John Krafft

krafft-johnProfessor Emeritus
3585 Freeman Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45015
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PhD, English, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
MA, English, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976
BA, English, Miami University, 1973

Teaching Interests

  • American fiction after 1945
  • Historical novels
  • Gothic fiction

Research Interests

  • Thomas Pynchon

Teaching Experience

  • Miami University, 1990–2017: Assistant–Associate Professor
  • Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, 2012–2014: Fulbright Lecturer, Visiting Professor
  • Universität zu Köln, 2002, 2011: Fulbright Senior Scholar, Gastwissenschaftler

Selected Publications

  • Pynchon Notes: Co-founder, 1979; co-editor and bibliographer, 1979–2009. View or download the cumulative bibliography and PDF versions of all 35 issues here, or find individual articles at the Open Library of Humanities.

  • (With Luc Herman) Becoming Pynchon: Genetic Narratology and V. Columbus: The Ohio State UP, 2023.
  • "Chronology" and "Biography." Thomas Pynchon in Context. Ed. Inger H. Dalsgaard. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2019. xix–xxi, 7–14.

  • (With Luc Herman) "Pynchon and Gender: A View From the Typescript of V." Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender. Ed. Ali Chetwynd, Joanna Freer and Georgios Maragos. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2018. 179–93.

  • (With Luc Herman) "Monkey Business: The Chapter 'Millennium' Removed from an Early Version of V." Dream Tonight of Peacock Tails: Essays on the Fiftieth Anniversary of Thomas Pynchon's V. Ed. Paolo Simonetti and Umberto Rossi. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. 13–30.

  • Biographical note. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Pynchon. Ed. Inger H. Dalsgaard, Luc Herman and Brian McHale. New York: Cambridge UP, 2012. 9–16.

  • (With Luc Herman) "Race in Early Pynchon: Rewriting Sphere in V." Critique 52.1 (2011): 17–29.

  • (With Luc Herman) "Pynchon, Thomas." The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Vol. II: Twentieth-Century American Fiction. Ed. Patrick O'Donnell et al. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 785–88.

  • (With Luc Herman and Sharon B. Krafft) "Missing Link: The V. Galleys at the Morgan Library and the Harry Ransom Center." Variants 7 (2008 [2010]): 139–57.

  • (With Luc Herman) "Fast Learner: The Typescript of Pynchon's V. at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 49.1 (2007): 1–20.

  • (With Luc Herman) "From the Ground Up: The Evolution of the South-West Africa Chapter in Pynchon's V." Contemporary Literature 47.2 (2006): 261–88.

Grants and Awards

  • 2012–13, 2013–14: Fulbright Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Catholic University of Lublin
  • 2011: Guest Scholar, University of Köln
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, Miami University Dolibois European Center, Differdange, Luxembourg
  • 2002: Fulbright Senior Scholar, University of Köln