Stuff in the ‘Fran Bartkowski’ Category

27 March, 2018

Bartkowski

Frances Bartkowski has published three books of literary criticism–Feminist Utopias,  Travelers, Immigrants, Inmates; and Kissing Cousins,  as well as essays and poetry.  An Afterlife (Apprentice House Press, Loyola University/October 2018) is her first novel.  Dr. Bartkowski teaches literature and culture at Rutgers University-Newark,  has participated in seminars at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in recent years, and has been a visiting writer at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
She is thrilled to be publishing her debut novel at 70!  She looks forward to sharing this novel with many readers in the coming year.  An Afterlife emerges from autobiographical material but is completely fiction. However, it is set in Landsberg, Germany, where she was born, and Passaic, New Jersey, the town where she grew up.

 


2 March, 2018

An Afterlife, Frances Bartkowski

An Afterlife, a debut novel, follows a young couple, Ilya and Ruby, who first meet in a displaced persons camp in Germany after the War, both lone survivors of their families, as they travel to America to forge a future together.  Suffering from post-traumatic stress, they face challenges individually and as a couple as they struggle to adapt in a new culture.  Fran Bartkowski is the former Chair of the English Department at Rutgers University–Newark, where she teaches memoir, feminist theory and literary criticism. (Loyola College’s Apprentice House, World Rights, Fall 2018)