Christopher Raczkowski

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Christopher Raczkowski | Associate Professor

Specializes in post-Civil War American literature with an emphasis on modernism and crime.

HUMB 270  |  460-7550  |


"Chester Himes, Frantz Fanon and the Literary Decolonization of Harlem." LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 12.1 (2012): 1-25.

"Chester Bomar Himes," entry in Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Fiction. Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

"Metonymic Hats and Metaphorical Tumbleweeds: Noir Literary Aesthetics in Miller's Crossing and The Big Lebowski." In The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies, eds. Edward Comentale and Aaron Jaffe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.

"The Sublime Train of Sight in A Hazard of New Fortunes." Studies in the Novel 50.3 (2008): 284-306.

"The Simple Art of Murder Criticism." [featured review essay of three critical studies of detective narrative and modernism] MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 53.4 (2007). 876-886.

"From Modernity's Detection to Modernist Detectives: Narrative Vision in the Work of Allan Pinkerton and Dashiell Hammett," Modern Fiction Studies (December 2003). 629-660.