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Faculty Directory » Joseph Moser

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2018
Tuesday 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Wednesday 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall G06 B
Phone: 978.665.4844

Courses Taught:

Honors English I & II (HON 1050, HON 1200)
Writing I & II (ENGL 1100, ENGL 1200)
American Political Film and Literature (ENGL 2340)
American Drama (ENGL 3010)
Rebels in American Film & Literature (ENGL 3460)
Literature & Film (ENGL 2330)
Global Issues in Film (co-taught with Professor Eric Budd) (IDIS, POLS, ENGL 2540)
Questioning War in Film and Literature (ENGL 3090)
Asian Cinemas (ENGL 3091)
20th Century Irish Literature (ENGL 3050)
Writing Film Criticism (ENGL 3540)
Seminar: Women in World Cinema
Irish Drama and Film (Graduate)
Literature and Film (Graduate)
Women in World Cinema (Graduate)


Ph.D., University of Texas, (English, Irish Literature and Film, Gender Studies)
M.A., University of Texas (English, Ethnic and Third World Literature)
B.F.A., Emerson College, summa cum laude (English, Creative Writing, Literature & Publishing)

Research Interests:

Irish and Irish-American film and literature
Violence in popular culture
Sports and prison films
The representation of gender and race/ethnicity in film
Literary and film genres
Detective and noir fiction
War fiction and non-fiction
French literature and film
Asian Film

Current Projects:

"Chronicles of Devastation: Post-World War II Films, 1946-2012" (manuscript in progress)

Representative Publications:


"Irish Masculinity on Screen: The Pugilists and Peacemakers of John Ford, Jim Sheridan and Paul Greengrass." (Jefferson, NC & London: McFarland & Company, 2013).

Book Sections

From ‘Hard-Boiled’ Detective to ‘Fallen Man’: The Literary Lineage and Post-War Emergence of Film Noir.” In Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction, ed. Rebecca Martin. (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press/EBSCO, 2013), pp. 152-75.

Genre Politics: Bloody Sunday as documentary and discourse.” In Genre and Cinema:Ireland and Transnationalism, ed. Brian McIlroy. (London and New York: Routledge, 2007), pp. 245-60.

Fighting Within the Rules: Masculinity in the Films of Jim Sheridan.” In National Cinemas and Beyond, ed. John Hill and Kevin Rockett. (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004), pp. 89-96.

Professional Affiliations:

MLA - Modern Language Association
ACIS - American Conference for Irish Studies
ACA - American Culture Association