Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago
Editor, The Future of the Humanities Think Tank
Department of English
Loyola University of Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.,
Chicago IL 60626
Phone: 773/508-2240/ e-mail: email@example.com
Ph.D. in Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz (June 1981) Major Literature: English; Minor Literature: French
Master of Arts: University of California, Berkeley (1976) Major Literature: English
Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Santa Cruz (1975). Honors in Literature. Major Literature: English; Minor Literature: French
• 1978-1980: Regents Fellowship, University of California 1983-1984
• University of Connecticut Graduate Research Foundation Grant 1984
• Exxon Education Fellowship in the Humanities, 1984
• Senior Research Associate, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1988
• 1988 National Book Critics Circle Nominee in Biography
• Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, 1998
• Faculty Mentor 2003-2005
• The Modern Language Association
• Mid-West Modern Language Association
• American Association of University Professors
Academic Service (Selected)
• Twentieth Century Literature Job Search Committee, 1987
• American Literature to 1865 Job Search Committee, 1988
• Director, Graduate Teaching Fellows Program, 1989
• Modern Poetry Job Search Committee, 1992
• Director, Graduate Programs in English, 1990-1994
• Chair, American Literature Job Search Committee, 1994
• American Literature Job Search Committee, 1995
• Postcolonial Literature Job Search Committee, 1997
• Graduate Placement Officer, English Department, 1996-1999
• Assistant Chair, English Department, 1996-1999
• Department Council, 2004 – present
• Graduate Placement Officer, 2005-06
• Ph.D. Council, 1990-1994
• Summer Stipends Committee, Research
• President, Loyola Lakeside AAUP Chapter, January 2000 – July 2002
• Committee on Faculty Appointments (elected), November 2000 – January, 2003, Chair, 2002-2003
• Provost Search Committee, Spring/Summer 2002
• Chair, Faculty Affairs University Policy Committee, 2003 – 2005
• Faculty Handbook Revision Committee, 2005-present
• Member, Faculty Council, 2006-present
• Loyola University of Chicago, Department of English, 1985-
• Visiting Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago, Winter 2000
• University of Connecticut, Department of English, 1983-1985
• Emory University, Department of English, 1982-1983
• California Institute of Technology, Humanities Division, 1981-1982
• University of California, Santa Cruz, Literature Board of Studies, 1981
Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010)
Contingency Blues: The Search for Foundations in American Criticism (U. of Wisconsin Press, 1997).
The Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Burke and Malcolm Cowley: 1915-1981 (New York: Viking Press, 1988). (Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography)
Being In The Text: Self-Representation From Wordsworth to Roland Barthes (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984).
"The Fear of Being Useful" (with Gerald Graff), Inside Higher Ed, January 5, 2012
"Junot Diaz Redefines Macho" (Interview with Junot Diaz), In These Times, April 14, 2008.
“The Post-Post Colonial Condition: Globalization and Historical Allegory in Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke.” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Vol. 36. 1-2, January-April 05 (published Fall 2006).
“Fated to Unoriginality: The Politics of Mimicry in Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” Callaloo, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 2006.
“Locating Disciplinary Change: The Afterlives of Area and International Studies in the Age of Globalization.” American Literary History, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2006 (Oxford UP).
“Globalization and the Postcolonial Condition,” in Globalization and the Humanities: Field Imaginaries, Virtual Worlds, and Emergent Sensibilities, December, 2003, edited by Professor David Leiwei Li (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press), pp. 79-100.
"Beyond Discipline? Globalization and the Future of English," PMLA (Special Issue: Globalizing Literary Study), Volume 116, No. 1, January 2001, 32-47.
“Border Studies: Re-mapping the Humanities.” Detours: The Online Magazine of the Illinois Humanities Council, Vol. 3, Issue 2, December 2000. http://www.prairie.org./detours/index.html
"Hybridity, Identity and Cultural Commerce in Claude McKay's Banana Bottom," Callaloo
Vol. 22, Number 1 (1999), 176-194.
"The Myth of ‘America' and the Politics of Location: Modernity, Border Studies, and the Literature of the Americas." Arizona Quarterly, Summer 1998, 165-92.
"Translation, Invention, Resistance: Rewriting the Conquest in Carlos Fuentes' "The Two Shores." Modern Fiction Studies, Summer 1997, 405-31.
"Posing: Autobiography and the Subject of Photography." In Postmodernism and Autobiography, Kathleen Ashley, et. al., ed. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1994.
"Bridging the Gap: The Position of Politics in Deconstruction," Cultural Critique, Fall 1992.
"The Mediating Eye: Avedon, Winogrand, Mapplethorpe, and the Representation of Cultures," Spring, A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 50, 1990
"Kenneth Burke and The Motives of Rhetoric," American Literary History, Fall 1989.
"Kenneth Burke: Criticism as Equipment for Living," Horns of Plenty, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1989.
"Modernism, Postmodernism, and Critical Style: The Cases of Burke and Derrida," Genre, Fall 1988.
"Kenneth Burke," entry in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1993
"Critical Historicism and the Discipline of Architecture," Threshold: Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Chicago (Special Issue on "Restructuring Architectural Theory"), Vol. IV (Spring 1988). Reprinted in Restructuring Architectural Theory, ed. by Marco Diani and Catherine Ingraham (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1989).
"Kenneth Burke," The Dictionary of Literary Biography 63: Modern
American Critics, 1920-1950 (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1988).
"What's The Use? Critical Theory and the Study of Autobiography," Biography, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Winter 1987).
"Kenneth Burke: A Man of Letters," Pretext: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetoric, Vol. 6, Nos. 3-4 (Fall/Winter 1985).
"The Return of the Repressed: The Theological Unconscious in Recent Critical Theory." Critical Texts (October 1984).
"American Modernism and the Uses of History: The Case of William Carlos Williams." The New Orleans Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Winter 1982).
"Being in the Text: Autobiography and the Problem of the Subject." MLN, Vol. 97, No. 5 (December 1982).
The New American Studies, by John Carlos Rowe, Modern Philology, Vol. 102, No. 2, November 2004.
Reception Histories: Rhetoric, Pragmatism, and American Cultural Politics, by Steven Mailloux, Modern Philology, Volume 99, Number 4, May 2002
Kenneth Burke: Rhetoric, Subjectivity, Postmodernism (Cambridge), by Robert Wess. Modern Philology, Winter, 1977.
The Genre of Autobiography in Victorian Literature. Clinton Machann. Biography, Winter 1996.
Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain, 1832-1920, Regenia Gagnier (Stanford). Modern Philology, Summer 1994.
Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Gerald Graff (Chicago). Genre, Vol. XXI Number 1 (Spring 1988), pp. 118-123.
Romantic Weather: The Climates of Coleridge and Baudelaire, by Arden Reed (The University Press New England). The Journal of English and Germanic Philology (Spring 1985).
Deconstructive Criticism: An Advanced Introduction, by Vincent Leitch (Columbia). The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, March,
1984, p. 203.
Papers Presented (Selected)
“Unmaking Humanism and Remaking the Humanities in the Age of Theory,” The Making of the Humanities III, Rome, Italy, November 1, 2012.
“Why a Liberal Arts Education Matters,” Keynote Address, Whittier Scholars Program Annual Retreat, Whittier College, California, February 26, 2012.
“Yes We Can: Networking The Presidency,” Conference of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 26, 2009.
“Globalization, Nationalism, and Postcolonial Identity in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 13, 2008.
“Pueblo Dances and Popular Culture: Ritual Drama, Tourism, and the Production of Social power in the U.S. Southwest”, Conference of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 23, 2008.
“English in the 21st-Century,” Keynote Address at “Redefining the New: Guiding The Direction of English Studies” Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, February 23, 2007.
“Locating Disciplinary Change: The Afterlives of Area and International Studies in the Age of Globalization,” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 15, 2005.
“Globalization and the Future of English.” Invited keynote address at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, October 4, 2004
“Memory, Identity and Empire in Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, November 7, 2003.
“Is Global Fiction Postcolonial?” Meeting of the Modern Language Association, New Orleans, La., December 27, 2001.
“Globalization and Writing.” Meeting of the Modern Language Association, New Orleans, La., December 27, 2001.
“Globalization and the Literature of the Americas: Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” Invited lecture, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Comparative Literature, October 22, 2001.
“Globalization and Comparative Literary Studies,” Invited lecture, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Comparative Literature, October 22, 2001.
“Globalization and the Institution of English,” The University as Institution: Past, Present and Future,” Loyola University Chicago, April 11, 2001.
“Picture This: Literary Theory and the Study of Visual Culture,” Convegno Internazionale sui Visual Studies,” Rome, Italy, March 21, 2001.
“Globalization and the Postcolonial Condition,” Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America, Washington, D.C., December 28, 2000
“Teaching the Future of English,” NCTE Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 18, 2000
“The English Department in a Time of Intellectual Fragmentation,” Keynote Address, Association of Departments of English Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2, 2000.
"Border Studies in the Age of Globalization," Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, California, December 27-30, 1998.
"‘The End of History' and Other Fin-de-Siecle Fantasies," Mid-west Modern Language Association, St. Louis, Missouri, November 1995.
"Literary Study and Cultural Critique: Redesigning the Introductory Literature Course," Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Diego, California, December 1994.
"The Cold War, The Culture Wars, and the Limits of Liberalism," conference of the Mid-West Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 1993
"Poetry and Philosophy," conference on Philosophy and Poetry at Loyola University, November 1992 "Deconstruction and the Politics of Futility," The Radical Scholars Conference, Loyola University Chicago, October 21, 1992
Respondent, session on "Passing and Pedagogy: Teaching for Diversity in the Feminist Classroom, Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, November 1991
"Composition, Critical Theory, and Institutional Change," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Boston, MA, March, 1991
"Photography, Autobiography, Subjectivity," Crossing the Disciplines: Cultural Studies in the 1990s, Norman, Oklahoma, October, 1990
"Kidnapping Kenneth Burke," Conference on College Composition and Communication, March, 1990
"What's Happening to the Humanities?: Literature, Cultural Studies, Cultural Literacy," Governor State University Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series, February, 1990
"Form and History in the Work of Kenneth Burke," meeting of the Modern Language Association of America, December, 1990
"Posing: Autobiography and the Subject of Photography," Plenary Address at "The Subject of Autobiography" Conference at The University of Southern Maine, October 1, 1989
"The Critic as Impresario: Kenneth Burke on Freud and Marx," the Center for Twentieth Century Studies, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, October, 1988
"Is Autobiography Possible?," lecture at Colgate University, November 18, 1987
"Literary and Critical Implications of Deconstruction," the Chicago Forum of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, October 15-16, 1987.
"Deconstruction in the Humanities: Literature and Architecture in the Age of Poststructuralism," public lecture at the University of Illinois (Chicago) School of Architecture (May, 1987)
"Kenneth Burke: Criticism as Equipment for Living," at "Kenneth Burke in 1986," conference at Seton Hall University, December 1986
"Kenneth Burke and Marxism," November, 1984 meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association
"Criticizing and Evaluating Autobiography," October, 1984 Conference entitled "Writing Women's Lives." Women's Studies Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The State of Criticism Today," March 1983 regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion
“Higher Education Today,” hosted by Steven Roy Goodman (UDC-TV), June 1, 2012. Subject: The Future of Graduate Education.