Reed Dasenbrock

Reed Dasenbrock, Chair, Professor of English, University of Hawai'i – Manoa. Reed was educated at McGill University in Canada, where he received a B.A. (Honours); Oxford University in England, where he received a B.Phil.; and finally Johns Hopkins University, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. On completion of his Ph.D. in English in 1981, he joined the faculty at New Mexico State University, where he taught for 20 years from 1981 to 2001. His area of specialization in English was modernist literature, but he has published in a wide range of other areas, including post-colonial literature in English, literary theory, the influence of Italian literature on English literature, and more general issues in the profession. A good deal of his work has been interdisciplinary, drawing on art history, comparative literature, analytic philosophy, and most recently on the use of mathematical and scientific concepts in literature. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of eight books, nearly 100 scholarly articles or chapters in books, and nearly 100 book reviews, while he has given more than 70 presentations at scholarly conferences.