David S. McCracken, Ph.D.

Professor of English

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Texas A&M University
  • B.A., Belmont College
 

Publications

Chuck Palahniuk’s Subversion of Ideology Through the Comic Grotesque: An Application of Bakhtin, Althusser, and Žižek, McFarland, 2020.

Chuck Palahniuk, Parodist: Postmodern Irony in Six Transgressive Novels, McFarland, 2016.

“’In this too, she was right’: Alcoholic Acceptance in Raymond Carver’s ‘Gazebo.’” The Raymond Carver Review, 2020.

“Disability Studies Simulacra in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club(s),” The Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought, 2020.

“The Dunning-Kruger Effect in Dirty Realism: Dorothy Allison’s ‘Jason Who Will Be Famous,’ Larry Brown’s ‘Waiting for the Ladies,’ and Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Romance,’” The Journal of the Short Story in English, 2020.

“Google, Writing Process, and Paradigm Shift,” Cultivating the Transformation of the 21st-Century Leader, Volume Two of the Visionary Pedagogy Series, Cambridge Scholars, 2020.

“Missing the ‘Moment of Grace’ in James Baldwin’s ‘Going to Meet the Man,’” The Explicator, 2018.

“Nick Carraway’s Ideological Self-Deception in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” Studies in American Culture. 2018.

“‘Just hear that potty mouth!’: An Argument for Sarah Ruden’s Translation of Lysistrata,” Neohelicon, 2018.

“‘Low as your Charlotte has fallen’ x 2 in Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple and Tom Wolfe’s I am Charlotte Simmons,” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, 2018.

“Teaching Postmodern Parody through Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and Fight Club,” Teaching American Literature, 2017.

“Restitution in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Babylon Revisited,”‘ The Explicator, 2017.

“Chuck Palahniuk’s Beautiful You, Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in The Human Female, and the Commodification of Female Desire,” Studies in Popular Culture, 2016.

“Eliza Wharton as Psyche in Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette,” The Explicator, 2016.

“A Burkean Analysis of the Sublimity and the Beauty of the Phallus in John Cleland’s Fanny Hill,” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, 2016.

“Charlotte Simmons as a Working-Class Heroine in Tom Wolfe’s I am Charlotte Simmons,” Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature: Classed Critiques, 2011.

“The Issue of Denial in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘An Alcoholic Case.’” Journal of Social Science Research 1(2013): 121-28.

“God, Job, and Desire in Pietro di Donato’s Christ in Concrete.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 28 (2013). www.pachome.org.

“Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club as Working-Class Novel” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 27 (2012). www.pachome.org.

“Charlotte Simmons as a Working-Class Heroine in Tom Wolfe’s I am Charlotte Simmons.” Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature: Classed Critiques. Ed. Michelle Tokarczyk. New York: Routledge, 2011. 87-102.

“Francis Phelan as a Postmodern Odysseus in William Kennedy’s Ironweed.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 22 (2005): 1-8.