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Aaron Chandler , Ph.D.
- PhD in American Literature, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009.
- MA in English Literature and Creative Writing, Hollins University, 2002. Concentration in Poetry.
- BA in English, Roanoke College, 1998.
Primary literary research interests include:
- post-1945 literature in the United States;
- representations of poverty in literature and the social sciences;
- African American literatures and cultures;
- theories of emotion and affect;
- race, ethnicity, and migration;
- class, identity, and poverty;
- postmodernity and postmodern theory;
- American studies, popular culture, and consumer culture
- Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imaginary. Co-Ed with Christian Moraru. New York: Columbia UP. 2010.
- “Slum Simulacra: Jack Kerouac, Oscar Lewis, and Cultures of Poverty.” Twentieth Century Literature (under review)
- “Egalitarian Longings: The Problem with Pity and the Search for Equality in William Vollmann’s Poor People.” William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion. Eds. Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes. University of Delaware Press. 2014.
- At the Gates of Writing: Matei Calinescu and the Distance Between Rereading and Rewriting.” symploke. 17.2 (2009). 271-276
- “Mutual Wounding Shall Have Been Won and Heal: Deleuzean Masochism and the Anxiety of Representation in James Agee’s and Walker Evans’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” Literature Interpretation Theory. 20 (2009): 196-214
- “An Unsettling, Alternative Self’’: Benno Levin, Emmanuel Levinas, and Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 50.3 (2009): 241-260
- ENG 240 Introduction to African American Literature
- ENG 281 Broke U.S.A: The Literature of Poverty, Wealth, and Money
- ENG 281 Whodunnit: Detective and Crime Fiction
- ENG 281 Political Fictions: The Lies and Literature of American Politics
- ENG 287 Street Poetry from Whitman to Hip-Hop
- ENG 332 Critical Approaches to Literature II
- ENG 340 Mad Men, Masculinity, and Mid-Century American Fiction
- ENG 381 Violence and Trauma in Contemporary American Literature
- ENG 381 Stranger than Fiction: Reading Literary Journalism
- ENG 401 Major Author: August Wilson
- ENG 402 Major Work: Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
- ENG 402 Major Work: Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
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