Professor of American Literature and Critical Theory
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Department of English
3143 MHRA 1111 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, NC 27412
(336) 334-5384 (phone)
(336) 334-3281 (fax)
Christian Moraru is Professor of English at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He specializes in American literature, especially post-1945 fiction; literary-cultural theory and history of ideas; global studies, cosmopolitanism, and comparative and world literature with emphasis on the contemporary novel; postmodernism; postcolonialism and its East-European developments; Cold War/post-Cold War studies in transnational perspective; narrative, ethics, community; U. S. popular culture and new material studies.
His latest books include Rewriting: Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning (SUNY Press 2001), Memorious Discourse: Reprise and Representation in Postmodernism (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005), Cosmodernism: American Narrative, Late Globalization, and the New Cultural Imaginary (University of Michigan Press, 2011), and the edited essay collections Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imagination (Columbia University Press/EEM Series, 2009) and The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century (Northwestern University Press, 2015, with Amy J. Elias). Forthcoming is his monograph Reading for the Planet: Toward a Geomethodology (University of Michigan Press, 2015).
At UNCG, Christian Moraru teaches regularly graduate courses such as English 740. Studies in Contemporary and Postmodern American Literature; English 704. Studies in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory; English 650. Modern Literary Theory; English 551. Modern Literary Theory; and English 549. The Critical Canon and Contemporary Issues. His undergraduate offerings range from English 303. Critical Approaches to the Study of Literature to English 252. Major American Authors: Realist to Modern, English 208. Topics in Global Literature, and English 202. European Literary Classics: Enlightenment to Modern.