Department ofEnglish

Christian Gerzso

Christian Gerzso

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

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Late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature and culture

International modernisms and avant-gardes

Modern drama

Literary and critical theory


Ph.D. in English Literature, New York University, 2012

B.A. in English Language and Literature, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2004


Christian Gerzso teaches late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature, focusing on literary discourses on labor, mass culture, the city, and changing class relations. He also teaches a Writing 101 course on theories and representations of work for the First Year Experience Program. His research examines how British modernists turn to their essays and non-fiction prose to theorize intellectual labor; in particular, how they redefine the role of the literary writer in a context of economic and political crises, the consolidation of the leisure industry, and the emergence of professional intellectuals.