In addition to publishing a variety of articles on nineteenth and twentieth American literature and film, and editing a number of volumes, Jonathan Auerbach is the author of five books: Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming 2015); Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship (Duke UP, 2011); Body Shots: Early Cinema’s Incarnations (California, 2007); Male Call: Becoming Jack London (Duke UP, 1996); and The Romance of Failure: First-Person Fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James (Oxford UP, 1989).
He has been a Fulbright scholar in Hungary, Portugal, Cyprus, and Tunisia, and has lectured abroad in Ireland, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Egypt. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on a range of subjects, from silent cinema to the nineteenth-century European novel to Cold War culture, has directed graduate job placement for a number of years, and routinely runs a graduate publications workshop. He was recently named a UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 1984
Weapons of Democracy: Propaganda, Progressivism, and American Public Opinion, Johns Hopkins UP, 2015
Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship, Duke UP, 2011
Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations, U California Press, 2007
Male Call: Becoming Jack London, Duke UP, 1996
The Romance of Failure: First-Person Fictions of Poe, Hawthorne, and James, Oxford UP, 1989
UMCP Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, 2014