Research Expertise and Interest
Mark Goble is an associate professor in the Department of English. His research focuses on the connections between literature and other media technologies from the late 19th-century to the present. He is the author of Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life (Columbia), and has published essays in journals such as ELH, MLQ, Modern Fiction Studies, and American Literature. He teaches courses on U. S. poetry and visual culture, film and media theory, the New York School, and on such figures as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein, and William Carlos Williams. He is currently at work on a book entitled Downtime: The Twentieth Century in Slow Motion, which explores the systemic relation between the experience of slowness and the limits of high technology across a range of film, literature, and new media art. He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University in 2002.