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.
- 2015-present. Director, Loyola Center for the Humanities.
- 2012-15. 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 Co-editor (with Carol Schilling): “Caregiving, Kinship, and the Making of Stories.” Special issue of Journal of Medical Humanities 38.1 (Spring, 2017). Seven essays (including introduction and essay listed below), three poems, art work. 94 pages.
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.
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
Scholarly Journal Articles
- “Irish Haptoglyphics: The Manual and the Tactile in Joyce’s Fiction.” Forthcoming in Joyce Studies Annual 2017.
- “Alfred in Wonderland: Hitchcock through the Looking-Glass.” Special Issue: Adaptation Studies. South Atlantic Review 80.3-4 (2016): 194-214. ★ Winner of the SAMLA Essay Prize for 2016-17. To be reprinted in Adaptation in Visual Culture: Images, Texts, and Their Multiple Worlds. Eds. Julie Grossman and R. Barton Palmer. Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2017.
- “Dark Mirrors: Sanctuary‘s Noir Vision.” Special Issue: Faulkner and Noir. The Faulkner Journal 38.1 Spring 2014 (published Feb. 2016):11-35.
- “The Currency of DeLillo’s Cosmopolis.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 55.3 (2014): 291-304. To be reprinted in Don DeLillo After the Millennium: Currents and Currencies. Ed. Jacqueline Zubeck. Forthcoming from Lexington Books, 2017.
- “Extraordinary Renditions: DeLillo’s Point Omega and Hitchcock’s Psycho.” Clues: A Journal of Detection. 31.1 (2013): 103-13. Reprinted in Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen. 261-77.
- “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 Quarterly 28 (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).
- “Turning Us On: Artifice as Authenticity in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper, and the Summer of Love. Ed. Kenneth Womack and Kathryn B. Cox. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017. 43-66.
- “A Little Larceny: Labor, Leisure and Loyalty in the ’50s Noir Heist Film.” Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir. Ed. Robert Miklitsch. Urbana and Chicago: U of Illinois P, 2014. 171-92.
- “Introduction: Hitchcock and Adaptation.” Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen. Ed. Mark Osteen. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. ix-xxxviii. Expanded version of introduction to Clues issue, listed above.
- “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 through White 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.
- “Obbligato.” Forthcoming in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Fall, 2017.
- “A Man Down There.” New Letters 82.2 & 3 (2017): 71-95.
★ Winner of the Dorothy Cappon Prize in Nonfiction, 2016.
- “Pas de Deux.” Journal of Medical Humanities 38.1 (2017): 25-37.
- “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: “Pane.” Submission.
- Creative nonfiction: “Silvertone.” Submission.
- Scholarly essay: “Hideous Progeny: Forgery, Frankenstein, and Peter Carey’s My Life As a Fake.” Submission.
- Book: Fake It: Fictions of Forgery. In progress. Under contract with University of Virginia Press.
- Essay collection: The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album. Under contract with University of Michigan Press; due out in fall, 2018.
- “Don DeLillo’s Theater: ‘We came for the dirt but stayed for the talk.'” Solicited for Don DeLillo: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, eds. Katherine Da Cunha Lewin & Kiron Ward (Bloomsbury Press; forthcoming 2018). In progress.
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INVITED SPEECHES AND PUBLIC ADDRESSES
- “Shades of Jazz in Film Noir.” Lecture/performance, Germano’s Piattini, Feb. 18, 2017.
- “Autism and Creativity: Exploring Local Coherence,” and “Listening to Autism: A Father’s Story,” Evansville, IN, Oct 13th and 14th, 2016.
- “Amour Fou: Shades of Love in Film Noir.” Lecture/performance, Germano’s Piattini, Feb., 2016.
- “Passions of a Man: The Music of Charles Mingus.” Lecture/performance, Germano’s Piattini, October, 2015.
- “Nocturnes in Black and Blue: Jazz in Classic Film Noir.” Brigham Young University, Nov., 2015.
- “A Declaration of In(ter)dependence.” Democracy and the Humanities Symposium for the NEH’s 50th Anniversary. Loyola U, September, 2015.
- “Blowin’ the Blues Away: The Music of Horace Silver.” Lecture/performance, Germano’s Piattini, April, 2015.
- Expert commentator for Chesapeake Collectibles’ segment on the Hirsch jazz record collection at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum; Maryland Public Television, April, 2015.
- Interviewed and profiled by Baltimore Magazine in “Cameos,” discussing 2013 Academy Award nominations, March, 2014.
- Moderated and introduced Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida; Charles Theater Cinema Sundays, Baltimore, June, 2014.
- “Autism, Parents, and Partnerships: A Father’s Perspective.” Loyola University Clinical Centers, April, 2014.
- “Night Songs: The Music of Film Noir.” Lecture/performance. Germano’s Piattini, Baltimore, January, 2014; An die Musik Live, Oct., 2014.
- “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 Fukunaga’s 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.
- Evansville, IN, Oct. 2016
- 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
- SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, November, 2007.
- Autism and Advocacy Conference, Fordham University, October, 2006.
- Representing Autism: Writing, Cognition, Disability Conference, Case Western Reserve U, Cleveland, OH, October, 2005.
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RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS
- “‘Hurt my hand somewhere’: Trauma and Manual Conduct in Ulysses.” Anniversary Joyce: International James Joyce Conference, London, June, 2016.
- “The Living and the Undead: Don DeLillo’s Late Style.” Don DeLillo: Fiction Rescues History Conference, Paris, Feb., 2016.
- “Persistent Vegetative States: The Living and the Undead in DeLillo’s Love-Lies-Bleeding.” Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, April, 2014.
- 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”: Don DeLillo 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.
- Alice Wexler, Autism in a Decentered World. Disability Studies Quarterly 36.4 (Fall 2016): http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/5395/4479.
- “After the End”: Essay-review 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. Studies in the Novel 46.1 (Spring 2014): 117-24.
- 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
- Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize in Nonfiction from New Letters, 2016, for “A Man Down There.”
- Donald Murphy Prize for Best First Book in Irish Studies (awarded by American Conference for Irish Studies), 1995.
- Nachbahr Award for Research in the Humanities, Loyola College in Maryland, 2000.
- O. Marvin Lewis Award for Best Essay in Weber: The Contemporary West, for “The Play of Shadows,” 2009.
- 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 University Senior Sabbaticals: Spring 1996; Spring, 2004; Spring, 2011.
- Loyola University Summer Research Grants: 2015, 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.
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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 Bluebirds Fly: Love and Hope on the Autism Spectrum, directed by Cherry Arnold.
- 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: Presses: Oxford UP, HarperCollins, U of Illinois P, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, U of Missouri P, Cornell UP, Stanford UP, U of Georgia P, Fordham UP, U of Delaware P, U of Nevada P, Liverpool UP, Rowman & Littlefield. Journals: PMLA, MFS, Modernism/Modernity, Cultural Critique, Religion and Literature, American Periodicals, James Joyce Quarterly, Journal of Medical Humanities, Disability Studies Quarterly, Contemporary Literature, Mosaic, Genre, LIT, Papers on Language and Literature, Studies in Short Fiction, Studies in the Novel, Studies in American Fiction, Modern Intellectual History, Modernism/ Modernity, Orbis Litterarum, Criticism, Rethinking Marxism, Journal of Ecocriticism, Geoforum,, Postmodern Culture.
- 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, 2012-15.
- Chair, Hiring Committee, Modern poetry, 2011; co-chair, Latino/a American literature, 2014-15.
- 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 Sophia Bell, 2016; 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.
- Chair, Assessment Committee, 2011-15.
- Enrollments Committee, 2014-present.
- Cura Personalis Committee, 2010-15.
- 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.
- Faculty Life Work Group, Strategic Plan Committee, 2015-16.
- Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 2016.
- 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, 1989-97, 2001-2013.
- 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), 2004-2015.
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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.