Sam Alexander is Assistant Professor of English at Endicott College. He received his B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Yale. His research focuses on modernist fiction, theories of literary character, and the history of social statistics. He is a former managing editor of the Yale Modernism Lab, a virtual space dedicated to collaborative research into the roots of literary modernism. At Endicott, Professor Alexander teaches courses on British and Irish literature, linguistics, and literary theory, as well as the freshman writing sequence ("Critical Reading and Writing"), which he helped design with help from a Davis Foundation grant in 2014-15. He is currently helping to implement a second Davis grant on the Digital Liberal Arts at Endicott. He is a faculty advisor to the Endicott chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, a co-founder of the Narrative Studies Colloquium at Endicott, and a co-chair of the Modernism Seminar at Harvard.
Research (Faculty only)
Democratic Form and Narrative Proportion in Joyce and Dos Passos. A History of the Modernist Novel. Ed. Gregory Castle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 327-344.
Joyce's Census: Character, Demography, and the Problem of Population in Ulysses. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 45.3 (2012): 433-454.
"Make it Work!" Review of The Poor Bugger's Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History, by Patrick R. Mullen. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 47:3 (2014): 493-496.
Review of Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media, Performance, ed. Steven High, Edward Little, and Thi Ry Duong. Oral History Forum 34 (2014): 1-2.
12 articles for the Modernism Lab at Yale University on modernist fiction, poetry, and criticism by authors including W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, and Ezra Pound.