Chris Kamerbeek

Contact Me

kame0026@umn.edu
612-624-6186

English Department
256 Lind Hall

207 Church Street SE

Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: English, Fordham University.
  • M.A.: English, Boston College.
  • Ph.D.: English, University of Minnesota.

Specialties

  • 19th and 20th Century American Literature
  • Popular Culture, Music, and Film
  • Science & Technology and Literature
Courses Taught
  • EngL 1001: Introduction to Literature: Poetry, Drama, Narrative
  • EngL 1001: Introduction to Literature for Non-Native Speakers
  • EngL 1501: Literature of Public Life
  • EngL 1701: Modern Fiction
  • EngL 3001: Textual Analysis
  • EngL 3005: Historical Survey of American Literatures and Cultures I
  • EngL 3006: Historical Survey of American Literatures and Cultures II
  • EngL 3027: The Essay
  • EngL 3061: Revolutions Per Minute: Punk Rock & Hip-Hop
  • EngL 3090: Banned Books
  • EngL 3090: Progress and Madness: Literature, Science, and Technology
  • EngL 3090: Bodies & Machines: Science and Technology in Literature and Film
Publications
  • "Abysmal Brutes: Jack London and Jack Johnson," Letterature D'America, 2016.
  • “Panic at the Pan 1901: Anarchy, Electricity and Early Cinema.”Meet Me at the Fair: A World’s Fair Reader. Eds. Laura Hollengreen, Celia Pearce, Rebecca Rouse & Bobby Schweizer. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon / ETC Press, 2014.
  • “Appearing Acts: Celebrity, Biography, and Henry James’s Ghosts of the 1890s.”M/MLA Journal (peer-reviewed), Special Issue: Fame/Infamy, 42.2 (2009): 43-68.
  • “Parks and Wreck: Anxiety and Amusement at Turn-of-the-Century Coney Island.”Popular Culture Review (peer-reviewed), 18.2 (2007): 49-54.
Awards
  • Ruth Christie Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota English Department, 2016
  • Samuel Holt Monk Prize for Best Published Scholarship, 2010