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Donica, Joseph

Dr. Joseph Donica teaches American literature, literary criticism and theory, and writing courses. He has published articles and reviews on American architecture, 9/11 literature, Edward P. Jones, Arab-American literature, Netflix and the digital future, the politics of the Internet, Hurricane Katrina memoirs, Digital Humanities' methodology, and disability studies. He is also a contributor to the Sage Encyclopedia of War as well as the website American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics. His latest articles are "Rethinking Utopia for the Twenty-First Century: The Good Life after Occupy and the Arab Spring," "Negative Memory after Katrina: The Persistence of Memoir," "The Erosion of the Cultural Commons and the Possibilities of Participatory Urbanism," "Not All Roads Lead to Rome: The State of the Humanities at Community Colleges," "The challenges of our generation," and "Is Computer Code Queer?" His article on everyday life in Rabih Alameddine's Koolaids: The Art of War is forthcoming in College Literature. Along with Kristen Marangoni, Dr. Donica is co-editing a special issue of the journal Pedagogy (Duke UP) titled "Sustaining English Departments in the Twenty-First Century." And he is writing his first monograph titled Inequality's Subjects: Neoliberalism and American Literature after the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. He currently serves on the executive board of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, and is the chair of the committee awarding the John Leo and Dana Heller Award in LGBTQ studies through the Popular Culture Association.

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