English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthony Dyer Hoefer

Anthony Dyer Hoefer

Anthony Dyer Hoefer

Literature and culture of the U.S. South; race, religion, and literature; ecocriticism and environmental justice.

Anthony Hoefer works in the field U.S. southern studies, but his published work engages graphic novels, detective fiction, Hurricane Katrina, and The Big Lebowski. His current projects investigate literary representations of major landuse policies and economic development projects in the U.S. South.

Prof. Hoefer currently serves as the Assistant Dean of the Honors College and the Director of Mason's University Scholars Program. He regularly teaches the Honors College's first-year research methods seminar (Honors 110), and he also teaches interdisciplinary Honors seminars -- mostly recently, a section of Honors 130 (Conceptions of Self) that investigates notions of bondage and liberty through first-person narratives of slaves and slaveowners.  

Selected Publications

“A Qualitative Consideration of Current Quantitative Souths.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Newsletter. 49:1 (2015). Web.

Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2012.

“A Revision of the Record: The Demands of Reading Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.” Comics and the American South, Brannon Costello and Qiana Whitted, editors. University Press of Mississippi. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Expanded Publication List

Authored books
Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2012.

Chapters in anthologies
“A Revision of the Record: The Demands of Reading Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.” Comics and the American South, Brannon Costello and Qiana Whitted, editors. University Press of Mississippi. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Refereed journals
“‘They’re Trying to Wash Us Away’: Revisiting Faulkner’s If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem [The Wild Palms] and Wright’s ‘Down by the Riverside’ After the Flood.” Mississippi Quarterly. 63.3-4(2010): 537-554.

“‘The Slaves That They Are’ and the Slaves That They Might Become: Bondage and Liberty in Simms’ The Yemassee.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 34.3-4 (2009): 115-132.

“‘Like Tumbleweeds Blowing Across a Vacant Lot’: Landscape, Myth, and Subjectivity in Chandler’s

The Big Sleep and the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski.” CLUES: A Journal of Detection. 26:3 (2008): 42-55

“The McDonaldization of Macbeth: Shakespeare and Pop Culture in Scotland, PA.” Literature/Film Quarterly. 34:2 (2006): 154-160

Invited non-refereed publications
“A Qualitative Consideration of Current Quantitative Souths.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Newsletter. 49:1 (2015). Web.

 

Education

PhD, English, Louisiana State University, 2008
MA, American Studies, University of Alabama, 2003
BA, Government and English, Wofford College, 2000