Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
B.A., Harvard University
Dr. Hess has been a teaching fellow at Harvard and at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include American literature since 1945, modernism, postmodernism, the novel, and film and media studies. His research has appeared in Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series, and Genres (McFarland 2012) and the Journal of South Texas English Studies. His work is forthcoming in Michael Chabon’s America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces (Scarecrow 2014) and Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction (Bloomsbury 2014). He has presented work in progress at national and international conferences including the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association and International Pynchon Week 2013. His current book project considers the intersection between entertainment and twenty-first century American fiction. His courses include American literature, modernism, postmodernism, and film offerings for the literature core and for advanced students in American studies, interdisciplinary critical theory, and literature. In 2012 he received Florida Atlantic University’s Northern Campus Exceptional Faculty Award for the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.
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