B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. University of Georgia
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Late Victorian and Modern British literature, modernism, Irish Studies, discourse history, narratology, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Bloomsbury Group, literatures of the environment
Damon’s study of modernism, Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883-1924, was published by the Ohio State University Press in 2008. He has published articles and reviews in Studies in the Novel, The James Joyce Quarterly, The Journal of Narrative Theory, Nineteenth-Century Prose, English Language Notes, and SubStance. He is also the sponsor of the Gulf Coast chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.
"The Resurrection of Being in the Ricorso of Finnegans Wake." James Joyce Quarterly 45.1 (Fall 2007):115-32.
“Hardy’s Ur-Priestess and the Phases of a Novel.” Studies in the Novel 39.2 (Summer 2007): 161-76.
"The 'Curious' Pagan Spirit of Pater's The Renaissance." Nineteenth-Century Prose 31.1 (2004): 170-90.
"In the 'nummifeed confusionary': Reading the Negative Confession of Finnegans Wake ." The Journal of
Narrative Theory 30.1 (Winter 2000): 55-95.
"The Cardinal Lemoine Typescripts and the Narrative Cover-up of 'My Old Man.'" English Language
Notes 37.1 (September 1999): 64-72.
SELECTED COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT
Graduate Seminar: Modernism and Totality
Graduate Seminar: British Literatures of the Environment (with Nicolle Jordan)
Senior Seminar: Edwardian Literatures of the Environment
Senior Seminar: Generation X Literature and Culture
Survey of British Literature, 1790 to present: The Utopian Unconscious
Survey of the Modern Novel: Synthesis and the Synthetic
Studies in British Literature: Religion and the Origins of Modernism
Studies in British Literature: The Life and Works of James Joyce
Survey of the Modern Novel: Turn of the Century Adventure and Romance
Introduction to Poetry: Beauty, Being, Verse
Introduction to Drama
Analysis of Literature: How To Do Things with Words
World Literature: Paths to Enlightenment
Rhetoric and Composition: The Composition of Values
The Third Reich and Literature (with Astrid Oesmann)
Narrative Literature: The Persistence of Myth
Biblical and Classical Literature: Literary Genre and Ancient Culture
Interpretation of Literature: Imagining History