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Emeritus Profile
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John A. McClure
Professor Emeritus of English

At Rutgers since:  1975
Retired since:  2014
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Professor McClure is the author of Late Imperial Romance (1994) and Kipling and Conrad: The Colonial Fiction (1982), as well as essays on colonial and postcolonial discourse and geopolitics. His latest book is Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison (2007).

Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Tufts University

Literature and Religion; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature


Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon  and Morrison

Late Imperial Romance

Kipling and  Conrad: The Colonial Fiction

Other Publications
  • "Postmodern/Post-Secular: Contemporary Fiction and Spirituality"
    Modern Fiction Studies
    41.1, 1995
Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
  • Principles of Literary Study
  • Bible as Literature
  • Contemporary Fiction and Spirituality
  • Pynchon and DeLillo
  • Colonial Cultural Studies
  • Perspectives on Globalization: Literature and Theory
  • Postmodern Fiction and Life Philosophies
Other Information of Interest

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Upcoming Events

28 Mar 2018;
01:00PM - 04:00PM
CCA Pragmatism Working Group
30 Mar 2018;
10:00AM - 05:00PM
Slavery's Reinventions, a Symposium
04 Apr 2018;
08:00PM -
Writers at Rutgers Reading Series | Tracy K. Smith
20 Apr 2018;
12:00PM - 03:00PM
Americanist Seminar Hosts Jane Thrailkill, UNC


 Undergraduate Students


Graduate Program in English


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