Skip Willman

Skip Willman

Coordinator, Grad Program / Associate Professor

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Dakota Hall 205

Phone: (605) 677-5980

Email: Skip.Willman@usd.edu

Bio:

Received his PhD from Indiana University (1998). Was a Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech (1999-2001) and Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College (2001-2) before arriving at USD.


Teaching Interests:

Contemporary American Fiction, Critical Theory


Research Interests:

Contemporary American Fiction, Conspiracy Theory, Espionage Fiction, Marxism, Lacanian Psychoanalysis


Education:

  • Ph D, English, Indiana University, 1998
  • MA, English, Indiana University, 1992
  • BA, English and Physics, Brandeis University, 1990

Publications:

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  • Willman, Skip. Spectres of Marx in Thomas Pynchon's Vineland, 198-222. Vol. 51. Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 2010.
  • Willman, Skip. Review of Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the Millennium by Kirsten Moana Thompson, 331-3. Vol. 16, Iss. 1-2. Symploke: A Journal for the Intermingling of Literary, Cultural, and Theoretical Scholarship, 2009.
  • Willman, Skip. Misrecognition and the Gaze in Stanley Elkin's The Magic Kingdom. In Casebook on Stanley Elkin's The Magic Kingdom, edited by David Dougherty, 19. New York: Dalkey Archive Press, 2006.
  • Willman, Skip, Comentale, Edward, and Watt, Stephen. Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of 007. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2005.
  • Willman, Skip, Comentale, Edward, and Watt, Stephen. Introduction. In Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of 007, edited by Edward Comentale, Stephen Watt, Skip Willman, xi-xxiii. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2005.
  • Willman, Skip. Rev. of The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen by Jeremy Black, 350-2. Vol. 13, Iss. 1-2. Symploke: A Journal for the Intermingling of Literary, Cultural, and Theoretical Scholarship, 2005.
  • Willman, Skip. The Kennedys, Fleming, and Cuba: Bond's Foreign Policy. In Ian Fleming and James Bond: The Cultural Politics of 007, 176-99. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP, 2005.
  • Willman, Skip. Spinning Paranoia: The Antinomy of Conspiracy and Contingency in Postmodern Culture. In Conspiracy Nation: The Politics of Paranoia in Postwar America. New York, NY: New York UP, 2002.
  • Willman, Skip. Art after Dealey Plaza: Don DeLillo's Libra, 621-40. Vol. 45, Iss. 3. Modern Fiction Studies, 1999.
  • Willman, Skip. Traversing the Fantasies of the JFK Assassination: Conspiracy and Contingency in DeLillo's Libra, 405-33. Vol. 39, Iss. 3. Contemporary Literature, 1998.
  • Willman, Skip. "Reframing 'official memory': Don DeLillo's 'Libra' and the House Select Committee on Assassinations", 139-68. Vol. 71, Iss. 3. Arizona Quarterly.

Presentations:

  • Willman, Skip. Cold War Catastrophes: Intelligence Failures as Historical Trauma in Post-WWII Fiction. Presented at the 2017 American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA. (May 30, 2017)
  • Willman, Skip. "Deflecting Ideology: Anthony Blunt and Marxism in John Banville's 'The Untouchable'". Presented at the The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, Louisville, KY. (September 16, 2016)
  • Willman, Skip. "Cultural Binding in 'Zero Dark Thirty.'". Presented at the PCA/ACA National Conference, Seattle, WA. (March 22, 2016)
  • Willman, Skip. Rewriting Cold War Catastrophes: The Philby Case in Robert Littell's "Young Philby". Presented at the The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY. (February 26, 2015)
  • Willman, Skip. Traversing "the frame of official memory": The House Select Committee on Assassinations and Don DeLillo's "Libra". Presented at the The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY. (February 21, 2014)
  • Willman, Skip. Between the "Theater of Paranoia" and the "Cinema of Cynicism": The Secret History of the CIA in Mailer's "Harlot's Ghost". Presented at the The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY. (February 23, 2012)
  • Willman, Skip. The Politics of Demythologization: The Underworld Trilogy of James Ellroy. Presented at the The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY. (February 26, 2011)
  • Willman, Skip. "After the Fall": The Philby Case as Historical Trauma in the Fiction of John le Carre. Presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, Louisville, KY. (February 19, 2010)
  • Willman, Skip. In the Wake of the Church Committee: Don DeLillo's "The Names". Presented at the The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900, Louisville, KY.