Stephen Schryer

BA (McMaster), MA (Western), PhD (California, Irvine)

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Stephen Schryer’s areas of interest include 20th/21st century American literature, African-American literature, and literary theory.  He is the author of Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction (Columbia University Press, 2011), co-winner of the Canadian Association for American Studies’ Robert K. Martin Book Prize.  He has also published articles in PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Arizona Quarterly.

His forthcoming book, Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty (Stanford University Press, 2018) explores how Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty shaped U.S. literature from the 1960s to the present. His new project, tentatively titled “The Conservative Imagination,” looks at the circle of writers and critics associated with National Review in the 1960s and 1970s, who helped give birth to modern conservatism.

Stephen Schryer supervises theses in all areas of American literature, especially American fiction from the 1930s to the present.  Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.

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