Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Late nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature and culture
International modernisms and avant-gardes
Literary and critical theory, with an emphasis on theories of mass culture, intellectual labor, and leisure
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 mass culture, urban development, and changing class relations. He also teaches a Writing 101 course on theories and representations of labor for the First Year Experience Program. His research examines how British modernists turn to their essays and non-fiction prose to theorize intellectual work, in particular, how they redefine the role of the literary writer in a context of economic crisis, the consolidation of the profit-driven leisure and entertainment industries, and the emergence of professional intellectuals.