Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Breu

Christopher Breu

Associate Professor

Office Address: STV 405
Office Phone: (309) 438-7601
Office Hours:

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Email: Contact Christopher Breu (cdbreu)
Website: Visit Christopher Breu’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG591.02Practicum (Internship) in College Teaching   
Teaching Interests:
Cultural and Critical Theory, American Literature 1900 to the Present, American Popular Culture, Literature and Culture in a Global Context, Gender and Sexuality
Research Interests:
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Literature, Popular Culture, Cultural and Critical Theory, Gender and Sexuality
Education:
Ph.D. Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2000

B.A. with Honors, English Literature, Northwestern

University, 1991.
Selected Publications:

Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics. U of Minnesota P, 2014.



"Subject and Substance: The Limits of Biopolitics and the Status of Critique." "Special Issue: After Critique?" Ed. Russ Castronovo and David Glimp  English Language Notes 51.2 (Fall/Winter 2013): 45-60.



with Elizabeth Hatmaker,  "The Flexible Mr. Ripley: Noir Historicism and Postwar Transnational Masculinity in Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley." Post World-War II Masculinities in British and American Literature and Culture: Towards a Comparative Masculinities Studies. Ed. Kevin Floyd and Stefan Horlacher. Farnham, England: Ashgate Press, 2013.  



"The Insistence of the Material: Theorizing Materiality and Biopolitics in the Era of Globalization." Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition Working Papers Series 12.2 (August 2012): 1-20.

“Disinterring the Real: Dodie Bellamy’s  The Letters of Mina Harker and the Late-Capitalist Literature of Materiality.” Textual Practice 26.2 (2012): 263-291.

“The Novel Enfleshed: Naked Lunch and the Literature of Materiality,” Twentieth-Century Literature 57.2 (Summer 2011): 199-223.

"Signification and Substance: Towards a Leftist Ontology of the Present." A Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics. Ed. Carsten Strathausen. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009. 187-207.

"Radical Noir: Negativity, Misogyny, and the Critique of Privatization in Dorothy Hughes's In A Lonely Place." Modern Fiction Studies 55.2 (Summer 2009): 199-215.

"Middlesex Meditations: Understanding and Teaching Intersex." English Journal 98.4 (March 2009): 102-108.

“Privilege’s Mausoleum: The Ruination of White Southern Manhood in The Sound and the Fury.”  Southern Masculinity: Perspectives on Manhood in the South since Reconstruction. Ed. Craig Thompson Friend. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2009. 107-128.

Hard Boiled Masculinities. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P.  2005.

“Come Fly With Me: Frank Sinatra, The Old Left, and the Pax Americana.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 28 (2004): 577-95.

“Going Blood-Simple in Poisonville: Hard-Boiled Masculinity in Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest.” Men and Masculinity 7:1 (July 2004): 52-76.

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