Welcome to our course site for Eng 1000C, Spring 2019.
My name is David Farley: I hold a PhD in English Literature from the University of Tulsa, where I studied modernist literature and was book review editor for the James Joyce Quarterly. I have published on such figures as William Butler Yeats, E.E. Cummings, Ezra Pound, and Rebecca West. My book, Modernist Travel Writing: Intellectuals Abroad explores the connections between modernist literature and travel writing.
I've been teaching at St John's since the founding of the Institute for Writing Studies in 2006.
The connections between literature, travel, writing, and teaching continue to be the focus of my professional identity. I am currently working on a book length project that further examines the importance of travel and travel writing to modernity, from the rise of the novel (Daniel Defoe) to more contemporary figures (W.G. Sebald) in order to understand how writers "saw" in certain historical and cultural contexts and how the travel book contributed to these ways of seeing.
I live with my wife, Johanna, and my daughter Lucy in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.