Richard Rees

Richard Rees

Visiting Assistant Professor

Middletown Campus
reesr@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2003
  • M.A, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
  • American literature
  • Cultural studies
  • Theories of race and ethnicity
  • The esoteric tradition in literature
  • Composition
SELECTED PUBLICATION
  • Shades of Difference: A History of Ethnicity in America. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
  • “Good Will Hunting or Wild Goose Chase?: Masculinities and the Myth of Class Mobility.” Journal of Narrative Technique, Fall 1999.
  • “Ray Stigle: Race Traitor Pioneer.” Race Traitor. Summer 1996.
WORK IN PROGRESS

Rich is looking at nineteenth century transcendentalism for the ways it might have negotiated the newly emerging forms of individualism and individual identity. He is looking at some of Poe’s short stories where self–destruction seems motivated by the urge for self–transcendence.