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|David W. Robinson, Ph.D.|
|Seattle, Washington, USA|
1985: Ph.D., English, University of Washington
Specializations: Modern British Fiction and Literary Theory
Dissertation: Joyce's Nonce Symbols
Examines James Joyce's use of imperfect, misleading, and self-negating symbols as an approach to explaining the tension in his texts between reference and linguistic play. Director: Hazard Adams, Professor of English & Comparative Literature.
1982: M.A., English, University of Washington
1980: B.A., English major, German minor, University of Alabama
1988-2008: Professor, English & Comparative Literature, Georgia Southern University
1988: Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, German Democratic Republic
1986-1987: Instructor, English, Stetson University
1985-1986: Instructor, English, University of Washington
2005: Sub-grant recipient, "Implementing Knowledge Survey Assessment Strategies in Science and Science Education Curricula." National Science Foundation / Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM).
Sample course materials are available on request.
GRADUATE: Seminar in World and Comparative Literature, Seminar in Criticism and Theory; Modern British Fiction, Seminar in Comparative Literature.
UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR & COMPARATIVE LITERATURE MINOR: British Literature II, Modern British Fiction, Literary Criticism, Senior Seminar. Introduction to Comparative Literature, Seminar in Comparative Literature, Modern World Drama.
CORE: 1st-year Composition, 2nd-year World Literature.
COMPUTER-ASSISTED: In my last years at Georgia Southern, I focused on building the English program's first online undergraduate course offerings. Courseware suites such as Blackboard and Moodle were in their infancy, so I developed or adapted my own teaching tools and methods. More information about my experiences is available on request.
Robinson, David W., interviewer, editor & translator. Under Construction: Nine East German Lives. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004. 224 pp.
Robinson, David W. Deconstructing East Germany: Christoph Hein's Literature of Dissent. (Camden House, 1999). 237 pp.
Robinson, David, editor. No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. Contemporary Theatre Review, 4 (1995), 2. 220 pp. Essays, memoirs, translated plays.
Robinson, David W. "Digital Brecht: A Threat Model." ecibs: Communications of the International Brecht Society, 2020:1. https://e-cibs.org/issue-2020-1/#robinson
Maurer, T. W., & Robinson, D.W. "Effects of attire, alcohol, and gender on perceptions of date rape." Sex Roles, 58 (2008), 423-434. [I coded the online survey instrument and edited the article.]
Robinson, David W. "Müller's 'Forsaken Texts Waiting for History' Find their American Moment." The Cultural Politics of Heiner Müller. Ed. Dan Friedman. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. Pp. 106-120.
Robinson, David W. "'Ach! Wie gebrechlich ist der Mensch, ihr Götter': The Life and After-Life of the East German Marxist Menschenbild." Aufklärung und Kritik. Sonderheft 10, 2005: Was bleibt von Marxismus? Pp. 284-296.
Robinson, David W. "Introduction." No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. 1995. Pp. 1-5.
Robinson, David W. "Christoph Hein Between Ideologies, or, Where Do the Knights of the Round Table Go after Camelot Falls?" No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. 1995. Pp. 79-85.
Robinson, David W. "Abortion as Repression in Christoph Hein's The Distant Lover." New German Critique, No. 58 (1993): 65-78.
Robinson, David W. "'Was geht mich deine Leiche an?': Bemerkungen zur Fremdheit und Anpassung von Heiner Müller in den Vereinigten Staaten." Dokumentation einer vorläufigen Erfahrung: Texte zum Werke Heiner Müllers. Ed. Annett Gröschner. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Redaktion Wissenschaftliche Publikationen, 1992. Pp. 89-99.
Robinson, David W. and Caren J. Town. "'Who Dealt These Cards?': The Excluded Narrators of Faulkner's Go Down, Moses." Twentieth Century Literature, 37 (1991): 192-206.
Robinson, David W. "Joyce's Nonce-Symbolic Calculus: A Finnegans Wake Trajectory." James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake": A Casebook. Ed. John Harty III. New York & London: Garland, 1991. Pp.131-140.
Robinson, David W. "'What kind of a name is that?': Joyce's Critique of Names and Naming in A Portrait." James Joyce Quarterly, 27 (1990): 325-335.
Robinson, David W. "The Narration of Reading in 'The Sisters,' 'An Encounter,' and 'Araby.'" Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 29 (1987): 377-396.
Robinson, David W. "Stephen Dedalus's Physics Lesson." James Joyce Quarterly, 24 (1987): 359-362.
Robinson, David W., translator. "'Erschreckend explosiv': Die junge Weigel." By Sabine Kebir. Brecht Yearbook, 25. 2000. Pp. 141-158.
Robinson, David W., translator. "Interview by Hans Bunge with Helene Weigel." Brecht Yearbook, 25. 2000. Pp. 7-11.
Robinson, David W., translator. "The Knights of the Round Table." By Christoph Hein. (Play, 1989. German title: "Die Ritter der Tafelrunde".) No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. 1995. Pp. 87-123.
Robinson, David W., translator. Funke, Christoph. "GDR Theater's Brechtian Legacy: The Stage as Means of Social Intervention." By Christoph Funke. Essay. No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. 1995. Pp. 7-11.
Robinson, David W., translator. "From Questioning to Condemnation: Incidents Around Brecht/Dessau's 1951 Opera Lukullus." By Joachim Lucchesi. Essay. No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. 1995. Pp. 13-21.
Robinson, David W., translator. "'Only Limited Utopias are Realizable': On a Theme in the Dramatic Works of Peter Hacks." By Ulrich Profitlich and Frank Stucke. Essay. No Man's Land: East German Drama After the Wall. 1995. Pp. 49-58.
All of the following were LAMP-stack Web applications.
Developer, online elections system for use by the Georgia Southern Elections Committee in managing Faculty Senate and university committee elections. Created 2004.
Co-developer, "Knowledge Surveyor" (Dr. Ronald Matheney, lead developer). Knowledge surveys are an experimental student and teacher assessment tool focused on tracking classroom learning outcomes. Created 2004.
Developer, "Inquisition." Web-based courseware suite. Created 2002-2003 with co-developer Dr. Ronald Matheney.
Developer, Senate Executive Committee Online Requests and Actions system for the Faculty Senate. Created 2003.
Personal Learning Plan Web application for the Charter Conservatory for Arts and Technology (a public school in Statesboro, Georgia). Created 2002.
Membership management Web application for the International Brecht Society (an international learned society). Created 2001.
Tech industry résumé
Available on request: Conference papers and panel moderation; reviewing and jurying; service to department, university, and profession; theatrical work.