Brian Goodman

Ross-Blakley Hall 329
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Brian Goodman is an assistant professor in the Department of English. His research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies. His current research explores how the intertwined histories of postwar literary culture, free expression, and human rights have been shaped through transnational cultural exchange. His book project (under contract at Harvard University Press) maps the circulation of literature and culture between the United States and the Eastern bloc, particularly Czechoslovakia, during the Cold War. A chapter from this project, entitled "Philip Roth's Other Europe," has been published in American Literary History, and his recent writing on free expression issues has appeared in Public Books and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Before coming to ASU, Goodman was a postdoctoral instructor at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. Goodman is also an associate managing editor, focusing on Special Forums, at the digital, open-access Journal of Transnational American Studies. 

Education

  • Ph.D. American Studies, Harvard University 2016
  • M.St. English, University of Oxford, U.K. 2007
  • B.A. American Studies, Stanford University 2006 

Publications

Recent Publications: 

"On Arendt, Kafka, and the Uses of Misreading," Symposium on Lyndsey Stonebridge's Placeless People, for Humanity Journal, 3 September 2019, http://humanityjournal.org/symposium-placeless-people/

"The Ends of Human Rights in US Literary Studies," American Literary History, Volume 31, Issue 2, Summer 2019, Pages 356–368, https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajz015

"Philip Roth's Other Europe: Counter-Realism and the Late Cold War," American Literary History, Volume 27, Issue 4, Winter 2015, Pages 717–740, https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajv046

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 494 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 242 Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 333 American Ethnic Literature