Jessica Maucione teaches contemporary multi-ethnic texts and employs anti-racist pedagogy in courses on race, place, displacement, gender, sexuality, and class in literature and film. Her scholarship features publications that combine critical race theory with space and place theory applied to literature and popular media.
“Race and Place in Black and White: The False Dichotomy in True Detective.” HBO’s New and Original Voices. Eds. Victoria McCollum and Giuliana Monteverde. Forthcoming from Routledge.
“Teaching Literary Cartographies of Race, Space, Place, and Displacement.” Teaching Space, Place, and Literature. Ed. Robert Tally. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017: 49-57.
“White Ethnic Racial Backlash and Black Millennial Counter-narrative: Intersections of Race and Masculinity in Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Series and Ryan Kyle Coogler’s Creed.” Italian Americana: Cultural and Historical Review. Guest Editor, Nancy Caronia. Vol XXXV No. 2 (Summer 2017): 169-182.
“The Revelatory Racial Politics of The Sopranos: Black and Brown Bodies as Props and Backdrop to the Normalization of Whiteness.” Violence Against Black Bodies: An Intersectional Analysis of How Black Lives Continue to Matter. Eds. Sandra E. Weissinger, Elwood Watson, Dwayne A. Mack. New York: Routledge, 2017: 127-144.
“Locating the Limits and Possibilities of Place.” Reconstruction Special Issue: Spatial Literary Studies. Vol. 14, No. 3: (2014).
“Competing Mythologies of Inevitability and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.” Howling for Justice: Critical Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead. Ed. Rebecca Tillett. University of Arizona Press, 2014.
“Literary Ecology and the City: Re-inhabiting Los Angeles in Karen Tei Yamashita’s The Tropic of Orange.” Toward a Literary Ecology of Place: Studies in American Literature. Eds. Karen E. Waldron and Rob Friedman. The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
“Neighborhood as the New Lost World in Edward P. Jones’s Lost in the City.” Edward P. Jones: New Essays. Ed. Daniel Wood. Whetstone Press, 2011.
“Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis and the Nostalgic Spatiolinguistics of America’s Global City.” The Literature of New York. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
“John Fante’s Kunstlerroman: (Re)Writing Ethnicity and the Inner City in Ask the Dust.” Quaderni del 900. VI (2006): 101-115.
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington: The Downfall of an Idealist in the Face of Partisanship. Journal of Hate Studies. Vol. 11.1 (2014): 213-15.
By the Breath of Their Mouths: Narratives of Resistance in Italian America by Mary Jo Bona. Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) 37.3 (Fall 2012): 233-35.
Sweet Hope by Mary Bucci Bush. Altreitalie: International Journal of Studies on Italian Migrations in the World 45 (July Dec. 2012).