Mark W. Osteen
6700 Tweedbrook Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21239
- PhD, Emory University, 1987. Dissertation: “Making Both Ends Meet: The Economy of Ulysses.” Director: Richard Ellmann.
- MA, English, University of Montana, 1982.
- BA, with High Honors, University of Montana. Majors: English and Philosophy, 1977.
- 2012-present. Chair, English Department, Loyola University Maryland.
- 2000-2011. Professor of English and Director of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland.
- 1993-99. Associate Professor of English, Loyola College in Maryland.
- 1988-93. Assistant Professor of English, Loyola College in Maryland.
- 1987-88. Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University.
- 1984-86. Teaching Assistant, Emory University.
- 1980-82. Teaching Assistant, University of Montana.
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Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 324 pages.
▸ “Essential”: R. Ducharme, Choice, June 2013.
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One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism. Memoir. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010. Memoir. 270 pages. http://www.oneofusbook.com.
- Jean Winegardner, Washington Times. March 10, 2011.http://www.theautismnews.com/2011/03/11/book-review-one-of-us-a-familys-life-with-autism/.
- Kim Wombles, About.com. Autism Spectrum Disorders.http://autism.about.com/od/booksabouttreatingautism/gr/Book-Review-One-Of-Us-A-Familys-Life-With-Autism-By-Mark-Osteen.htm.
-Listed as “Recommended Book” on neurodiversity.com.
American Magic and Dread: Don DeLillo’s Dialogue with Culture. Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2000. 301 pages.
- Kirk Nesset, American Literature 73:3 (September, 2001): 652-3.
- Theron Britt, Modern Fiction Studies 48:3 (Fall 2002): 763-65.
- Philip Nel, Studies in the Novel 35.1 (Spring 2003): 128-31.
- Thomas Carmichael, “Evanescence, Language and Dread: Reading Don DeLillo.” Contemporary Literature 44.1 (2003): 176-80.
The Economy of Ulysses: Making Both Ends Meet. Irish Studies. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1995. 472 pages.
** Awarded Donald Murphy Prize for Best First Book in Irish Studies by the American Conference for Irish Studies. **
- Robert D. Newman. Choice (33:4). December 1995. 2008.
- Steven Connor. “Balancing the Book.” James Joyce Broadsheet 44 (June 1996): 1.
- Gregory Castle. “The Economies of Ulysses.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 39. 4 (1996): 510-14.
- Garry M. Leonard. “Small Change Adds Up.” James Joyce Literary Supplement 10:2 (Fall 1996): 10.
- Unsigned Review. The Year’s Work in English Studies 1995. London: Blackwell, 1996. 541.
- Michael Patrick Gillespie. James Joyce Quarterly 35 (1998): 479-83.
Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. A collection of 17 essays, nine drawn from Clues special issue listed below; includes my expanded introduction. 314 pages.
Music at the Crossroads: Lives and Legacies of Baltimore Jazz (co-edited with Frank J. Graziano). Baltimore: Apprentice House, 2010. A collection of 13 essays edited and produced in collaboration with eight students in my Aperio seminar. 406 pages.
- Tim Smith, “Loyola students discover, chronicle Baltimore jazz.” Baltimore Sun 8 August 2010. A & E section; 1, 10.
- Rebecca Fishbein, “Baltimore Buzz.” Baltimore City Paper. 15 Sept. 2010. 15. http://citypaper.com/arts/books/baltimore-buzz-1.1011528.
Autism and Representation. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. A collection of 16 essays on autism and the humanities; includes introduction and nonfiction piece listed below. 313 pages.
- Felice Aull. Literature, Arts, Medicine database. http://litmed.med.nyu.edu/Annotation?action=view&annid=12873
- Michael Fitzpatrick. “The Ghost of the Refrigerator Mother.Spiked Online. http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/5961/
- Chris Gabbard. Disability Studies Quarterly 30.1 (2010).http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/1071/1253
The Question of the Gift: Essays Across Disciplines. Routledge Studies in Anthropology. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. A collection of 14 essays; includes introduction and essay listed below. 310 pages.
- Favorable Review: Hirozaku Miyaki, American Anthropologist 107.1 (March 2005):137-8.
White Noise by Don DeLillo: Text and Criticism. Viking Critical Library. New York: Viking/Penguin, 1998. 538 pp. Wrote introduction, study questions; compiled bibliography; selected secondary materials.
The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and Economics. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. A collection of 23 essays. 437pp. (Co-edited with Martha Woodmansee). Includes introduction listed below.
Guest Editor: “Blue Notes: Toward a New Jazz Discourse.” Special double issue of Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 37.1-2 (Spring & Summer, 2004). Wrote introduction, edited 13 essays and four reviews. 352pp
Guest Editor: “Hitchcock and Adaptation,” a special issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection 31.1 (Spring, 2013). Wrote introduction, edited nine essays, compiled filmography. 121 pp.
Scholarly Journal Articles
- “The Currency of DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Forthcoming in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
- “Extraordinary Renditions: DeLillo’s Point Omega and Hitchcock’s Psycho.” Clues: A Journal of Detection. 31.1 (2013): 103-13.
- “Jazzing the Gift: Improvisation, Reciprocity, Excess.” Rethinking Marxism 22.4 (Fall 2010): 569-80.
- “Framed: Forging Identities in Film Noir.” Journal of Film and Video. 62.3 (Fall 2010): 17-35.
- “Noir‘s Cars: Automobility and Amoral Space in American Film Noir.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 35.4 (Winter 2008): 183.92.
- “Face Plates: T-Men and the Problem of Noir Counterfeiting.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 24.2 (Spring 2007): 125-42.
- “Echo Chamber: Undertaking The Body Artist.” Studies in the Novel 37.1 (2005): 64-80.
- “Introduction: Blue Notes Toward a New Jazz Discourse.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 37.1 (Spring 2004): 1-46.
- “The Great Expectations of Stephen Dedalus.” James Joyce Quarterly 41.1-2 (Fall 2003 /Winter 2004): 169-83.
- “Ritual and Reenactment in Andre Dubus’s Short Fiction.” Special Issue: The Work of Andre Dubus. Religion and the Arts 6.1/2 (Spring, 2002): 73-89.
- ” ‘It Doesn’t Pay to Antagonize the Public’: Sabotage and Hitchcock’s Audience.” Literature/Film Quarterly 28 (2000): 259-68.
- “Becoming Incorporated: Spectacular Authorship and DeLillo’s Mao II.”Modern Fiction Studies 45 (1999): 643-74.
- “Children of Godard and Coca-Cola: Cinema and Consumerism in Don DeLillo’s Early Fiction.” Contemporary Literature 37 (1996): 439-70.
- ” ‘A Splendid Bazaar’: The Shopper’s Guide to the New Dubliners.” Studies in Short Fiction 32 (1995): 483-96 [Review-Essay].
- “The Treasure-House of Language: Managing Symbolic Economies in Joyce’s Portrait.” Studies in the Novel 27 (1995): 154-68.
- “The Big Secret: Film Noir and Nuclear Fear.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 22:2 (Summer 1994): 79-90.
- ” ‘A Moral Form to Master Commerce’: The Economies of DeLillo’s Great Jones Street.” Critique 34 (1994): 157-72.
- “Phantoms of Liberty: The Secret Lives of Leviathan.” Review of Contemporary Fiction. 14:1 (Spring, 1994): 87-91.
- “Seeking Renewal: Bloom, Advertising, and the Domestic Economy.” James Joyce Quarterly 30:4/ 31:1 (1993): 717-38.
- “The Money Question at the Back of Everything: Clichés, Counterfeits and Forgeries in Joyce’s ‘Eumaeus.’” Modern Fiction Studies 38 (1992): 821-43.
- “Serving Two Masters: Economics and Figures of Power in Joyce’s ‘Grace.’”Twentieth Century Literature 37 (1991): 76-92.
- “The Intertextual Economy in ‘Scylla and Charybdis.’” James Joyce Quarterly28 (1990): 197-208.
- “Narrative Gifts: ‘Cyclops’ and the Economy of Excess.’” Joyce Studies Annual 1990. Ed. Thomas F. Staley. Austin: U of Texas P, 1990. 162-96.
- “Against the End: Asceticism and Apocalypse in Don DeLillo’s End Zone.”Papers on Language and Literature 26 (1990): 143-63. Reprinted in A Library of Literary Criticism, Modern American Literature, vol. 6. Third Supplement (Continuum, 1996).
- “A Little Larceny: Labor, Leisure and Loyalty in the 1950s Heist Film.” Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: Screening Classic Noir. Ed. Robert Miklitsch. Forthcoming, U of Illinois P, 2014.
- “Narrating Autism.” Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference. Ed. Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2013. 261-84.
- “Lighted Squares: Framing ‘Araby’” (with Kathryn Conrad). Collaborative Dubliners: Joyce in Dialogue. Ed. Vicki Mahaffey. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2012. 69-88.
- “Rhythm Changes: Contrafacts, Copyright and Jazz Modernism.” Modernism and Copyright. Ed. Paul K. Saint-Amour. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. 89-113.
- “Don DeLillo.” A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction. Ed. David Seed. Chichester, UK and Maldon, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 497-504
- “DeLillo’s Dedalian Artists.” The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo. Ed. John N. Duvall. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008. 137-50.
- “Autism and Representation: A Comprehensive Introduction.” Autism and Representation. Ed. Mark Osteen. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. 1-47.
- ” ‘The Natural Language “of the Culture’: Exploring Commodities throughWhite Noise.”Approaches to Teaching DeLillo’s White Noise. Ed. Tim Engles and John N. Duvall. New York: MLA, 2006. 192-203.
- ” ‘A Regular Swindle’: The Failure of Gifts in Dubliners.” Twenty-First Joyce. Eds. Ellen Carol Jones and Morris Beja. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2004. 13-35.
- “Luminous Spaces: Teaching Heart of Darkness through Film.” Approaches to Teaching Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and “The Secret Sharer.” Ed. Hunt Hawkins and Brian W. Shaffer. New York: MLA, 2002. 158-66.
- “Introduction: Questions of the Gift.” The Question of the Gift: Essays Across Disciplines. Ed. Mark Osteen. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. 1-41.
- “Gift or Commodity?” The Question of the Gift: Essays Across Disciplines. Ed. Mark Osteen. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. 229-47.
- “Marketing Obsession: The Fascinations of Running Dog.” Critical Essays on Don DeLillo. Eds. Hugh Ruppersburg and Tim Engles. New York: G. K. Hall, 2000. 135-56.
- “Taking Account of the New Economic Criticism: An Historical Introduction” (w/ Martha Woodmansee). Woodmansee and Osteen, eds. The New Economic Criticism. 3-50.
- “A High Grade Ha: The ‘Politicoecomedy’ of Headwear in Ulysses.” Joycean Cultures/ Culturing Joyces. Ed. Vincent J. Cheng, Kimberly J. Devlin, and Margot Norris. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1998. 253-83.
- “Female Property: Women and Gift Exchange in Ulysses.” Gender in Joyce. Ed. Jolanta W. Wawrzycka and Marlena G. Corcoran. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1997. 29-46.
- “Cribs in the Countinghouse: Plagiarism, Proliferation, and Labor in ‘Oxen of the Sun.’” Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays. Ed. Morris Beja and David Norris. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1996. 237-49. Reprinted in Ulysses: New Casebooks. Ed. Rainer Emig. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 125-40.
- “Leaving Limbo.” Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 2.3 (Winter 2012): 70-73.
- “Like Dad.” Autism Asperger’s Digest. May-June 2012: 39.
- “Learning to Listen.” Exceptional Parent. April, 2011: 14-15. Web.http://www.eparentdigital.com/nxtbooks/exceptionalparent/201104/#/16.
- “Shared Attention: Hearing Cameron’s Voice.” Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy, eds. Mary Ruth Marotte, Paige Reynolds, Ralph James Savarese. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2011. 110-115.
- “In the Echo Chamber.” Weber: The Contemporary West 26.2 (Spring/Summer 2010): 17-26.
- “The Play of Shadows.” Weber: The Contemporary West 26.1 (Fall 2009): 90-101. *Winner of the O. Marvin Lewis Award for best essay in Weber, 2009.
- “Urinetown: A Chronicle of the Potty Wars.” Autism and Representation. Ed. Mark Osteen. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. 212-25.
Short Scholarly Pieces
- “Meredith/Joyce: Bella Mount and Bella’s Mount.” James Joyce Quarterly35:4/36:1 (Summer/Fall, 1998): 873-78.
- “The Music of Chance,” “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” “Ulysses.” The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Film. Ed. John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh. New York: Facts-on-File, 1998. 287-88; 327; 443-44.
- “Ellmann’s Yeats: A Bibliography.” Yeats Annual No. 7. Ed. Warwick Gould. London: Macmillan, 1990. 137-44.
- “Gabriel’s Sarcasm: A Lost Line in ‘The Dead.’” James Joyce Quarterly 25 (1988): 259-62.
- “Accepting the Gift: The Life of the Mind or Minding the Life?” 2000 Nachbahr Lecture. Baltimore: Loyola College in Maryland, 2001.
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Current Research and Writing
- Creative nonfiction essay: “Silvertone.” In circulation.
- Creative nonfiction essay: “Pas de deux.” Solicited and accepted for an essay collection on academia and caregiving, ed. Carol Schilling.
- “Persistent Vegetative States: The Living and the Undead in DeLillo’s Love-Lies-Bleeding.” Paper for Comparative Drama Conference, April, 2014.
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INVITED SPEECHES AND PUBLIC ADDRESSES
- “Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream.” Hopkins Club, Johns Hopkins University, May, 2013; Pikesville Library, Nov., 2013; Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Assoc., March, 2014; Loyola University Dean’s Symposium, March, 2014.
- “Monk’s Moods: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk.” Combined lecture and performance, Germano’s Trattoria, Baltimore, March, 2013.
- Moderator and Introduction for screening of Moonrise Kingdom. Cinema Sundays. Charles Theater, Baltimore, June, 2012.
- “Listening to Autism, Celebrating Success.” St. Elizabeth School, Baltimore, March, 2012.
- “Autism and the Imagination: Exploring Local Coherence.” American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, July, 2011.
- “Listening to Autism: A Son’s Voice, a Father’s Awakening.” Honestly Autism Day, Baltimore County Public Schools, April, 2011; UCLA Center for Research and Treatment, June, 2011; Howard County Library, June, 2011.
- Moderator and Introduction for screening of Jane Eyre (2011). Cinema Sundays. Charles Theater, Baltimore, Feb. 2011.
- “One of Us.” Kentucky Autism Training Center, Louisville, February, 2011.
- “Listening to Autism.” Baltimore Ethical Society, February, 2011.
- “Music at the Crossroads: Baltimore Jazz History.” Baltimore City Historical Society, January, 2011; and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History, May, 2011.
- “The Narrative Problem of Autism.” Boston University Law School, March, 2010.
- “Narrating Autism.” Lecture, Saturday Seminar (Loyola College), April, 2009.
- “Ulysses and Bloomsday.” Talk on WYPR Public Radio, June, 2008.
- “So What is Modern Jazz? A History of Segments and Fusions.” Public lecture for Jammin’ at the Mansion concert series, Baltimore, May, 2005, and at Germano’s Trattoria, July, 2011.
- “The Currency of Economic Criticism.” Lecture given at the Georg Brandes School, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. September, 2004.
- “The Currency of Economic Criticism.” Keynote Address. Critical Exchanges: Economy and Culture in the Literature of Russia. Northwestern University, May 8, 2004.
- “Accepting the Gift: The Life of the Mind or Minding the Life?” Nachbahr Award Lecture. Loyola College in Maryland, October, 2000.
- “Four Types of Economic Criticism.” Plenary Address. Conference on Culture and Economics, Exeter, England, July, 1998.
- “The Political and the Anti-Political in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature.” Public Lecture, Baltimore Irish Festival, September, 1997.
- Haverford College, Nov. 2012
- Howard County Library, June 2011
- UCLA, June 2011
- Autism Awareness Day, Loyola U, April 2011
- Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, April 2011
- Kentucky Autism Training Center, Louisville, Feb. 2011
- Baltimore Ethical Society, Feb. 2011
- Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, Feb. 2011
- “In the Echo Chamber.” SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, November, 2007.
- “Ecce Homo.” Autism and Advocacy Conference, Fordham University, October, 2006.
- “Urinetown: A Chronicle of the Potty Wars.” At Representing Autism: Writing, Cognition, Disability Conference, Case Western Reserve U, Cleveland, OH, October, 2005.
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RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS (past 10 years)
- Organized two panels: Literature and Cognitive Difference (also respondent); The Later DeLillo (chair). SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, Nov., 2013.
- “Dubliners’ Caitiff Hands” (paper); organizer and panel chair, “Joycean Bodies.” North American James Joyce Conference, Charleston, SC, June, 2013.
- Panel co-organizer: Gender and Genre in 1950s Film Noir; and paper: “A Little Larceny: Labor, Leisure and Loyalty in the 1950s Heist Film.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March, 2013.
- “Currency and Cosmopolis.” Paper for “Riddled with Epiphanies”: DeLillo in New York Conference, April, 2012.
- Panel organizer and chair, “Hitchcock and the Complexities of Adaptation.” Also gave paper, “Extraordinary Renditions: Psycho and Point Omega.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, March, 2012.
- Panel Organizer and chair: “The Literary Hitchcock.” SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, Nov., 2011.
- “The Handiwork of Joyce’s Portrait.” North American James Joyce Conference, Los Angeles, June, 2011.
- “Rendering Point Omega Rendering Psycho.” Modern Literature Conference, Louisville, Feb., 2011.
- “Narrating Autism.” Critical Autism Studies Workshop, U of Ottawa, Sept., 2010.
- Organizer and Chair: “Cog Dis Lit” and “Cinema and Cognitive Disability” panels; also delivered paper: “Chasing Shadows: Memory, Amnesia, Memory and Postwar Identity in Film Noir,” SAMLA Convention, November, 2009.
- “Jazzing the Gift: Improvisation, Reciprocity, Excess.” Surplus/Excess Conference, UC Riverside, April, 2008.
- Respondent, “Sovereign Exchanges: Ruling Bodies and Theories of the Gift.” MLA Convention, Chicago, December, 2007.
- Organizer and Respondent for three panels on “Autistic Texts.” SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, November, 2007.
- “Currents of Economic Criticism.” Presentation, MLA Convention, Philadelphia, December, 2006.
- “Noir’s Cars: Automobility and Amoral Space in American Film Noir.” SAMLA Convention, Charlotte, NC, November, 2006.
- Chair, “Performance and Performativity in DeLillo.” American Literature Association Convention, San Francisco, May, 2006.
- Chair and respondent, “Film Noir’s Unfatal Femmes.” Panel at SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, November, 2005.
- Chair and organizer, “Mapping DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” American Literature Association Convention, Boston, May, 2005.
- “Face Plates: T-Men, Counterfeiting and Noir Representation.” MLA Convention, Philadelphia, December, 2004.
- Panel chair and organizer, “Cognitive Disability and Textuality: Autism and Fiction.” MLA Convention, Philadelphia, December, 2004.
- “Jazz Modernism: Romantic or Neoclassical?” ALSC Conference, New Orleans, November, 2004.
- “Exploring Commodities through White Noise.” American Literature Association Convention, San Francisco, May, 2004.
- Chair and Respondent: “Improvisation in Jazz Writing.” SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, November, 2003.
- “The Great Expectations of Stephen Dedalus.” North American James Joyce Conference, Tulsa, OK, June, 2003.
- “After the End”: Review essay of Arthur Bradley & Andrew Tate, The New Atheist Novel: Fiction, Philosophy and Polemic after 9/11; Alice Bennett, Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction; Daniel Grausam, On Endings: American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War. Forthcoming in Studies in the Novel, 2014.
- Joseph Dewey, Beyond Grief and Nothing: A Reading of Don DeLillo.Twentieth Century Literature 53.4 (Winter 2007): 535-39.
- Alfred Appel, Jr. Jazz Modernism: From Ellington and Armstrong to Matisse and Joyce (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002). Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture (Summer, 2004): 341-3.
- Patricia Stacey, The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Mind and Heart of a Child Threatened with Autism (Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2003).Disability Studies Quarterly Summer, 2004.
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AWARDS AND GRANTS
- Donald Murphy Prize for Best First Book in Irish Studies (awarded by American Conference for Irish Studies), 1995.
- O. Marvin Lewis Award for Best Essay in Weber: The Contemporary West, for “The Play of Shadows,” 2009.
- Nachbahr Award for Research in the Humanities, Loyola College in Maryland, 2000.
- Dean’s Symposium Award, Loyola University Maryland, 2014.
- William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund Grant (Baltimore Community Foundation); Baltimore Jazz Composers’ Showcase; fall, 2013.
- Loyola Center for the Humanities Grant: Baltimore Jazz Composers’ Showcase; fall, 2013.
- Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant, Baltimore Jazz History, 2009.
- Loyola Center for the Humanities Grant, Aperio Baltimore Jazz History, 2009.
- Loyola College Senior Sabbaticals: Spring, 1996; Spring, 2004; Spring, 2011.
- Loyola College Summer Research Grants: 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989.
- Loyola College Junior Faculty Sabbatical, Fall, 1991.
- Emory Doctoral Fellowship, 1986-7.
- George W. Woodruff Graduate Fellowship, Emory University, 1982-4, 1985-6.
- PhD orals passed with distinction, 1985.
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES
- President, Don DeLillo Society, 2001-2011.
- Board of Directors, Society for Critical Exchange, 1999-2005.
- Memberships: MLA, SAMLA, Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
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OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Advisor for 1 in 88, Cherry Arnold’s film about autism.
- Organizer and/Program Director: “Autism and Representation: Cognition, Disability, Textuality.” Society for Critical Exchange conference held at Case Western Reserve U, Cleveland, October, 2005.
- Book Review Editor, Studies in Short Fiction, 1992-2002.
- Co-Organizer, International Conference on Culture and Economics, Exeter, England, July, 1998.
- Co-organizer, Conference on New Economic Criticism, sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange, Case Western Reserve University, October, 1994.
- Program Committee, “Don DeLillo ‘At The Edges of Perception,’” International Conference, March, 1998.
- Manuscript reader: HarperCollins; Palgrave Macmillan; U of Missouri P; Cornell UP; Stanford UP; U of Georgia P; U of Delaware P; U of Nevada P; Liverpool UP; Rowman & Littlefield. Journals: PMLA; MFS; James Joyce Quarterly, Contemporary Literature; Mosaic; LIT; Papers on Language and Literature; Studies in Short Fiction, Studies in the Novel,Criticism, Rethinking Marxism.
- Program Committee, Joyce Conference, Philadelphia, 1989.
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Loyola University Maryland (Undergraduate):
- HN 280: Honors: The Modern World
- EN 101: Understanding Literature
- EN 180: Introduction to Film and Literature: Reel Life Cycles: Identity and the Family in Film and Literature
- EN 201: Major Writers: English Literature
- EN 370: Modern British and American Fiction
- EN 371: Postmodern Fiction
- EN 372: Modern British and American Poetry
- EN 375: Twentieth-Century Irish Literature
- EN 377: Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature: Modern Classic Revisions (for syllabus, see EN 409, below)
- EN 382/386: Fiction and Film
- EN 382: Shades of Black: Film Noir and Post-war America (also taught as a seminar)
- EN 382: Seminar: England Swings: the Literature, Film and Culture of England in the 1960s
- EN 382: Neurodiversity: Mental Disability in Literature and Film
- EN 386: Seminar: The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Windows and Wrong Men
- EN 386: Seminar: From Berlin to Hollywood: German Directors and Classic American Cinema
- EN 387: Seminar: Fictions of Money: Unsettling Accounts
- EN 399: Seminar: James Joyce’s Ulysses
- EN 399: Seminar: Blue Notes: The Literatures of Jazz
- EN 400: Aperio Seminar: Baltimore Jazz History
- EN 409: Senior Honors Seminar: Modern Classic Revisions: Twentieth-Century Rewritings of Classic Texts
- EN 410: Honors Thesis
- ID 111: The Films of Ingmar Bergman
Loyola University Maryland (Graduate):
- MM 680: Shades of Black: Film Noir and Post-war America
- MM 721: Fiction and Film
Freshman Composition; Advanced Composition; Introduction to Literature; Twentieth-Century British Novel; Perspectives on Nuclear War.
University of Montana:
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- Chair, English Department, 2012-present.
- Chair, Hiring Committee, Modern poetry, 2011.
- English Dept. Hiring Committees, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007.Co-ordinator, Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture by Marc Shell, 1997.
- Chair, Teaching Evaluation Committee, 1999-2000.
- Directed Honors Theses for Chris Taylor, 2012; Dana Schwartz, 2009; Emily Oswald, 2006; Michael Winder, 2003; Timothy Jecmen, 2001; Amanda Ross, 1999; Heather McCarron, Laurie Robertson, 1997; Patrick Kennedy, 1994.
- Curriculum Review Committee, 1994-95.
- Director, English Dept. Honors, 1991-present.
- Co-Sponsor, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society), 1991-5.
- Co-Chair, English Dept. Speakers Committee, 1990-91.
- English Dept. library liaison, 1988-91.
- Majors Adviser, 1992-present.
- Director of Film Studies, 1998-2011.
- Humanities Representative to Loyola Conference, 2003-12.
- Budget Committee, 2003-12.
- Common Text Committee, 2012.
- Chair: Curriculum Committee, 1997-98; Vice-Chair, 1995-96.
- Chair: Film Studies Committee, 1998-2011.
- Editor, Middle States Self-Study Report, 2010.
- Writing and Media Self-Study Task Force, 2000.
- Nachbahr Award Committee, 2000-03.
- Faculty Compensation Committee, 2000-03.
- Subcommittee on Assessment, Middle States Accreditation Task Force, 1998.
- Participant in Multiculturalism Curriculum Infusion Institute, May-June, 1999.
- Chair: Curriculum Subcommittee, Multicultural Affairs Committee, 1993-95. Coordinated and planned two curriculum infusion workshops, Spring, 1995.
- Honors Council, 1992-4, 1998-2001.
- Committee on Gender Studies, 1993-5.
- Faculty Seminar on Multicultural Literature and Theory, 1993.
- Multicultural Affairs Committee, 1991-98.
- Diversity Plan Revision Subcommittee, 1992-3.
- Personnel Subcommittee, Multicultural Affairs, 1991-3.
- Loyola/Notre Dame Library Committee, 1991-2.
- Student Speakers Series Committee, 1991-2.
- Core Adviser, 1989-90; 1993-4; 1996-7, 2001-present.
- Loyola College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, 1991-present.
- Member: Autism Society of America
- Board of Directors: Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society
- President: Baltimore Jazz Alliance (see links to view the BJA website).
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Married to Leslie Gilden; one son.
Professional saxophonist and vocalist with Cold Spring Jazz Quartet and other groups (see musical resume for full list of recordings and performances).http://www.coldspringjazz.com.