Area of Interest
Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Irish Studies, Modernism, Romanticism
Awards & Honors
2003 LSU Distinguished Research Master, 2004
LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, 2003
Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2001
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend,1988
Fulbright Graduate Research Grant for France 1982-1983
Paperspace: Style as Ideology in Joyce's “Ulysses” . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1988.
Telling the Other: The Question of Value in Modern and Postcolonial Writing . Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1992.
Cinema, Theory and Political Responsibility in Contemporary Culture . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Ishmael Reed and the Ends of Race . New York : St. Martin 's, 1997.
Joyce beyond Marx: History and Desire in “Ulysses” and “Finnegans Wake.” The Florida James Joyce Series. Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2001.
From “Shane” to “Kill Bill”: Rethinking the Western . Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.
Theory and the Common from Marx to Badiou . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
"Political Monsters and Democratic Imagination: Spinoza, Blake, Hugo, Joyce" (a book project)
SELECTED ARTICLES :
“Theory in Pain,” Genre 20.1 (1987): 66-84.
“Truth and Resistance: Teaching as a Form of Analysis,” College English 49.6 (1987): 667-78.
“The Politics of Modernist Form, or, Who Rules The Waves ?” Modern Fiction Studies 38.3 (1992): 631-650.
“Decolonization and the Curriculum of English.” Race, Identity, and Representation in Education . Ed. Warren Crichlow and Cameron McCarthy. New York: Routledge, 1993. Pp. 280-288.
“Humpty Dumpty and the Despotism of Fact: A Critique of Stephen Howe's Ireland and Empire.” Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies 7.2 (2003): 50 pars.
“The Communist Flâneur, or Joyce's Boredom.” Joyce, Benjamin and Urban Realism. European Joyce Studies 21. Ed. Maurizia Boscagli and Enda Duffy. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011. Pp. 122-31.