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Dr. Daniel S. Traber

Associate Professor in English
office:  CLB 108A
phone: 409-741-4382
email:    traberd@tamug.edu
Education History

B.A.  University of Texas at Austin, 1991
M.A. University of Texas at El Paso, 1995
Ph.D. University of Houston, 2000

Areas of Interest
  • American Literature (after 1865)

  • American Studies

  • Critical, Cultural and Literary Theory

  • Cultural Studies and Popular Culture (music; TV; film and media studies; subcultures)

  • Identity and Subjectivity (hybridity; performativity; otherness; post-community theory; border studies and transnationalism; whiteness and critical race studies; multiculturalism and pluralism)

  • Modernism and Postmodernism (theory and culture)

ENGL 415 Herman Melville's Sea Novels
ENGL 339 African-American Literature
ENGL 338 American Ethnic Literature.
ENGL 253 Introduction to Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
ENGL 228 American Literature, 1865 to the Present
ENGL 212 Shakespeare
ENGL 203 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric

Whiteness, Otherness, and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punk.  New York: Palgrave. Macmillan, 2007


"Locating the Punk Preppy (A Speculative Theory)."  Forthcoming, The Journal of Popular Culture 41.3 (2008).

"Re-centering the Listener in Deconstructive Music."  In press, CR: The New Centennial Review 7.1 (2007): 165-180.

"(Silenced) Transgression in Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter."  Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 48.2 (2007): 184-96.

"Performing the Feminine in A Farewell to Arms." The Hemingway Review 24.2 (2005): 28-40.

"L.A.'s 'White Minority': Punk and the Contradictions of Self-Marginalization." Cultural Critique 48 (2001): 30-64.

"Whiteness and the Rejected Other in The Sun Also Rises." Studies in American Fiction 28.2 (2000): 235-53. Reprinted in Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: A Casebook. Ed. Linda Wagner-Martin. New York: Oxford UP, 2002. 167-85.

"Hegemony and the Politics of Twain's Protagonist/Narrator Division in Huckleberry Finn." South Central Review: The Journal of the South Central MLA 17.2 (2000): 24-46.

"'Ruder Forms Survive,' or Slumming for Subjectivity: Self-Marginalization in Suttree." The Southern Quarterly 37.2 (1999): 33-46.

"Post-Otherness: Subject/Self/Individualism in Weep Not, Child." Commonwealth Novel in English 7 & 8 (1997-1998): 247-64.

Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Literature Association
American Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Popular Culture Association
South Central Modern Language Association

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