Robert H Faivre

Robert H. Faivre

Degree(s) earned and location:

M.A. English and Creative Writing, Syracuse University
B.A. English, University of Vermont

Dissertation Title:

“The Dialectics of Reading: Fredric Jameson and Politics of Interpretation”

Research Interests:

Cultural Politics of Reading, Critique of Aesthetics, Pedagogy

Select Publications:

  • “Class: The Base of All Reading." _Class in Education: Knowledge, Pedagogy,
    Subjectivity_. Eds. Deborah Kelsh, Dave Hill, and Sheila Macrine. London:
    Routledge, 2010.”
  • “Alcohol is Sublime,” Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and
    Historical Materialism
    17.2 (2004): 203-22
  • Three chapbooks of poems and paragraphics

Select Conference Presentations:

  • “Reading is a Class Act,” on panel “Class and Hegemony,” English Graduate Student Organization Conference on “Literature After Literature: 21st-Century Re-Readings,” University at Albany, SUNY, April 22, 2007
  • “Merely Reading: Cultural Criticism as Erasure of Labor,” on panel “The Labor Theory
    of Culture,” Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, San Diego,
    CA, December 29, 2003
  • “A Taste for Vodka: Commodity Culture and Social Class,” Culture and/as Post-Reality.
    Theory Conference, English Department, University at Albany, May 2, 2002

Select Fellowships and Awards:

  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, SUNY, 2005
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for Junior Faculty, Adirondack
    Community College, 1997

Select Teaching Experience:

Associate Professor of English at Adirondack Community College 1993-present
ENG 090: Developmental Writing
ENG 103: Writing in and about the Sciences
ENG 209: Modern Dramatic Literature
ENG 244: Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 265: Training for Reading Tutors

rfaivre@albany.edu or faivrer@sunyacc.edu