Paul Stasi

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Humanities 338
442-4082

pstasi@albany.edu

Paul Stasi researches and teaches in the areas of Modernism, 20th-century Anglophone writing, Marxist, aesthetic, and postcolonial theory, and silent film. His first book, Modernism, Imperialism and the Historical Sense (Cambridge 2012) reads modernism's allusive formal structures against the background of imperial culture, arguing that modernist form marks an investment in history that counteracts the immediacy of the commodity form. He is the co-editor, with Jennifer Greiman, of The Last Western:  Deadwood and the End of American Empire (Continuum 2012).  His work has appeared in the James Joyce Quarterly, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Historical Materialism, The Journal of Transnational American Studies, Comparative Literature and La Habana Elegante.