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About Lisa Eck

Dr. Lisa Eck is an Associate Professor of Contemporary World Literature at Framingham State University. Based on the work of authors from nations as diverse as Zimbabwe and Denmark, Iran and England, India and Canada, Dr. Eck’s scholarship represents a unified body of work on cross-cultural literacy, which foregrounds the unique challenges and rewards of reading foreign literatures.


Present Associate Professor of World Literature, Framingham State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Framingham State University, 2013
  • SGA Framingham State University Faculty Member of the Year, 2012
  • Fulbright Specialists Grant, Guest Scholar, Central China Normal University
  • CELTSS Grant (Sabbatical): Scholar in Residence, Central China Normal University
  • CELTSS Grant for Innovations in Teaching (Sabbatical): India Study Abroad, 2011
  • Whitney Travel Grant for research and course development in India, 2011
  • Academic Affairs Travel Grant to present at the ISAAC conference, Madrid, Spain, 2011
  • CELTSS Grant (Center of Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship, Service) 2008
  • Babcock Foundation Archie Fund Grant for research in Denmark, Summer 2001


  • Global Perspectives in Literature (ENGL.203, World Literature)
  • Contemporary World Literature by Women (ENG.277)(Honors section, 2013)
  • Twentieth Century Novel (ENGL.376)
  • Postcolonial Literature (ENGL.376)
  • Seminar in Literature: Salmon Rushdie and the Postcolonial Novel (ENGL.422)
  • Contemporary European Literature (ENGL.382)
  • Literary Study (English.204, Research for English majors, Dinesen seminar)
  • Expository Writing (ENGL.110)
  • Reading and Writing Culture (ENGL.110) Cluster with Introduction to Anthropology
  • Reading and Writing China, (ENG110), Linked with Elementary Mandarin I

Contact Information

Office: May 221
Telephone: 508.626.4848