David   Anshen

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABS 274
Phone: (956) 665-3335
Email: david.anshen@utrgv.edu

Dr. David Anshen





Selected Publications


  • David Anshen. Marxist Literary and Cultural Theory (Literary/Cultural Theory). Hyderbad: Orient Black Swan, 2017.

  • David Anshen. "Realism, Speech Act Theory and Sandy Petrey’s Unacknowledged Contribution to Historical Materialism.," The Viccisitudes of Realism: Essays in Honor of Sandy Petrey. New York: Peter Lang, Verlang, 2015.

  • David Anshen. ""The Prescience of Mailer's Marxism: Socialism or Barbary Shore?" . ," Tampa Florida: The Mailer Review 6, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012): 246-267.

  • David Anshen. "Which Side Are You On: Intelligence Agencies and the Class Struggle," The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic Freedom and the National Security State. McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011.

  • David Anshen. "A New Politics of Form in Harlot’s Ghost," The Mailer Review 2, no. 1 (2008): 452-474.

  • David Anshen. "Faulkner’s ‘Curious Folk’: Estrangement as Critique of Capitalism," Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures 61, no. 3 (2008): 477-495.

  • David Anshen. "Introduction: Rebels, Failures and Curious Folk," Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures 61, no. 3 (2008): 309-324.

  • David Anshen. “Faulkner, Labor, and a Critique of Capitalism.”. Mississippi Quarterly. 2008: 309-512.

  • David Anshen. "Clichés and Commodity Fetishism: The Violence of the Real in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me," The Journal of Narrative Theory 37, no. 3 (2007): 400-426.

  • David Anshen. "Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville: An Italian Neorealist, Science Fiction Fable about Hollywood," Radical Fantasy: Italian Neorealism’s Afterlife in Global Cinema. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2007.



Selected Presentations


  • David Anshen. "Ideological Interpellation in Sandra Cisernos' The House on Mango Street.," National Association of Chicano and Latino Studies, Regional Conference, National Association of Chicano and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

  • David Anshen. "The Post-Postmodern Obliteration of Surface and Depths: How Bates Motel turns Hitchcock's Psycho into Realist TV.," Symposium of American Literature Association, American Literature Association, San Antonio, TX (February 2015)

  • David Anshen. "The Real and the Simulation: How the Human Remains in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.," South Central Modern Language Association, South Central Modern Language Association, Austin, TX (October 2014)

  • David Anshen. "How to Read Like a Marxist," Collaborative Colloquium Series, College of Behavioral Sciences Research/Teaching Colloquium, University of Texas Pan Am, Edinburg TX (October 2013)

  • David Anshen. "The Persistence of the Human: How Commodity Fetishism Breaks Down in Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Albuquerque NM (February 2012)

  • David Anshen. "“Faulkner’s Modern Critique of Capitalism.”," First International Conference on Martí, Juárez, and Lincoln in the Heart of Our America, Monterrey (October 2009)

  • David Anshen. ""A New Politics of Form in Norman Mailer"," The Norman Mailer Society Annual Conference, Provincetown, MA (October 2008)

  • David Anshen. "“Faulkner’s Curious Folk"," University of South Carolina's Spring Literature Conference, Columbia, SC (April 2008)

  • David Anshen. ""The Unmasking of Ideology in Literary Representations of the Atlantic Slave Trade"," American Comparitive Literature Association, Yale University, (2000)

  • David Anshen. ""History and Class Representation in James Cameron's Titanic"," National Meeting of Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA (2000)

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