Christopher Coffman

C CoffmanLecturer of Humanities

Education:

BA English and Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College
MA English Language and Literature, The Catholic University of America
PhD English Language and Literature, The Catholic University of America

Teaching interests: Literature, film, philosophy and rhetoric

Research interests: Contemporary American fiction and poetry

Selected publications:

Book
Ed. (with Natalie McKnight, Cheryl Boots, and Christopher Fahy). Framing Films. Dubuque: Kendall, 2009. Print.

Articles
“Toward a Structural Stylistics of Exhibition: Space, Rhetoric, and Institutional Legitimization.” JAC 32.1-2 (2012): 251-78. Print.

“Bogomilism, Orphism, Shamanism: The Spiritual and Spatial Grounds of Against the Day’s Ecological Ethic.” Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide. Ed. Christopher Leise and Jeffrey Severs. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2011. 91-114. Print.

“Barth contra Joyce: Metafiction, Social Satire, and LETTERS.” Critical Engagements 3.2 (2009): 215-39. Print.

“‘Swann’s Way. Basic Training’: Interpretation in James Merrill’s Late Collections and À la recherche du temps perdu.” Comparative Literature 61.4 (2009): 400-15. Print.

“Taming Paranoia: Underground Cinema and the Domestication of the Political Thriller in McElroy, DeLillo, Wallace, and Danielewski.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 42.3-4 (2009): 119-43. Print.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

External Reviewer, Lehigh University Press, 2013.

Peer Reviewer, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, 2011-2013.

Peer Reviewer, Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2010-2013.

Organizer (with Magdalena Mączyńska), “Seeking a Postmodern God: Representations of the Absent Center in Contemporary Writing” Panel, Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, McGill University, Canada, April 2010.

Chair, “American Modernism and Loss” Panel, Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2009.

Chair, “Contemporary Fiction” Panel, Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2009.

Organizer and Chair (with Antonio Barrenechea), “Colonial Contexts / Contemporary Texts: Rewriting the Americas” Seminar, Global Languages, Local Cultures: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Harvard University, MA, March 2009.