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Tim Engles teaches courses in contemporary and multicultural American literature, as well as a variety of writing courses. His primary research area is critical whiteness studies, and his scholarship has appeared in numerous journals, edited books and reference sources. He is co-editor of Approaches to Teaching DeLillo's White Noise and Critical Approaches to Don DeLillo, and his current book project isWhite Male Nostalgia in Contemporary North American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan). He also serves on the editorial board of the journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
"Racialized Slacktivism: Social Media Performances of White Antiracism." Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education. Edited by Tammie M. Kennedy, Joyce Irene Middleton and Krista Ratcliffe. Southern Illinois University Press (2017)
"About Schmidt's Whiteness: The Emotional Landscapes of WASP Masculinity." The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity. Edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger and Donald M. Shaffer. University Press of Mississippi (2016)
"White Male Nostalgia in Don DeLillo's Underworld." Postmodern Literature and Race. Edited by Len Platt and Sara Upstone. Cambridge University Press (2015)
"'Proof of the loop': Patterns of Habitual Denial in Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods and Don DeLillo's Libra." Critical Insights: Tim O'Brien. Edited by Robert C. Evans. Salem Press (2015)
"'What did she see?': The White Gaze and Postmodern Triple Consciousness in Walter Dean Myers' Monster." (Co-author with Fern Kory) Children's Literature Association Quarterly 39.1 (Spring 2014)
"Incarceration, Identity Formation, and Race in Young Adult Literature: The Case of Monster versus Hole in My Life." (Co-author with Fern Kory) English Journal 102.4 (March 2013)
"Whiteness." Oxford Bibliographies: Atlantic History. Trevor Burnard, ed. Oxford University Press (2012)
"African American Whiteness in Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills." African American Review 43.3 (Winter 2009)
"DeLillo and the Political Thriller." The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo. Edited by John N. Duvall. Cambridge University Press (2008)
Approaches to Teaching DeLillo's White Noise. (Co-editor with John N. Duvall) Modern Language Association (2006)
"Connecting White Noise to Critical Whiteness Studies." Approaches to Teaching DeLillo's White Noise. Edited by Tim Engles and John N. Duvall. Modern Language Association (2006)
Towards a Bibliography of Critical Whiteness Studies. (Editor; Introduction by David R. Roediger) Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society (2006)
"The Perils of Disembodied Readership." (Review Essay) MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 47.4 (Winter, 2001)
Critical Essays on Don DeLillo. (co-editor with Hugh Ruppersburg) G.K. Hall (2000)
"'Who are you, literally?': Fantasies of the White Self in White Noise." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 45.3 (Fall, 1999) [reprinted in Critical Essays on Don DeLillo, G.K. Hall, 2000; excerpted in Don DeLillo, Harold Bloom, ed., Chelsea House, 2003]
"'Visions of me in the whitest raw light': Assimilation and Doxic Whiteness in Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker." Hitting Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian American Cultural Studies (Summer 1997)
(Campus Speaker) "White Male Nostalgia in Don DeLillo's Underworld." University of Huddersfield (Huddersfield, UK). November, 2014.
"Racialized Slacktivism: Social Media Performances of White Anti-racism." Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville. October, 2014.
(Invited Roundtable Presenter) "Confronting White Privilege in the Classroom." College of Education, University of Illinois. November, 2012.
(Invited Campus Speaker) "Hipster Slacktivism: White Privilege and Social Justice Activism." Pitzer College. October, 2012.(Invited Campus Speaker) "White Privilege: Does It Still Exist?" Inclusive Illinois. College of Education, University of Illinois. September, 2012.