Professor; Chair of Film Studies; Mildred Foss Thompson Professor of English Language and Literature
Department/Affiliation: English, Film Studies, Comparative Literature
Office Address: 221 Kauke
- B.A., Carleton 1975
- M.A., Wisconsin 1977
- Ph.D., Wisconsin 1985
- ENGL 120: ILCS: Modern Selves
- ENGL 220 William Faulkner
- ENGL 230 Tradition/Countertradition in 19th Century American Literature
- ENGL 240 Narrative and the Real World
- ENGL 240 American Film
- ENGL 401 Perspectives and Methods in Independent Study
- First Year Seminar: Art to Art, Text to Text: Rewriting Literature on Film (current topic)
Awards & Professional Memberships
- Consulting editor, Philip Roth Studies
- Specialist reader, MELUS, The Journal of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
- Modern Language Association
- Philip Roth Society
- "Pennies from Heaven from BBC to MGM: Adaptation and the Anti-Musical.” Journal of Adaptation in Film and Video. Forthcoming Vol. 6 (2013).
- “Marginal Writers; or, Jews Who Aren’t.” Edinburgh Companion to Modern Anglophone Jewish Fiction, ed. David Brauner and Axel Stähler. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Forthcoming 2013.
- “Philip Roth,” Cambridge Companion to American Novelists, ed. Timothy Parrish. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming 2013.
- “Late Style in the Later Novels.” Critical Insights: Philip Roth. Ed. Aimee Pozorski. Pasadena: Salem Press. Forthcoming 2013.
- “‘Into Thin Air’: Roth and Celebrity Selfhood.” Philip Roth and Celebrity. Ed. Aimee Pozorski. Lexington Books. Forthcoming 2013.
- “The ‘very sudden thing’: Narration and the Fall into History.” Reading Philip Roth’sAmerican Pastoral, ed. Velichka Ivanova. Toulouse, France: Presses Universitaires du Mirail. (2011).
- “Biography: John Updike.” Critical Insights: John Updike. Ed. Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2011.
- “‘A story we could live with’: Narrative Voice, the Reader, and Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides,” Modern Fiction Studies 55.4 (Winter 2009): 808-32.
- “In the Country of Missing Persons: Paul Auster’s Narratives of Trauma,” Studies in the Novel 41.1 (Spring 2009)
- “Dancing in Hollywood’s Blue Box: Genre and Screen Memories in David Lynch’s MulhollandDrive,” Post Script 28.1 (Fall 2008): 11-29.
- “‘Theory uncompromised by practicality’: Hybridity in Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex,” Contemporary Literature 49.3 (Fall 2008): 383-412.
- “Under the Sign of Moon Palace: Paul Auster and the Body in the Text,” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 49.2 (Winter 2008): 149-68.
- “Roth and Gender.” The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth. Ed. Timothy Parrish. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 111-126.
Shostak specializes in 20th and 21st century American fiction and film.