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Christopher Schaberg

Associate Professor

Christopher Schaberg
Christopher Schaberg

Christopher Schaberg received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he specialized in twentieth-century American literature and critical theory.

At Loyola, Dr. Schaberg teaches courses on contemporary literature and nonfiction, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He also teaches a first-year seminar on airports in American literature and culture. He is the author of three books on airports: The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (2012), The End of Airports (2015), and Airportness: The Nature of Flight (2017). He has co-edited two essay collections: Deconstructing Brad Pitt (2014, with Robert Bennett) and Airplane Reading (2016, with Mark Yakich). He is currently completing a book called The Work of Literature In An Age of Post-Truth, which is about teaching, reading, and writing in the early twenty-first century.

Dr. Schaberg is founding co-editor (with Ian Bogost) of an essay and book series called Object Lessons which explores the hidden lives of ordinary things. This series offers hands-on opportunities for Loyola students who are interested in nonfiction writing as well as working in editing and publishing.

 

 

 

Degrees

Ph.D., University of California Davis; M.A., Montana State University-Bozeman; B.A., Hillsdale College

Classes Taught

  • Writing About Texts
  • 20th-Century American Fiction
  • Reading Historically II
  • Apocalypticism in Contemporary Literature & Theory
  • Interpretive Approaches
  • Reading (w/) the Digital Human
  • "Thinking Space" (A First-Year Seminar)
  • Environmental Theory
  • Great Figures Seminar: David Foster Wallace
  • Contemporary Nonfiction 
  • Literature & Environment
  • "Interpreting Airports" (An Honors First-Year Seminar) 
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Areas of Expertise

20th-Century Through Contemporary U.S. literature, Critical Theory