Faculty Profile

David Ball

Associate Professor of English (2007)

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on sabbatical 2019-20




My areas of expertise include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, American modernism, graphic narratives, and literary theory. These eclectic interests shape both the form and content of my classes, which are all structured as multidisciplinary inquiries into the ways that literary study informs, and is informed by, other fields of knowledge. In the coming semesters, I plan to teach courses in multicultural American literature, contemporary literary theory, graphic narrative, experimental literature, and the the intersections between literary and art history.


  • B.A., Stanford University, 1998
  • M.A., Princeton University, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2007