|Asst Prof Andrew Corey Yerkes |
Division of English
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD Rice University 2003
- BA Lewis and Clark College 1992
|Professor Yerkes is currently in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2007. He received his Bachelors degree in English from Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon), and has Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University (Houston, Texas). His current projects include a research project analyzing the various forms of philosophical determinism that appear in twentieth-century American fiction, and several studies examining recent novels by Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo. His first book, "Twentieth-Century Americanism": Identity and Ideology in Depression-era Leftist Fiction, was published by Routledge Press in 2005.|
|Professor Yerkes's areas of interest are nineteenth and twentieth century American literature and culture, realism, naturalism, modernism, postmodernism, narratology, sociological theories the novel, philosophical determinism, and ideological critique.|
- Andrew Corey Yerkes. (2011). "Mat Johnson's Pym, Race Satire, and Whiteness Studies.". The Contemporary: An International Conference of Literature and the Arts.
- Andrew Corey Yerkes. (2011, April). "Reopening the Case of Bigger Thomas: Neurolaw and Agency in Native Son". Paper presented at New England Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Forty-Second Annual Conference., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Andrew Corey Yerkes. (2010, December). "Dean Moriarty in Singapore: Is Individualism American?". Paper presented at Fourteenth Annual English in South East Asia (ESEA 2010) Conference, University of Macau, China.
- Andrew Corey Yerkes. (2010). "'A Biology of Dictatorships': Liberalism and Modern Realism in Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here". Studies in the Novel, 42(3), 287-304.
- Andrew Corey Yerkes. (2010, August). "Evocriticism and American Modernism.". Paper presented at Thirtieth Annual American Studies Forum, Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange, Honolulu, Hawaii.