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Christopher Donovan

Van Pelt Manor 3909 Spruce 127

Office Hours

In 127 Van Pelt Manor (Gregory College House)—3909 Spruce StreetMonday 11-5Tuesday 12-2Wednesday 11-5Friday 12-3Or by appointment

Christopher Donovan is Dean of Gregory College House at Penn, where he supervises residential programs in Modern Languages and Film Culture. He is a graduate of the college (SAS '92) and received his PhD in Contemporary American Literature from New York University in 1998. His literary interest is primarily the 20th century novel, including Dreiser, West, Faulkner, Pynchon and DeLillo. He frequently teaches classes in literature and film, and is the author of Postmodern Counternarratives: Irony and Audience in the Novels of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Charles Johnson and Tim O'Brien (Routledge, 2004).

Courses Taught

spring 2017

spring 2016

ENGL 292.403 The Coen Brothers  

spring 2015

spring 2014

spring 2012

ENGL 292.403 Modern Science Fiction Film  

fall 2011

ENGL 292.404 Modern Science Fiction Film  

spring 2011

ENGL 292.402 Modern Science Fiction Film  

fall 2009

ENGL 292.402 American Film Criticism  

spring 2008

ENGL 292.402 American Film Criticism  

spring 2007

ENGL 264.301 Civil War and Apocalypse  

spring 2006

ENGL 263.301 Bookending the Century  

fall 2005

spring 2005

fall 2003

ENGL 016.301 The Postmodern Auteur  

fall 2002

fall 2001