David R. Shumway
Professor of English and Literary and Cultural Studies, English
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
BioI research and teach in American culture and cultural theory. My special interests in American culture include film, popular music, and late nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction. My theoretical interests concern the historical and institutional production of knowledge, cultural politics, and theories of identity. I am the author of Michel Foucault and Creating American Civilization: A Genealogy of American Literature as an Academic Discipline, and Modern Love: Romance, Intimacy, and the Marriage Crisis. I have co-edited Knowledges: Historical and Critical Studies in Disciplinarity, Making and Selling Culture, and Disciplining English. I have just competed American Idols: Seven Rock Stars as Cultural Icons, and I am nearly finished with a study of film director John Sayles. My next project will concern realism across media in the U. S. during the 20th century.