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Bob Nowlan, Ph.D.

Bob Nowlan, English
  • Professor
  • English

I am currently on leave, supported by an external grant, writing two books: Ian Curtis, Joy Division, and Critical Theory and 21st Century British TV Crime Drama: a Critical Guide.  Each book is inspired by five classes in five different semesters I have previously taught at UW-Eau Claire.  I am the producer and dj host (every week running since July 2005) of Insurgence, which broadcasts Thursdays, 10 pm to midnight US Central Time, on WHYS Community Radio, 96.3 FM Eau Claire, and also simultaneously streams worldwide, via the web, at: www.whysradio.org  On Insurgence I feature post-punk and indie music, especially from the British Isles, and progressive music of protest, struggle, and resistance.  My principal areas of long-term personal interest, and enjoyment, are music, television and cinema, reading, travel, and sports.  


Teaching Interests
  • Critical theory
  • Critical studies in television and cinema
  • Critical studies in popular music and popular culture
  • Modern to contemporary literatures and cultures of the British Isles
  • Post-WWII British and American drama and theatre
  • Crime fiction
  • Sports, politics, and society
  • Gay and queer studies
Research and Creative Activities
  • Critical theory
  • Critical studies in television and cinema
  • Critical studies in popular music and popular culture
  • Modern to contemporary literatures and cultures of the British Isles
  • Crime fiction
  • Critical criminology
  • Critical studies in mental health
  • Gay and queer studies
Education
  • Ph. D., Syracuse University (English)
  • M.A., Syracuse University (English)
  • B.A., Wesleyan University (English)