Joseph Alex Debonis

Dr. Joseph Alex Debonis (2009)
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 731-352-4219; 731-352-4006 (Bethel Beacon Office)
Office: Room 114, Dickey Fine Arts Building

B.A., Indiana University
M.A., Illinois State University
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Fiction writing and creative writing pedagogy. Contemporary, Modern, and 19th-century American fiction, African-American fiction, world literature, film studies, and journalism.
English 337: Writing Fiction
English 311: American Literature to 1865
Honors 202: Honors Colloquim IV
English 111: Writing About Literature
English 101: Expository Writing
ENG 010: Writing Basics
ENG 131, 231, 331, and 431: Bethel Beacon
“A Monster on Long Island,” kill author, October 2011.
“The Dads,” WordRiot, June 2010.
“Dark Turns,” eclecticflash, Issue 1, January 2010.
“Interview with Kelly Link,” 2008 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market, Writer’s Digest Books.
“Heavy Industrial,” No Touching: a literary magazine of creative nonfiction, May 2007.
“Contesting Authenticity in the Shadow of Richard Wright: Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist and Percival Everett’s Glyph.” 2007 Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media. Northern Illinois University. March 2007.
“Ruination and All Hell: Chaos Theory and Connectedness in Cormac McCarthy’s All The Pretty Horses.” 2006 American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco. May 2006.
“Evict Fight Club member, now: Fight Club, Homosexuality, and the Anticommunitarian Impulse.” 34th Annual Twentieth Century Literature & Culture Conference. University of Louisville. February 2006.
“Donkey Basketball,” Storyglossia, Issue 17, December 2006.