Christine Holbo

Ross-Blakley Hall 253
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Director of Assessment, Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Biography

Christine Holbo is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. She studies American literature from the age of sentiment to the modernist era. Her work explores how the social valences of literature intersect with the constraints of genre, approaching the transformation of the novel in terms of competing forms of social knowledge and artistic expression. Her current book project examines the way the challenges of social knowledge and social sympathy defined American literary realism as a self-conscious literary movement in post-Reconstruction America.

Education

Ph.D. Stanford University

Publications

  • Christine Holbo. ‘Industrial & Picturesque Narrative’: Helen Hunt Jackson’s California Travel Writing for The Century. American Literary Realism (2010).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 445 Studies in American Realism
ENG 536 Study Amer Lit before 1900
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 452 Studies in the Novel
ENG 536 Study Amer Lit before 1900
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 241 Literatures of the US to 1860
ENG 536 Study Amer Lit before 1900
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 241 Literatures of the US to 1860
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 345 Selected Authors or Issues
ENG 445 Studies in American Realism
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 452 Studies in the Novel
ENG 536 Study Amer Lit before 1900
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 200 Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 345 Selected Authors or Issues
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 636 Advanced Studies American Lit
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ENG 345 Selected Authors or Issues
ENG 445 Studies in American Realism

Presentations

  • Christine Holbo. Issues and Methods in American Periodicals Research: ProQuest-RSAP Award Panel for Scholarship on American Periodicals. American Literature Association, San Francisco (May 2010).
  • Christine Holbo. Moral Suspension and Aesthetic Perspectivalism in Venice in Venice. American Literature Association (May 2010).
  • Christine Holbo. "What Did Hamlin Garland Mean by Modernism?". Modern Language Association (Dec 2009).
  • Christine Holbo. "Helen Hunt Jackson and the Dilemmas of Public Sentiment.". Society for the Study of American Women Writers (Oct 2009).
  • Christine Holbo. "Hamlin Garlands Modernism.". American Literature Association (May 2009).
  • Christine Holbo. "On the Trail of Jun�pero Serra: Helen Hunt Jacksons California Travel Writing.". Arizona State-University of Arizona Faculty Exchange Talk, University of Arizona, Tucson (Mar 2009).

Service

  • African American Literature Search Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • American Literature Sub-Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Literature Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • MA Lit Admissions Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • American Literature Sub-Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Literature Committee, member (2008 - 2009)
  • Phoenix Country Day School, Guest Speaker (2009 - 2009)

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