Erna Cooper

Welcome to Erna’s Website! I have listed below the major works published either as online journal articles or in book form, which are mentioned again under “Erna’s Books”. These are works of Literary Criticism, Fiction, Journalism and Biography, and are available online via the links, below.

My most recent work is a revision of scholarly research on women’s writing originally conducted while attending Oxford University’s Wadham College, which included research at the Bodleian Library, the Taylorian Institute, and Maison Française in Oxford, England, as well as archival material in French film and documentary footage located at the François Mittérand Library, a division of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), as well as the Huntington Library, in Pasadena, California. This research has recently been revised and parts have appeared in the Humanities Directory (UK), based in N. Yorkshire, a peer-reviewed academic journal and publisher for international scholars working within the Modern Humanities Research Association.

PUBLICATIONS SUMMARY (exclusive of radio, papers and colloquia):

I. WOMEN’S WRITING (Criticism and Interpretation):

Erna’s recent work in this area includes revised book chapters from her thesis on comparative (French/American) women’s fiction, film and autobiography, written at Oxford University.

Title: Chiaroscuro: Aesthetics, Values, and Autobiography in the Works of Willa Cather and Marguerite Duras (Humanities Directory, 2014)


“Maternity and Landscape” (forthcoming)

“The Mirror Cracked: Reflections, Twinning, and Separation” (forthcoming)

“The Question of Autobiography” (forthcoming)

“Economics, Values, and Compromise” (forthcoming)

“Woman and the Frame: Sight, Sound and Perception” http://humanitiesdirectory.com/index.php/humanitiesdirectory/article/view/28

“Conclusion” http://humanitiesdirectory.com/index.php/humanitiesdirectory/article/view/29

These will be followed by remaining chapters and the complete book by the end of 2014.

Bodleian Library Stacks:
The original thesis is available via the SOLO online catalogue listing:http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?docId=oxfaleph015427961&vid=OXVU1


Airspeed Oxford: the Adventures of Joan Yu (a novel) – http://www.amazon.com/Airspeed-Oxford-adventures-Joan-Yu/dp/1480283630/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404095768&sr=8-1&keywords=Erna+Cooper+Airspeed+Oxford

The Venice Apartment and Other Stories (collected short fiction)The Venice Apartment and Other Stories – is now available for the Kindle!

It is available from both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk as well as other good book retailers (ISBN-13: 978-1412079907)


Bedtime Stories, by John M. Fitzgerald
(Life and Legends Magazine, 2014)

Red Bull Stratos and the Risk of Re-entry and Departure
(Austrian Times, 2013)


Title: France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, Vol.3, Edited by Bill Marshall
(ABC-Clio, 2005)

Biography on Willa Cather: (vol.3, pp. 226-7)http://books.google.com/books?id=jfq5Tp0nq98C&pg=PA101&dq=France+and+the+Americas,+ERna+Cooper&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gOKwU9aGI9GKqgaUmYGYCQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=France%20and%20the%20Americas%2C%20ERna%20Cooper&f=false

Biography on Paul Auster (vol.3, pp. 100-101):http://books.google.com/books?id=jfq5Tp0nq98C&pg=PA101&dq=France+and+the+Americas,+ERna+Cooper&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gOKwU9aGI9GKqgaUmYGYCQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=France%20and%20the%20Americas%2C%20ERna%20Cooper&f=false

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