1. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  2. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  4. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  5. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  6. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  7. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  8. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  9. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  10. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  11. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  12. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  13. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  14. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  15. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  16. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  17. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  18. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  19. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  20. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  21. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  22. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  23. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  24. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  25. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  26. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  27. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  28. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  29. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  30. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  31. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh

Anthony Grajeda, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Modern Studies, Department of English from The University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee (2001)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio. Co-Edited by Timothy D. Taylor and Mark Katz. Duke University Press, 2012
  • Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, editors, Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008) and in translation: Chinese (Beijing: China Film Press, 2013)

Articles/Essays

  • “The ‘Sweet Spot’: The Technology of Stereo and the Field of Auditorship,” in eds., Paul Théberge, Kyle Devine, and Tom Everett, Living Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), 37-63.

  • “Post-War Postponed: War without End, the Returning Soldier in American Cinema, and the Gendered Representation of Trauma,” Special Issue on “Media, Technology and the Culture of Militarism,” eds., Robin Andersen and Tanner Mirrlees, Democratic Communiqué (Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2014), 55-71.

  • “Early Mood Music: Edison’s Phonography, American Modernity and the Instrumentalization of Listening,” in Marta García Quiñones, Anahid Kassabian and Elena Boschi, eds., Ubiquitous Musics: The Everyday Sounds That We Don’t Always Notice (Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, 2013), 31-47.

  •  “’A Question of the Ear’: Listening to Touch of Evil,” in Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, eds., Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008), 201-217.

  • “The Winning and Losing of Hearts and Minds: Vietnam, Iraq, and the Claims of the War Documentary,” Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media 49 (Spring 2007), 38 ms. pages; 41 web pages: http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc49.2007/Grajeda/index.html.

  • “Picturing Torture: Gulf Wars Past and Present,” in Andrew Martin and Patrice Petro, eds., Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the “War on Terror” (New Brunswick, NJ and London: Rutgers University Press, 2006), 206-235.
  • “Disasterologies,” Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, special issue on “After Social Construction: Technology, Knowledge, and Society” 19:4 (October-December  2005), 315-319.

  • "The Sound of Disaffection," in Henry Jenkins, Tara McPherson, and Jane Shattuc, eds., Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002), 357-375.

  • "The 'Feminization' of Rock," in Roger Beebe, Denise Fulbrook and Ben Saunders, eds., Rock Over the Edge: Transformations of Popular Music Culture (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002), 233-254.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • “Introduction: Cinema,” in Timothy D. Taylor, Mark Katz and Tony Grajeda, editors, Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2012), 137-44, 378-82.

  • Jay Beck and Tony Grajeda, “Introduction: The Future of Film Sound Studies,” in Beck and Grajeda, eds., Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008), 1-20.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Journals (Guest Editor)  

    Music, Sound, and the Moving Image 2:2 (Autumn 2008 [published 2009]), Special Issue on “The Future of Sound Studies,” co-edited with Jay Beck, with co-authored introduction, 109-114.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10898 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Face2Face M,W,F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and perform research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.

19280 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Face2Face M,W,F 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and perform research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.

19282 ENG4614 Discourse Global Cultrl Studie Face2Face M,W 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online

It has been said that the texts of American popular culture—in particular, pop cultural styles, aesthetics and practices —have become something of a global lingua franca, in which everyone the world over "speaks" Miley, McDonald's, and Mickey. But the discourse of western cultural imperialism is nothing new: the emergence of the cinema at the turn of the last century, for example, played a part in the colonialist enterprise, even as film culture gave rise to a utopian fantasy of the cinema as "visual Esperanto" — a new universal language based on images. This course will explore the latest stage of "globalization" by taking a cultural studies approach indebted to literary and cultural theory, one which examines not only the so-called Disneyfication of the world, but also those particular attempts to assimilate that culture into vernacular contexts. In other words, how and where have people both accepted and altered the textual "meaning" of Mickey? The course will introduce students to some key concepts and theoretical approaches to global cultural studies before focusing primarily on three cultural forms (cinema, television, popular music). We will analyze a range of texts from popular culture by attending to questions of transmission, translation and appropriation. To what extent does Hong Kong cinema turn Hollywood Chinese? Is "world music" a form of exoticism? How do kids in Mexico City "read" MTV?

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91281 ENG3073 Cultural Studies Literature Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online

What do shopping malls, hip hop, Disney, video games, zombie movies, fan fiction, mash-ups, and YouTube have in common? They have all come under the scrutiny of what is called "cultural studies." As a relatively new academic field, cultural studies addresses the increasing importance of “culture” (in the widest sense of the term) to post-industrial consumer societies over the past few decades. This course will begin by tracing some of the historical debates on the emergence of commercial mass culture since the late 19th Century—as necessary background to our work—before considering several theoretical approaches to the study of culture, including the Frankfurt School, British cultural studies, contemporary feminist theory, and American cultural populism. Following these sessions on cultural theory, the course will proceed to the application of cultural studies by taking up its interdisciplinary method of interpreting and "reading" culture, turning to specific examples of analyzing the texts and practices of popular culture: advertising, television, movies, pop music, and other forms of "entertainment." Our work will consist of weekly readings, several short response papers as well as a final term paper, and lively discussion of the culture of everyday life.

92213 LIT3605 Literature and War Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online

This course will explore the complex relation between literature and war in the 20th Century by pursuing a set of questions for which there are no easy answers. To what extent has literature been responsible for mythologizing war and thus reproducing the very desire that makes militarism alluring? Is literature capable of conveying what war is like through a conventional aesthetic of realism or are other literary modes better equipped to represent such brutal reality? Is there a limit to the capacity of literature to document the horrors of war, horrors that are otherwise unspeakable? Is literature tasked by society with an obligation to act as the conscience of a nation, a form of ethical reflection on the causes and consequences of war? While the course will mostly focus on more traditional forms of literature (poetry, fiction, memoir), we will also make use of recent developments in literary theory that have expanded the notion of a “text,” allowing us to include a wider range of cultural forms (graphic novel, documentary and fiction film, online sources).

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50642 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Web A Web Not Online

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102                                           

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, and reader response criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10745 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Face2Face M,W,F 10:30AM - 11:20AM Not Online

ENG 3014.0001: Theories and Techniques of Literature Study (Grajeda)

Spring 2018

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and perform research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.



10942 ENG3014 Theories and Tech of Lit Study Face2Face M,W,F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online

ENG 3014.0002: Theories and Techniques of Literature Study (Grajeda)

Spring 2018

“Theories of Literature” is a gateway course designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of contemporary approaches to the academic study of literary and cultural texts. The course will cover many of the most prominent and influential “schools of thought” or critical theories of literature, including New Criticism, structuralism, poststucturalism/deconstruction, psychoanalysis, feminism, sexuality/queer studies, Marxism, new historicism, postcolonial and critical race theory, reader response, and eco-criticism. We will study explanatory texts about the various theories, along with representative texts of theory itself. We will also apply these approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from canonical works to popular forms (such as film). We will engage with the scholarly debate in literary studies and work toward the construction of an advanced analytical paper in preparation for 4000-level coursework. Students should emerge from this course with the ability to read texts from a variety of different critical perspectives and perform research at an appropriately advanced undergraduate level.

11592 LIT6936 Studies in Lct Theory Rdce Time W 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online

By the end of the 20th Century, a number of academic disciplines across the humanities and social sciences had taken the cultural “turn” toward what is now called cultural studies, an interdisciplinary approach to the increasing importance of culture to “post-industrial” consumer societies. And while English departments and literary studies have adopted cultural studies as a generalized theoretical paradigm, encompassing everything from reader-response and new historicism to neo-marxian and post-colonial theory, a more specific lineage can be traced back to the formation of British cultural studies and the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (BCCC). This course will examine a selection of texts produced by the “culturalist” tradition associated with the BCCC, exploring as well some of its continuing influences in contemporary debates over mass culture and popular culture, ideology and communication, modernism and postmodernism, and the often fraught nexus of intellectual work and politics.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

Updated: Jul 10, 2015

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