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Dr. Keith Clavin
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Department of Humanities
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Keith.J.Clavin@uscga.edu
(860) 701-6484
DR. KEITH CLAVIN
Lecturer
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Keith Clavin received his doctorate in English Studies from Auburn University in 2015. Before coming to the USCGA, he lectured at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and Bentley University in Massachusetts. His research examines the contact zones between Victorian literature and nineteenth-century economic thinking. He maintains secondary interests in narrative theory, Nigerian literature, and contemporary cinema.  

Education:
  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.F.A., Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S., Fordham University

Courses Taught:
  • College Composition
  • Composition and Speech
  • Writing about Literature

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • “Histories Yet to Come: Adventure Fiction and the Ideologies of Free Trade,” in Suturing the Divide: Victorian and Modernist Literature and Periodicals, 1875-1935. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2017, forthcoming.
  • “Suspense and Stability: Narrating Risk during the U.S. Recession.” Fiction in the Age of Risk. Spec. issue of Textual Practice (Fall 2016).
  • “Living, Again: Paradox and Population in Recent Cinema.” Overpopulation. Spec. issue of Oxford Literary Review 38.1 (Fall 2016): 47-65.
  • “‘The True Logic of the Future’: Images of Prediction from the Marginal Revolution.” Victorians and Risk. Spec. issue of Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies 40.2 (Fall 2015): 91-108.
  • “Fagin’s Coin of Truth: Economic Belief and Representation in Oliver Twist.” Victoriographies 4.2 (Fall 2014): 122-38.
  • “A History of Negation: Liberty and Coercion in Jude the Obscure.” The Hardy Review 14.2 (Fall 2012): 57-70.

Professional Memberships:
  • Modern Language Association
  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • International Society for the Study of Narrative