curriculum vitae

 

Dino Franco Felluga
English Department
500 Oval Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1356
Office tel.: (765) 494-3770
E-mail: felluga@purdue.edu

Last Revised: July 29, 2016

EDUCATION

1990-1995 Ph.D., English Department, U of California, Santa Barbara.
Dissertation: The Novel Poet: Ideology and the Instability of Genre, 1798-1885
Committee: Alan Liu and Garrett Stewart (chairs), Paul Hernadi

1989-1990 M.A., English Department, Queen's U.
Thesis: "Carlyle's Carnival: Sartor Resartus and the Polyphonic Novel"
Committee: John Matthews (chair), Clive Thomson, Grant Sampson

1984-1989 Honors B.A., English and French, Huron C at the U of Western Ontario.

1987-1988 Third Year Abroad Program, French department, Université de Nice, France.

POST-GRADUATE APPOINTMENTS

currently: Professor, English department, Purdue U, West Lafayette

2003-2016: Associate Professor, English department, Purdue U, West Lafayette

1997-2003: Assistant Professor, English department, Purdue U, West Lafayette

1995-1997: Postdoctoral Fellow, English department, Stanford U
Supervisors: Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi (1996-97); Regenia Gagnier (1995-96)

1994-1995: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, U of Calgary.



ARTICLES AND EDITING

BOOKS
  • Critical Theory: The Key Concepts. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. 4 vols. [One million words.] General ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Associate eds. Pamela K. Gilbert and Linda K. Hughes. Wiley-Blackwell, 201.
  • The Perversity of Poetry: Romantic Ideology and the Popular Male Poet of Genius. Albany: State U of New York P, January 2005. Released in paperback on January 2006.
PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND REVIEW ESSAYS
  • "Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Don Juan and the Truth Claims of Genre." Modern Language Quarterly 77:1 (2016): 105-20.
  • "The Eventuality of the Digital." 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 21 (2015). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16995/ntn.742
  • "Byron is (Un)Dead: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Sublation of Byron" (co-written with Emily Allen). English Language Notes 51.1 (2013): 223-30.
  • "BRANCHing Out: Victorian Studies and the Digital Humanities." Critical Quarterly 55.1 (2013): 43-56.
  • "Feeling Cosmopolitan: The Novel Politician after Byron" (co-written with Emily Allen; 5,000 words). European Romantic Review 20.5 (2009): 651-59.
  • "Addressed to the NINES: The Victorian Archive and the Disappearance of the Book." Victorian Studies (Winter 2006): 305-19.
  • "Jane Eyre : Now and Forever; or, the Strange Afterlife of Gothic" (co-written with Emily Allen; 10,000 words).   Romanticism on the Net 34-35 (May-August 2005).   Special issue on "Opera and the Nineteenth Century," edited by Nick Halmi.
  • "Verse’s Perversity." Victorian Poetry 41:4 (2003): 490-99.
  • "The Fetish-Logic of Bourgeois Subjectivity, or, the Truth the Romantic Poet Reveals about the Victorian Novel.” European Romantic Review 14:2 (2003): 251-60.
  • "The Matrix: Paradigm of Post-Modernism or Intellectual Poseur?" Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix. Ed. Glenn Yeffeth. Dallas: BenBella Books, 2003. 71-84.
  • "The Victorian Verse Novel." Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry. Ed. Richard Cronin, Antony Harrison, and Alison Chapman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. 171-86.
  • "Holocaust Iconoclasm and the Anti-Intellectual: Jetztzeit as a Response to the Postmodern Impasse" (review article), ARIEL 31 (2000): 149-61.
  • "'With a most voiceless thought': Byron and the Radicalism of Textual Culture," European Romantic Review 8 (Winter 2000): 148-65.
  • "The Critic's New Clothes: Sartor Resartus as 'Cold Carnival,'" reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism 70 (1998).
  • "Tennyson's Idylls, Pure Poetry and the Market," SEL: Studies in English Literature 37 (Autumn 1997): 783-803.
  • "The Critic's New Clothes: Sartor Resartus as 'Cold Carnival,'" Criticism 37 (Fall 1995): 583-99.
BOOK CHAPTERS
  • "The Matrix: Paradigm of Post-Modernism or Intellectual Poseur? Part One." Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in The Matrix. Ed. Glenn Yeffeth. Dallas: BenBella Books, 2003. 71-84.
  • "The Victorian Verse Novel." The Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry. Eds. Antony H. Harrison, Richard Cronin and Alison Chapman. Blackwell, 2002. 171-86.
  • "Feeling Cosmopolitan: The Novel Politician after Byron" (co-written with Emily Allen). Transforming Tragedy, Identity and Community. Eds. Lilla Maria Crisafulli, Tilottama Rajan and Diego Saglia. New York: Routledge, 2011. 85-94.
EDITED JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES
  • 10th anniversary special issue of Romanticism on the Net (41-42, February-May 2006). I was the guest editor for the special issue and edited all essays for the collection; authors include Morris Eaves (U of Rochester), Steven Jones (Loyola), Christopher Keep (U of Western Ontario), Celeste Langan (UC Berkeley), Jerome McGann (U of Virginia) Andrew Stauffer (Boston U), Joseph Viscomi (U North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and Paul Youngquist (Penn State).  I also wrote the introduction, “Skeuomorphs and Anti-Time.”
  • NASSR Conference Issue of European Romantic Review 18 (2007).  I was the main guest editor for this special issue, and edited all essays for the collection; essays by Julie Carlson (UCSB), Daniel O’Quinn (U of Guelph), Jim Davis (U of Warwick), Noel Jackson (MIT), Laura George (Michigan SU), Jane Moody (U of York), Dahlia Porter (U of Pennsylvania), David Collings (Bowdoin), Thomas Pfau (Duke U), Peter B. Ford (Michigan SU), Joan Steigerwald (York U), Denise Gigante (Stanford U), and Dimitri Karkoulis (U of Western Ontario); section introductions by other co-editors, Emily Allen, Geraldine Friedman, Arkady Plotnitsky, and myself. I also wrote two articles for the issue, “Introduction” (133-34) and “Theory, Late and Latest” (169-73).
PUBLISHED REVIEWS
  • Review of Eric Eisner’s Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Literary Celebrity.” Victorian Studies 54 (2011): 168-70.
  • Review of Richard Cronin's Romantic Victorians: English Literature, 1824-1840 (2002). Victorian Studies 46 (Summer 2004): 684-86.
  • Review of Jerome Christensen's Romanticism at the End of History (2000).   Romanticism on the Net 32-33 (November 2003).   Appeared in print September 2004.
  • Review of C. C. Barfoot, ed. Romantic Carlyle and Victorian Keats. Victorian Studies. 44 (2002): 553-55.
  • Review of Richard E. Matlak, The Poetry of Relationship: The Wordsworths and Coleridge, 1797-1800. Romanticism on the Net 15 (August 1999).
  • Review of Katie Trumpener, Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire , Nineteenth-Century Literature 53 (June 1998): 114-117.
  • Review of Joseph Litvak, Strange Gourmets: Sophistication, Theory, and the Novel , Modern Fiction Studies 44 (1998): 1057-59.
  • "Holocaust Iconoclasm and the Crisis of Representation" (review article), Theory and Psychology 7 (April 1997): 270-73. Review of George M. Dren and Leon Rappoport, The Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior, revised edition, 1994.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • Byron and the Constitution of the British Novel (co-written with Emily Allen).
  • The Novel Poet (on the nineteenth-century verse novel)
EDITORIAL WORK
  • 2012-present, General Editor, BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History: http://branchcollective.org
  • 2016-present, General Editor, The COVE: The Central Online Victorian Educator: http://covecollective.org
  • 2004-present, Co-Chair, Victorian Editorial Board, NINES
  • 2006-2014, Co-editor, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. If you wish, you can see the journal at the following URL: http://ravonjournal.org
  • Assistant Editor, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. If you wish, you can see the journal at the following URL: http://ravonjournal.org


PRESENTATIONS

  • "The Story of Discourse in Popular Film," invited lecture delivered to NYU's London Program, October 2016.
  • "Apostrophe to a Dear Reader: Address and the Verse Novel," North American Victorian Studies Association, Phoenix, AZ, November 2016.
  • "The Problem of Form, and the New Formalism," invited lecture delivered May 2016 to the U of Cambridge, the U of Oxford, Birckbeck U and the U of Exeter.
  • "Rethinking our Relation to the Corpus: Towards a Momentous Edition," invited lecture delivered May 2016 to Birkbeck U and the U of Exeter.
  • "Root and BRANCH: New Possibilities for Scholarship in the Digital Age," invited lecture delivered to Iowa State U, October 2015.
  • "Root and BRANCH: How Should We Fund the Digital Humanities," Trollope Bicentennial Conference, U of Leuven, Belgium, September 2015 (no concurrent panels).
  • "The Eventuality of the Digital," North American Victorian Studies Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2015 (plenary panel).
  • "Victorian Digital Futures," Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, GA, April 2015 (plenary panel).
  • "Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Don Juan and the Truth Claims of Realism," Poetic Genre and Social Imagination Conference at the U of Chicago, May 2014 (by invitation, no concurrent panels).
  • "'I saw/ something': The Verse Novel and the Genre of the Real" (co-written with Emily Allen), North American Victorian Studies Association, London, Canada, November 2014.
  • "'All poetry is difficult to read': The Sense of It," North American Victorian Studies Association, Pasadena, CA, October 2013.
  • “BRANCHing Out: Reflections on the Future of Scholarly Publication,” invited lecture delivered to U of London Nineteenth-Century Group seminar, “The Digital Victorians,” May 2013.
  • “BRANCHing Out: Reflections on the Future of Scholarly Publication,” invited talk delivered to the U of Exeter, May 2013.
  • “Byron’s Don Juan and the Novel,” invited talk delivered to the U of Oxford “Romantic Re-alignments Seminar,” May 2013.
  • “Modern Love and Sex,” invited talk delivered to the Dept. of English, U of Colorado, March 2013.
  • “The Byronic Hero and the Victorian Novel,” invited talk delivered to the Dept. of English, l’UniversitÓ di Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy. Invited talk, honorarium.
  •  “Digital Humanities Networking Lunch” (with Andrew Stauffer), North American Victorian Studies Association, Sept. 2013. Featured workshop.
  • “BRANCHing Out: Reflections on the Future of Scholarly Publication,” British Association for Victorian Studies, Sheffield, England. Featured panel, all expenses paid.
  • “Byron’s Don Juan: Prospects for the Victorian Novel,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, August, 2012.  As the conference website explains, “NASSR seminars showcase important work-in-progress by Romanticist scholars and give participants a chance to engage in discussion of pre-circulated critical or primary texts.”
  • “BRANCHing Out: Picturing the Future of Scholarly Publishing,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, U of Kentucky, March 2012.
  • Member of Plenary Panel, Genre’s Performance of Gender, North American Victorian Studies Association, Vanderbilt U, November 2011.  Talk: “Engendering a New Genre: Modern Love and Sex.”
  • “Byron is Undead: The Persistence of Byron,” Dickens Project Conference, U of California, Santa Cruz, July 2011.
  •  “Byron is Undead: The Persistence of Byron,” North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Montréal, Canada, November 2010. .
  • Memory of Plenary Roundtable of Scholarly Journal Editors, Victorians Institute Conference, U of Virginia, October 2010.  Talk: “NINES, RaVoN, and the Future of Journal Publication.”
  • “Victorians Mediating the Romantics: The Case of Eliot and Byron,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 2010. .
  • “George Eliot, Lord Byron, and What Must Be Kept in the Act of Casting Away,” North American Victorian Studies Association, Cambridge U, England, July 2009.
  •  “Feeling Cosmopolitan: The Novel Politician after Byron,” Dept. of English, Bucknell U, January 2009.
  • “Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Sensation of Byron,” Byron Society of America panel, Modern Language Association, San Fracisco, December 2008.
  • “Conversation: New Directions for the Novel,” Special Invited Panel, North American Victorian Studies Association, Yale, November 2008.
  • “The Sensation of Byron,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Toronto Canada, August 2008.
  • “Feeling Cosmopolitan: The Novel Politician after Byron,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Bologna, Italy, March 2008.
  • “NINES and the Future of Publishing,” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, December 2007.
  • “George Eliot, Lord Byron, and the Dangers of Influence,” Byron and Modernity, Vancouver, Canada, October 2007.
  • “Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Byron, and the Politics of Sex,” North American Victorian Studies Association, Victoria, Canada, October 2007.
  • “Reforming the Homosexual: Benjamin Disraeli and the Novel Politician after Byron,” International Byron Conference, Venice, Italy, July 2007.
  • "Further Awry," plenary address at the Going Awry Graduate Student Conference, Indiana U, March 2006.
  • "Reforming the Homosexual: Benjamin Disraeli, Bulwer-Lytton, and the Novel Politician after Byron," Modern Language Association Conference, Washington, December 2005
  • "Lord Byron, George Eliot, and the Constitution of the British Novel," North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, U of Virginia, September 2005.
  • "Lord Byron, George Eliot, and the Novel Romantic in Felix Holt ," Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, University of Western Ontario, May, 2005.
  • "Lord Byron, George Eliot, Michael McKeon," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Montreal, Canada, August, 2005.
  • "Lord Byron, George Eliot, Michael McKeon," Narrative Conference, Louisville, KY, April, 2005.
  • Chair, Pychoanalysis and Nineteenth-Century Fiction panel, North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, U of Toronto, October 2004.
  • "Byron Redux:   The Politics of Romance and the Romance of Politics in George Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical ," Northeast Conference on British Studies, Montreal, Canada, October, 2004.
  • "Byron Redux: Eliot and the Politics of the Cosmopolitan" (co-written with Emily Allen), North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Boulder, CO, September 2004.
  • Organized the NASSR Special Session, “Cosmopolitan Byron” for the 2004 Conference in Boulder, CO.
  • “Making Every Body Nervous: Quacks, Hacks, and England’s Tropic Body,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism panel at the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2004.
  • “Jane Eyre: Now and Forever; or, the Strange Afterlife of Victorian Gothic” (co-written with Emily Allen), Narrative Conference, U of Vermont, April 22-25, 2004.
  • “Satanic Hero into Patient Zero: Byron, Radicalism, and the Victorian Trade in Pornography,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, U of Iowa, April 1-4, 2004.
  • "The Victorian Archive and the Disappearance of the Book," MLA, San Diego, December 2003.
  • "Doctoring Byron: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Domestication of Genius," North American Victorian Studies Association inaugural conference, Indiana University, October 2003.
  • “Jane Eyre: Now and Forever; or, the Strange Afterlife of Victorian Gothic” (co-written with Emily Allen), the Dickens Project Summer Conference, July 2003. (15 papers; no concurrent sessions.)
  • Panel Organizer, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism panel, "The Fiction of Poetry," at the annual 2003 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Dalhousie University, Canada, May 28, 2003.
  • “Satanic Hero into Patient Zero: Byron, Radicalism, and the Victorian Trade in Pornography,” The Future of Victorian Poetry Conference, U of Western Ontario, March 2003.
  • “The Fetish-Logic of Bourgeois Subjectivity, or, the Truth the Romantic Poet Reveals about the Victorian Novel,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, University of Western Ontario, Canada, August 22-25, 2002.
  • "The Victorian Social Body and the Pathologizing of the Romantic Poet of Genius," Dept. of English, Concordia University, Canada, November 2001.
  • "Cyberspace, Postmodernity, and Cultural Studies: The Double-Bind of Contemporary Thought," Dept. of English, Miami University, November 2001.
  • "Cybertext vs. Cyphertext, or Digitality's Revolution in Scholarly Publishing and Human Consciousness." Paper was part of a special colloquium on scholarly publishing at the 2001 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (HSSFC) in celebration of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Program (ASPP). Four invited panels; no concurrent papers. Talk was co-written with Michael Eberle-Sinatra, May 27, 2001.
  • "Just Byron: Spectropoetics, Commodity Culture, and Revolution," presented October 2000 at the Illuminations Lecture Series, organized by English and Philosophy, Purdue University.
  • "Incorporating the Metaphysical: Byron's Spectropoetics, Commodity Culture and Revolution," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Tempe, Arizona, September 2000.
  • "Such a Waste: Leisure, Dissemination, and the Truth the Romantic Poet Reveals about the Victorian Novel," Victorian Waste Conference, the Annual Conference of the Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz, August 2000. (Fifteen speakers; no concurrent sessions.)
  • "The Last Minstrel: Scott and the Technology of the Book," Material Cultures Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2000.
  • "Leisure, Dissemination, and the Truth the Romantic Poet Reveals about the Victorian Novel," presented to the Dept. of English, Indiana University, April 2000.
  • "The Victorian Social Body and the Pathologizing of the Romantic Poet," MLA, Chicago, December 1999.
  • "'The onanism of poetry': the Pathologizing of Romantic Pleasure," American Conference on Romanticism, Indiana University, November 1999.
  • Chair and Special Session Organizer, "Back to the Future: Romanticism and Technologies of Production," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Dalhousie University, Canada, August 1999.
  • "'With a most voiceless thought': Byron and the Radicalism of Textual Culture," North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Dalhousie University, Canada, August 1999.
  • "Poésie, Pathologie, et le dix-neuvième siècle"--invited talk presented to the Department of French, University of Western Ontario, Spring, 1998.
  • "Solitary Confinement: The Social Body and the Pathologizing of Poetry in Victorian Britain," Public and Private Voices Conference, Salzburg, Austria.
  • "'With a most voiceless thought': Byron against Scott, or the Radicalism of Textual Culture," American Conference on Romanticism, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • "Culture Studies and the Problem of Ground," Histories of Theory Conference, U of Western Ontario, London, Canada, March 1998.
  • "Poetry, Pathology and the Victorian Social Body"--invited talk presented to the Department of English, Stanford University, May 1997, the Department of English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, February 1997, and the Department of English, University of Toronto, January 1997.
  • "Incorporations of Medievalism in Scott and Byron: Emergent Futures or the Resurgent Past?" North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Boston, November 1996.
  • "The Politics and Poetics of New Historicism," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference (formerly the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast), U of California, Irvine, November 1996.
  • "Diagnosing the Feminine: The Medical Discourse of Wordsworth and Coleridge," Women, History, and Medical Discourse Conference, University of Western Ontario, October 1996. An earlier version was presented at the Wordsworth Summer Conference at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, United Kingdom, August, 1995.
  • "Romanticism's Last Minstrels: Scott, Byron and the Technology of the Book"--invited talk presented to the Department of English, Dalhousie University, September 1996.
  • "Medievalism in Scott and Byron: Empire, Class, and the Market"--invited talk presented to the Department of English, Simon Fraser U, June 1996.
  • "The Ideological Function of Desire in The Idylls of the King"--invited talk presented to the Department of English, U of Alberta, January 1996.
  • "Picking a Bone: Ideology, History, and Wordsworth's Prelude," MLA Convention, Chicago, December 1995.
  • "Poetry's Penury: Tennyson, Politics, and the Performativity of Genre," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, U of California, Santa Barbara, November 1995.
  • "Reflections on Nazism: Kitsch, Death, and Postmodernism," Canadian Association for American Studies 31st Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 1995.
  • "Minding the Body: Poetry and 'Self-Abuse' at Mid-Century" (co-written), Victorian Mind Conference (U of California Dickens Project Annual Summer Conference), U of California, Santa Cruz, August 1995.
  • Respondent and Panel Organizer, "Home and Country: Placing and Displacing Scotland in British Romanticism," Fourth International Conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies, U of Wales, Bangor, July 1995.
  • "History, Justice, and Postmodernism: Power and the Ability of Response"--invited talk, Calgary Institute for the Humanities Public Lecture Series, February 1995.
  • "Working the Novel Out: Tennyson, Dialectics, and the Ideology of Genre"--invited talk presented to the Department of English, U of British Columbia and to the Department of English, Trinity U, January 1995.
  • "Gender and Genre in Wordsworth and Coleridge," North American Conference on British Studies, Vancouver, Canada, October 1994. An earlier version was presented to the Women's Voices Conference, U of California, Santa Barbara, April 1992.
  • "Romantic Ideology: Wordsworth and the Genre of Revolution"--invited talk presented to the Department of English, U of Waterloo, August 1994.
  • "Detecting the Narrative Body: The Structural Mystery of Dickens's Edwin Drood," the Dickens Project Winter Conference, U of California, Riverside, February 1994.
  • "Beyond Mauswitz: Postmodernism and the Sounding of History," Soundings: A Conference on American Life, Literature, and Interpretation, U of Oregon, May 1993.
  • "Novel Polyphony: Carlyle's 'Cold Carnival,'" the Dickens Project Winter Conference, U of California, Riverside, February 1993.
  • "Tracing the Economies of Structural Dynamics: A Theory of Genre Classification," International Rhetoric Council Annual Conference, Southeastern Louisiana U, March 1992.
  • "Representing the Past: Germany and National Identity," Western Humanities Conference, U of California, Los Angeles, October 1991.


CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

  • Established the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) in conjunction with Victorian Studies. The first annual conference occurred in October 2003 at Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • With Emily Allen, Geraldine Friedman, and Arkady Plotnitsky, hosted the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism annual conference in 2006 at Purdue, along with NAVSA's fourth annual conference.
  • With Michela Vanon Alliata and Emma Sdegno, hosted the supernumerary conference of NAVSA, the British Association for Victorian Studies, and the Australasian Victorian Studies Association in Venice, Italy, June 3-6, 2013.
  • With Catherine Robson, will host a NYU/Purdue U, NAVSA/AVSA supernumerary conference in Florence, Italy, May 2017.


GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Spring 2017----University of Macerata Visiting Scholar Scholarship
  • Spring 2016----Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence
  • Fall 2015----Purdue College of Liberal Arts Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts
  • Fall 2015----Purdue College of Liberal Arts Global Synergy Research Grant
  • Fall 2015----Sidney Stern Memorial Trust award for The COVE
  • Fall 2015----The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy grant to The COVE
  • Fall 2012----Entrepreneurship Leadership Academy Fellowship, Discovery Park, Purdue U
  • Fall 2011----Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence
  • Summer 2010----Study Abroad and International Learning Grant, Purdue
  • Spring 2008----Study Abroad and International Learning Grant
  • Spring 2008----Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grant
  • Summer 2007----Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grant
  • 2006, 2007, and 2008----Purdue Liberal Arts Community Engagement Grant
  • Spring 2006----Dean's Incentive Teaching Grant
  • Fall 2005 ----Center for Humanistic Studies, Purdue U
  • Summer 2005 ---- Co-Principal Investigator, "Integration of Digital Publishing in Teaching and Learning," Hewlett-Packard Company, voluntary support $40,000, plus over $50,000 equipment
  • Spring 2005----Dean's Incentive Teaching Grant
  • Fall 2005----Dean's Incentive Research Grant
  • 2003-2004----e-Enterprise Center, Purdue U
  • 2002-2003----Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System/Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education Module and Course Development Grant
  • 2002-2003----Teaching for Tomorrow Award
  • Spring 2003----Dean’s Incentive Teaching Grant
  • Spring 2003----Dean’s Incentive Research Grant
  • Summer 2002----Purdue Research Foundation Summer Grant
  • Spring 2002----Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence
  • Summer 2000----International Travel Grant, (Purdue)
  • Summer 1999----Purdue Research Foundation Summer Grant
  • Summer 1998----Purdue University Teaching and Research Incentive Grant
  • 1997-1998----Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship to Dalhousie U (declined)
  • 1995-1997----Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship to Stanford U
  • 1994-1995----U of Calgary Institute for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Summer 1995----Calgary Institute for the Humanities Travel Grant to England
  • Summer 1995----U of Calgary Faculty of Humanities Travel Grant to England
  • Spring 1994----UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1990-1994----Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1990-1991----Tuition Fellowship, U of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1989-1990----Ontario Grant Scholarship
    [awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students in the province of Ontario]
  • 1989-1990----Dean's Scholarship, Queen's U, Canada
    [awarded to the highest-ranking incoming graduate students at Queen's U]
  • 1988----Canadian Association of Irish Studies Grant, Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland
    [awarded to one student in Canada each year]
  • 1984-1988----Leonard Ibbotson Memorial Scholarship, U of Western Ontario
    [a four-year tuition scholarship awarded to incoming students]
  • 1987----Rodney Poulet Prize in French Literature, Huron College, UWO
  • 1987----Shakespeare Award, Huron College, UWO
  • 1986----Percival Prize in English Literature, Huron College, UWO


LANGUAGES

Fluent in French and Italian
Reading knowledge of German



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES



ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

  • 2006-2008----Director of the literature faculty
  • 2006-2008----Co-Director of the Philosophy and Literature Program
  • 2001-2003----Chair, Literary Awards Committee (brought Pulitzer-prize- and Tony-award-winning playwright, Tony Kushner, to campus Spring 2003; brought Nobel-Prize-winnning poet, Seamus Heaney, to campus spring 2002)
  • 2001-2002----Member, Search Committee for the new Head of English at Purdue
  • 2000-2001----Co-Director, Leonora Woodman Lecture, which brought Prof. Linda Hutcheon to campus Fall 2000
  • 1999-2001----Director, Books & Coffee Lecture Series (brought Jamaica Kincaid to campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Books & Coffee Fall 2001
  • 1999-2000----Member, School of Liberal Arts Grievance Committee
  • 1998-1999----Chair, Excellence in Teaching Committee
  • 1998-2000----Member, Policy Committee
  • 1997-1998----Member, Excellence in Teaching Committee
  • 1997-1998----Member, Ph.D. Prelim Exam Committee: Theory


TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE
UNDERGRADUATE
TEACHING AWARDS
  • College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher (2015-2016)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (2014-2015)
  • English Department Overall Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2013-2014)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (2013-2014)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (2013-2014)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (2012-1013)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (2012-2013)
  • College of Liberal Arts Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (2012-2013)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (2011-2012)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (2010-2011)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (2007-2008)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (2006-2007)
  • English Department Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (2006-2007)
  • 2003-2004—Department Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (Purdue)
  • 2002-2003—Department Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (Purdue)
  • 2002-2003—Department Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (Purdue)
  • summer 2002-summer 2003—Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS)/ Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education (IPSE) Course and Module Development Grant [course reduction and summer pay to add a series of modules to my Introductory Guide to Critical Theory]
  • 2002-2003—Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Purdue
  • 2003—Dean's Incentive Teaching Grant, Purdue
  • 2002—Center for Undergraduate Instructional Excellence fellow, Purdue [semester's leave to expand my web site, the Introductory Guide to Critical Theory]
  • 2001—Department Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (Purdue)
  • 2000—Lilly Retention Initiative Grant [$11,000 to teach HONR 199—Telling Trauma: Memory, Justice, and the Holocaust, Spring 2001]
  • 1999 Department Teaching Award for Undergraduate Instruction (Purdue)
  • Department Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction (Purdue)
TEACHING INTERESTS

      Romantic Poetry and Non-Fiction Prose

       

      Genre Theory

      Victorian Poetry and Non-Fiction Prose

       

      Cultural Studies

      19th-Century Novel

       

      Feminist Theory/ Gender Studies

      Media Technologies

       

      Film and Narrative Theory

      Justice and Literature

       

      Postmodernism

      Nazi Germany and Social History

       

      Psychoanalysis



TEACHING RESOURCES


INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO CRITICAL THEORY



REFERENCES

Professor Andrew Elfenbein, Dept. of English, U of Minnesota
Professor Regenia Gagnier, Director, School of English and American Studies, U of Exeter
Professor Alan Liu, Dept. of English, U of California, Santa Barbara
Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor, Dept. of English, U of Virginia
Garrett Stewart, James O. Freedman Professor of Letters, Dept. of English, U of Iowa
Herbert F. Tucker, John C. Coleman Professor, Dept. of English, U of Virginia


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