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John Champagne

Associate Professor of English  

English, Critical and Cultural Studies,    University of Pittsburgh  

Cinema Studies, New York University  




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Dr. John Champagne received his B.A. from the Thomas Hunter Honors Program of Hunter College in 1986, his M.A. in Film Studies from New York University (1988), and his Ph.D. in English, Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh (1993). Dr. Champagne's research is in the area of Comparative Cultural Studies, with a focus on the representation of Gender and Sexuality in modernist film and literature.

He is the author of four books, including The Blue Lady's Hands (Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1988), When the Parrot Boy Sings (NY: Meadowland Books, 1990), The Ethics of Marginality, A New Approach to Gay Studies (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 1995), and Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy (London and NY: Routledge, 2013).

Dr. Champagne publishes in both scholarly and creative venues, including such journals as boundary 2, College English, Kenyon Review, and the Journal of Homosexuality. He is the winner of the 2003 Penn State Teaching Fellow Award, The 2000 Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 1998 Benjamin A. Lane Outstanding Service Award. As a Fulbright recipient, he spent the 2006–07 school year teaching American Studies in Tunisia at the University of La Manouba.

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