Jim Hansen

Associate Professor of English,Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and Jewish Culture and Society


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2001


Irish Studies, Modern British, Theory & Criticism

Work(s) in Progress

Formalism and the End of Politics (Book Project)


Professor Hansen is currently working on a book about the films of Alfred Hitchcock

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Literary Theory, Philosophy, 20th century Literature, Theater, Hitchcock, the Novel


  • Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2001



  • Terror and Irish Modernism: The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.

Journal Articles

  • "The Applause Falters: Theatricality, the Political, and Silence in Beckett’s Catastrophe." Contemporary Literature Winter (2008):
  • "The Wrong Marriage: Maturin and the Double-Logic of Masculinity." Studies in Romanticism (2008):
  • "Formalism and its Malcontents: Benjamin and de Man on the Function of Allegory." New Literary History 35.4 (2004): 663-84.
  • "The Uncreating Conscience: Memory and Apparitions in Joyce and Benjamin." Mosaic 34.4 (2001): 85-106.

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