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Peter Hitchcock
Position: Professor, Baruch College. English.
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 212-817-8351
Room Number: 6107
Office Hours: Weds, 12-2pm
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., The City University of New York.
Research Interests: Literary theory, cultural theory, Marxism, Bakhtin, and working-class fiction; world literature; postcolonialism; film studies; associate director, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.
Specialization: Cultural Studies|Eco-criticism|Film and Literature|Literature after 1945|Modernism|Philosophy and Literature|Poetics and Aesthetic Theory|Postcolonial, Transnational, and Global Literature and Theory|Twenty-first-Century and Contemporary Literature

The Long Space: Transnationalism and Postcolonial Form.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2010
Imaginary States: Studies in Cultural Transnationalism.  Champaign/Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003
Oscillate Wildly: Space, Body, and Spirit of Millennial Materialism.  Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Press, 1999
Dialogics of the Oppressed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.
Working-Class Fiction in Theory and Practice: A Reading of Alan Sillitoe. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1989.
Journal (edited):

“Bakhtin/’Bakhtin’: Studies in the Archive and Beyond.”  Edited with an Introduction. South Atlantic Quarterly Vol.97: No.3/4 (Summer/Fall 1998)
“Marx or Spinoza.” Special issue,Co-edited with an Introduction Mediations: The Journal of the Marxist Literary Group  25.2, Winter(2011).
Published (selected)
 “Velocity and Viscosity” in Hannah Chadeayne Appel and Arthur Mason, eds., Subterranean Estates, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015.
“Immolation” in The Routledge Companion to
Literature and Human Rights, Sophia McClennen and Alexandra Moore, eds., New York: Routledge, 2015
“Culture and Anarchy in Thatcher’s London: Hanif
Kureishi’s Sammy and Rosie Get Laid” in Susan
Alice Fischer, ed., Hanif Kureishi: Contemporary
Critical Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury
Academic, 2015.
“Accumulating Fictions” Representations 126 (Spring 2014)
“How to Read a Discipline” Comparative Literature 66:1 (Winter 2014)
“The Leninist Hypothesis” Poetics Today  2013
“(    ) of Ghosts” in The Spectralities Reader, Maria del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, eds., London: Bloomsbury, 2013.  Edited and reprinted from Peter Hitchcock, Oscillate Wildly.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
“The Space of Time: Chronotopes and Crisis” Primerjalna Knjizevnost (Ljubljana) 36:2, (2013)
“The Function of Agon at the Present Time” The Comparatist 37 (May 2013)
“Defining the World” in Literary Materialisms Mathias Nilges and Emilio Sauri, (eds.) New York: Palgrave, 2013.
“Revolutionary Violence: A Critique” SymplokÄ“ 20: 1-2, (2012)
“Everything’s Gone Green: The Environment of BP’s Narrative” Imaginations 3:2 (2012)
“The Ethics of World Literature” in The Routledge
Companion to World Literature,Theo D’haen, David Damrosch and Djelal Kadir (eds.) New York: Routledge, 2012.
“Commonism”  Mediations 25: 1 (2011).
"Bakhtin, Mikhail." The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Peter Melville Logan, (ed). Blackwell Publishing,
2011. Blackwell Reference Online.
“Genre Theory.” The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Peter Melville Logan, (ed). Blackwell Publishing,
2011. Blackwell Reference Online.
“Oil in an American Imaginary” New Formations 69 (2010).
The World, The Literary, and the Political” in Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections, Petra Rethmann, Imre Szeman and William D. Coleman, editors. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010.
“Uncanny Marxism; or, Do Androids Dream of  Electric Lenin” in Maria Del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren, eds., Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Popular Culture.  London: Continuum, 2010.
“Women, Men, and Exotopy: On the Politics of Scale In Nuruddin Farah’s Maps in Helen Nabasuta Mugambi and Tuzyline Jita Allan, eds. Masculinities in African Literary and Cultural Contexts.  Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2010.
“Chronotope of the Shoe (Two)” Edited and Reprinted from Hitchcock, Imaginary States (2003) In Ben Highmore, Ed. The Design Culture Reader London: Routledge, 2009.
“Taiwan Fever?  Tsai Ming-liang and the Everyday Postnation” in Gina Marchetti and T.S.K.Tan, eds., Chinese Connections.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.
“The Failed State and the State of Failure” Mediations 23:2 (Fall, 2008).
“I Can’t See, Vertov” in Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn, eds. Vertov from A to Z New York: Ediciones Calavera, 2007.
“Postcolonial Failure and the Politics of Nation” South Atlantic Quarterly 106:4 (Fall, 2007)