Traber

Daniel S. Traber

Associate Professor

Department of Liberal Studies (English)

traberd@tamug.edu

+1 (409) 741-4382

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Houston, English and American Literature, 2000
M.A. University of Texas at El Paso, English and American Literature, 1995
B.A. University of Texas at Austin, English (minor in History), 1991

PUBLICATIONS
Books:

"Culturcide and Non-Identity Across American Culture." (Under contract, Lexington Books).
Whiteness, Otherness, and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punk. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Articles:
  • "Motorsports as Popular Culture as Politics: Le Mans, F1, Videogames." (In progress).
  • "Fashion and the Oceanic Identity in Melville's Redburn." (Under review, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies).
  • "Pick It Up! Pick It Up!: The Transnational Localism of Ska." Popular Music and Society 36.1 (2013): 1-18.
  • "The Identity Joke: Race, Rap, Performance in CB4." American Studies 52.1 (2012): 123-142.
  • "Locating the Punk Preppy (A Speculative Theory)." The Journal of Popular Culture 41.3 (2008): 488-508.
  • "Recentering the Listener in Deconstructive Music." 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): 184-196.
  • "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): 235-253.
  • "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): 247-264.
Book Chapter:
  • "The Inoperative Subculture: History, Identity, and Avant-Gardism in Garage Rock." DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes. London: Routledge. (Forthcoming).
Reprints:
  • "L.A.'s 'White Minority': Punk and the Contradictions of Self-Marginalization." In Punkademics. Ed. Zack Furness. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 2012: 157-178. Print.
  • "L.A.'s 'White Minority': Punk and the Contradictions of Self-Marginalization." In White Riot: Essays on Punk and Race. Eds. Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay. New York: Verso, 2011. 82-99. Print.
  • "Whiteness and the Rejected Other in The Sun Also Rises." In Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations:Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises--New Edition. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2010: 123-140. Print.
  • "Whiteness and the Rejected Other in The Sun Also Rises." In Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises: A Casebook. Ed. Linda Wagner-Martin. New York: Oxford UP, 2002: 167-185. Print.
CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • "Pop, Politics, Pedagogy: The Case of Teaching Le Mans." Popular Culture Association. San Diego, CA. 12-15 April 2017.
  • "Pop, Politics, Pedagogy: The Case of Teaching Le Mans." Far West Popular Culture Association. Las Vegas, NV. 24-26 February 2017.
  • "Stick It to the Man!: The Mythos of the (Vanishing) Manual Transmission." Popular Culture Association. Seattle, WA. 23 March 2016.
  • "The Transnational Dandy in Redburn." International Melville Conference. Tokyo, Japan. 26 June 2015.
  • "Fanged Mestizos, Monstrous Pluralism in Blade." Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, LA. 4 April 2015.
  • "The Inoperative Subculture: History, Identity, and Avant-Gardism in Garage Rock." Keep It Simple, Make It Fast!: Conference on Underground Music Scenes and DIY Cultures. Porto, Portugal. 10 July 2014.
  • "Monstrous Forms: Genre and Race in Deep Blue Sea." Popular Culture Association. Chicago, IL. 16 April 2014.
  • "Monstrous Forms: Genre and Race in Deep Blue Sea." Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. 20 February 2014.
  • "Transnational Revivalism and the Inoperative Subculture." South Central Modern Language Association. New Orleans, LA. 4 October 2013.
  • "Fashion and the Oceanic Identity in Melville's Redburn." Popular Culture Association. Washington D.C. 30 March 2013.
  • "Transnational Revivalism and the Inoperative Subculture." Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. 13 February 2013.
  • "Looking the Part: Body/Fashion/Identity in Redburn." South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX. 8 November 2012.
  • "Driving Simulators, Hegemony and How to Make Sucking Subversive." Popular Culture Association. San Antonio, TX. 23 April 2011.
  • "Los Vatos Rudos: Pachuco-Ska's Transnational Localism." International Association for the Study of Popular Music (U.S. Branch). Cincinnati, OH. 12 March 2011.
  • "Los Vatos Rudos: Pachuco-Ska's Transnational Localism." American Studies Association of Texas. Commerce, TX. 6 November 2010.
  • "The Noise That Binds: Negotiating History and Community in Lo-Fi Garage Rock." Popular Culture Association. St. Louis, MO. 2 April 2010.
  • "Pick It Up! Pick It Up! . . . Again: The Transnationalism of Third-Wave Ska." Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, LA. 9 April 2009.
  • "Kill Your Genre: How Fake Cowboys, a Shark Flick and the Model Minority Intersect." South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX. 7 November 2008.
  • "Open Wheels, Flexible Borders: Globalization in the Formula One Racing World." Popular Culture Association. San Francisco, CA. 19 March 2008.
  • "The Identity Joke: Rap, Race and Performance in Malibu's Most Wanted." Literature/Film Association. Towson, MD. 5 November 2006.
  • "Culturicide in Paul Beatty's The White Boy Shuffle." South Central Modern Language Association. Dallas, TX. 27 October 2006.
  • "The Ultimate Paradigm Shift: BMW's New Design Strategy vs. the Enthusiast Discourse." Popular Culture Association. Atlanta, GA. 13 April 2006.
  • "The Limits of Strategic Essentialism in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo." Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (MELUS). San Antonio, TX. 11 March 2004.
  • "Got Hybridity?: From Racial to Cultural Purity in Ceremony." National Association of Native American Studies. Houston, TX. 18 February 2004.
  • "Chris Rock's Racial Paradox: Social Construction and Authenticity in CB4." Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, LA. 17 April 2003.
  • "Chris Rock's Critical Race Theory: Progress and Paradox." National Association of African American Studies. Houston, TX. 19 February 2003.
  • "Locating the Punk Preppy: Postmodern Hybridity or Farce?" Popular Culture Association. Toronto, Canada. 15 March 2002.
  • "At the Center's Edge: Manipulating Gender(s) in A Farewell to Arms." South Central Modern Language Association. Tulsa, OK. 3 November 2001.
  • "Whose Boundaries?: Rethinking Hemingway and Gender." Seminar Group: "Modernist Boundaries and Boundary Crossings." Modernist Studies Association. Rice University. Houston, TX. 15 October 2001.
  • "Female Gender Performance in A Farewell to Arms." American Literature Association. Cambridge, MA. 27 May 2001.
  • "American Naturalism's Other Logic?: The White Ethnic in Crane's Maggie." Rereading Realism and Naturalism (an American Literature Association symposium). Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 15 December 2000.
  • "Whiteness and the Rejected Other in The Sun Also Rises." South Central Modern Language Association. Memphis, TN. 29 October 1999.
  • "The Crisis of Whiteness in DeLillo's White Noise." American Literature Association. Baltimore, MD. 30 May 1999.
  • "Imperialism or Parody at Disney's EPCOT?: The Ambiguity of the World Showcase." South Central Modern Language Association. New Orleans, LA. 14 November 1998.
  • "The Whispered Revelation: Social Constructionism in Colonial Women's Captivity Narratives."
  • South Central Women's Studies Association. University of Houston-Clear Lake. Clear Lake City, TX. 6 March 1998.
  • "Appropriating Elitism?: Punk's Position in the Mass Culture Debate." Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Lubbock, TX. 29 January 1998.
  • "Hegemony vs. Counter-Hegemony in Huckleberry Finn: The Politics of Twain's Protagonist/ Narrator Division." The State of Mark Twain Studies. Elmira College – The Center for Mark Twain Studies. Elmira, NY. 16 August 1997.
    *This presentation was televised on About Books (C-SPAN2), 11 July 1998.
  • "Exploiting the Fissures of Authenticity and Habitus: Sub-Urbanism in American Punk." International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Kanazawa University. Kanazawa, Japan. 29 July 1997.
  • "Constructing a Self through Sub-Urbanism." Representing Rock: Interdisciplinary Conference on Rock Music and Culture. Duke University. Durham, NC. 5 April 1997.
  • "An Aesthetics of Complicity: Reconsidering the 'Trash' of TV Talk Shows." Popular Culture Association. San Antonio, TX. 29 March 1997.
  • "Fay McKelva's (Silenced) Transgressive Function in The Optimist's Daughter." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. 21 February 1997.
  • "Somewhere Between Revolution and Nostalgia: The Ambivalent Postmodernism of Repo Man."
  • Literature/Film Association. Towson State University. Towson, MD. 9 November 1996.
  • "'Ruder Forms Survive,' or Slumming for Subjectivity: Self-Marginalization in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree." Construction Zones: Narratives of Identity. University of St. Thomas. Minneapolis, MN. 18 October 1996.
  • "The Cook's Tale as a Censored Text: A Reading in Foucauldian Transgression." Southeastern Medieval Association. Baylor University. Waco, TX. 6 October 1996.
  • "Individualism beyond the Border: Staking an Identity in The Pioneers." Louisiana State University Graduate Student Conference on Languages and Literature. Baton Rouge, LA. 15 February 1996.
  • "L.A.'s 'White Minority': Punk and the Contradiction of Self-Marginalization." Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Tulsa, OK. 9 February 1996.
CITATIONS
  • Abbey, Eric James. Garage Rock and Its Roots: Musical Rebels and the Drive for Individuality. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.
  • Armengol-Carrera, Josep M. "Race-ing Hemingway: Revisions of Masculinity and/as Whiteness in Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa and Under Kilimanjaro." The Hemingway Review 31.1 (2011): 43-61.
  • Avery-Natale, Edward Anthony. Ethics, Politics, and Anarcho-Punk Identifications: Punk and Anarchy in Philadelphia. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
  • De Baerdemaeker, Ruben. "Masculinities that Matter: Reading Hemingway and Lawrence with Judith Butler." Dissertation [Languages and Literatures]. Ghent U, 2010.
  • Bland, Derek C. "Imagination for Re-engagement From the Margins of Education." The Australian Association for Research in Education 39 (2012): 75-89.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13384-012-0050-3#page-1.
  • Bloustien, David. "'Oh Bondage, Up Yours!' Or Here's Three Chords, Now Form a Band: Punk, Masochism, Skin, Anaclisis, Defacement." The Post-Subcultures Reader. Eds. David Muggleton and Rupert Weinzierl. Oxford, England: Berg, 2008. 51-63.
  • Bright, Crystal Dawn. "Cakalak Thunder: The Meaning of Anarchy, Value, and Community in the Music of Greensboro's Protest Drum Corps." MA thesis [Music]. Florida State U, 2006.
  • Butz, Konstantin. Grinding California: Culture and Corporeality in American Skate Punk. Verlang, 2012 "Rereading American Hardcore: Intersectional Privilege and the Lyrics of Early Californian Hardcore Punk." as½peers 1 (2008). http://www.aspeers.com/2008/butz?fulltext.
  • Canfield, J. Douglas. "The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius: Abjection, Identity, and the Carnivalesque in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree." Contemporary Literature 44.4 (2003): 664-696.
  • Cogan, Brian. Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture. Greenwood Press, 2006.
  • Connell, John and Chris Gibson. Sound Tracks: Popular Music Identity and Place. New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • Dalbom, Christopher J. "Underground in the Confederate Capital: Punk Subculture in Richmond, Virginia." MA thesis [Geography and Anthropology]. Louisiana State U, 2006.
  • Day, Carolani J. "Drinking in Ernest Hemingway's Novel The Sun Also Rises." 25 Jan. 2006.
  • DeFazio, Albert J. American Literary Scholarship (2000): 191-208.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies entry. "Individualism." http://eas-ref.press.jhu.edu/.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies entry. "Melting Pot." http://eas-ref.press.jhu.edu/.
  • Ensminger, David A. "Coloring Between the Lines of Punk and Hardcore: From Absence to Black Punk Power." Postmodern Culture 20.2 (2010).
    http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v020/20.2.ensminger.html.
  • Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2011.
  • Fermanis, Porscha. "Culture, Counter-culture, and the Subversion of the Comic in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." The Mark Twain Annual 5.1 (2007): 93-107.
  • Force, William. "Consumption Styles and the Fluid Complexity of Punk Authenticity." Symbolic Interaction 32.4 (2009): 289-309.
  • "No, We Don't Have Any T-Shirts: Identity in a Self-Consciously Consumerist Punk Subculture." MA thesis [Sociology]. U of South Florida, 2005.
  • Furey, Rachel. "Sentence Fragments, Sound, and Setting in Suttree and The Road." The Cormac McCarthy Journal 9.1 (2011): 51-65.
  • Glass, Pepper G. "Doing Scene: Identity, Space, and the Interactional Accomplishment of Youth Culture." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (2012).
    http://jce.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/08/08/0891241612454104.abstract.
  • Gray-Rosendale, Laura, et. al. "Whiteness and the Politics of 'Post-Racial' America." The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays. Richard J. Gray II, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. 218-234.
  • Habell-Pallán, Michelle. "'Death to Racism and Punk Revisionism': Alice Bag's Vexing Voice and the Unspeakable Influence of Canción Ranchera on Hollywood Punk." Pop When the World Falls Apart : Music in the Shadow of Doubt. Eric Weisbard, ed. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2012. 247-270.
  • Halloway, David. The Late Modernism of Cormac McCarthy. Westport, CT: Greenwood, P, 2002.
  • Harrison, Katherine. "Gender Resistance: Interrogating the ‘Punk’ in Cyberpunk."
  • Hays. Peter L. The Critical Reception of Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises.' Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2011.
  • Heetderks, David. "Hardcore Re-Visioned: Reading and Misreading in Sonic Youth 87-88." Music Analysis 32.3 (2013): 363-403.
  • Hodson, Joel. "Individualism." American Studies Association Encyclopedia of American Studies. http://eas-ref.press.jhu.edu/index.html.
  • Holcomb, Gary Edward. "The Sun Also Rises in Queer Black Harlem: Hemingway and McKay's Modernist Intertext." Journal of Modern Literature 30.4 (2007): 61-81.
  • Hollenberg, Alexander. "Recalcitrant Simplicity: Thin Characters and Thick Narration in A Farewell to Arms." Narrative 20.3 (2012): 301-21.
  • Holmes, Trevor M. "Peri Gothous: On the Art of Gothicizing Gender." Goth: Undead Subculture. Eds. Lauren M. E. Goodlad and Michael Bibby. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2007, 79-88.
  • Jenkins, Diana Marie. "Don DeLillo's Promiscuous Fictions: The Adulterous Triangle of Sex, Space, and Language." Dissertation [English]. University of New South Wales, 2005.
  • Jones, Tim and Tim Wood. "Sites of Resistance: All-Ages Music Venues in Their Local and Theoretical Contexts." Working paper, U of Chicago. All-Ages Movement Project. 8 Dec. 2008.
  • Justice, Hilary K. American Literary Scholarship (2002): 181-197.
  • Kaye, Jeremy. "The 'Whine' of Jewish Manhood: Re-Reading Hemingway's Anti-Semitism, Reimagining Robert Cohn." The Hemingway Review 25.2 (2006): 44-60.
  • Leichtman, Ellen C. "The Different Sounds of American Protest: From Freedom Songs to Punk Rock." In Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control. Mathieu Deflem, ed. Emerald Group Publishing, 2010. 173 - 191.
  • Lofflin, Judith Marie. "American Freedom Story: A Journey from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to The Secret Life of Bees." Dissertation [English]. University of Kansas, 2009.
  • Martin, Joseph. "Ivory Minority: Punk in the University." Rev. of Punkademics, ed. Zack Furness.
    Los Angeles Review of Books 21 Jan. 2013.
  • Martin-Iverson, Sean. "Bandung Lautan Hardcore: Territorialisation and Deterritorialisation in an Indonesian Hardcore Punk Scene." Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 15.4 (2014): 532-52.
  • Miura, Reiichi. "What Kind of Revolution Do You Want? Punk, the Contemporary Left, and Singularity." Mediations 25.1 (2010): 61-80.
  • Moddelmog, Debra. A. “We Live in a Country Where Nothing Makes any Difference”: The Queer Sensibility of A Farewell to Arms." The Hemingway Review 28.2 (2009): 7-24.
  • Munroe, Rudi. "Black Dots in the White Minority: The Complications of Self-Marginalization in American Punk Culture." National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Salisbury, MD. 10 April 2008.
  • Murphy, Brenda. "Attempting to Avoid Banishment and Prosecution While Exploring Cultural Depictions in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn". BA thesis [Literature]. U of North Carolina Asheville, 2009.
  • Nel, Philip. "Amazons in the Underworld: Gender, the Body, and Power in the Novels of Don DeLillo." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 42.4 (2001): 416-436.
  • Newlin, James. "'Gimme Gimme This, Gimme Gimme That': Confused Sexualities and Genres in Cooper and Mayerson's Horror Hospital Unplugged." ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 4.3 (2009). http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v4_3/newlin/.
  • Ngô, Fiona I. B. "Punk in the Shadow of War." Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 22.2-3 (2012): 202-232.
  • Nguyen, Mimi Thi. "Riot Girl, Race, and Revival." Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 22.2-3 (2012): 173-196.
  • Owens-Murphy, Katie. "Hemingway's Pragmatism: Truth, Utility, and Concrete Particulars in A Farewell to Arms." The Hemingway Review 29.1 (2009): 87-102.
  • Palmer, Louis H. "'Encampment of the Damned.' Ideology and Class in Suttree. The Cormac McCarthy Journal 4.1 (2004): 183-209.
  • Pendergraft, Paul. "Working for the Common Good": The Sun Also Rises as Ironic Cultural Critique." BA Thesis [English]. U of North Carolina at Asheville, 2007.
  • Phillipov, Michelle. Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.
  • Prather, William. "'The Color of This Life Is Water': History, Stones, and the River in Suttree." The Cormac McCarthy Journal 4.1 (2004): 39-73.
  • Ramirez-Sanchez, Ruben. "Marginalization from Within: Expanding Co-cultural Theory Through the Experience of the Afro Punk." The Howard Journal of Communications. 19.2 (2008): 89-104.
  • Rapport, Evan. "Hearing Punk as Blues." Popular Music 33.1 (2014): 39-67.
  • Recia, Amy K. " The Development of Hemingway's Female Characters: Catherine from A Farewell to Arms to The Garden of Eden." MA thesis [English]. U of South Florida, 2008.
  • Schulman, Nate. "Gritty Glossy Google Gods." MA thesis [Aesthetics and Politics]. California Institute of the Arts, 2009.
  • Sklar, Monica and Marilyn DeLong. "Punk Dress in the Workplace: Aesthetic Expression and Accommodation." Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 30.4 (2010): 285-299.
  • Speer, Neena Rani. "Hip-Hop and Black Identity: A Meta-analytic Review Explaining How Modern Hip-Hop Relates to Black Identity and How It Has Created Signs of Complacency in Today's African-American Youth." Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research 2014. http://ncurproceedings.org/ojs/index.php/NCUR2014/article/view/1079.
  • Stoneback, H.R. Reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2007.
  • Stramskas, Arnoldas. "Making Sense of Punk Subcultures in the Neoliberal United States." Groups and Environments 3 (2012): 115-129.
  • Tite, Matthew Charles Everingham. "The Discursive Construction of Punk: Language and Identity in Russia's Punk-Rock 'Subculture.'" MA thesis [Russian]. U of Waterloo, 2007.
  • Tolley-Stokes, Rebecca. "Disco, Tattoos, and Tutus: Blue-Collar Performance on Wheels." Blue-Collar Pop Culture, Volume 1: Film, Music, and Sports. M. Keith Booker, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012. 295-311.
  • Tyler, Lisa, ed. Teaching Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2008.
  • Van de Velde, Danica. "'Every Song Ends': Musical Pauses, Gendered Nostalgia, and Loss in Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad." In Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction Eds., Erich Hertz and Jeffrey Roessner. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014: 123-135.
  • Wadkins, Katherine E. "'Freakin' Out': Remaking Masculinity through Punk Rock in Detroit." Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 22.2-3 (2012): 239-260.
  • Wikipedia entry. "Poseur." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseur.
  • Wikipedia entry. "Punk Rock." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock.
  • Wilkins, Amy C. Wannabes, Goths, and Christians: The Boundaries of Sex, Style, and Status. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008.
  • Wilson, Kristine A. "'Black Sounds': Hemingway and Duende." The Hemingway Review 27.2 (2008): 74-95.
  • Worthington, Leslie Harper. Cormac McCarthy and the Ghost of Huck Finn. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
TEACHING

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Associate Professor, 2007-
Assistant Professor, 2001-2007
Herman Melville's Sea Novels
African-American Literature
American Ethnic Literature
Introduction to Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
American Literature, 1865 to the Present
Shakespeare
Introduction to Literature
Composition and Rhetoric

Texas A&M University at Kingsville
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2000-2001

American Literature circa 1925
1980s American Literature and Culture
Readings in Short Story and Drama
Rhetoric and Composition

University of Houston
Graduate Instructor, 1995-2000

Lines of Marginality: (Re)Presenting Otherness
Contemporary Multicultural Literature
American Short Fiction
Modern American Satire in Literature and Film
American Poetry, 1865-1965
Cultural Studies: Readings in Theory and Practice
Rhetoric and Argument
Freshman Composition

University of Texas at El Paso
Graduate Instructor, 1994-1995

Freshman Composition

TEACHING & RESEARCH INTERESTS

American Literature (after 1865)
American Studies
Critical and Literary Theory
Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
Identity and Subjectivity (performativity, hybridity, border studies and critical race studies)
Modernism and Postmodernism (theory and culture)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Texas A&M University at Galveston

2017     Department of Liberal Studies Tenure & Promotion Committee.
2016     External reviewer for Third-Year Review of Maritime Administration Tenure-Track Candidate Ping Wang.
2016-19     Texas A&M University (College Station) Committee on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, and Tenure.
2016     Department of Liberal Studies Annual Review Metrics Committee.
2012-present    College Faculty Development Leave Review Committee.
2010-15    Departmental Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee.
Spring 2010     Department of General Academics Chair Search Committee.
Fall 2007     Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Committee.
2007-     Faculty Candidate's Tenure and Promotion Committee, Dept. of General Academics.
Spring 2006     Senior Thesis Advisor, Lyndsey Raney.
2006-09     Maritime Studies Program Steering Committee, Dept. of General Academics.
2006-12     Faculty Advisory Committee, Department of General Academics Representative.
2005-06     Classroom Facilities Committee.
2004- present     TAMUG Honor Council.
2004-05     Editorial Advisory Board, Nautilus (school newspaper).
2003-04     Faculty sponsor, TAMUG Reader's Club.
March 2002     Former Students Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award Selection Committee.
2002     Ad Hoc Committee on Writing Intensive Courses, Dept. of General Academics.
Fall 2001     Faculty Evaluation Guidelines Committee, Department of General Academics.
2001-02     Editorial Advisory Board, Nautilus.

Texas A&M University at Kingsville

2000-01     Graduate English Studies Committee, Department of Language and Literature.
2000-01     Computer Classroom Committee, Department of Language and Literature.
2000-01     Publications and Recruitment Committee, Department of Language and Literature.

University of Houston

1998-99     Graduate Studies Committee, Department of English. Chair, Admissions and Graduate Placement sub-committee.
Spring 1998     Ad Hoc Committee to Review the M.A. in Literature, Department of English.
Apr. 1998     Co-Director, "Discipline(s) & Dissent(s)": Tenth Annual Graduate English Society Conference on Literature and Culture.
Feb. 1998     Graduate Student Representative, Chairperson Search Committee, Department of English.
1997–98     Co-President, Graduate English Society.
1996–97     Graduate Student Representative, Academic Honesty Committee, College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communication.

Other

May 2016    Invited article submission reviewer, "Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway's A Farwell to Arms," The Hemingway Review.
Feb. 2015    Invited article submission reviewer, “‘Chaos in France’: Fragments of the French Punk Experience,” Public Culture.
Nov. 2015    Panel Chair, American Literature II sessions, South Central Modern Language Association. Nashville, TN.
Feb. 2014    Panel Chair, "Technologies of Horror." Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM. 20 February 2014.
2014-16    American Literature Representative, South Central Modern Language Association
Executive Committee. Chair, Conference Program Committee 2015-16.
Aug. 2013     Invited to give an endorsement for the film White Like Me: Race, Racism & White
Privilege in America, Media Education Foundation, 2013.
Mar. 2013     Panel Chair, "Textual Codes." Popular Culture Association. Washington D.C.
Apr. 2011      Panel Chair, "Hegemony: Power in/of Games." Popular Culture Association. San Antonio, TX.
Nov. 2010     Panel Chair, "Musical Meanings in America and Beyond." American Studies Association of Texas. Commerce, TX.
Feb. 2010     Invited book manuscript submission reviewer, "Visual Vitriol: The Urban Folk Art and Culture of the Punk Generation" by David Ensminger. Published as Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2011.
April 2009    Panel Chair, "Black Music Culture II: Black Music/Global Performance." Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, LA.
Nov. 2008     Panel Chair and Organizer, "Filmic Borders: Intersections, Crossings, Demolitions, Evasions." South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX.
March 2008     Panel Chair and Organizer, "Motorsport Mundial: Globalization and Transnationalism in Auto Racing." Popular Culture Association. San Francisco, CA.
Nov. 2006      Invited to give an endorsement for Mark Moss's Shopping as an Entertainment Experience (Lexington Books, 2007).
Apr. 2006      Panel Chair, "Automobile Culture II: The Automobile as Cultural Expression." Popular Culture Association. Atlanta, GA.
Mar. 2004     Panel Chair, "Tricksters, Hybridity and Ethnic Borders." MELUS. San Antonio, TX.
Oct. 2003     Panel Organizer, Contemporary American Fiction. South Central Modern Language Association. Hot Springs, AR.
Oct. 2003     Panel Chair and Organizer, American Literature after 1900. South Central Modern Language Association. Hot Springs, AR.
Feb. 2003     Attendee, State-of-the-Art Learning Environments: The Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign (Through Technology in the Classroom). Dallas, TX.
2002-03     Chair, Division on American Literature II after 1900, South Central Modern Language Association.
Dec. 2002     Invited article submission reviewer, Contemporary Literature.
2001-02     Secretary, Division on American Literature after 1900, South Central Modern Language Association.
Nov. 2000     Panel Chair, "Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom, Possibilities and Problems." South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX.
2000     Invited book submission reviewer, McGraw-Hill ([1] a proposed Introduction to Fiction anthology and [2] a non-fiction anthology for composition courses).
1999-2000     Chair, Division on Literary Criticism and Theory, South Central Modern Language Association.
1998-99     Secretary, Division on Literary Criticism and Theory, South Central Modern Language Association.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Literature Association
American Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Popular Culture Association
South Central Modern Language Association
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association