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Benjamin Bishop

NTT Assistant Professor of English/Writing/Linguistics


Course schedule: Spring 2016
31214 WR135 COLLEGE WRITING II MW 1000-1150 NPE 113
31183 ENG104 INTRO TO FICTION MW 1400-1550 HSS 107



PhD, University of California, Irvine. Comparative Literature.



Recent Talks

"Reading a Knot in Parmenides: On Being, Thought, and the Same," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Portland, OR, November 2015

"Consistence/Inconsistence: Literal Disruption in the Isotopy of a Borromean," Form and Formalism, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands, November 2010


"Metonymy and the Dense Cosmos of Bleak House." Studies in English Literature. 54.4 (2014)

Special Issue of S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique on Topology and Psychoanalysis, Editor. Vol. 5 (2013)

"Reading Backwards: Constructing God the Impossible in Psychoanalysis and the Challenge of Islam." S: Journal of the Circle

for Lacanian Ideology Critique. Vo. 2 (2009)

Recent Courses

WR 115: The Love of Writing: Plato on Eros

WR 135: Plato's Impossible City

ENG 105: The Tragedy and Comedy of Ignorance

ENG 105: Oedupus: Reverse Tragedies in Classical and Modern Drama

ENG 104: 10 Days, 1000 Nights, and a Night: Decameron and the Arabian Nights

ENG 104: Eros and Chance in the Ancient Novel


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