Curriculum Vitae


Table of Contents

Contact
Education
Academic Employment
Grants
Courses Taught
Academic Books
Academic Articles
Translation
Software Development
Miscellaneous

Contact

David W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Seattle, Washington, USA
https://www.oneeyedman.net
dwrob@oneeyedman.net

Education

  • 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

Academic Employment

  • 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

Grants

Courses Taught

[Note]Note

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.

Academic Books

Academic Articles

  • 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.

Translation

  • 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.

Software Development

[Note]Note

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.

Miscellaneous

Tech industry résumé

Available on request: Conference papers and panel moderation; reviewing and jurying; service to department, university, and profession; theatrical work.