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Professor Daniel Punday

Daniel Punday
Associate Professor of English

Areas of Specialization:

Literary Theory
Contemporary Literature
Narrative and Fiction


Courses Taught:

ENGL 201, Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL 238, Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 350/351, American Literature Survey
ENGL 403, Literary Theory
ENGL 501, Introduction to Graduate Studies
ENGL 602, Seminar in Literary Theory


Daniel Punday writes and teaches about literary theory and contemporary narrative.  He has published two books, Narrative after Deconstruction (SUNY, 2002) and Narrative Bodies (Palgrave, 2003), and just completed the manuscript for a third book, tentatively titled Five Strands of Fictionality: The Institutional Construction of Contemporary American Fiction.  He has published in journals like College English, New Literary History, Contemporary Literature, and American Literature, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism on the intersection between theory, narrative practice, and literary institutions. 


B.A.  English, University of Pittsburgh
M.A. English, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. English, Pennsylvania State University


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