Dr. Chase Dimock




PhD in Comparative Literature: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014

Graduate minor in Gender and Women’s Studies

Dissertation Title: “Queer American Expatriate Writers in France and the Birth of the

Gay Modernist Subject” Dissertation Director: Nancy Blake Committee Members: Dale

Bauer, Cary Nelson, Kathryn Bond Stockton

MA in Comparative Literature: University of Illinois, 2009

BA in Literature: University of California Santa Cruz, 2007

BA in Politics: University of California Santa Cruz, 2007



Assistant Professor of English: Broward College, Pembroke Pines, FL (2016- present)

Taught in class and blended courses in literature, composition, and humanities

Course Topics include:

      LIT2020: Introduction to Poetry

      HUM1020: Foundations of the Humanities

      ENC1102: Advanced Composition: “Modern Ethical Problems”

      ENC1102: Advanced Composition: “Science Fiction and Society”

       ENC1102: Advanced Composition: “Sports Writing”

       ENC1101: Basic Composition: “Critical Writing and Digital Rhetoric”


Full Time Faculty Instructor: Southeast Missouri State University (2014-2016)

Taught in class and online English Literature and composition courses.

Course Topics include:

          LI 312: World Literature II: “Global Consciousness Since the Early Modern”

          LI 311: World Literature I: “The Epic Hero from Antiquity to the Middle Ages”

          LI 347: Independent Study in World Literature

          LI 220: Fiction and the Human Experience: “Ethical Questions in Literature” 

          LI 220: Fiction and the Human Experience: “The Outsider in Literature” 

          LI 256: Variety of Literature: “Cross-Cultural Themes in Literature” 

          EN 099: Introduction to Composition

          EN 100: Basic Composition 

          EN 140: Rhetoric and Critical Thinking 

          TL 110: ESL Composition for International Students 


Graduate Instructor: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008-2014)

Taught composition-focused courses in Comparative Literature, Gender and Women’s Studies, English, and Global Studies

Course Topics include:

_____GLBL 199: Europe in Trouble 

_____ENGL 268: The Holocaust in Context 

_____CWL 151: Cross Cultural Thematics: Queer World Literature 

_____CWL 114: Global Consciousness and Literature 

_____GWS 100: Intro to Gender and Women’s Studies 

_____CWL 241: Literature of Europe and the Americas I 

_____CWL 242: Literature of Europe and the Americas II 




Special Issue Co-Editor: Mayday Magazine (2014-2016)

– Co-edited a special LGBT Literature edition of the literary journal Mayday Magazine, Fall 2016


Editorial Board Member: Literati (2014-2016)

– Helping with selecting and editing submissions to the student literary magazine, Literati at Southeast Missouri State University.


Editorial Advisory Board: Anthology of American Poetry (2012-2014)

– Provided recommendations on poet biography, research, organization, and edits on the Anthology of American Poetry from Oxford University Press


Research Assistant: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2013)

– Editorial assistant and copy editor for an upcoming anthology of academic articles on German author Kurban Said, edited by Carl Niekerk and Cori Crane.




Journal Articles

“Crafting Hermaphroditism: Gale Wilhelm’s Lesbian Modernism in We Too Are Drifting”  

Published in College Literature. Vol. 41 No. 3, Summer 2014.


Academic Anthology Articles

“The Female Body and the Seduction of Modernity in Kurban Said’s Ali and Nino.” Forthcoming in Approaches to Kurban Said’s Ali und Nino: Love, Identity and Intercultural Conflict. Ed. Cori Crane and Carl Niekerk. Camden House Publishers. 2017.

“Clare Kendry Cared Nothing for the Race. She Only Belonged to It”: The Intersectional Bad Faith of Race and Gender in Nella Larsen’s Passing.” Published in Existential Thought in African American Literature Before 1940. Ed. Melvin Hill. Lexington Books, 2016.

“Sensing America: Yoko Tawada’s Synesthetic Meditation on Linguistic Spaces in Überseezungen.”  Published in German Women Writers and the Spatial Turn: New Perspectives. Ed. Carola Daffner and Beth Muellner. De Gruyter Publishing. 2015.

“The Nightinghouls of Paris: Robert McAlmon’s Queer Paternalism and the Twilight of the Expatriate Movement”  Published in Paris in American Literatures: On Distance as a Literary Resource, Ed. Jeffrey Herlihy and Vamsi K. Koneru. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013.





Contributing Writer to Modern American Poetry (2013-present)


Articles on Modern American Poetry include:

– On Robert Duncan’s “My Mother Would be a Falconress”

– Lucia Trent’s ‘Breed Mothers, Breed”

– A Few Queer Notes on Frank O’Hara’s “A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island”


Book Reviewer for The Lambda Literary Review (2011- present)


Published reviews include but are not limited to:

2014: Returning to Reims By Didier Eribon

2013: New Queer Cinema By B. Ruby Rich

2012: How to Be Gay By David Halperin

2012: The Weather in Proust By Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

2012: The Deaths of the Author By Jane Gallop

2012: Cruel Optimism By Lauren Berlant

2011: The Queer Art of Failure By Judith Halberstam


Contributing Writer to the online arts and politics magazine As It Ought To Be.

(2010- present)  (http://asitoughttobe.com/author/chasedimock/)

Articles written include but are not limited to:

– “Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me?: Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher”

– “Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday”

– “From the Same Source as Her Power: A Threnody for Adrienne Rich”

– “Robert McAlmon: A Lost Voice of the Lost Generation”

– “Removed from Society: The Prison System and the Geography of Nowhere”

-”The Surreal Sex of Beauty: Jean Cocteau and Man Ray’s Le Numero Barbette



2016 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Hartford, CT (March 17-20)

Paper to be Presented: “Avuncular Corruption: The Uncle/Nephew Relationship as a Critique of Patriarchy According to Andre Gide and Paul Bowles”


2014 College English Association Conference Baltimore, MD (March 27-29)

Paper Presented: “American Culture and Sexual Identity Across the Atlantic in the Diaries of Anais Nin”


2013 Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) Northern Illinois University (March 22-23)

Paper Presented: “The Subliminal Queerness of Print Culture in Charles Henri Ford’s Assemblage Poems” 2012


2012 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference Denver, Co

(October 10-13)

Paper Presented: “‘His Very Lack of Normality is Normality to Him’: The ! ! Juridical and Medical Problems of Queer Belonging in the Plays of Mae West”


2012 Queering Paradigms IV Conference Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (July 24-28)

Paper Presented: Queering Civilization’s Death Drive: Atomic Age Anxieties in Paul Bowles’ “Pages from Cold Point”


2012 American Comparative Literature Association Conference Brown University (March 29-April 1)

Paper Presented: “They Ate Hot Dogs While a Man Died on the Gallows’: a Surrealist Meditation on the Last Public Execution in America”


2011 9th Annual Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture Conference University of California, Santa Barbara (May 27)

Paper Presented: “The Surreal Aesthetics of the Acrobatic Body: Gender and Performance in Jean Cocteau and Man Ray’s ‘Le Numéro Barbette’”


2011 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 University of Louisville (February 24-26)

Paper Presented: “Exile on Friedrichstraße: Robert McAlmon’s Distinguished Air and the Queer Lost Generation in Berlin


2010 Doing Queer Studies Now Conference University of Michigan (October 21-23)

Paper Presented: “The Surreal Marriage of Marx and Freud: Rene Crevel’s Early Queering of Marxism and Psychoanalysis”


Conference Panels Chaired


2014 College English Association Conference Baltimore, MD (March 27-29)

Panel Chair: “Travel and Lit 1: Travel and New Horizons”


2010 Proust and His Era University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (April 8-10)

Panel Chair: “Proust and Reading”


2008 Rhetoric of the Other V. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (March 28-29)  

Panel Chair: “The Literary Other”



2015 Arts Council of Southeast Missouri “Red Light Night” (Dec 10)

Presentation: “Naughty Novels”

2015 LGBT History Month (Oct 7)

Presentation: “America Comes Out: LGBT History in the 20th Century”

2015 Friday Night Leadership Conference (Oct 2)

Presentation: “What LGBT Students Want You to Know”

2014 LGBT History Month (Oct 29)

Presentation: “Unearthing LGBT History”



Community Service

Volunteer at the Stonewall National Archives and Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL


College Committees (At Broward College)

Member of the South Campus Cultural Events Committee

Member of the Music, Film, Literature and Arts Festival Committee


University Committees (At Southeast Missouri State University)

Member of the University Commencement Committee


Department Committees (At Southeast Missouri State University)

Member of the English Department Chair Review Committee

Member of the English Department Scholarship Committee

Member of the English Department Literature Committee

Member of the English Department Library Committee

Member of the English Department Public Relations Committee


Campus Organization Service (At Southeast Missouri State University)

Faculty Adviser for the Southeast Gay/Straight Alliance, PRIDE

Faculty Volunteer for the Southeast LGBT Resource Center

Member of the Literati Literary Magazine Editorial Board



– 19th-20th Century American Literature and Poetry

– Transatlantic and Transnational Anglophone Literatures

– Surveys of World Literature from Antiquity to Present

– American and Global Modernisms

– Theories of Gender and Sexuality

– Transnational LGBT Culture and Queer Literature

– Holocaust Studies (including Memory and Trauma Studies)

– Continental European Literature from Enlightenment to Present

– Critical and Literary Theory

– Beginning through Advanced Rhetoric and Composition