Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, Wallace Stevens, Martin Heidegger, Roland Barthes, Paul Bowles, Frederic Jameson, Karl Marx, Mumblecore, Documentary Work, Modern Poetry, Georg Lukacs, Postmodernism, Contemporary Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, Mo
David Racker has taught at Temple University for 19 years, the last fourteen in the Intellectual Heritage Program. He has published essays on Roland Barthes, Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Paul Bowles. His interests include American expatriate writers and all the arts that get at "human actuality": documentary work, mumblecore movie making, digital storytelling, etc. He’s currently working on a book length study of postmodern subjectivity in two expatriates, Henry James and Ernest Hemingway, and an expatriate of the mind, Wallace Stevens.
“The Awareness of Domination in the Work of Paul Bowles.” Bowles Notes 1 July 2003
“Shiva Naipaul: Fragmented Traces as Material for Fictive Stereotypes.” West Virginia University Philological Papers 40 (1994): 50-55.
“Self-deception: Art as a Symbol for Experience in The Ambassadors and ‘Un amour de Swann.’” West Virginia University Philological Papers 39 (1993): 62-67.
“Myth and the Writerly in Roland Barthes.” Proceedings of the 1992 Louisiana Philological Association (1993): 127-132.
The Modern Novel
Modern World Fiction
Survey of American Literature from 1865-Present
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Drama
Intellectual Heritage 851/951
Intellectual Heritage 852/952
Writing for Business and Industry
College Composition for non-native speakers of English
Introduction to Academic Discourse (basic writing)