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Maryanne A. Rhett, Ph.D.

Professor

Director of Graduate Program in History

Scholarly interests: Islam, Comics, Nationalism


Department
History and Anthropology
Office
Howard Hall 333
Phone
732-263-5768
Email
mrhett@monmouth.edu

Maryanne A. Rhett, Ph.D.

Dr. Maryanne A. Rhett, Professor of Middle Eastern and World History, works on topics related to modern Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the intersections of popular culture, nationalism, and world history. Her teaching duties, too, reflect these interests. Some of her classes include Islamic history, Modern Middle Eastern history, Popular Culture and the Middle East, and the history of Militant Nationalism. Additionally, she teaches the Perspectives class: A Graphic World: World History and Sequential Art.

Dr. Rhett is actively involved in the World History Association, world history pedagogy, and the Monmouth University Biennial Conference on Race. As the department’s Director of the Graduate Program in History, she oversees a number of theses and comprehensive exams each year and is always ready to talk to those interested in joining the MU History Master’s program.

Education

Ph.D., Washington State University

Publications

Books

Representations of Islam in United States Comics, 1880-1922. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming September, 2019.

A Global History of the Balfour Declaration: Declared Nation. London: Routledge, 2015.

Scholarly Articles

“Emerging Empires: The Attempts to Create an Indian Empire in Africa and a Japanese Empire in the Pacific,” In Empires in the First World War. Eds. Richard Fogarty and Andrew Jarboe. 49-73. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.

“The Mask or the Veil: Unraveling the Cultural Discourse in France and Popular Culture” The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies. No. 7 (Fall 2013).

“Leagues, Evil Doers, and Tales of Survival: Graphic Novels and the World History Classroom,” In Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art. Eds. Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Syma. 111-119. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.

“Orientalism and Graphic Novels: A Modern Reexamination of Popular Culture.” In Graphic History: Essays on Graphic Novels and/as History, Ed. Rick Iadonisi. 203-222. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.

“The Graphic Novel and the World History Classroom.” World History Connected (WHC) 4:2 (2007).

Forthcoming

Rhett, M. and Bridget Keown. “Diana in No-Man’s Land: Wonder Woman and the History of World War.” In Drawing the Past: Comics and the Historical Imagination. University of Mississippi Press. Eds. Michael Goodrum, David Hall, and Philip Smith.

Professional Associations

Secretary (2013-Present) and Program Chair (2009-Present), World History Association

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • A Graphic World: Sequential Art and World History (PR 447)
  • Ecological Imperialism (HS 573)
  • Graduate Seminar in the Modern History of Islamic Peoples (HS 591)
  • Historical Criticism (HS 501)
  • Historical Studies (HS 110)
  • History Comprehensive Exam (HS CPE)
  • Introduction to Islamic History (HS 291)
  • Introduction to the Study of World History (HS 503)
  • Militant Nationalism (HS 352)
  • Paris, 1919: a World History (HS 590)
  • Popular Culture and the Middle East (AN 290, HS 290)
  • Readings and Research in History (HS 399)
  • Western Civilization in World Perspective II (HS 102)

Recently Taught Classes

2021 Fall

2021 Summer C

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

2020 Summer C

2020 Spring

2019 Fall

2019 Summer E

2019 Summer C

2019 Summer A

2019 Spring