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Jack Dudley, Ph.D.

Jack Dudley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Department of English
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Literary Studies
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, English
  • B.A. Creighton University, English, French, and Theology
  • Comparative global modern and contemporary literatures, with a focus on British, Canadian, American, Caribbean, and African and diasporic literatures.
  • Religion, secularism, and subjectivity.
  • Affect under neoliberalism.
  • Climate and racial trauma.
  • Film.
  • New media and popular culture, with an emphasis on horror.
  • Literature and social justice.

“Beckett, Atwood, and Post-Apocalyptic Tragicomedy.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 54.1 (2021)

“‘along a road that may lead nowhere’: J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and the Postsecular Novel.” Studies in the Novel 49.1 (2017)

“From ‘spiritual paralysis’ to ‘spiritual liberation’: Joyce’s Immanent ‘Grace.’” In Rethinking Joyce’s Dubliners. Eds. Claire Culleton and Ellen Scheible, Palgrave Press, 2017.

“Is the Body an Immanent Domain? On Postsecular Affects.” Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art. Spec. issue of 452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature 14 (2016)

“What the Thunder Said: A Portrait of the Artist as a Trans-Secular Event.” Literature and Theology 28.4 (2014)