Paula Farca

Teaching Associate Professor & Assessment Coordinator, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Paula FarcaPaula Farca received her PhD and a second MA from Oklahoma State University and an MA and BA from West University of Timisoara, Romania and has been teaching since 2000. Her research focuses on three main areas: contemporary, postcolonial, Indigenous literature and women’s literature; energy and the environment; and writing and academic publishing. Along with numerous articles and book chapters, Paula has published Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (2011) and coauthored A Student’s Guide to Nature and Human Values (2010 and 2013). Paula also edited two anthologies: Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (2015) and Speculations: An Anthology for Reading, Writing, and Research (2006). Since 2008, when she joined LAIS, she tried to introduce our future engineers to the joy and intellectual excitement of reading and critical thinking and inspire them to become competent writers.

Curriculum Vitae
 

Books

 

Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (edited volume) Oxford: TrueHeart Press, 2015 (ISBN-13: 978-1-910018-00-2 and E-ISBN: 978-1-910018-01-9)

Includes a chapter and poems by LAIS colleagues Teaching Assoc. Professor Sarah Hitt and Teaching Professor Toni lefton. 

 

 

 

Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2011 (ISBN 978-1-4331-1153-2 and 978-1-4539-0158-8 eBook).

 

 

 

 

 

Nature and Human Values: A Student Guide (second edition). Co-authored with Cortney Holles and Shira Richman. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil Publishing, 2013 (ISBN 978-073805383-7).

A Student’s Guide to Nature and Human Values. Co-authored with Cortney Holles and Shira Richman. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil Publishing, 2010 (ISBN 978-073803643-4).

 

 

 

 Speculations: An Anthology for Reading, Writing, and Research. Co-edited with Matthew Sivils and Constance Squires. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2006 (ISBN 0-7575-2502-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Courses Taught

 

LAIS 100 Nature and Human Values
LAIS 305 American Literature (Multicultural American Literature, Place and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature, Food and Ethnic Traditions in American Literature and Culture, Rebels in American Literature)
LAIS 398 Energy and Humanities
HNRS 450 Energy and Culture
LAIS 490, LAIS 590, ENGY 490 Energy and Society
LAIS 404 Women’s Literature and Society
LAIS 412 Literature and the Environment
LAIS 416 Film Studies
LAIS 499 Independent Study (Literature and Environment, Survey of Martin Scorsese’s Films)
LAIS 601 Academic Publishing
HNRS 435 Gender Studies
EPICS 151

Contact Information

Phone: 303.273.3758
Office: SH 414
Email: pfarca@mines.edu