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Ellyn Lem

Ellyn Lem

  • Professor, College of General Stds


Ph.D English & American Literature – New York University, New York, NY  - 1997
M.A. English & American Literature – Northeastern University, Boston, MA - 1988
B.A. English & American Literature – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI - 1986


“Intergenerational Relationships on Television Are Coming Back,” Next Avenue (PBS), 2022

“Just How Well is Popular Culture Representing Older Adults,” Next Avenue (PBS), 2021

Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life (Rutgers University Press: Global Aging series); Foreword by Margaret Cruikshank, 2020

“Often, the Elderly Handle the Pandemic Very Well. Here’s Why,” Washington Post, 2020

The Work-Family Debate in Popular Culture: Can Women and Men “Have it All”? (Mellen Press) (co-authored); Foreword by Anne-Marie Slaughter, 2015

Of Bread and Blood: Essays on the Hunger Game Trilogy (McFarland), “’Killer’ Katniss and ‘Loverboy’ Peeta: The Hunger Games’ Defiance of Gender-Genred Reading” (co-authored essay in an anthology), 2012

“Recognizing the ‘Beauty’ of Homely Girl: Arthur Miller’s 80th Birthday Gift to the World,” Arthur Miller Journal, 2009

A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on Like Water for Chocolate (Rodopi Publishers), “Chile Conquest: Like Water for Chocolate’s ‘Revolutionary’ Impact on Perceptions of Mexican Food in the United States” (essay in an anthology), 2009