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John Lutz

John Lutz

Chair, English DepartmentAssociate Professor of English

B.A., M.A., Long Island UniversityPh.D., Stony Brook University

Description

John Lutz is an Associate professor of English at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. He received a Ph.D. in comparative literature (1998) from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.A. (1991) and B.A. (1989) in English literature from Long Island University. He teaches philosophy and literature, postcolonial literature and theory, political philosophy and 20th-century literature. His most recent publications include articles in Mississippi Quarterly, Conradiana, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, LIT, Research in African Literatures, Rethinking Marxism and Mosaic.

Specialties

Postcolonial Literature, Literary Theory, Philosophy and Literature, Marxism, 20th-century World Anglophone Literatures, History and Theory of the Novel, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Publications

  • Author, “Zombies of the World Unite: Class Struggle and Alienation in ‘Land of the Dead,’” published in “Philosophy and Horror” (2010)
  • Author, “From Domestic Nightmares to the Nightmare of History: Uncanny Eruptions of Violence in King and Kubrick’s ‘The Shining,’” published in “Philosophy and Horror” (2010)
  • Author, “Commodity Fetishism, Patriarchal Repression, and Psychic Deprivation in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things,” published in Mosaic (2009)
  • Author, “A Marxian Theory of the Subject: Commodity Fetishism, Autonomy, and Psychological Deprivation,” published in Rethinking Marxism (2009)
  • Author, “A Rage for Order: Fetishism, Self-Betrayal, and Exploitation in The Secret Agent,” published in Conradiana (2008)
  • Author, “Pessimism, Autonomy, and Commodity Fetishism in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born,” published in Research in African Literatures (2003)
  • Author, “Ngugi’s Dialectical Vision: Individualism and Revolutionary Consciousness in A Grain of Wheat,” published in Ufahamu (2003)
  • Author, “That Texas Disease: Commodity Fetishism and Psychic Deprivation in The Hamlet,” published in LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory (2002)
  • Author, “Chichikov’s Chest: Reality, Representation, and Infectious Storytelling in Dead Souls,” published in Texas Studies in Literature and Language (2001)
  • Author, “Centaurs and Other Savages: Patriarchy, Hunger, and Fetishism in ‘Falk,’” published in Conradiana (2000)
  • Author, “Faulkner’s Parable of the Cave: Ideology and Social Criticism in Light in August,” published in Mississippi Quarterly (1999)

Affiliations

Member, Modern Language Association

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