Professor of English


  • Office: C207 Tribble Hall
  • Phone: (336) 758-5399
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  • PhD, MPhil, MA: Yale
  • MA, BA: Cambridge
  • AB: Harvard

Areas of Interest

  • Modern British Novel
  • James Joyce
  • History of the Novel
  • The Avant-Garde
  • Cinema and Modernism
  • Music and Modernism

Selected Publications


  • Editor, A Modernist Cinema, with Michael Valdez Moses (Oxford University Press), 2015 (forthcoming).
  • Editor, Vorticism: New Perspectives, with Mark Antliff (Oxford University Press), 2013.
  • Editor, Wyndham Lewis, Tarr. Oxford University Press (Oxford World Classics Series), 2010.
  • The Fictions of James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis: Monsters of Nature and Design (Cambridge University Press, 1994; paperback edition 2006).

Articles and book chapters:

  • “How German Is It: Vorticism, Nationalism, and the Paradox of Aesthetic Self-Definition.” Vorticism: New Perspectives, ed. Mark Antliff and Scott W. Klein. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  •  “For Frank O’Hara: Morton Feldman’s Three Voices as Interpretation and Elegy.” Modernist Cultures (Summer 2013).
  •   “A Likely Impossibility: The Good Soldier, the Modernist Novel, and Quasi-Familial Transcendence.” Utopianism and Twentieth-Century Literary Cultures, ed. Nathan Waddell and Alice Reeve-Tucker. London: Palgrave, 2013.
  • “Modern Times against Western Man: Wyndham Lewis, Charlie Chaplin, and Cinema,” in Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity, ed. Nathan Waddell, Alice Reeve-Tucker, and Andrzej Gasiorek. London: Ashgate, 2011.
  • “Night Thoughts on Editing Tarr.”  Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, vol. 1 no. 1  (2011).
  •  “Modernist Babylons: Utopian Aesthetics and Urban Spectacle  in D. W. Griffith and Wyndham Lewis.”  Modernist Cultures,  vol. 5, no. 1 (May 2010),  pp. 9-29.
  •  “Nathan Zuckerman as Irish Jew: James Joyce, National Difference, and The Counterlife.” Philip Roth Studies, vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2008),  pp. 153-69.
  •  General introduction to Wyndham Lewis’s journal The Tyro (No. 1, 1921; No. 2, 1922) Modernist Journals Project, Brown University,  2008.
    Available here.

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • WRI 111 Modes of Tragedy
  • ENG 165 Studies in British Literature
  • ENG 300 Joseph Conrad and Virginia Woolf
  • ENG 363 Studies in Modernism: Modernism and the Continental Avant-Gardes
  • ENG 365 Twentieth-Century British Fiction
  • ENG 366 James Joyce

Additional Resources

Curriculum Vitae For Dr. Klein

Dr. Klein’s personal website