Christopher Comer, Dean
Director of Irish Studies
LIT 300 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT 400 Cultural Studies
Moorhead State University, English Major/Philosophy Minor, BA
University of Texas, English Literature: Ethnic and Third World Concentration/Philosophy Sub-emphasis, Ph.D.
Field of Study
Ethnic and Third World Literature and Culture. Colonials and Postcolonial Literature and Cutlure. Critical Theory. Theories of Globalization. Irish and Native American History and Culture.
“‘Will Come Forth in Tongues and Fury’: Relocating Irish Cultural Studies.” Cultural Studies, Volume, 15:1 (January, 2001), 98-123. Republished in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 208 (CLC-208), September, 2005.
“Sinn Fein and the Educative Process: An Interview with Daisy Mules.” Jovert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4.1 (Fall, 1999) http://126.96.36.199/jouvert/. (Co-authored with Karen Steele and Bret Benjamin).
“Nits Make Lice: Drogheda, Sand Creek and the Poetics of Colonial Extermination.” Cultural Critique 42 (Spring, 1999). 81-103.
“Desire and Learning: The Perversity of Pedagogy.” Situating College English: Lessons From an American University. Eds. Evan Carton and Alan Friedman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. 159-164.
Newspaper Movie Reviews
“Unmoved: The Changeling,” November 6, 2008. The Independent.
“Raw Bond: Quantum of Solace,” November 20, 2008, The Independent.
“Best of the Year: Thumbs Up, Dark Knight, Burn After Reading, Hellboy II,” December 25, 2008 The Independent.
“Moral Dilemma: “The Trap,” December 11, 2008, The Independent.
“Glass of Hope: Milk,” February 12, 2009, The Independent.
“Big Sky Film Festival: Rough Aunties, Rock-A-Fire Explosion, Blast, and March Point,” Feb 19, 2009, The Independent.
“Reversal of Fortune: Duplicity,” March 26, 2009, The Independent.
“Half Baked: Julia & Julie,” August 13, 2009, The Independent.
Irish 100 Education, 2009, Irish Voice and The Irish American Magazine.
Humanities Montana Grant Award, 2008-2009
Council of Irish Culture, Irish Government: Research Award, 2008
NEH Summer Institute “Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800” Notre Dame, 2007
The Inaugural Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award, 2006-2007
The Winston and Helen Cox Teaching Award, University of Montana, 2003
Rocky Mountain Center for the Study of the West Faculty Research Fellowship in Regional or Western Studies, 2002
Department of English
Area of Expertise
Colonials and Postcolonial Literature and Culture; Critical Theory; Ethnic and Third World Literature and Culture; Irish and Native American History and Culture; Theories of Globalization
Pedagogy Department Field
Modern Languages Association: Delegate Assemblyperson, 2006-2009.
American Conference for Irish Studies
American Studies Association
Montana Gaelic Cutlural Society