Brian Holcomb
Brian Holcomb
Associate Professor of English|Program Coordinator of English

Upcoming Courses

- Freshman Composition
- Argument and Research
- Honors Writing Seminar
- Experiences in Literature
- Experiences in Literature
- Experiences in Literature
- Experiences in Literature
- Contemporary Literature of the Non-Western World
- Literary Criticism

The above list of courses is not an exhaustive list. It only includes courses for the current and imminent terms. For more information visit the Course Schedules page.

Education
  • BA, Art History and Government: College of William & Mary (1991)
  • MA, English: UNC-Charlotte (2000)
  • PhD, English: Michigan State University (2010)
Professional Accomplishments

My graduate degrees are in English, focusing on British and American Modernism. My research interests include narrative theory and gender studies. My dissertation focused on wit as a queer narrative mechanism in the works of Oscar Wilde, PG Wodehouse, Anita Loos, and Dorothy Parker. I have recently become interested in Chinese Modernism, and have begun some research into the works of Lu Xun and Zhang Ailing.

Publications include essays on the Documentary Theater of Anna Deveare Smith and Moises Kaufman, Tim Burton's screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd," the domestic queerness of PG Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves, and a forthcoming essay on the Association of College and Research Libraries' Frameworks for Information Literacy and their application to first-year writing.