Paul Gleason, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Cardinal Stritch University,  6801 North Yates Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: (414) 410-4719
E-mail: pwgleason@stritch.edu

DEGREES

* Ph.D. – The University of Texas, Austin, TX, December 2000, English, Dissertation: “The Artist-Hero Novels of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett and the Transformation of Aesthetic Philosophy.” 
* M.A. – The University of Texas, Austin, TX, May 1998, English, Report: “Dante, Joyce, Beckett and the Use of Memory in the Process of Literary Composition.” 
* B.A. – The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, May 1995, English, History, Integrated Liberal Studies certificate.

RESEARCH INTERESTS 
*Modernism and postmodernism 
*The contemporary novel (especially DeLillo, Vollmann, McElroy, Boyle, Gibson, Murakami, Ishiguro, Pamuk)
*Literary theory 
*Literature and philosophy 
*Popular culture (especially independent rock music) 
*Interdisciplinary approaches to literature
*Film studies

TEACHING
English 101: Written Communication I
English 102: Written Communication II
English 150: Introduction to Literature (interdisciplinary course, Renaissance to Postmodernism)
English 219: Reading Film
English 303: Studies in Non-Western Literature (Coetzee, Garcia Marquez, Gordimer, Murakami, Pamuk, Roy, Rushdie)
English 333: Contemporary Literature (survey course on postmodern narrative and theory)
English 340: Modern British Literature (directed study on Conrad, Joyce, Eliot, Yeats, Woolf, Lawrence, and Beckett)
English 412: Literary Criticism (survey course, Plato to Judith Butler) 
First Year Experience 105: Coming of Age in America
First Year Experience 105: The History and Style of Rock and Roll


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
“Dante, Joyce, Beckett, and the Use of Memory in the Process of Literary Creation.” Joyce Studies Annual (1999): 104-42.

“Delaney Mossbacher (T.C. Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain, 1995).” Students’ Companion to American Literary Characters. 2006.

“Don DeLillo, T.S. Eliot, and the Redemption of America’s Atomic Waste Land.” UnderWords: New Perspectives on “Underworld. Ed. Joseph Dewey and Steve Kellman. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2002.

“History as Accretion and Excavation.” Electronic Book Review. 8 Aug. 2004. <http://www.electronicbookreview.com/v3/servlet/ebr?essay_id=gleasonce&command=view_essay>. 

“A Note on Plato and Aaron’s Rod.” D.H. Lawrence Review 27 (1997-1998): 321-24.

“Vladimir Nabokov”; “King, Queen, Knave”; “The Defense”; “The Gift”; and "Lolita." Compendium of Twentieth-Century Novels and Novelists. 2006. Forthcoming.

“William T. Vollmann.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. 2006. Forthcoming.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Dante, Joyce, and the Use of Memory in the Process of Literary Creation.” 1999 North American James Joyce Conference, Charleston, SC, June 18, 1999.

"Daydreams and Recognitions of the Sprawl: Sonic Youth and William Gibson." 2006 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November, 2006.

“Historical Responsibility and Postmodern Detective Fiction in Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kazuo Ishiguro’s When We Were Orphans.” 2005 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI, November, 2005.

“The Writer and the Metaphysical Need in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man and Don DeLillo’s Mao II.” 2000 International James Joyce Symposium, London, England, June 28, 2000.

CURRENT PROJECTS
Understanding T.C. Boyle. I recently completed and submitted a draft of this book, which provides an introduction to T.C. Boyle’s stories and novels and will be published in the University of South Carolina Press’s Understanding Contemporary American Literature series.