Joseph Darda

Assistant Professor
English
Reed Hall 132

j.darda@tcu.edu | 817-257-4148

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut, 2015
MA, English, University of Connecticut, 2012
BA, magna cum laude, English (with honors), Psychology, University of Washington, 2009

Courses Taught

CRES 20003: Gateway Seminar in Critical Race Theory
ENGL 20503: Major American Writers
ENGL 20573: Introduction to American Studies
ENGL 30593: American Fiction, 1960 to the Present
ENGL 30793: US Multiethnic Literatures
ENGL 30853: Asian American Literature
ENGL 80513: Seminar in American Literature since 1900 (graduate)

Areas of Focus

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature
Critical race and ethnic studies
American cultural studies

“Dispatches from the Drug Wars: Ishmael Reed, Oscar Zeta Acosta, and the Viet Cong of America.” Forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies 64, no. 3 (2018).

“Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome Narrative: Human Rights, the Nayirah Testimony, and the Gulf War.” American Quarterly 69, no. 1 (2017): 71–92.

“The Ethnicization of Veteran America: Larry Heinemann, Toni Morrison, and Military Whiteness after Vietnam.” Contemporary Literature 57, no. 3 (2016): 410–40.

“The Exceptionalist Optics of 9/11 Photography.” Journal of American Studies 50, no. 1 (2016): 185–204.

“The Literary Afterlife of the Korean War.” American Literature 87, no. 1 (2015): 79–105.

“Airport Memory: Recalling Vietnam from the Terminal in Andrew Pham’s Travel Writing.” Criticism 57, no. 2 (2015): 191–210.

“Universality at War: Race, Nation, and Communism in Chester Himes’s If He Hollers Let Him Go.” African American Review 48, no. 1–2 (2015): 157–73.

“The Visual Apologetics of Philip Roth’s Pastoral America.” Philip Roth Studies 11, no. 2 (2015): 77–94.

“MLK at the LA Riots: Civil Rights, Memory, and Neoliberalism in Charles Johnson’s Dreamer.” Twentieth-Century Literature 60, no. 2 (2014): 197–221.

“Precarious World: Rethinking Global Fiction in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” Mosaic 47, no. 3 (2014): 107–22.

“The Sacrificial Enterprise: Negotiating Mutilation in W. D. Howells’s A Hazard of New Fortunes.” American Literary Realism 46, no. 3 (2014): 210–29.

“Graphic Ethics: Theorizing the Face in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.” College Literature 40, no. 2 (2013): 31–51.

OpEd Project Fellowship, University of California, Merced, 2017
Mellon Sawyer Seminar Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 2016–17
First Book Institute Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, 2016

American Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Association for Asian American Studies
American Comparative Literature Association

Managing Editor, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, 2012–14

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