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Matthew Brown, PhD

  • Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6726
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,00006

Areas of Expertise

Global literatures in English; twentieth and twenty-first century British and Irish literature; transnational modernism; postcolonial theory, especially theories on human rights, humanitarian intervention, and citizenship; critical theory; film studies

Degrees

PhD, University of Wisconsin

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate: Modern British Fiction; Postcolonial Literary Studies; Terrorism and the Novel; Contemporary British Fiction and Film; Cosmopolitanism and World Literature; On Violence; Travel and the Imagination; Five British Writers; The Modern Period

Graduate: Literary Theory Today; “Weird” English and the “New” Cosmopolitanism; Studies in Modern British Fiction; Global Literatures in English

Co-faculty sponsor (with Professor Scott Maisano): Literary Theory Reading Group. Previous seminar topics: “Fascination-Community” (2006-2007); “Whither the Human?” (2007-2008); “Politics and Literature” (2008-2009); “Allegory” (2009-2010)

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Global literatures in English; twentieth and twenty-first century British and Irish literature; transnational modernism; postcolonial theory, especially theories on human rights, humanitarian intervention, and citizenship; critical theory; film studies

CURRENT PROJECTS

Fascinating States: Violence, Modernity, and the Novel (book manuscript in preparation)

Review Essays, Book Reviews, and Encyclopedia Entries:

“The Atlantic Ocean, Andrew O’Hagan; Day, A.L. Kennedy; Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith,” (review essay). Harvard Review 36 (2009): 235-237.
“Knots, Nuruddin Farah,” (review). Harvard Review 34 (2008): 203-205.
“Dualisms, Ricardo Quinones,” (review). Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (forthcoming).
“The Sea, John Banville,” (review). E-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies. 1.4 (2006): 17-20.
“Education,” (entry). Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Sean Duffy. New York: Routledge Press, 2004. 150-153.