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David Peterson, PhD
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Peterson's research and teaching interests include16th to 20th century American literatures and cultures, gay and lesbian studies, homophobic discourse studies, literatures and cultures of the American West, Irish Drama, Native American literatures, and critical theory.
with Joan Latchaw. “Tragicomedy and Zikkaron in Mel Brooks’ To Be or Not to Be,” in Jews and Humor, ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon, West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2011. 195-210.
“New West or Old?: Men and Masculinity in Some Recent Fiction by Western American Men.” Western American Literature, 46.1 (2011): 75-88.
“Neoliberal Homophobia: Heteronormative Human Capital and the Exclusion of Queer Subject- Citizens,” Journal of Homosexuality, 18.6-7 (2011): 1-16.
“The ‘basis for a just, free, and stable society’: Institutional Homophobia and Governance at the Family Research Council,” Gender and Language, 4.2 (2011): 257-286.
“’Everthing built on that’”: Queering Western Space in Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain,” in Queering Paradigms (Burkhard Scherer, ed.), Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010, 281-298.
Introduction to Genre Studies: Poetry, Drama, Film
Liteature of Western Civilization: The Ancient World
American Literature to 1865American Drama
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
American Poetry to 1900
American Modernist Poetry
Contact & Conquest Narratives, 1400s-1650
Discovery & Travel Narratives, 1650-1800
American Frontier Narratives, 1790s-1920s
Seminar for Advanced Placement Teachers
Critical Approaches to Literature
Introduction to Literary Research
Dr. Peterson's other regular administrative responsibilities include Dual Enrollment Coordinator for the Department of English.
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