Photograph of Professor Bove.

Alexander Bove, PhD

Associate Professor
+1 (503) 352-2010
UC Box 
A142
Bates House 14

Professor Bove received his PhD from Boston University in 2007 and specializes in Victorian literature and culture, British Romanticism, critical theory, and film theory. He teaches a range of courses from Romantic and Victorian Era literature to critical theory, film theory, gender and sexuality studies, and postmodernism. His recent publications include “‘The Unbearable Realism of a Dream’: On the Subject of Portraits in Austen and Dickens,” published in ELH: English Literary History, and “‘Why does the other want to destroy me?’: The Face of the Other, the Death Drive, and $urplus Jouissance in the Time of Late Capitalism,” which appears in Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group. His current book project, Dickens and Counter-Realism: Representational Breakthroughs of the Nineteenth Century, brings Lacanian theory and visual studies to the study of Charles Dickens’ illustrated novels.

Teaching:

ENGL 255/355 Oscar Wilde’s World   
ENGL 421 The Romantic Period
ENGL 422 The Victorian Era
ENGL 343 Literature & Critical Theory
ENGL 255/355 Postmodernism in Film and Lit
ENGL 430 Major Authors: Charles Dickens
ENGL 430 Major Authors: 19th C British Novel
ENGL 255/355 Crime and Mystery Film/Lit

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

“Gender (de)Constructions and ‘Disjunctive Montage’: Narrative Telos and Filmic Play from Dickens’ David Copperfield to Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto.” Literature/Film Quarterly (Forthcoming).

“‘Why does the other want to destroy me?’: The Face of the Other, the Death Drive, and $urplus Jouissance in the Time of Late Capitalism.” Mediations 29.1 (Fall 2015) 101-121.

“‘The Unbearable Realism of a Dream’: On the Subject of Portraits in Austen and Dickens.” ELH: English Literary History 74.3 (Fall 2007).

Book Reviews:

“Peak Everything.” Review of Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change, Ed. Tom Cohen. American Book Review 33.6 (2012).

In Preparation:

Dickens and Counter-Representation: Representational Breakthroughs in the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Book manuscript under preparation.

Headlines

The editors-in-chief of IJURCA: The International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities are pleased to announce the publication of two web issues, featuring original scholarship developed by undergraduates from across the globe.

Debra Gwartney New Memoir

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and womanhood in the patriarchal American West.

A poem written by Jamaica Baldwin MFA '17, "Teaching the Beasts to Devour My Mother," was named winner of the San Miguel Writers Conference prize for poetry.