Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross is a Professor of English at Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Her scholarship mainly concerns gender and power and their effect on the shape of literature in various periods. She has published articles on early women novelists and a book, The Excellence of Falsehood: Romance, Realism, and Women’s Contribution to the Novel , Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1991. Her recent scholarship ranges widely from Shakespeare to the daytime soap to the animated films of Disney and Miyazaki; these last include 'Miyazaki's Little Mermaid: A Goldfish Out of Water', Journal of Film and Video 66.3 (2014): 18-30; “Escape From Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination”, Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies 18.1 (2004): 53-67; “Home by Tea-Time: Fear of Imagination in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland”, Classics in Film and Fiction, Film/Fiction 5 (2000): 207-227, and “Pooh in America: In which the Bear goes on a long explore and becomes altogether different”, Children’s Fantasy Fiction: Debates for the Twenty-First Century , ed. Nickianne Moody and Clare Horrocks, Liverpool: The Association for Research in Popular Fictions and Liverpool John Moores University, 2005. She also writes fiction, memoir, and reflective essays, which have appeared in the anthology Lost Orchard, Connecticut Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review , and several on-line magazines. She began researching David Henry Hwang in the process of teaching M. Butterfly , which led to an article on that play in the anthology Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works , ed. Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010: 111-22.