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Name: Jeffrey Di Leo
Position/Title: Professor
Work Address: University of Houston-Victoria
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, Texas 77901
Work Telephone: 361-570-4848 Work Email: dileoj@uhv.edu

Educational Background/Training

  • Ph.D. Indiana University,  Philosophy & Comparative Literature,  2000 
  • MA Indiana University,  Comparative Literature,  1991 
  • MA Indiana University,  Philosophy,  1990 
  • B.A. Rutgers University,  Economics & Philosophy (double-major),  1986 

Relevant Teaching Experience

  • Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of English and Philosophy, University of Houston - Victoria (2002 - Now)
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois-Chicago (1998 - 2002)
  • Brittain Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology (1997 - 1998)
  • Research Assistant, Charles S. Pierce Edition Project (1995 - 1988)
  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University (1989 - 1997)
  • Instructor, Indiana University (1988 - 2002)

Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors

    Articles

  • Di Leo, J. (2011). The Executor's Dilemma. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2011). Falling into Rank. Journal of Scholarly Publishing.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). Who Wants the Liberal Arts?. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). Review of Samuel Jay Keyser, Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows.. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). "From Écriture to Récriture." Review of Marjorie Perloff, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century.. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). Review of Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas.. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). The Politics of Subvention: Crisis in the Humanities II. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). The Rise of Corporate Literature: Crisis in the Humanities I. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2011). Bye, Bye Borders: Neoliberalism in Publishing III. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2010). Supersize that Novel: Neoliberalism in Publishing II. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2010). Writing for RCA: Neoliberalism in Publishing I. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. (2010). The Medium is the Question. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). Criminal Editors. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). Bad Books. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). Do Androids Dream of Anna Karenina?. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). To Save Academe. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). From Book to Byte. Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). Against Rank. Inside Higher Education.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). In Praise of Tough Criticism. Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2010). Review of Frank Donoghue, The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Review of Brian Stock, Ethics through Literature: Ascetic and Aesthetic Reading in Western Culture. Philological Quarterly.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Review of Vincent Leitch, Theory Matters. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Review of Harold Jaffe, Jesus Coyote. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Against Anonymity. Inside Higher Education.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). The Fate of the Book Review. Journal of Scholarly Publishing.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). New Online Offerings. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Academic Book Culture in Transition. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Publishing Smarts. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Postfederman. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Safe Books. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2009). Green Books. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Anonymity, Dialogue, and the Academy. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). The Big Dialogue. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Emotional Narratives. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Requiem for a Journal. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). A Good Reviewer is Hard to Find. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Giant Steps. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Pleasure in the End. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Public Intellectuals, Inc.. Inside Higher Education.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Review of Stanley Fish, Save the World on Your Own Time. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). Review of Gail Pool, Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2008). On the final line of Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife (1968) by William Gass. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2007). 'Prestige Anxiety.' Review of Deborah L. Rhode's In Pursuit of Knowledge: Scholars, Status, and Academic Culture.. Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2007). 'Criminal History from Kerouac to Kinsey.' Review of Malcolm and Jack by Ted Pelton. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2007). Rebecca L. Walkowitz. Cosmopolitan Style: Thinking Beyond the Nation. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2007). Anthologies and Literary Landscapes. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2007). Burn, Baby Burn. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2006). Public Intellectuals, Inc.. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2006). Shame in Academe: On the Politics of Emotion in Academic Culture. JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Writing, Multiple Literacies, and Politics.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2006). Review of Terry Eagleton, After Theory. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2006). On the opening line of If on a winter's night a traveler (1979) by Italo Calvino. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2005). Review of Terror-Dot-Gov by Harold Jaffe and The Literary Terrorism of Harold Jaffe: The Journal of Experimental Fiction No. 29 edited by Eckard Gerdes. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2005). 'Cinematic Fictions.' Review of On the Way to My Father's Funeral: New and Selected Stories by Jonathan Baumbach. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2004). 'Cartoon Killers.' Review of Fifteen Serial Killers by Harold Jaffe. American Book Review.
  • Berry, R. & Di Leo, J. R. (2004). 12 Theses on Fiction's Present. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2003). Review of Engagement and Indifference: Beckett and the Political. Eds. Henry Sussman and Christopher Devenney. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2003). 'Postapocalyptic News.' Review of Harold Jaffe's False Positive.. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2002). Review of Raymond Federman, Aunt Rachel's Fur: a novel improvised in sad laughter. American Book Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. , Walter, J. & Lee, A. (2002). Sites of Pedagogy. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2001). Review of Friedrich A. Kittler. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2001). Whose Theory, Which Globalism? Notes on the Double Question of Theorizing Globalism and Globalizing Theory. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (2000). Policing the Borders of Birmingham: Cultural Studies, Semiotics and the Politics of Repackaging Theory. Semiotica.
  • Di Leo, J. R. & Graff, G. (2000). Anthologies, Literary Theory and the Teaching of Literature: An Exchange. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. & DiTienne, A. (1999). Peirce's Work for the Century Dictionary. Peirce Project Newsletter.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1999). Review of Geoffrey Nunberg, ed. The Future of the Book. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1999). On Being and Becoming Affiliated. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1998). Deleuze in the Age of Posttheory. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1997). Rhetoric and the Human Sciences. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1997). Review of Caroline van Eck, James McAllister, and Renée van de Vall, eds. The Question of Style in Philosophy and the Arts. Philosophy and Literature.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1997). Review of Timothy Smiley, ed. Philosophical Dialogues. Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein. The Review of Metaphysics.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1997). Review of Tzvetan Todorov. The Morals of History. The Comparatist.
  • Di Leo, J. R. & Moraru, C. (1997). Escaping Monstrosity: On Disfiguring and Refiguring Europe. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1996). Review of John Patrick Diggins. The Promise of Pragmatism: Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority. The Review of Metaphysics.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1996). Review of James Campbell. Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence. American Philosophical Association Newsletter (on Teaching Philosophy).
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1995). Review of Joel C. Weinsheimer. Eighteenth-Century Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Interpretation in England from Locke to Burke. Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue Canadienne de Comptes rendus en Philosophie.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1995). The Divine Structure of Gottfried von Straßburg's Tristan: God, Transcendence and Coincidentia Oppositorum. Tristania.
  • Di Leo, J. R. & Moraru, C. (1995). Posttheory Postscriptum. Symploke.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1994). Unlimited Semiosis in Literature. Southern Review.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1994). Review of Arthur Versluis. American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions. Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1993). Review of Richard Poirier. Poetry and Pragmatism. Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
  • Di Leo, J. R. (1991). Peirce's Haecceitism. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.

    Books

  • Di Leo, J. & Mehan, U. (2011). Terror, Theory, and the Humanities. Open Humanities Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2011). Federman's Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust (pp.320). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2011). Affiliations, Academic Values and Corporate Intellectuals. In Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals In and Out of Academe. Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2011). Other Voices: The Fiction of Raymond Federman. In Federman's Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2010). Academia Degree Zero: Reconsidering the Politics of Higher Education (pp.192). Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Huber, S. (2010). Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (Class in America, Series Editor, Jeffrey R. Di Leo) (pp.208). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2009). Intellectuals in the Corporate University: Critical Discourse and the Marketplace for Ideas. In Discontinuities and Displacements: Studies in Comparative Literature.
  • Berry, R. & Di Leo, J.  R. (2008). 12 Theses on Fiction's Present. In Fiction's Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. & Ralph, B. (2008). Fiction's Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation (pp.295). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2007). From Socrates to Cinema: An Introduction to Philosophy (pp.1104). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages.
  • Mackall, J. (2006). The Last Street Before Cleveland: An Accidental Pilgrimage (Class in America, Series Editor, Jeffrey R. Di Leo) (pp.152). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. & Jacobs, W.  R. (2004). Place, Pedagogy and Politics: Reflections on Contemporary Classroom Reconfigurations. In If Classrooms Matter: Progressive Visions of Educational Environments.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. & Graff, G. (2004). Anthologies, Literary Theory and the Teaching of Literature: An Exchange. In On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. & Jacobs, W.  R. (2004). If Classrooms Matter: Progressive Visions of Educational Environments (pp.256). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2004). On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy (pp.431). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2004). Analyzing Anthologies. In On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2003). Understanding Affiliation. In Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2003). Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture (pp.265). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2003). On Being and Becoming Affiliated. In Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2002). Instructor's Manual to Accompany Morality Matters: Race, Class and Gender in Applied Ethics.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2002). Morality Matters: Race, Class and Gender in Applied Ethics (pp.672). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (2000). New Technology and the Dilemmas of the Posttheory Generation: On the Use and Abuse of Computer and Information Technology in Higher Education Today. In Day Late, Dollar Short: The Next Generation and the New Academy.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1998). Text. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1998). Is Cultural Studies Not Semiotics?: Politics and the Institutionalization of Cultural Studies. In Semiotics 1997.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1997). Posttheory, Cultural Studies, and the Classroom: Fragments of a New Pedagogical Discourse. In Class Issues: Pedagogy, Cultural Studies and the Public Sphere.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1997). Charles Peirce's Theory of Proper Names. In Studies in the Logic of Charles Sanders Peirce.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. & Musselman, J. (1996). Introduction to Philosophy: A Learning Guide (for Indiana University Independent Study Program).
  • Di Leo, J.  R. & Musselman, J. (1995). Elementary Ethics: A Learning Guide (for Indiana University Independent Study Program).
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1995). Charles S. Peirce and the Rhetoric of Science. In Semiotics 1994.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1994). The Clothing of Truth: Reflections on Carlyle's Theory of the Symbol. In Semiotics 1993.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1991). Russell Discovers the 'Great Paradox' Concerning the Set of All Sets. In Great Events from History II: Science and Technology.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1991). Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica Develops the Logistic Movement in Mathematics. In Great Events from History II: Science and Technology.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1991). The Intertextualization of Theory in Foucault's Pendulum. In Semiotics 1990.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1990). The Semiotics of Indexical Experience. In Semiotics 1989.
  • Di Leo, J.  R. (1989). A Semiotic Classification of Proper Names. In Semiotics 1988.