Dr. Larry McClain

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Dr. Larry McClain

Associate Professor of English
llm [at] NebrWesleyan.edu

Old Main 122

Spring 2016:

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00–3:00
Thursdays 11:00-12:00
and by appointment

(402) 465-2301

"When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax a little more and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision apparent by shock—to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost–blind you draw large and startling figures” —Flannery O'Connor

Ph.D. in Literature: University of Texas at Austin

ENG 1070FYW: Writing and Social Media
ENG 2000: Introduction to Textual Studies
ENG/GS 2200: Topics in World Literature: Sexualities
ENG 2070: Introduction to U.S. Literatures
ENG 2400: Moby-Dick and Democracy

ENG 3250: Postmodernism

ENG 3370: Chicano Novel
ENG 4980: Ways of Reading
ENG 4990: Senior Workshop

IDS 1010: Archway Seminar: Atheism
ENG/GS 2020: Topics in World Literature: Sexualities

ENG 4980: Ways of Reading

U.S. Literature, Popular Culture, Pedagogy

Here are some examples of the kind of academic writing I do:

“Fighting in the Closet: Fight Club and the Language of Same Sex Desire.” 2008 Victor J. Emmett Memorial Lecture, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas—Oct. 30, 2008

“A Whiter Shade of Pale: Teaching Race in the Midwest.” Midwest Quarterly 49 (2008): 245–262.

“Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies: Teaching Literature in the Midwest.” Transformations: A Resource for Curriculum Transformation and Scholarship 7 (1996): 15-28.

“The Rhetoric of Regional Representation: American Fiction and the Politics of Cultural Dissent.” Genre: A Quarterly Devoted to Generic Criticism 27 (1994): 227-254.