Anca Vlasopolos, Professor of English, Wayne State University

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2004 - 14:15

Readings from her memoir, No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement Prof. Vlasopolos' moving memoir recounts a daughter’s recollections of a Greek-Jewish family in Romania and their multiple relocations from Eastern Europe to the United States in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Anca Vlasopolos is Professor and Head of Comparative Literature in Wayne State University's English Department. She specializes in comparative literature, feminist studies, and contemporary women's drama. Dr. Vlasopolos received her B.A. in English from Wayne State University in 1970, her M.A. in Comparative Literature in 1971 from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan in 1977. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Vlasopolos has published poetry, novels and a memoir. Her memoir No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement was published by Columbia University Press in 2000. Her mystery/police procedural set in Detroit, Missing Members, was published in 1990. Her essay "Where All the Lights Were Bright" was included in Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs by Michigan Writers ( Michigan State University Press, 2000). Ridgeway press published her poetry collections, Through the Straits, At Large, in 1997, and The Evidence of Spring, in 1989. Her scholarly work is voluminous, and is wide-ranging, including an article in Science Fiction Studies #30 (July 1983) on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.