David Witzling, PHD
David Witzling, PHD
Department : English
Email : email@example.com
Phone : 718-862-7121
Office : MGL 4FL
PHD, University of California
MA, University of California
BA, Yale University
I am currently working on a book project on attitudes toward property rights and economic freedom in twentieth-century United States culture and how those attitudes are manifested in literary narrative.
Publications & Professional Activities
- “Postmodern Prose and the Discourse of the ‘Cultural Jew:’ The Cases of Mailer and Foer.” Postmodernism and Racial Discourse. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
- “Lockean Fundamentalism and the American Literary Tradition: The Case of James’s ‘The Jolly Corner.” American Political Fictions. University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Forthcoming.
- “Reflections on the ‘Ownership Society’ in Recent Black Fiction,” Kalfou 2:2, Fall 2014. Forthcoming.
- Everybody’s America: Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism. Routledge, 2008.
- “The Sensibility of Postmodern Whiteness in V. or Thomas Pynchon’s Identity Problem,” Contemporary Literature 47:3, Fall 2006.
- “Slavery, Capitalism, Postmodernist Fiction: The Rhetoric of Finance in Edward P. Jones’ The Known World.” April 2014, Thinking Its Presence: Race and Creative Writing, Missoula, MT.
- “Fluid Capital/Fluid Identities: The Contemporary Narrative of Slavery in the Early Twenty-First Century.” March 2013, MELUS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
- "Exporting 'Harlem:' Baldwin, Baraka/Jones, and the Internationalization of Black Cultural Representation." May 2012, American Literature Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
- “Property Nostalgia and the Fear of Global Capitalism in James and Hemingway.” November 2010, MMLA Conference, Chicago, IL.
- “Liberal Desires in Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa.” May 2009, American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
- “Living for the City: Post-integrationist Feeling in James Baldwin’s New York Essays.” March 2008, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference, Berkeley, CA.
- Modern Language Association
- American Studies Association
ENGL 110 College Writing
ENGL 150 Roots: Literature
ENGL 253 Masterworks of American Literature
ENGL 305 African-American Literature
ENGL 338 Studies in Twentieth-and Twenty-first-Century American Literature
ENGL 348 Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 372 American Literature to 1914
ENGL 380 Ethnic American Literature
ENGL 399 Independent Study
LLRN 204 Roots: Literature