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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Tamas Dobozy

Professor, English; Acting Dean, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3777

Office Location: 3-118 Woods Bldg.

Academic Background
  • Professor (2014)
  • Associate Professor (2006)
  • PhD (UBC)
  • MA (Concordia)
  • BA (Victoria)
Research Interests:
  • Jazz
  • American literature
  • religion and literature
  • post-structuralism
  • short story


  • Last Notes: Stories (HarperCollins, 2005)
  • When X Equals Marylou: Stories (Arsenal Pulp, 2002)

Selected Recent Articles:

  • "How Not to Be a 'Dickhead': Partisan Politics in Richard Ford's Independence Day." Critical Survey (2006)
  • “The Holocaust as Fiction: Derrida’s Demeure and the Demjanjuk Trial in Philip Roth’s Operation Shylock.”  Philip Roth Studies (2005)
  • "Playing at the Nth Note: John Coltrane and Proliferation," Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture (2005)
  • "Lhasa Unlimited: The Metaphysics of Death in Steven Heighton's The Admen Move on Lhasa and 'Translations of April'," Essays on Canadian Writing (2001)
  • "In the Country of Contradition the Hypocrite is King: Defining Dirty Realism in Charles Bukowski's Factotum," Modern Fiction Studies (2001)
  • "'Designed Anarchy' in Mavis Gallant's the Moslem Wife and Other Stories," Canadian Literature (1998)