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Darryl Hattenhauer

Biography: 

I am an Associate Professor of American Studies and English at Arizona State University. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees at California State University at Sacramento, and my doctorate at the University of Minnesota.

At ASU West, I have taught American Literature Before 1865, American Literature Since 1865, American Romanticism, American Poetry, Major American Novels, The American Novel 1900-1960, The American Novel Since 1960, The Literature of the American West, The Literature of the American South, African American Literature,  American Gothic, Literature for Young Adults, The Short Story,  Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Comedy, Crime, Westerns, Fantasy,  Horror, American Cultural History Before 1865, American Cultural History Since 1865, and American Popular Music.

My publications include articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Charles Chesnutt, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Nathanael West, Zora Neale Hurston, Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Leslie Marmon Silko. My book on Shirley Jackson appeared on SUNY Press, and my next book is about James Purdy.

In addition, I’ve held held two Fulbrights. The first was in Denmark, and the second was in Sweden. I also received an NEH grant to attend the Institute on Realism at the University of California at Berkeley.

My hobby is collecting guitars, banjos, mandolins, and stray dogs. In addition, I recently took up edible landscaping and festooned my yard with forty-four fruit and nut trees.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • M.A. California State University-Sacramento
  • B.A. California State University-Sacramento
Publications: 
  • BOOKS

              BOOKS IN PROGRESS

                       Paul Bowles and Postcolonial Gothic

                       James Purdy’s Northern Gothic 

     

              BOOK IN PRINT

                       Shirley Jackson’s American Gothic (Albany: State University of                                  New York Press, 2003)

     

    BOOK CHAPTERS

                       ANTHOLOGY CHAPTERS IN PRINT

    “Tralfamadore Is America: Cultural History in Slaughterhouse-                     Five,Critical Insights: Vonnegut, Robert Tally, ed., (Hackensack:           Salem Press, 2013). 28-49.

     

                       "Steven Spielberg's The Haunting: A Reconsideration of David                                  Self's Script,” Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy,                                               Bernice Murphy, ed., (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2005) 251-266.

     

    BOOK CHAPTER ACCEPTRD

    “Afterword, “anthology on Shirley Jackson.

     

    REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

              ARTICLES IN PROGRESS

                       “The Myth of the Public and Private Sectors,” invited by Exibart,                     Italy.

     

                       “Blacks Prevented Another Alamo.”

     

    SUBMITTED

    “Minnie Wright and Daisy Buchanan Are Not Guilty: America’s Most Mis-Read Characters.“

     

    IN PRESS

    “James Purdy,” Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context, Linda De Roche, ed., (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO).

     

    “John Hawkes,” Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context, Linda De Roche, ed., (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO).

     

    “Shirley Jackson,” Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context, Linda De Roche, ed., (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO).

     

      ARTICLES REPRINTED

                       “Ambiguities of Space and Place in Melville’s ‘The Encantadas.’”

    Short Story Criticism. Ed. Rebecca Parks. Vol. 276. Detroit: Gale, Cengage, 2019. 187-93. Originally published as Darryl Hattenhauer, “Ambiguities of Space and Place in Melville’s ‘The Encantadas,’” North Dakota Quarterly 55.2 (Spring 1987) pp. 114-126.

                        

    “Verbal and Musical Rhetoric in James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues,’” in Literary Criticism Series (Hackensack: Gale/Cengage). Originally published as Darryl Hattenhauer, “Verbal and Musical Rhetoric in James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues,’” Estudos Americanos 9-11 (1985-1987) pp. 1-7.

     

    “The Politics of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Harrison Bergeron’,” in Meg Morgan, Kim Stallings, and Julie Townsend, Strategies for Readingand Writing About Literature Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, (2007) 273-277. Originally published as Darryl Hattenhauer, “The Politics of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Harrison Bergeron’,” Studies in Short Fiction 35.4 (Fall 1998—actually appeared in 2002) pp. 387-92.

     

    “Ambiguities of Time in Melville’s ‘The Encantadas,’” in Harold Bloom, Herman Melville (Bromall, PA: Chelsea House Publishing, (1999) pp. 39-43. Originally published as Darryl Hattenhauer, “Ambiguities of Time in Melville’s ‘The Encantadas,’” American Transcendental Quarterly 2 (March 1985) pp. 5-17.

     

              ARTICLES IN PRINT

                       “The Politics of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Harrison Bergeron’,” Studies in                             Short Fiction 35.4 (Fall 1998—actually appeared in 2002) pp. 387-                    92.

     

                       “Politics and Religion in Babbitt,” College English Association                                              Critic 59.2 (Winter 1997) pp. 23-32.

     

                       “Tommy Wilhelm as Passive-Aggressive in Bellow’s Seize the Day,

                       Midwest Quarterly 30.3 (Spring 1995) pp. 265-274.      

     

                       “Racial and Textual Miscegenation in Chesnutt’s The House                                                Behind the Cedars,” Mississippi Quarterly 47.1 (Winter 1994) pp.                       27-45.

     

                       ”The Geometric Design of As I Lay Dying,” Colby Quarterly 30.2:                      (June 1994) pp. 146-153.

     

                       “The Death of Janie Crawford,” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the                                   United States 19.1 (Spring 1994) pp. 45-56.

     

                       “Welty’s The Robber Bridegroom,” South Dakota Review 30.4                                               (Winter 1992) pp. 98-111.

     

                       “Witchcraft in Leslie Marmon Silko’s ‘Tony’s Story,’”                                                                             Southwestern American Literature 16.2 (Spring 1991) pp. 7-13.

     

                       “The Scarlet Cypher: Bannadonna’s Tower as Number One,”                                              College English Association Critic 53.2 (Winter 1991) pp. 46-53.

     

                       “Follow Your Leader: Knowing One’s Place in Benito Cereno,”                                  Rocky Mountain Review 45.1-2 (1991) pp. 7-17.

     

                       “The Confident Man: The Narrator of Melville’s ‘The Lightning-                     Rod Man,’” College Language Association Journal 33.2 (December                             1989) pp. 189-202.

     

                            “On Teaching English in Prisons,” College English Association                                    Forum, 19 (1989): 7-10.

     

                       “Bartleby as Horological Chronometer: Yet Another View of                                                Bartleby the Doubloon,” American Transcendental Quarterly 2.1                                 (March 1988)       pp. 35-40. 

     

                       “Space and Place in ‘The Piazza,’” American Studies in                                                                  Scandinavia 20.2 (1988) pp. 69-81.

     

                       “Ambiguities of Space and Place in Melville’s ‘The Encantadas,’”                     North Dakota Quarterly 55.2 (Spring 1987) pp. 114-126.

     

                       “Verbal and Musical Rhetoric in James Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s                                                  Blues,’” Estudos Americanos 9-11 (1985-1987) pp. 1-7.

     

                       “Ambiguities of Time in Melville’s ‘The Encantadas,’” American                      Transcendental Quarterly 2 (March 1985) pp. 5-17.

     

                       “Feminism in Dickinson’s Bird Imagery,” Dickinson Studies 52                                  (June 1984) pp. 54-57.

     

                       “Erikson on Freud on Irma: The Rhetoric of the Patriarchy,”                                              Rhetoric Society Quarterly 14.1-2 (Winter and Spring 1984) pp. 29-                    42.

     

                       “The Rhetoric of Architecture: A Semiotic Approach,”                                                                             Communication Quarterly 32.1 (1984) pp. 71-77.

     

                       “Bob Dylan and the Hero Archetype,” Southern Folklore Quarterly,                  45 (1981): 69-88.

     

                       “Bob Dylan as Clown and Guru,” Journal of American Culture, 2                      (1979): 176-185.

     

              REFEREED JOURNAL NOTES

                       Hattenhauer, Darryl, and Shay McCool and P. K. McMahon,                                               “Ozick’s ‘The Shawl,’” The Explicator 57.4        (Summer 1999) pp.                                       238.

     

                       “Pickles and Doughnuts in Ethan Frome,” The Explicator 51.4                                   (Summer 1993) pp. 226.

     

                       “Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God,” The Explicator 50.2                                 (Spring 1992) pp. 111-112.

     

                            “Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage,” The Explicator, 50 (1992):                                160-161.

     

                       “Another Scandinavian Source for The Great Gatsby,” English                                   Language Notes 29.1 (September 1991) pp. 65-66.

     

    “The Ending of Miss Lonelyhearts,” The Explicator, 49 (1991): 120-121.

     

                       “Frog Imagery in Cannery Row,” Notes on Contemporary                                                               Literature 21.4 (September 1991) pp. 7-8.

     

                       “Humor in The Sun Also Rises,” The Hemingway Review 10.2                                               (Spring 1991) pp. 56-57.

     

                       “Hawthorne’s House of Seven Eaves, Eves, and Eves,” The                                                   Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 16.2 (Fall 1990) pp. 16.

     

                       Darryl Hattenhauer and Mary Ellen Shaw, “The Teaching                                                   Assistant as Apprentice,” College Composition and                                                                                   Communication 33.4      (December 1982) pp. 452-454.

     

        PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

              “George Bellows as Primitive Innocent: The Frontier Paradigm in Art Historical Writing,” Proceedings of the Seventeenth Dakota History Conference, Madison, South Dakota, 1986: 361-370.

     

              BOOK REVIEWS ACCEPTED               

                       Paul Bowles: A Life, by Virginia Spencer Carr. South Atlantic                                               Review.

     

              BOOK REVIEWS IN PRINT

    Let Me Tell You, by Shirley Jackson.  New York: Random, 2016.

    The Gothic Imagination, 13 Nov 2015, http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/blog/review-let-me-tell-you-new-stories-ess....

     

    Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, by Ruth Franklin. Norton: New York, 2016. Rocky Mountain MLA. 71(1) (spring 2017): 64-66.

     

    Literary Fiction: The Ways We Read Narrative Literature, by Geir Farner. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. United States Studies Online, 20 July, 2016, http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/book-review-literary-fiction-the-ways-we-read....

     

    Poe and the Subversion of American Literature: Satire, Fantasy, Critique by Robert T. Tally, Jr. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.United States Studies Online, 24 Feb, 2016, http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/book-review-poe-and-the-subversion-of-america....

    Styles of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, by Julian Murphet and Mark Steven. New York: Continuum, 2012. Journal of American Studies, 13 Nov 9, 47(04) DOI 10.1017/S002187581300193X.

    Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy, by Nicholas Monk, ed. New York: Routledge, 2012. Western American Literature, 47(4) (Winter 2013): 429-431.

     

    Useful Cinema, by Charles R. Acland and Haidee Wasson, eds.       

    Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. The History Teacher.            

    46(2): (2013): 293-94.

     

                       Superpower: Heroes, Ghosts, and the Paranormal in American
                       Culture
    , by M. Keith Booker. Lincoln: U Nebraska P, 2010, and                                  Master Mechanics and Wicked Wizards: Images of the American                                   Scientist as Hero and Villain from Colonial Times to Present, by                                   Glen Scott Allen. Amherst: U Massachusetts P, 2010. American                                   Literature. 84(3): (2012)  670-672.

     

                       The Power of Negative Thinking, by Benjamin Schrier.

                       Charlottesville: U Virgina P, 2009. Journal of American Studies.                                  46(4): (2012): E71.

     

                       Dark Eyes on America: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates, by Gavin                     Cologne-Brookes. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2005. Tulsa                       Studies in Women’s Literature. (2011).

     

                       “Frightened by a Word”: Shirley Jackson and Lesbian Gothic, by                                 Colin Haines. Uppsala: Uppsala University Press, 2007. Irish                                                Journal of Gothic Studies. 6 (2009).

     

                       Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space, by Susan Kollin,                       Ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Amerika Studien.                             (2009).

     

                       Literary Culture and U. S. Imperialism: From the Revolution to                                    World War II, by John Carlos Rowe. Rocky Mountain E- Review                                  56:2 (2002.)

             

                       A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne, by Larry J.                                                                  Reynolds. South Atlantic Review 67.4 (Fall 2002): 152-54.

     

                       Rosa, by Knut Hamsun, translated by Sverre Lyngstad. The                                       Review of Contemporary Fiction 18.2 (Summer 1998): 241.

     

                       Private Confessions, by Ingmar Bergman, translated by Joan Tate.                             The Review of Contemporary Fiction 18.2 (Summer 1998): 248-                                            249.

     

                       The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction                                 of Heresy, by Terryl L. Givens. Western American Literature 32.4                                (February 1998): 406-407.

     

                       Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, by                                                   Michael Spikes. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 17.3 (Fall                                    1997): 255- 256.

     

            High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music by Cecilia Tichi, and Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music by Bill Malone. Canon: The Journal of the Rocky Mountains American Studies Association, 2 (1995): 73-76.

     

                       Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor                                                  Blacksnake, by Thomas S. Abler. Studies in American Indian                                                Literature 2.4 (Winter 1990): 42.

     

                       Spheres of Liberty, by Michael Kammen. The Historian 50 (August                             1988): 603-604.

     

                            A Generation in Motion: Popular Music and Culture in the Sixties                       by David R. Pichaske. Journal of American Culture, 4 (1981): 185.

     

                       The American Jeremiad, by Sacvan Bercovitch. Journal of                                                     American Culture 3 (1980): 562-563.

     

                       The Other Samuel Johnson: A Psychohistory of Early New                                                      England, by Peter N. Carroll. New England Quarterly 52 (June                                    1979): 275- 277.

     

                       The Neoconservatives by Peter Steinfels. Western Political Quarterly                   32 (1979): 506-507.

     

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 494Special Topics
Spring 2020
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ENG 324Horror: Films & Short Stories
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
Fall 2019
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ENG 386American Gothic
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 494Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 494Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 324Horror: Films & Short Stories
ENG 494Special Topics
Fall 2018
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ENG 369Science Fiction Studies
ENG 386American Gothic
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
Summer 2018
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ENG 494Special Topics
Spring 2018
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ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 494Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 494Special Topics
Summer 2017
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ENG 494Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 471Literature for Young Adults
ENG 494Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 386American Gothic
ENG 494Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 494Special Topics
Presentations: 
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Lecture introducing Glaspell's Trifles for the Festival of the Modern: Woman and Modernism. (Apr 2003).
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Politics in Vonnegut's 'Harrison Bergeron. California American Studies Association, University of California at Riverside (May 2002).
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Contemporary American fiction. Friendship Village, Scottsdale (Jan 2000).
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Contemporary American Fiction. Friendship Village, Tempe, Arizona (Jan 2000).
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Three Lectures on Gothic Literature. Center for Lifelong Learning, Sun City West
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Five Lectures on Flannery O'Connor. Retirement Village, Scottsdale
  • Hattenhauer, Darryl. Three Lectures on Contemporary American Fiction by Women and Minorities. Center for Lifelong Learning, Sun City West
Service: 

           Palgrave McMilland, manuscript reviewer

           Modern Language Studies,, manuscript reviewer (2014 )

  • LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory., manuscript reviewer (2014)
  • English Articulation Task Force,, ASU West Rep, (2014 - 2020)
  • Fulbright Alumni,, Lifetime Member (2014 - Present)
  • Honors College, Honors thesis director (2014 -2020)
  • IGEL Advisory Board, member (2014 - 2020t)
  • James Purdy Society,, Board of Directors, (2014 - Present)
  • SHArCS Standards Committee, chair (2014 2116)
  • University Hearing Board, member (2014 - 2116)
  • Writing and Peer Editing Group, member (2014 - 2015)
  • James Purdy Society,, Board of Directors, (2011 - Present)
  • Promotion Committee for Eric Wertheimer, chair (2008)
  • Irish Studies Review, Manuscript Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • NCIAS Personnel Committee, member (2008 2009)
  • PDS TENET, Federal Grant, College of Teacher Education and Leadership,, Board of Directors (2004 - 2007)
  • Arizona Chapter of Fulbright Alumni, Board of Directors (2003 -2006)
  • James Purdy Society, Board of Directors, (2003 - Present)
  • Context: A Forum for Literary Arts and Culture, Adviser, (1999 -2004 Present)
  • English Articulation Task Force, ASU West Rep (1993 - Present)
  • Fulbright Alumni, Lifetime Member (1988 - Present)
  • Student Enrichment Program, member (2014 - 2015)
  • P/T alternate,, member (2013 - 2014)
  • SHArCS Standards Committee, member (2013 - 2014)
  • Studies in the Novel,, Manuscript Reviewer "Walking Alone Together: (2013 - 2013)
  • Student Enrichment Program, member (2009 - 2013)
  • University Hearing Board,, member (2007 - 2013)
  • James Purdy Society, Board of Directors, (2003 - 2013)
  • NCUIRE Proposal Review Committee,, member (2011 - 2013)
  • English Articulation Task Force,, ASU West Rep, (1993 - 2013)
  • Review Committee (reviews applications for sabbaticals, plus audits, Member (2005 - 2008)
  • International Students Committee, member (2003 - 2008)
  • Student Issues Committee, Member (1996 - 2008)
  • Students Speaker at West Convocation, Judge (2004 - 2007)
  • Probationary Review Committee for Jenifer Dorsey, member (2006 - 2007)
  • BA/BS/MAIS Joint Degree Planning Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • American Literature Association, Panel Chair on James Purdy(sent CFP and selected papers) (2005 - 2006)
  • Arizona Chapter of Fulbright Alumni, Vice-President (2003 - 2006)
  • public events arrangements at Tempe for Arizona Chapter of Fulbright Alumni, Co-chair (2003 - 2006)
  • Commencement Marshall (1995 - 2006)
  • The New American City Project, (2006)
  • Lifelong Learning Institute, Sun City, Discussion Leader (2005 - 2006)
  • TRIO Bridge Program, Faculty (2003 - 2006)
  • TRIO Bridge Program Faculty, Instructor (2003 - 2006)
  • Parents' Night, Discussion Leader (2005 - 2005)
  • Search Committee for Dean of Student Affairs, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • American Studies Program, Interim Coordinator (2003 - 2004)
  • Barnes and Noble, Reading Group (2003 - 2004)
  • Las Casas Residence Hall, Faculty mentor (2003 - 2004)
  • Search Committee, Chair of American Studies, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Writing Council, (2003 - 2004)
  • ASUW Languages Cultures and History Department, Academic Adviser (2002 - 2004)
  • Anne Moore's autobiography, Editor (2002 - 2004)
  • First-year Composition Placement Scoring Committee, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Arts and Sciences Personnel Committee Alternate, (2002 - 2003)
  • Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Composition, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Search Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • P & T Committee for Eric Wertheimer, Chair (2001 - 2002)
  • ASU West College of Education Sabbatical Application by Ronald Zambo, Outside Reviewer (2001 - 2001)
  • History Search Committee, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • Journal article on Flanery O'Connor, Referee (2001 - 2001)
  • Promotion and Tenure Review for Ian Moulton, Chair (2000 - 2001)
  • Barry Libma's autobiography, Editor (1999 - 2001)
  • Washington Street Foundation, Mentor (1999 - 2001)
  • dissertation committee at University of Arizona,, member (1998 - 2001)
  • Fourth-Year Review Committee for Barbara Buttes, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Fourth-Year Review for Eric Wertheimer, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • P & T Committee for Arthur Sabatini, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • P & T Committee for Rob Taylor, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • Arts and Sciences Lecture Series Committee, Member (1997 - 2000)
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Planning Committee, Member (1997 - 2000)
  • Lecture, “Contemporary American fiction,” Friendship Village, Tempe, (2000)
  • Canon, Book Review Editor (1997 - 1999)
  • Arts and Sciences Rep on the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activities Committee, Chair (1995 - 1999)
  • promotion and tenure case at City University of New York, Outside reader (1998 - 1998)
  • Palo Verde, Editorial board (1995 - 1996)
  • Arts and Sciences Rep on the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activities Committee, Member (1991 - 1995)