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Indiana University Bloomington

Edward Comentale

Edward Comentale

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Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999
B.A., Boston University, 1993

Recent Courses

L384: Music/Lyric/Voice
L369: Studies in British and American Authors (Special Topic: Faulkner’s Voices)
L680: Literary Studies and Literary Theory (Special Topic: Modernism and Anti-humanism)
L371: Critical Practices (Special Topic: Critical Theory and the Coen Brothers)
L346: Twentieth-Century British Fiction (Special Topic: Style and Subculture)
L380: Literary Modernism (Special Topic: The Physics of Modernism)
L749: Twentieth-Century British Literature (Special Topic: Flesh and Metal – Modernism and the Body)


Selected Publications (click images for more information)

Books:

The Year’s Work in Lebowski StudiesThe Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies, co-edited with Aaron Jaffe (Indiana University Press, 2009).

T. E. Hulme and the Question of ModernismT. E. Hulme and the Question of Modernism, co-edited with Andrzej Gasiorek (Ashgate Press, 2006).

The Cultural Politics of Ian Fleming and 007 Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of007, co-edited with Stephen Watt, and Skip Willman (Indiana University Press, 2005).

Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-GardeModernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-Garde (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

The State I’m In: Modernism and American Popular Music – in progress.

Articles:

“Four Elvises,” forthcoming in Modernism and Celebrity (Ashgate Press, 2008).

“The Possibilities of Hard-Won Land: Midwestern Modernism and the Novel,” forthcoming in Blackwell Companion to the Modern American Novel (Blackwell Press, 2008).

“I’ll Keep Rolling Along”: Some Notes on Frontiers, Country Music, and Bowling Alleys in The Big Lebowski,” in The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies (Indiana University Press, 2008).

“‘It Ain’t Me Babe’: Bob Dylan as American Icon,” in American Icons: People, Places, Things (Greenwood Press, 2006).

“Hulme’s Feelings,” in T. E. Hulme & the Question of Modernism (Ashgate Press, 2006).

“The Shropshire Schizoid and Other Modernist Machines” (inaugural issue of Modernist Cultures, 2005).

“Ian Fleming’s Company Man: James Bond and the Management of Modernism,” in The Cultural Politics of Ian Fleming and 007 (Indiana University Press, 2005).

“Thesmophoria: Suffragettes, Sympathetic Magic, and Classical Modernism," Modernism/Modernity. 8:3 (September 2001).

Presentations:

"On Writing and the Profession," Panel arranged by English Department for the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate Carnegie. Bloomington, Indiana, 2004.

"Applying and Interviewing for your First Job." The Forty-Second Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Kansas City, Missouri. November, 2000.

"Tales from the Market: The Successful Job Search." 8th Annual Indiana University Conference in the Humanities. Bloomington, Indiana. March, 2000.