Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015
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Associate Professor of English
B.A., Haverford College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Hock earned his bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature at Haverford College and his master's and doctorate in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. His teaching and research interests include twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, modernism and postmodernism, comparative and world literature, and literary theory. At Virginia Wesleyan, his teaching has included courses on the literature and culture of the American 1950s, metafiction, contemporary American literature, world literature, the American novel, and American modernism, as well as a Senior Integrative Seminar on Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow. He also regularly teaches in the college's First-Year Experience program. His recent scholarly presentations include papers on Colson Whitehead and Charles Yu, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Robbins, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Nathaniel Mackey.