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Dr. Tim DeJong



Modern American Poetry
20th-Century American Literature
Modernist Studies
Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Affect Theory
Genre Studies


Carroll Science, room 402
(254) 710-6901

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. The University of Western Ontario
M.A. Saint Louis University
B.A. McMaster University

Courses Taught

Thinking and Writing
British Literature
American Literature


Tim DeJong’s wide-ranging interests are reflected in the varied subjects he has published on, among them the 2002 Spike Jonze film Adaptation; Melvin Tolson’s long poem Libretto for the Republic of Liberia (1953); Joseph O’Neill’s novel Netherland (2008); and the early poems of John Ashbery. His particular research focus is on modernism and affect theory, and he is currently at work on a project that analyzes the source and character of varieties of hope in modernist literature.

Tim lives in Waco with his wife, Biz, and his daughter, Edie. He enjoys watching films, reading and writing poetry, playing golf and soccer, and rooting for Toronto-based sports teams.