Chris GoGwilt is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Fordham University. He is the author of The K-Effect: Romanization, Modernism, and the Timing and Spacing of Print Culture (Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2023). He is co-editor with Holt Meyer and Sergey Sistiaga of the volume Westernness: Critical Reflections on the Spatio-Temporal Construction of the West (De Gruyter, 2022); and co-editor with Melanie D. Holm of the volume Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes (Fordham University Press, 2018). His book, The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya (Oxford University Press, 2011), won the Modernist Studies Association book prize for 2012. It offers a set of comparative studies of the fiction of Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer, examining the interrelation between English, Creole, and Indonesian formations of literary modernism. He is also the author of The Fiction of Geopolitics: Afterimages of Culture from Wilkie Collins to Alfred Hitchcock (Stanford University Press, 2000), The Invention of the West: Joseph Conrad and the Double-Mapping of Europe and Empire (Stanford University Press, 1995), and numerous articles and book-chapters on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture. He teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses and directs and advises Ph.D. candidates in Victorian, modernist, and postcolonial studies.


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