Curriculum Vitae

Mark W. Osteen
6700 Tweedbrook Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21239

Teaching Experience
Current Research and Writing
Invited Speeches and Public Addresses
Conference Papers and Panels
Books Reviewed
Awards and Grants
Professional Memberships and Offices

Other Professional Experience
Courses Taught
Academic Service

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  • 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.


  • 2015-21. Director, Loyola Center for the Humanities.
  • 2012-15. Chair, English Department, Loyola University Maryland.
  • 2000-2011. Director of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland.
  • 2000-present. Professor of English, 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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Books (author):

Fake It: Fictions of Forgery. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021. 358 pages. To purchase, click here.

Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 324 pages.

▸ “Essential”: R. Ducharme, Choice, June 2013.
▸ Provides “novel conclusions about the potentially progressive possibilities for gender and racial politics.” Ben Tyrer,
To purchase, click here.

One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism. Memoir. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2010. Memoir. 270 pages.


-Listed as “Recommended Book” on

American Magic and Dread: Don DeLillo’s Dialogue with Culture. Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2000. 301 pages.

Favorable reviews:

  • 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.

Favorable reviews:

  • 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.

Books (as editor):

Essay Collections

The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2019. A collection of 13 essays, plus introduction listed below. 324 pages.

Positive reviews:
Guy Crucianelli, Slant (May 13, 2019): “a fine scholarly addition to the study of the Beatles.”
Steve Earles, Hellbound: “The White Album, one of the most influential
albums of all time, gets the book it so richly deserves in this fine collection of essays.”

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.

▸“[A] captivating read concerning the enduring thematic and stylistic relevancy of Hitchcock. . . incredibly valuable to film and literary scholars.” Film Matters.

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.


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.


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.

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.

Scholarly Editions

Don DeLillo: Three Novels of the 1980s. The Names, White Noise, Libra. New York: Library of America, 2022. 1121 pages. Wrote chronology and created annotations.

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.

Journal Issues

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.” 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 (total: 31)

Scholarly Book Chapters (total: 25)

  • “(Not) Moving Deathward: The Living and the Undead in DeLillo’s Late Works.” Don DeLillo in Context. Ed. Jesse Kavadlo. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2022. 217-26.
  • “Grow Your Brain! Contemporary Art on the Autism Spectrum.” The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability. Ed. Keri Watson and Timothy Hiles. New York and London: Routledge, 2022. 417-35.
  • “’A Spoonful of Sugar’: Watching Movies Autistically.” Autism in Film and Television: On the Island. Ed. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer. Austin: U of Texas P, 2022. 240-54.
  • “Versions of Vertigo: They Wake up Screaming.” Haunted by Vertigo: Hitchcock’s Masterpiece Then and Now. Ed. Sidney Gottlieb and Donal Martin. Hertz, UK and Bloomington, IN: John Libbey/Indiana UP, 2021.157-75.
  • “Introduction: Part of Everything: The Beatles through a Glass Onion.” The Beatles through a Glass Onion: Reconsidering the White Album. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2019. 1-34.
  • ” ‘We came for the dirt but stayed for the talk’: Don DeLillo’s Theatre.” Don DeLillo: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Ed. Katherine Da Cunha Lewin & Kiron Ward. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. 79-93.
  • “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, 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. Rpt in Ulysses: New Casebooks. Ed. Rainer Emig. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 125-40.

Creative Nonfiction

  • “Why I Break Stuff.” The Maine Review 7.3 (Fall 2021).
  • “Convocation.” Ars Medica 15.2 (2020). Featured essay.
  • “Pane.” Kaleidoscope 77 (2018): 8-13. Featured essay.
  • “Obbligato.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 26.4 (Oct. 2017). 671-80.
  • “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.
  • “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

  • The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister’s Memoir of Autism in the Family.Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives. Ed. Susannah Mintz and G. Thomas Couser. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 2019. 653-56.
  • “Meredith/Joyce: Bella Mount and Bella’s Mount.” James Joyce Quarterly 35:4/36:1 (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

  • “‘Sirens’: Jazz Joyce.” Solicited for centenary issue of Joyce Studies Annual. Forthcoming, 2022.
  • “Unhitched: Joan Harrison’s Noir Marriage Plots.” Hitchcock and Noir, eds. Homer Pettey and R. Barton Palmer. 7000 words. Forthcoming, 2023.
  • Creative nonfiction: “Admission.” 8400 words. Revision.
  • Creative nonfiction: “Lineal Descent, or The Braid.” 8500 words. Submission.
  • “‘I’ll Never Make It Alone’: ‘Oh! Darling’ in Context.” Chapter for essay collection on Abbey Road, edited by John Covach. 6300 words. Completed. Volume in preparation.
  • “The Cells of Johnny Eager.” Chapter for The Many Cinemas of Mervyn LeRoy, eds. Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer. In preparation.

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  • Interviewed by TRT World, an international television network, about Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, Jan. 13, 2022.
  • Introduced, moderated discussion of Michael Apted’s 63 Up, Charles Theater, January 5, 2020.
  • Introduced, moderated discussion of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Charles Theater, January 6, 2019.
  • Introduced, moderated discussion of Where Is Kyra?, Charles Theater Cinema Sundays, April 8, 2018.
  • “Grow Your Brain!: Art on the Autism Spectrum.” Public lecture Evansville Art Museum, Oct. 26, 2017.
  • “Autism and Creativity: Exploring Local Coherence,” and “Listening to Autism: A Father’s Story,” Evansville, IN, Oct 13th and 14th, 2016.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • “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.


  • “Jazzin’ the Blues.” Germano’s Piattini, Feb., 2020.
  • “Shades of Jazz in Film Noir.” Germano’s Piattini, Feb., 2017, May, 2018, Feb., 2019.
  • “A Jaunt through Jazz History: Playing the Changes from Swing to Funk.” Germano’s Piattini, Sept., 2018.
  • “Passions of a Man: The Music of Charles Mingus.” Germano’s Piattini, October, 2015.
  • “Blowin’ the Blues Away: The Music of Horace Silver.” Germano’s Piattini, April, 2015.
  • “Monk’s Moods: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk.” Germano’s Trattoria, Baltimore, March, 2013; Sept., 2017.
  • “Night Songs: The Music of Film Noir.” Germano’s Piattini, Baltimore, January, 2014; An die Musik Live, Oct., 2014.
  • “So What is Modern Jazz? A History of Segments and Fusions.” Jammin’ at the Mansion concert series, Baltimore, May, 2005, and at Germano’s Trattoria, July, 2011.


  • Loyola University Maryland Writers at Work Series, March, 2017
  • 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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  • Panel Organizer: Joyce, Music and Sound: Finding New Keys. Delivered “Jazz Joyce”; participated in roundtable, “Generations of Critical Responses to Ulysses.” International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, June, 2022.
  • “Jazz Joyce: Improvisation and the Jazz Aesthetic in the ‘Sirens’ Episode of Ulysses.” NEMLA Conference, Baltimore, March, 2022.
  • “‘I’ll Never Make It Alone’: ‘Oh! Darling’ in Context.” Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. Sept., 2019.
  • “Looking through ‘A Doll’s House’: The White Album’s Hidden Cohesion.” Paper for The White Album: An International Symposium. Monmouth U, New Jersey, Nov., 2018.
  • “Versions of Vertigo: They Wake up Screaming.” Vertigo 60th Anniversary Conference, Dublin, Ireland, Sept., 2018.
  • The Living and the Undead in DeLillo’s Late Works.” American Literature Association Convention, San Francisco, May, 2018.
  • “Turning Us On: Artifice as Authenticity in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Summit of Creativity: A Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June, 2017.
  • “‘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: Undeath 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.


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  • Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize in Nonfiction from New Letters, for “A Man Down There,” 2016.
  • SAR Essay Prize for “Alfred in Wonderland: Hitchcock through the Looking-Glass,” 2016.
  • O. Marvin Lewis Award for Best Essay in Weber: The Contemporary West, for “The Play of Shadows,” 2009.
  • Donald Murphy Prize for Best First Book in Irish Studies (awarded by American Conference for Irish Studies), 1995.
  • Dean’s Symposium Award for Outstanding Research, Service and Teaching, Loyola University Maryland, 2014.
  • Nachbahr Award for Outstanding Research in the Humanities, Loyola College in Maryland, 2000.
  • 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; Spring 2018.
  • Loyola University Summer Research Grants: 2022, 2020, 2018, 2017, 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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  • President, Don DeLillo Society, 2001-2011.
  • Board of Directors, Society for Critical Exchange, 1999-2005.
  • Memberships: MLA, SAMLA, Disability Studies Listserv.

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  • Editorial Boards: Clues: A Journal of Detection (2019-); Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (2022-).
  • Advisor for Bluebirds Fly: Love and Hope on the Autism Spectrum, directed by Cherry Arnold, 2015-16.
  • 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 referee: Presses: Oxford UP, Johns Hopkins UP, HarperCollins, U of Illinois P, Palgrave Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Routledge, U of Missouri P, Cornell UP, Stanford UP, U of Georgia P, Fordham UP, U of Delaware P, U of Nevada P, Penn State UP, Liverpool UP, Edinburgh UP, Rowman & Littlefield. JournalsAmerican Periodicals, Clues: A Journal of Detection, Contemporary Literature, Criticism, Cultural Critique, Disability Studies Quarterly, Genre, Geoforum, James Joyce Quarterly, Journal of Ecocriticism, Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of Narrative Theory, Journal of the Society for American Music, LIT, Modern Fiction Studies, Modern Intellectual History, Modernism/Modernity, Mosaic, Orbis Litterarum, PMLA, PLL: Papers on Language and Literature, Postmodern Culture, Religion and Literature, Rethinking Marxism, Studies in American Fiction, Studies in the Novel.
  • Program Committee, Joyce Conference, Philadelphia, 1989.

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Loyola University Maryland (Undergraduate):

  • HN 210: Eloquentia Perfecta: Children’s Acts
  • 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: Adaptations: Fiction, Film and Authorship.
  • EN 382: Shades of Black: Film Noir and Post-war America (also taught as a seminar)
  • EN 382/409: 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 387: Seminar: Imagining Apocalypse in Contemporary Literature
  • EN 399/483: Seminar: James Joyce’s Ulysses
  • EN 399: Seminar: Blue Notes: The Literature 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

Emory University:

Freshman and Advanced Composition; Introduction to Literature; Twentieth-Century British Novel; Perspectives on Nuclear War.

University of Montana: Freshman composition.
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English Department:

  • Department Chair, 2012-15.
  • Chair, Hiring Committee, Modern poetry, 2011; co-chair, Latinx 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 Senna Ohlsson, 2021; 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.
  • Student summer research fellowship advisor: Scott Clifford (2022); Dave Robbins and Kaitlyn Massimino (2007).
  • Chair, Assessment Committee, 2011-15.
  • Enrollments Committee, 2014-present.
  • Cura Personalis Committee, 2010-15.
  • Director, English Dept. Honors, 1991-present.
  • Co-Sponsor, Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society), 1991-5.
  • Majors Adviser, 1992-present.


  • Director, Center for the Humanities, 2015-21.
  • Director and co-founder of Film Studies, 1998-2011.
  • Sustainability Committee, 2019-present.
  • Faculty Life Work Group, Strategic Plan Committee, 2015-16.
  • Strategic Plan Steering Committee, 2016.
  • Building a Better World through Business Committee, 2016-17.
  • Loyola Conference (Humanities Representative), 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.
  • Faculty Seminar on Multicultural Literature and Theory, 1993.
  • Multicultural Affairs Committee, 1991-98.
  • Core Adviser, 1989-97, 2001-2013.
  • Member, arranger, composer, Loyola College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, 1991-present.


  • Member: Autism Society of America
  • Board of Directors and Vice President: 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).

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