David C. Cody
A specialist in 19th century American literature and culture, Professor Cody teaches courses on the American Romantics and the Gilded Age, "Major Authors" courses on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost, and theme courses such as "Imperial Nightmares," "Supernatural Horror in Literature," and "Nineteenth-Century New England Women Writers." With Professor Susan Navarette, he teaches film courses such as "Novel and Film Noir," "Alfred Hitchcock," and "The American Screwball Comedy."
He is particularly interested in the relationship between English and American literature, in the interplay between science and literature, and in the literatures of imperialism and horror. His articles and essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Adams, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Faulkner, and H. G. Wells have appeared in journals including The New England Quarterly, Modern Language Studies, The Emerson Society Quarterly, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, The Melville Log, The Emily Dickinson Journal, The Journal of Modern Literature, Essex Institute Historical Collections, The Sherlock Holmes Review, and Language and Culture, and in books and annual volumes including Bloom's Modern Critical Views, Literature in the Early American Republic, and Reading Cooper, Teaching Cooper.
He has contributed essays to The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World and The Guide to United States Popular Culture, and is the author of more than 100 short essays on British literature, culture, and history available on the Victorian Web (www.Victorianweb.org).
Professor Cody has been a Hartwick College Nominee for Carnegie Institute National Teacher of the Year, Hartwick College Baccalaureate Speaker, and a recipient of Hartwick College's highest faculty award, the Margaret B. Bunn Award for Outstanding Teaching. He has given many invited lectures at conferences and institutions both in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a Fulbright Specialist Lecturer in Japan.