- English Faculty
- James P. Carson
- Jennifer Clarvoe
- Adele Davidson
- Kathleen Fernando
- Ivonne M. García
- Thomas Hawks
- Sarah J. Heidt
- Lewis Hyde
- William F. Klein
- P.F. Kluge
- Deborah Laycock
- Perry Lentz
- Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky
- David Lynn
- Ellen S. Mankoff
- Theodore O. Mason Jr.
- Jesse E. Matz
- Janet McAdams
- Kim McMullen
- Pashmina Murthy
- Rosemary O'Neill
- Elizabeth Rogers
- Roger Rosenblatt
- Jené Schoenfeld
- Natalie Shapero
- Judy R. Smith
- Patricia Vigderman
- Katharine Weber
Jesse E. Matz
Associate Professor of English (Kenyon-Exeter Program 2012-13)
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Jesse Matz teaches twentieth-century literature and narrative theory. He is the author of two books: Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics and The Modern Novel: A Short Introduction. He came to Kenyon in 2001, after five years of teaching at Harvard University, where he won the Roslyn Abramson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is currently at work on two projects: "The Art of Time," which explains how narrative forms shape temporal understanding, and a study of the legacies of Impressionism in contemporary culture.
Selected PublicationsLasting Impressions: Impressionism Now (under contract at Columbia University Press)
"Pseudo-Impressionism?" Contemporary Fiction and the Legacies of Modernism. Ed. David James. Cambridge UP, 2012. 114 - 132.
"Le romancier hardi: The Literary Bergsonist," The European Legacy 16.7 (2011): 937-951.
"The Art of Time, Theory to Practice," Narrative 19.3 (October 2011): 273-294.
"Modernist Time Ecology," Modernist Cultures 6.2 (2011): 245-269.
"Teaching Perspective." Options for Teaching Narrative Theory. Eds. David Herman, Brian McHale, and James Phelan. MLA, 2010. 151-164.
"How to do Time with Texts." Review Essay. American Literary History 21.3 (2009): 836-44.
"Dorothy Richardson's Singular Modernity." Pilgrimages: A Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies 1 (2008): 1-19.
"Masculinity Amalgamated: Homosexuality, Anti-Imperialism, and Forster's Kipling," Journal of Modern Literature 30.3 (Spring 2007): 31-51
"Introducing Modernism" [review essay]. James Joyce Quarterly 41.4 (Summer 2006): 843-852.
"Hulme's Compromise," T. E. Hulme. Eds. Edward Comentale and Andrzej Gasiorek. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. 113-132.
"Cultures of Impression." Bad Modernisms. Eds. Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. 298-330.
The Modern Novel: A Short Introduction. Blackwell, 2004.
"T. E. Hulme, Henri Bergson, and the Cultural Polities of Psychologism." The Mind of Modernism: Medicine, Psychology, and the Cultural Arts in Europe and America, 1890-1940. Ed. Mark Micale. Stanford UP, 2004. 339-351.
"Wilde Americana." The Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time. Ed. Christine Kreuger. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2003. 65-78.
"You Must Join My Dead: E. M. Forster and the Death of the Novel." Modernism/Modernity 9.2 (May 2002): 303-317.
Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
"Maurice in Time." Style 34.2 (Summer 2000): 188-21.
English 103/104 Writing the Mind
English 260 Modernism
English 310 Narrative Theory
English 311 Time and Narrative
English 361 Twentieth-Century British Fiction
English 366 African Fiction
English 414 Literature and Sexuality: Surrealism
English 461 Virginia Woolf