Graduate Instructor, University Writing Program
B.A. Political Science & English, magna cum laude, Ohio Dominican University, 2009; M.A. English, Miami University, 2011
Bryan studies post-1945 fiction and American politics (particularly, the understudied historical correlation between literary postmodernism and the rise of New Right conservatism in the United States) and ethical conceptions of politically motivated violence from early twentieth century anarchy through post-9/11 terrorism. More recently, he has begun to work with Dan Murphy on a long-term project in the field of digital humanities that uses data-mining and other forms of quantitative literary and cultural analysis in order to track the grammatical “singularization” of the United States in the nineteenth century.
Recent Scholarly Activity
“Against Political Solipsism: Cormac McCarthy's The Road as Political Allegory.” The Louisville Conference on
Literature and Culture since 1900, University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2013.
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