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John Clifford

ProfessorJohn Clifford
Morton Hall 126


Ph.D., New York University
M.A., New York University
B.A., St. Francis College

Academic Interests

Dr. Clifford's interests include composition and literary theory, contemporary nonfiction, and literature since 1945.

Courses Taught

ENG 317: Writing about Film
ENG 561: Topics in American Literature: Postmodern American Fiction and Culture

Major Publications

  • “Rhetorical Ideals and Disciplinary Realities.” College English 70:1 (2008): 304-313.
  • with J. Schilb. Making Literature Matter, Third Edition. Boston: Bedford, 2006.
  • with J. Schilb. Making Arguments About Literature. Boston: Bedford, 2005.
  • “The Subject is Discourse.” Relations, Locations, Positions. Ed. J. Vanderburg et al. Urbana: NCTE, 2006.
  • “The Unconscious Redux.” Reader Spring 2000: 17-21.


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