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1. Personal and Professional Information
Who I am. I am a professor of Literature and Language at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and, since the summer of 2012, the chair of the department. My office is in Karpen Hall, Room 239.
My teaching interests are varied. I teach classes in Readings in Fiction, European surveys and American Literature in the Literature Department, and Humanities (usually Hum 124 ) in our interdisciplinary general education program. I also enjoy teaching Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquia.My dissertation was on Charles Dickens and if I had a real specialty, it would be Victorian fiction.
In my writing, I concentrate more on recent fiction. I have published books on David Lodge, Kingsley Amis, Julian Barnes and Michael Frayn. The last three are from the University of South Carolina Press and available through reputable bookstores. I have edited the revised Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes on British Novelists Since 1960, four of which (DLB 194, DLB 207, DLB 231, and 271) are now in print as well as a fifth DLB volume, Booker Prize Winners, published in 2006. My most recent book publication, in 2007, was The Academic Novel: New and Classic Essays, from Chester Academic Press. In addition I review contemporary fiction regularly and am at work on a volume called The Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism of Pat Barker and, after that, another called Understanding Jonathan Coe.My family is very important to me. My wife, Madeline, and I have four daughters: Eleanor Trollinger, Mary Moseley, Claire Bailey, and Elizabeth Moseley. Our granddaughter Caroline is ten, our grandson Charlie is eight and we have a five-year-old granddaughter, Julia. Eleanor graduated from UNC Asheville in May, 2000; Mary in 2003 from UNC Greensboro; Claire from North Carolina State University in 2006; and Elizabeth from UNC Asheville in 2009. We travel as much as we can and lived for two years in England, where I taught at the University of Chester.
2. Current Classes
Humanities 124 The Ancient World (honors)
Literature 326: Readings in Fiction
Literature 335:Western Literature: Enlightenment to Modern