John Dudley

John Dudley

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences / Professor

ARTS & SCIENCES

Arts & Sciences 101

Phone: (605) 677-5221

Email: John.Dudley@usd.edu

Bio:

John Dudley, Associate Dean for Academics in the College or Arts & Sciences and Professor of English, is the author of _A Man's Game: Masculinity and the Anti-Aesthetics of American Literary Naturalism_ (University of Alabama Press, 2004). He is currently working on a study of African American literature and culture between 1890 and 1928, with an emphasis on the role of music, aesthetics, and material culture in developing notions of racial identity.


Teaching Interests:

American Literature, Realism and Naturalism, African American Literature and Culture, Gender Studies, Western American Literature


Research Interests:

American Literary Naturalism, Western American Literature, African American Literature and Culture


Education:

  • Ph D, English, Tulane University, 2000
  • MA, English, University of Virginia, 1988
  • BA, English, Cornell University, 1987

Publications:

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  • Dudley, John. "Crime, Science, Realism". In A History of American Crime Fiction, edited by Chris Raczkowski. Cambridge University Press, 2017. (DOI: 10.1017/9781316442975)
  • Dudley, John. "Western Folk Traditions: from colonization to Mark Twain and the San Francisco Circle". In Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American West, edited by Stephen Frye. Cambridge University Press, 2016. (DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781316155097)
  • Dudley, John. Review of The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture. Vol. 2, Iss. 8. Studies in American Naturalism, 2014.
  • Dudley, John. "Naturalism and African American Culture". Vol. 1, Iss. 7. Studies in American Naturalism, 2013.
  • Dudley, John. "McCarthy's Heroes: Revising Masculinity". In The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy, edited by Stephen Frye, 175-187. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Dudley, John. "Land of Oblivion: Abjection, Broken Bodies, and the Western Narrative in Deadwood". In Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern, edited by Melody Graulich and Nicolas Witschi, 72-103. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
  • Dudley, John. Realism and Naturalism. Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2012.
  • Dudley, John. "African American Writers and Naturalism". In The Oxford Handbook to American Literary Naturalism, edited by Keith Newlin, 257-273.. New York, NY: Oxford UP, 2011.
  • Dudley, John. "Naturalist Fiction.". In Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Fiction, edited by Patrick O'Donnell, David W. Madden, and Justus Nieland, 733-738. London: Blackwell, 2011.
  • Dudley, John. "Ten Questions with John Dudley", 13-15. Vol. 5, Iss. 1-2. ALN: The American Literary Naturalism Newsletter, 2010.
  • Dudley, John. "Westerns". In Research Guide to American Literature: Realism and Regionalism, 1865-1914, 67-73. Columbia, South Carolina: Bruccoli, Clark, Layman, 2010.
  • Dudley, John. "Expanding the Naturalist Canon in an 'Experimental' Classroom.", 2-7. Iss. 3.1-2. ALN: The American Literary Naturalism Newsletter, 2009.
  • Dudley, John. A Man's Game: Masculinity and the Anti-Aesthetics of American Literary Naturalism... Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2004.
  • Dudley, John. Naturalism and African American Culture. Vol. 1, Iss. 7. Studies in American Naturalism.

Awards and Honors:

  • Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Award in Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Bush Foundation Travel Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2008

Presentations:

  • Dudley, John. "The Science of Crime in Theodore Dreiser's Fiction". Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, California. (May 27, 2016)
  • Dudley, John. "'Death is the Mother of Beauty': Naturalism, Humanism, and the Sublime in Denis Johnson's Angels.". Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA. (May 21, 2015)
  • Dudley, John. "New Directions in McCarthy Studies, A Roundtable Discussion with Contributors to The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy". Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. (May 24, 2013)
  • Dudley, John. "Paul Laurence Dunbar's Blues: The Sport of the Gods and the Antinomies of Racial Identity". Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. (May 24, 2013)
  • Dudley, John. "Roundtable: New Directions in American Literary Naturalism". Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. (May 26, 2011)
  • Dudley, John. "Second Lining as Suffering and Solidarity: Absence and Authenticity in David Simon's Post-Katrina New Orleans". Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 13, 2011)
  • Dudley, John. Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, California. (May 29, 2010)
  • Dudley, John. "The 'Natural' Blues and the City: Eugenics and Racial Uplift in Sutton Griggs, Pauline Hopkins, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.". Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, California. (May 27, 2010)
  • Dudley, John. "Unspeakable and Unforgiven: Abjection and Sentimentality in The Popular Western". Presented at the Western Literature Association Conference, Spearfish, South Dakota. (October 2, 2009)
  • Dudley, John. Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. (May 21, 2009)
  • Dudley, John. "'A border that has encroached on everything': Abjection and the Poetics of Violence in Cormac McCarthy's Western Narratives,". Presented at the Western Literature Association Conference, Boulder, Colorado. (October 3, 2008)