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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH FACULTY

MEG KING

Office: L251

Phone: 847-925-6450

E-Mail: mking1@harpercollege.edu

Courses Taught:

English 101

English 102

Literature 115

Humanities 105

Background:

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

BA, Northwestern University

Academic Interests:

Gender, Masculinity, and Queer Studies

Nostalgia

20th and 21st Century American Literature

Visual Culture

Publications:

“'Where is your country?': Locating White Masculinity in All the Pretty Horses.“ All the Pretty Horses-Cormac McCarthy. Harold Bloom, ed. New York: Chelsea House, 2015.

“'Where is your country?': Locating White Masculinity in All the Pretty Horses.“ The Cormac McCarthy Journal 12.1 (2014): 69-88.

“Father Knows Best: Manhood in David Bradley and Philip Roth.“ Philip Roth Studies 9.2 (Fall 2013): 23-43.

Recent Conference Presentations:

“Schooling the Outsider: Fostering Distance in Junot Diaz's The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.“ The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 (February 28-29, 2015).

“The Silver Screen and the Gray Flannel Suit: Nostalgia for White Masculinity in Late-20th Century Hollywood.“ American Culture/Popular Culture Conference (April 16-19, 2014).