Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
902 Central Ave., Suite 1
Tracy, CA 95376
Vince Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Director, Core Program
Chair and Professor, English
Ph.D., English Language and Literature. University of Southern California.
MA, English. Georgetown University.
BA, English. University of California, Berkeley.
American Literary Movements/ Beat Writers
American Literary Movements/ Realism and Naturalism
Composition and Classics of World Literature
Composition and Introduction to Literature
Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking
Composition and Reading
Contemporary American Fiction
Great American Writers/Faulkner
Great American Writers/ Melville
Great British Writers/ T.S. Eliot
Human Experience/ Borders and Thresholds
Human Experience/ Currents and Contexts
Human Experience/ Dramatic Revolutions
Modern World Literature
The Romantic Revolt/ Wordsworth
Seminar in the Humanities (co-directed with Ardavan Davaran, Ph.D.)
Senior Seminar in English
Survey of American Literature, Pre-Colonial to Reconstruction
Survey of American Literature, Realism to Post-Modernism
Teaching Assistantship, Writing Center
Contemporary and Post-modern Literature
Linguistics (For Educators)
Linguistics, Semiotics, and Stylistics
Writing: Theory and Practice
George M. Keller Teaching Excellence Award, Notre Dame de Namur University, May 2003
Modern Language Association
American Literature Association
Publications and Presentations
“Progressive Degeneration, Degenerative Progress, and Morbid Genealogies in the Age of American Literary Naturalism.” Paper presented at the American Literature Association National Conference, San Francisco, May 2008.
“The Flipside of Evolution: Frank Norris’ Vandover and the Brute and Ernst Haeckel’s Biogenetic Law.” Paper presented at the American Literature Association Symposium on Naturalism, Newport Beach, California, October 2007.
“Havelock Ellis, Degeneration, and The Contemporary Science Series.” Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, Kansas City, April 2007.
“Learning Outcomes Assessments: From Initiation in General Education to Incorporation in University Infrastructure.” Presented with George Klemic, DBA, and Greg White, PhD, at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Annual Meeting, San Jose, April 2007.
“Tim O’Brien’s Magic Show: Narrative Sleight-of-Hand in In the Lake of the Woods.” Paper presented at the American Literature Association National Conference, San Francisco, May 2006.
“A mere bundle of egotism, ignorance, and red-headed `lewdness’: Harold Frederic’s Degenerate Aesthete.” Paper presented at the American Literature Association National Conference, Boston, May 2005.
“The Female as Degenerate: Arrested Development, Neurasthenia, and Reproduction in Late 19th Century American Texts.” Paper presented at the American Literature Association National Conference, San Francisco, May 2004.
“Human Experience and Human Heritage: Integrating Diverse Faculty and Core Content, Values, and Competencies to Convey and Serve the Mission of the University.” Paper presented with George Klemic, DBA, and Darth Cabrol-Easton, MA, at the Western Organization and Management Teaching Conference, Pepperdine University, February 2004.
“Linguistic Approaches to Yasmina Reza’s Art.” Paper presented at the Seminar of the Humanities, Belmont, California, August 2002