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Prof. Stephen Bernstein
Department of English
University of Michigan - Flint

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EMPLOYMENT

2003- Professor of English, University of Michigan - Flint
2002-08, 2011- Chair, Department of English, University of Michigan - Flint
1996-2003 Associate Professor of English, University of Michigan - Flint
1990-96 Assistant Professor of English, University of Michigan - Flint
1985-89 Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison


EDUCATION

1990 Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin
1985 M.A., English, University of Wisconsin
1982 B.A., English, Indiana University, Bloomington


PUBLICATIONS

Book

Alasdair Gray.
Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1999.

 

 

Articles and Book Chapters
"Alasdair Gray" and "James Kelman" entries.  The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction.  Ed. Brian Shaffer.  London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

"'Nature seem'd to lose her course': Crisis Historiography and Historiographic Crisis in Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants."  Clio's Daughters: British  Women Making History, 1790-1899.  Ed. Lynette Felber.  Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2007.  29-42.

"Alasdair Gray and Post-millenial Writing." The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Ed. Berthold Schoene. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press:  2007.  167-74.

"Politics, Modernity, and Domesticity: The Gothicism of Conrad's The Secret Agent." Clio 32 (2003): 285-301.

"Doing as Things Do With You: Alasdair Gray's Minor Novels."
  Alasdair Gray: Critical Appreciations and a BibliographyEd.  Phil Moores.  London: British Library, 2002.  147-164.

"Emily
Jane Bronte," "Don DeLillo," "Charles Dickens," "Gothicism," and "Alasdair Gray"  entries.
  Encyclopedia of Literature and Science.  Ed. Pamela Gossin.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.  54, 103, 106, 175-76, 177.

"James Kelman. Review of Contemporary Fiction 20.3 (Fall 2000): 42-80.

"The Question is the Story Itself": Postmodernism and Intertextuality in Auster's New York Trilogy."  Detecting Texts: The Metaphysical Detective Story from Poe to Postmodernism.  Ed.  Patricia Merivale and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. 134-53.

"Modernist Spatial Nostalgia: Forster, Conrad, Woolf." Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts.  Selected Papers from the Fifth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Ed. Beth Rigel Daugherty and Eileen Barrett.  New York: Pace University Press, 1996.  40-44. 

"Conrad and Postmodernism: Under Western Eyes." The Conradian 20.1-2 (1995): 31-56.

"
Auster's Sublime Closure: The Locked Room."
Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster. Ed. Dennis BaronePhiladelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.  88-106.

"'
Scottish Enough': The London Novels of Alasdair Gray."
Review of Contemporary Fiction 15.2 (1995): 170-74. 

"Conrad and Rousseau: A Note on Under Western Eyes." The Journal of Modern Literature 19.1 (1994): 161-63.

"The Gothicism of Beckett's Murphy. Notes on Modern Irish Literature 6 (1994): 25-30.

"
Libra and the Historical Sublime."
Postmodern Culture 4 (1994) 

"Reading Blackwater Park: Gothicism, Narrative, and Ideology in The Woman in White. Studies in the Novel 25 (1993): 291-305.

"
Form and Ideology in the Gothic Novel.
Essays in Literature 18 (1991): 151-65.

"Oliver Twisted: Narrative and Doubling in Dickens's Second Novel.
Victorian Newsletter 79 (Spring 1991): 27-34.

"
Comprehension, Composition, and Closure in Elizabeth Madox Roberts's The Time of Man."  Kentucky Review
10 (Summer 1990): 21-37.

Reviews
Kieron Smith, Boy
by James Kelman.  Review of Contemporary Fiction 28.3 (Fall 2008).

Old Men in Love: John Tunnock's Posthumous Papers by Alasdair Gray.  Review of Contemporary Fiction 28.1 (Spring 2008): 178-79.

The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe.  Review of Contemporary Fiction.  26.3 (Fall 2006): 151.

Arthur & George by Julian Barnes.  Review of Contemporary Fiction.  26.1 (Spring 2006): 146.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Review of Contemporary Fiction 25.1 (Spring 2005): 139.

The Ends of Our Tethers: 13 Sorry Stories by Alasdair Gray.  Review of Contemporary Fiction.  24.2 (Summer 2004): 127-28.

Pandora's Handbag: Adventures in the Book World by Elizabeth Young. Review of Contemporary Fiction. 22.3 (Fall 2002): 173.

Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of Gothic by Mark Edmundson. Clio.  28 (1999): 219-27.

Night Train
by Martin Amis.
  Review of Contemporary Fiction.  18.2 (Summer 1998): 231.

Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure
by Paul Auster.  Review of Contemporary Fiction.  18.1 (Spring 1998): 228.

The Gothic Sublime
by Vijay Mishra.
Clio.  25 (1996): 333-38.

Editorial

2006-2011 Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Scottish Literature

1998-2007 Book Review Editor, Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Literature and Science: An Encyclopedia.  Ed. Pamela Gossin.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Co-editor, with Glen Scott Allen, special Don DeLillo article cluster in Postmodern Culture, January, 1994.

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
"Letters Home: Alice Munro's Scottish Genealogy."  "Diasporic Scotlands" Session of the Scottish Literature Discussion Group, Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco.  30 December 2008.

"Glasgow the Invisible: Urban Obscurity in Gray, Torrington, and Kelman."  "Internationalizing Scottish Literature" Special Session, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, 29 December 2006.

"Visible Tears, Invisible Tears: The Visual Supplement in Alasdair Gray's Fiction."  Open to View: Popular Fiction and Visual Narrative ( Association for Research In Popular Fictions Annual Conference), John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.  19 November 2005.

"Glasgow the Invisible: Urban Obscurity in Gray, Torrington, and Kelman."  North Eastern Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA, 1 April 2005.

"Talking about the Weather: Crisis Historiography and Historiographic Crisis in The Emigrants." International Conference on Romanticism. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. 15 November 2003.

"Visible Tears, Invisible Tears: The Visual Supplement in Alasdair Gray's Fiction."  South Central Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2 November 2002.

"History's Stormy End?: Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants."
  North American Conference on British Studies, Pasadena, CA, 13 October 2000.

"'
Nature seem'd to lose her course': Crisis Historiography and Historiographic Crisis in Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants."
  1799: Endings and Beginnings Conference, University of Bristol, Bristol, England, 13 November 1999.

"Interpreting Poetry."
  National Poetry Month Event.  Borders Books, Music & Cafe, Flint, MI, 29 April 1999.

Organizer and Chair,
"Alasdair Gray: Word, Image, Nation."
  Special Session, Modern Language Association Convention, Toronto, 28 December 1997.

"
A Second Look at the Classics" Book Discussion Group Speaker for John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale."
Borders Books, Music & Cafe, Flint, MI, 13 May 1997.

"A Second Look at the Classics" Book Discussion Group Speaker for Virginia Woolf'
s To the Lighthouse.  Borders Books, Music & Cafe, Flint, MI, 14 January 1997.

"
Bronte, Dante, and the Romantic Scene of Reading in Wuthering Heights."
  The American Conference on Romanticism, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 23 September 1995.

"
Modernist Spatial Nostalgia: Forster, Conrad, Woolf."
Fifth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, 16 June 1995.

"
Frankenstein."  "Reading With Your Eyes Closed: A Lecture/Discussion Series on Horror Fiction."
  Flint Public Library, Flint, MI, 18 October 1994.

"
The Difficulty of Generic Modeling: Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants."
  The American Conference on Romanticism, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 15 October 1994.

Organizer and Chair,
"The Pynchon Effect: Postmodern Intertextualities."
  Special Session, Modern Language Association Convention, New York City, 30 December 1992.

"
The Gothicism of Beckett's Murphy."
  Legacy of the Gothic Special Session, Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, St. Louis, 6 November 1992.

"
Putting Some Bite Back Into Dracula."
University of Michigan - Flint Theatre Enrichment Series Lecture, 18 October 1992.

"
Spatial Nostalgia in Forster and Conrad."
  Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Meetings, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 7 March 1992.

 

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