day of the Locust.” Modern Language Association Convention, 1999.


“Catholic Passion and Transformation:  The Great Gatsby and Mariette in Ecstasy,” Modern Language Association Convention, 1994.



Grants, Honors and Awards


Faculty Fellowship, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, SSU, 2015-2017

 Reviewer, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 2012-present

SSU Summer Research Grant, 2013.     

  SSU Graduate School Mini Grant, 2009

ALA Grant for Jewish Literature 2008.

            ALA Grant for Jewish Literature, 2007


Professsional Associations


            Modern Language Association

            American Jewish Studies Association

American Comparative Literature Association

            National Yiddish Book Center

            International Comparative Literature Association




Salem State university, Salem, MA  2003-present

Associate Professor of English


Capital University, Bexley, OH  2001-2003