Katherine Hallemeier is an associate professor of English at Oklahoma State University.

Other Publications


J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Recent Articles

“The Empires Write Back: The Language of Postcolonial Nigerian Literature and the United States of America.”  Comparative Literature 71.2 (2019): 123-38.


“An Art of Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Food Distribution in Zakes Mda’s South Africa.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 53.3 (2018): 379-93.


“J.M. Coetzee’s Literature of Hospice.”  MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 62.3 (2016): 481-98.


“‘To Be from the Country of People Who Gave’: National Allegory and the United States of Adichie’s Americanah.” Studies in the Novel 27.2 (2015): 231-45.


“Humanitarianism and the Humanity of Readers in FEMRITE’s True Life Stories.” English Studies in Africa 57.2 (2014): 57-68.


“Literary Cosmopolitanisms in Teju Cole’s Every Day is for the Thief and Open City.” ARIEL 44.2-3 (2013): 239-50. (Appeared 2014).


“Sympathy and Cosmopolitanism: Affective Limits in Cosmopolitan Theory.” Culture, Theory and Critique 54.1 (2013): 88-101.


Chapters in edited collections

“Still Waiting?: Writing Futurity after Apartheid.” South African Writing in Transition. Eds. Rita Barnard and Andrew van der Vlies. Forthcoming 2019.


“Cosmopolitanism and Orality in Okey Ndibe’s Foreign Gods, Inc.” Cosmopolitanism and Belonging in Contemporary Literature. Eds. Aleksander Stević and Philip Tsang. Forthcoming 2018.


“Sympathetic Shame in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year.” Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception. Eds. Bethan Benwell, James Proctor, and Gemma Robinson. London: Routledge, 2012. 222-33.


Book Review

Review of Approaches to Teaching Coetzee’s Disgrace and Other Works. Eds. Laura Wright, Jane Poyner, and Elleke Boehmer. Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines. 51.2 (2017): 322-24.


Blog Posts


    “African Literature of the American Dream: Postcolonial Optimism and U.S. Empire.” (Book manuscript in progress).

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