Duke the Program In Literature

    Michael Valdez Moses
  • Michael Valdez Moses

  • Associate Professor
  • Literature
  • 319 Allen Building
  • Campus Box 90015
  • Phone: (919) 684-8880, (919) 684-2741
  • Fax: (919) 684-4871
  • Homepage
  • Specialties

    • British Literature
    • Modern to Contemporary
    • Postcolonial Literature
    • Novels
  • Research Summary

    British and Irish Literature; 20th Century/Modernist Studies
  • Research Description

    Michael Valdez Moses grew up in Los Angeles and was educated at Harvard, New College, Oxford, and the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Novel and the Globalization of Culture (Oxford UP, 1995), and has edited several collections of critical essays including The Writings of J. M. Coetzee (Duke UP, 1994), Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1900-1939 (Duke UP, 2007), and Modernism and Cinema, (Edinburgh UP, 2010). His articles and reviews have appeared in Modernism/Modernity, Kenyon Review, Modernist Cultures, Latin American Literary Review, South Atlantic Quarterly, Modern Fiction Studies, Literary Imagination, Journal of Literary Studies, Safundi, Journal x, Margin, Reason, and essay collections from Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Duke, and Kentucky University Presses and from Blackwell and Palgrave/St. Martin Presses. His main interests are in modern comparative literature (especially British, Irish and postcolonial), the history of film, and in the interdisciplinary study of literature, political philosophy, and economics. Professor Moses is currently at work on a book project, Nation of the Dead: The Politics of Irish Literature, 1890 to the Present. He is co-editor of the journal, Modernist Cultures, published by Edinburgh University Press, contributing editor to Reason, and a member of the advisory boards of Modern Fiction Studies, jouvert, and CONTEXT. Professor Moses is an affiliated member of the faculty in the Program in Literature and a founding member of the Gerst Program for Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies at Duke. He is former Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department.
  • Areas of Interest

    British Literature
    20th Century LieraGenre Theory
    Commonwealth
    Spanish-American Literature
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • English,
      • University of Virginia,
      • 1987
      • M.A.,
      • University of Virginia,
      • 1982
      • Beinecke and Rotary Fellow,
      • New College, Oxford University,
      • 1980
      • A.B., magna cum laude,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1979
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Duke Endowment Fellow,
      • National Humanities Center,
      • January, 2001
      • Visiting Fellowship,
      • Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University,
      • 1994
      • Junior Fellowship,
      • Liberty Fund Summer Institute,
      • January, 1997
      • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship,
      • Bradley Foundation,
      • 1992
      • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship,
      • Mellon Foundation/Duke University,
      • 1988-89
  • Selected Publications

      • The Novel and the Globalization of Culture.
      • Oxford UP,
      • 1995.
      • Modernism and Cinema.
      • Ed. Michael Valdez Moses.
      • Edinburgh UP,
      • 2010.
      • (a special issue of Modernist Cultures)
      • Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1900-1939.
      • Ed. Michael Valdez Moses and Richard Begam.
      • Duke UP,
      • 2007.
      • The Writings of J.M. Coetzee.
      • Ed. Michael Valdez Moses.
      • Duke UP,
      • 1994.
      • (a special issue of South-Atlantic Quarterly)
      • Nation of the Dead: The Politics of Irish Literature 1890 to the Present.
      • in progress.
      • "Modernists as Critics."
      • The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms.
      • Ed. Peter Brooker, Andrzej Gasiorek, Deborah Parsons, and Andrew Thacker.
      • Oxford University Press,
      • 2011.
      • "The Dream Factory: Solaris, Cinema, and Simulacra."
      • The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh.
      • Ed. Steven M. Sanders and R. Barton Palmer.
      • University Press of Kentucky,
      • 2011.
      • "Globalization and the Novel."
      • The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction.
      • Ed. Brian W. Shaffer.
      • Blackwell,
      • 2011.
      • "Savage Nations: Native Americans and the Western."
      • Philosophy of the Western.
      • Ed. Jennifer McMahon and B. Steve Csaki.
      • University Press of Kentucky,
      • 2010.
      • "A Modernist Cinema?."
      • Modernist Cultures
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      • Ed. Michael Valdez Moses.
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      • Edinburgh University Press,
      • (May, 2010)
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      • "Nietzsche."
      • W. B. Yeats in Context.
      • Ed. David Holdeman and Ben Levitas.
      • Cambridge University Press,
      • 2010.
      • "The Strange Ride of Wikus van de Merwe (Roundtable Review on District 9 )."
      • Safundi
      • 11
      • .1
      • (February, 2010)
      • .
      • "King of the Amphibians: Elizabeth Costello and Coetzee's Metamorphic Fictions."
      • Journal of Literary Studies
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      • Ed. Mark Sanders and Nancy Ruttenburg.
      • 25
      • .4
      • (December, 2009)
      • .
      • "Kingdom of Darkness: Autonomy and Conspiracy in The X-Files and Millenium."
      • The Philosophy of TV Noir.
      • Ed. Steven M. Sanders and Aeon J. Skoble.
      • University Press of Kentucky,
      • 2008.
      • State of Discontent: J.M. Coetzee's Anti-political Fiction.
      • Reason
      • (July, 2008)
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      • (Review article of Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee)
      • [web]
      • "Disorientalism: Conrad and the Imperial Origins of Modernist Aesthetics."
      • Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1900-1939.
      • Ed. Richard Begam and Michael Valdez Moses.
      • Duke University Press,
      • 2007.
      • "Blockbuster Wars: Revenge of the Zeitgeist---What Bruce Wayne and Anakin Skywalker Can Tell Us About America's Political Mood."
      • Reason Online
      • (September, 2005)
      • .
      • (http://www.reason.com/hod/mvm093005.shtml)
      • [web]
      • "The Rebirth of Tragedy: Yeats, Nietzsche, the Irish National Theatre, and the Anti-Modern Cult of Cuchulain."
      • Modernism/Modernity
      • 11
      • .4
      • (2004)
      • .
      • "Back to the Future: The Nostalgic Yet Progressive Appeal of Wizards, Hobbits, and Jedi Knights."
      • Reason
      • (2003)
      • .
      • [web]
      • "Virtual Warriors: Nostalgia, the Battlefield, and Boomer Cinema."
      • Reason
      • (Jan. 2002)
      • .
      • [web]
      • "Magical Realism at World's End."
      • Literary Imagination
      • (2001)
      • .
      • (Republished electonically in Margin, Feb., 2002)
      • [web]
      • Big Daddy: The Dictator Novel and the Liberation of Latin America.
      • Reason
      • (Aug. 2002)
      • .
      • (Review article of The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa)
      • [web]
      • The Poet as Politician: The ideological odyssey of W. B. Yeats.
      • Reason
      • (Feb. 2001)
      • .
      • (Review article of The Life of W. B. Yeats by Terence Brown, W. B. Yeats: The Apprentice Mage 1865-1914 by R. F. Foster, and Yeat's Ghosts: The Secret Life of W. B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox; republished in republished in Beyond Ben Bulben: Newsletter of the Australian Yeats Society, January, 2002, January, 2002.)
      • [web]
      • "Rendezvous with Density: The FDR Memorial and the Clinton Era."
      • Reason
      • (Apr. 2001)
      • .
      • [web]
      • "Agon in the Marketplace: The Major of Casterbridge as Bourgeois Tragedy."
      • South Atlantic Quarterly
      • (1988)
      • .
      • (Republished in Julian Wolfrey, New Casebooks: The Mayor of Casterbridge, Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2000)
      • "The Irish Vampire: Dracula, Parnell, and the Troubled Dreams of Nationhood."
      • Journal x
      • (1997)
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      • "Solitary Walkers: Rousseau and Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K."
      • South Atlantic Quarterly
      • (1994)
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      • "The Mark of Empire: Writing, History, and Torture in Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians."
      • Kenyon Review
      • (1993)
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      • "Caliban and His Precursors: The Politics of Literary History and the Third World."
      • Theoretical Issues in Literary History.
      • Ed. David Perkins.
      • Harvard UP,
      • 1991.
      • "Lust Removed from Nature."
      • New Essays on White Noise.
      • Ed. Frank Lentricchia.
      • Cambridge UP,
      • 1991.
      • "The Sadly Rejoicing Slave: Beckett, Joyce, and Destructive Parody."
      • Modern Fiction Studies
      • (1985)
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      • "The Lost Steps: The Faustian Artist in the New World."
      • Latin American Literary Review
      • (Spring-Summer, 1984)
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  • PhD Students

    • Timothy Wientzen
      • 2009 - present
    • Timothy S Wright
      • 2008 - present
    • Brian C Valentyn
      • 2007 - present
    • Kris A. Weberg
      • 2007 - present
    • Alexander Ruch
      • 2007 - present
      • Program in Literature
      • Thesis: Fictions of the Afterlife: Temporality and Belief in Late Modernism
    • Firat Oruc
      • 2007 - present
      • Program in Literature
    • Timothy S Wright
      • 2007 - present
    • Keith R. Jones
      • 2007 - present
    • Charles J. Del Dotto
      • 2006 - present
      • Thesis: Engaging and Evading the Bard: Shakespearean Modernism On, Off, and Around the British State, 1900-1964
    • Alex Feerst
    • Anne W Gulick
      • July 1, 2003 - present
      • Thesis: Declarative Moments: Literature, Law and Transatlantic Postcolonialism
    • Stacy B Lavin
      • July 1, 2002 - present
  • Teaching

    • ENGLISH 190FS-2.01
      • FOCUS PROG SEM LIT (TOP)
      • Allen 317
      • TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
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