• Office:
    South Hall 2705
  • Education:
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Mark Maslan is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991, and his central interests include American literature; contemporary literature; and theories of collective identity. He is the author of Whitman Possessed: Poetry, Sexuality, and Popular Authority (Johns Hopkins UP, 2001). Professor Maslan is currently at work on a book about false testimony and postmodern culture.

Research Areas

  • American Literature
  • Office:
    South Hall 2705
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  • Mailing Address:
    English Department UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170
  • Articles & Chapters:

  • Counterfactual Realities: A special forum in Representations 98 coedited w/ Catherine Gallagher and Paul St. Amour (Spring 2007)

  • “Telling to Live the Tale: Ronald Reagan, Edmund Morris, and Postmodern Nationalism” Representations 98

  • “Joseph Ellis’s Vietnam Testimony” Biography 29:4 (fall 2006)

  • “The Faking of the Americans: Passing, Trauma, and National Identity in Philip Roth’s The Human StainMLQ 66:3 (September 2005): 365-89

  • “Whitman, Sexuality, and Poetic Authority,” Raritan 17:4 (Spring 1998)

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