Professor Adam Jabbur

Assistant Professor

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Education

• PhD English, University of Delaware (2011)
• MA English, Virginia Tech (2002)
• BA English, Virginia Tech (2000)
• BA History, Virginia Tech (2000)

Areas of Expertise

American Literature

Biography

SCHOLARSHIP:

Selected Presentations

  • “Exploring the Boundaries of Narrative: Faulkner's Imaginary War.” American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 2015.
  • “In These Our Lives: Glasgow’s Answer to William Faulkner.” American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 2013.
  • “‘Land of Contrasts,’ Land of Art: Morocco and the Imagination of Edith Wharton.” American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 2009.

RESEARCH:

  • Late nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture
  • American modernism
  • Southern literature
  • Aesthetics of the novel
  • History of the novel
  • Historical studies

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:

Journal Articles

  • “Narrating the Sublime in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and The Unvanquished.” The Southern Quarterly (Special Issue) 48.3 (Spring 2011): 8-33.
  • “Tradition and Individual Talent in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop.” Studies in the Novel 42.4 (Winter 2010): 395-420.
  • “‘Land of Contrasts,’ Land of Art: Morocco and the Imagination of Edith Wharton.” Edith Wharton Review 26.2 (Fall 2010): 5-11.

Book Chapters

  • “Virginians at a Distance: Willa Cather and Tom Wolfe.” The Literature of Virginia. Ed. Kevin J. Hayes. Cambridge UP, 2015: 348-361.
  • “Social Transitions.” Edith Wharton in Context. Ed. Laura Rattray. Cambridge UP, 2012: 262-271.  

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • The William Faulkner Society
  • The Willa Cather Foundation

SERVICE:

  • English Department Curriculum Committee, Chair
  • CLA Curriculum Committee
  • English Department Representative to Cook Library

Courses Fall 2017

  • ENGL 238 Survey of American Literature
  • ENGL 438 Modern American Poetry
  • ENGL 485 Capstone Seminar William Faulkner's South