English

Stephen Levin

Stephen M. Levin

Associate Professor of English
Department of English
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610

phone: 508-793-7147
email: slevin@clarku.edu

 


Education

B.A. Wesleyan University, 1993
M.A. Emory University, 1999
Ph.D. Emory University, 2005

Brief Biography

Professor Levin specializes in contemporary British and postcolonial literature, transnational cultural studies, and critical and literary theory. His research focuses on the ways in which twentieth-century global conditions have shaped contemporary culture and produced new discourses of self and identity. In his recent book, The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel: The Aesthetics of Self-Fashioning in the Era of Globalization (Routledge, 2008), he explores different modes of constructing selfhood through leisure travel and considers the ways these responses sustain or challenge ideologies of colonialism. Professor Levin is currently completing essays for publication on the political thought of the Caribbean intellectual C.L.R. James, the status of realism in recent postcolonial fiction, and the politics of contemporary literary prizes. Professor Levin teaches introductory and advanced courses on Anglophone world fiction, contemporary British literature, English poetry, and cultural studies and social theory. His recent courses have included "Fictions of Empire," "Contemporary British Fiction and Culture," and "Webs and Labyrinths: Imagining Globalization in Literature."

Publications

The Contemporay Anglophone Travel Novel

The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel:
The Aesthetics of Self-Fashioning in the Era of Globalization

(Routledge, 2008)