Nathaniel Davis

Ph.D.


Lecturer
Departement English

MIS 10 bu. 3.09
Av. de Rome 1
1700 Fribourg
MIS 10, 3.09

Biography

At Fribourg I teach courses in English, academic writing, and pedagogy. My research is centered on issues of language, description, style, and technique in modernist and avant-garde literature in English, German, and French. I hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania and spent five years teaching English in French universities before coming to Fribourg. I currently serve as English Editor for the Chinese academic journal International Comparative Literature (Shanghai Normal University) and previously worked as Assistant Editor for Dalkey Archive Press.

Research and publications

  • Recent presentations

    “‘The aim: to make this account as complete as possible’: Description, Detail, and Subjectivity in Harry Mathews’s Anti-Autobiographies.” Disciplines / Indiscipline, 51e congrès annuel de l'Association Française d'Études Américaines, Université de Nantes, May 22–24, 2019.
    “Experimental Description and the ‘Surface of Reality’ in John Hawkes's Novels.” Realisms of the Avant-Garde, Sixth International Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), University of Münster, September 5–7, 2018.

  • Recent publications

    “The Postwar Austrian Experimental Short Prose Form: manuskripte and the Graz Group.” Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties (KU Leuven, UC Louvain) 24 (2020): 36–48.
    “Language, Philosophy, and Kulchur: Pound’s Neo-Confucian Neoplatonism.” Paideuma, A Journal Devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship (National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine) 45 (2020): 147–162.