‎Jeffrey Patton Cain, Ph.D., is Chair of the English Department. He joined the SHU
faculty in 1999. Dr. Cain reviews books and articles for the scholarly journal, Deleuze
Studies, and is a past president of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA).
Recently, he finished a term of service on the executive board of the National Popular
Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). 

Professor Cain teaches composition classes at both the introductory and advanced levels.
His other regular courses include both History and Structure of the English Language and
Critical Theory. 

Degrees: Ph.D. University of Connecticut 1999. 

Dr. Cain's research interests include post-structuralist literary theory and
cultural studies. He has published articles and presented several conference papers
focusing on the work of noted French theorist Gilles Deleuze. He is currently at work on
a book that explores the links between everyday cultural artifacts and the concept of
abstract or social machines. 

Contributions to Books

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Blood Culture and the Problem of Decadence, English Faculty Publications (2010)

This paper examines the commodification of hunting practices via the deterritorializing function of capitalism described...

 

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Another Bricolage in the Wall: Deleuze and Teenage Alienation, English Faculty Publications (2008)

This paper examines the relationship of the Deleuzean Virtual and Actual as it plays out...

 

Articles

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After Utopia: Three Post-Personal Subjects Consider the Possibilities, English Faculty Publications (2009)

Review essay.

The task for those exploring the relationship of Deleuze to cultural issues is...

 

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Michael Sweeney, In Memory of the Fast Break, Sacred Heart University Review (2009)

Book review by Jeffrey Cain of Michael Sweeney, In Memory of the Fast Break, Austin,...

 

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(Sacra)Mentality: Catholic Identity in the Postmodern Classroom, English Faculty Publications (2005)

This paper problematizes and attempts to negotiate some of the difficulties in dealing with the...

 

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Sidney's Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 108, English Faculty Publications (1993)

Contends that although sonnet 108 is now considered to represent Sir Philip Sidney's final statement...

 

Book Reviews

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Indians in Unexpected Places (Book Review), English Faculty Publications (2007)

Book review by Jeffrey Cain:

Deloria, Philip J. Indians in Unexpected Places. Lawrence: University Press...

 

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Out There: In the Wild in a Wired Age (Book Review), English Faculty Publications (2005)

Book review by Jeffrey Cain.

Kerasote, Ted. Out There: In the Wild in a Wired...

 

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Thinking Along With Foucault (Book Review of 'Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers,' 5th ed., edited by David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky), English Faculty Publications (2001)

Book review by Jeffrey Cain.

Bartholomae, David and Anthony Petrosky. Ways of Reading: An Anthology...

 

Dissertation

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Character and Masculinity in Ben Jonson's Plays, English Faculty Publications (1999)

There is no sustained study of Jonson's attitudes toward masculinity and by extension, femininity. I...