Michael Valdez Moses
Associate Professor with Tenure
Monday and Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & by appointment.
Michael Valdez Moses grew up in Los Angeles and was educated at Harvard, New College, Oxford, and the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Novel and the Globalization of Culture (Oxford UP, 1995), and has edited several collections of critical essays including The Writings of J. M. Coetzee (Duke UP, 1994), Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1900-1939 (Duke UP, 2007), and Modernism and Cinema, (Edinburgh UP, 2010). His articles and reviews have appeared in Modernism/Modernity, Kenyon Review, Modernist Cultures, Latin American Literary Review, South Atlantic Quarterly, Modern Fiction Studies, Literary Imagination, Journal of Literary Studies, Safundi, Journal x, Margin, Reason, and essay collections from Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Duke, and Kentucky University Presses and from Blackwell and Palgrave/St. Martin Presses. His main interests are in modern comparative literature (especially British, Irish and postcolonial), the history of film, and in the interdisciplinary study of literature, political philosophy, and economics. Professor Moses is currently at work on a book project, Nation of the Dead: The Politics of Irish Literature, 1890 to the Present. He is co-editor of the journal, Modernist Cultures, published by Edinburgh University Press, contributing editor to Reason, and a member of the advisory boards of Modern Fiction Studies, jouvert, and CONTEXT. Professor Moses is an affiliated member of the faculty in the Program in Literature and a founding member of the Gerst Program for Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies at Duke. He is former Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department.
- Ph.D., University of Virginia 1987
- M.A., University of Virginia 1982
- Beinecke and Rotary Fellow, New College, Oxford University (U.K.) 1979 - 1980
- A.B., Harvard University 1979
Begam, R., and M. V. Moses. Modernism, postcolonialism, and globalism: Anglophone literature, 1950 to the present. 2018, pp. 1–326. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780199980963.001.0001. Full Text
Valdez Moses, M. Nation of the Dead: The Politics of Irish Literature 1890 to the Present. 2015.
Valdez Moses, M. A Modernist Cinema. Edited by S. Klein, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2015.
Moses, Michael Valdez, editor. Modernism and Cinema. Edinburgh UP, 2010.
Moses, Michael Valdez, and Richard Begam, editors. Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1900-1939. Duke UP, 2007.
Valdez Moses, M. The Novel and the Globalization of Culture. Oxford UP, 1995.
Moses, Michael Valdez, editor. The Writings of J.M. Coetzee. Duke UP, 1994.
Moses, M. V. “Worlds lost and founded: V. S. Naipaul as belated modernist.” Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present, 2018, pp. 197–219. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780199980963.003.0010. Full Text
Moses, M. V. “Envisioning the scene of the modern: Modernism and European cinema.” The Modernist World, 2015, pp. 321–28. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315778334. Full Text
Valdez Moses, M. “Fatal Women: Carmen, Salome, and the Seduction of the Nation-State.” Modernism and Opera, edited by R. Begam and M. Wilson Smith, University of California Press, 2013.
Valdez Moses, M. “The Dream Factory: Solaris, Cinema, and Simulacra.” The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh, edited by Steven M. Sanders and R Barton Palmer, University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
Valdez Moses, M. “Globalization and the Novel.” The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, edited by Brian W. Shaffer, Blackwell, 2011.
Valdez Moses, M. “Savage Nations: Native Americans and the Western.” Philosophy of the Western, edited by Jennifer McMahon and B Steve Csaki, University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
Valdez Moses, M. “Nietzsche.” W. B. Yeats in Context, edited by David Holdeman and Ben Levitas, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Valdez Moses, M. “'We Discharge Ourselves on Both Sides'.” Vorticisim: New Perspectives, Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 2011.
Valdez Moses, M. “The Strange Ride of Wikus van de Merwe (Roundtable Review on District 9 ).” Safundi, vol. 11, no. 1, 2010.
Moses, M. V. ““King of the Amphibians”: Elizabeth costello and coetzee’s metamorphoric fictions.” Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, Jan. 2009, pp. 25–38. Scopus, doi:10.1080/02564710903226775. Full Text
Valdez Moses, M. “Risky Business: The President’s Column- - A Response to the NEA Report, Reading at Risk.” Alsc Newsletter, 2004.
Valdez Moses, M. “The rebirth of tragedy: Yeats, Nietzsche, the Irish national Theatre, and the anti-modern cult of Cuchulain.” Modernism Modernity, vol. 11, no. 3, 2004, pp. 561–79.
Valdez Moses, M. “Scholarly Publishing and the Tenure Process: A Response to Stephen Greenblatt.” Literary Imagination, 2003.
Valdez Moses, M. “Magical Realism at World’s End.” Literary Imagination, vol. 3, no. 1, 2001, pp. 105–33.
Valdez Moses, M. “The Irish Vampire: Dracula, Parnell, and the Troubled Dreams of Nationhood.” Journal X, 1997.
Valdez Moses, M. “Solitary Walkers: Rousseau and Coetzee’s Life & Times of Michael K.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 1994.
Moses, M. V. Taste is Personal: A Primer in Nobel Prize-Winning Literature - The Subjective Theory of Value in Action. 8 Oct. 2014.
Moses, M. V. Viva Mario! (a tribute to Mario Vargas Llosa). 9 Oct. 2010.
Valdez Moses, M. Modern Day Frankensteins: The Return of Mulder and Scully. Aug. 2008.
Valdez Moses, M. Virtual Warriors: Nostalgia, the Battlefield, and Boomer Cinema. Jan. 2002.
Valdez Moses, M. “Fiction: Michael Valdez Moses on Mario Vargas Llosa's 'The War at the End of the World'.” Reason, 2013.
Valdez Moses, M. “State of Discontent: J.M. Coetzee’s Anti-political Fiction.” Reason, July 2008.
Valdez Moses, M. “Blockbuster Wars: Revenge of the Zeitgeist—What Bruce Wayne and Anakin Skywalker Can Tell Us About America’s Political Mood.” Reason Online, Sept. 2005.
Valdez Moses, M. “Back to the Future: The Nostalgic Yet Progressive Appeal of Wizards, Hobbits, and Jedi Knights.” Reason, July 2003.
Valdez Moses, M. “Wherever Green is Worn? Multiculturalism in Contemporary Ireland.” Reason, Feb. 2003.
Valdez Moses, M. “Big Daddy: The Dictator Novel and the Liberation of Latin America.” Reason, Aug. 2002.
Valdez Moses, M. “Rendezvous with Density: The FDR Memorial and the Clinton Era.” Reason, Apr. 2001.
Valdez Moses, M. “The Poet as Politician: The ideological odyssey of W. B. Yeats.” Reason, Feb. 2001.
Valdez Moses, M. “Beckett Unbound.” The Weekly Standard, Dec. 1996.
Valdez Moses, M. “Vargas Llosa Visits His Animal.” The Weekly Standard, July 1996.